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[06/24/08 - 10:11 AM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Launching 11-City Cross-Country Search for New Contestants for Next Edition of the Hit Weight Loss Series
The first stops will be Louisville, Oklahoma City and New York City on June 28.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S "THE BIGGEST LOSER" LAUNCHING 11-CITY CROSS-COUNTRY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS FOR NEXT EDITION OF THE HIT WEIGHT LOSS SERIES

NBC'S "THE BIGGEST LOSER" LAUNCHING 11-CITY CROSS-COUNTRY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS FOR NEXT EDITION OF THE HIT WEIGHT LOSS SERIES

Casting Calls To Be Held in Louisville, Oklahoma City, New York City, Detroit, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Miami and Los Angeles

BURBANK, CA � June 24, 2008 � NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching an 11-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for season seven of the hit show. They are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Season six of the series -- "The Biggest Loser: Families" � will premiere in the fall and will feature husband-and-wife teams and parent-adult child teams.

Teams for season seven of the show can include family members (siblings, cousins, grandparents, parent and adult child, etc.), spouses, dating or engaged couples, co-workers, former teammates or athletes, best friends, college students and retirees. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

While they will try to see everyone, "The Biggest Loser" casting teams guarantee the first 500 people in line will be seen. People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves and their partners.

JUNE 28

LOUISVILLE
Louisville Athletic Club
9463 Westport Rd.
Louisville, KY 40241
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY
Bricktown Brewery
1 N Oklahoma Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
10 a.m. � 4 p.m.

NEW YORK CITY
NBC Experience Store
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York City, NY 10112
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

JULY 12

DETROIT
Gardner White Furniture
39453 Ford Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
10 a.m. � 5 p.m.

DENVER
Location TBA

JULY 13

CHICAGO
Woodfield Lexus
Resnick Automotive Group
350 E. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

JULY 19

DALLAS
Dave and Buster's
10727 Composite Drive
Dallas, TX 75220
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

PHOENIX
Superstition Springs Mall
6555 E. Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

CHARLOTTE
Fitness Together
1318 Central Ave, Suite E-2
Charlotte, NC 28205
10 a.m. � 6 p.m.

JULY 26

MIAMI
Location TBA

AUGUST 2

LOS ANGELES
Location TBA

For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show is available at www.nbc.com/casting.

Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") is the host of "The Biggest Loser," which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The unscripted and life-altering series gathers contestants from across the country to face real-life temptations, while being provided with approved weight-loss skills and resources in an effort to help them transform their bodies, health -- and ultimately -- their lives. Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.

"The Biggest Loser: Couples" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("Age of Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark Koops ("American Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as executive producers.





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· AGE OF LOVE (NBC)
· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BEAUTY AND THE GEEK (CW)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· MODEL LIFE WITH PETRA NEMCOVA, A (TLC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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