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[02/01/11 - 11:44 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search for New Contestants
Stops include Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York City, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT WEIGHT-LOSS SERIES "THE BIGGEST LOSER" LAUNCHING NATIONWIDE, 13-CITY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS

Season Twelve Auditions for Teams of Two and Individuals to be Held in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York City, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 1, 2011 - NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals and teams of two who have at least 100 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will air in the fall of 2011.

Casting producers are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two and individuals 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. 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 will do their best to see the first 500 people in line. 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 if applying as a team).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BOSTON
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 0221

CHICAGO
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
NBC Tower
454 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

INDIANAPOLIS
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Indiana Live! Casino
4200 North Michigan Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176

NASHVILLE
10 a.m. -6 p.m.
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37243

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

PORTLAND
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rose Garden Arena
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

DENVER
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Grizzly Rose
5450 North Valley Highway (Lincoln Ave)
Denver, CO 80216

MINNEAPOLIS
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mall of America
Executive Center, Level 4 East
(Next to Rick Bronson's House of Comedy)
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

ORLANDO
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
the groove
Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

PHOENIX
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mountainside Fitness
3345 South Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

DALLAS
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
221 W. Colorado
Dallas, TX 75208

SALT LAKE CITY
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Maverik Center
3200 Decker Lake Drive
West Valley City, UT 84119

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

LOS ANGELES
TBD

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

Alison Sweeney 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" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("Shedding For The Wedding," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("MasterChef," "What's Eating You"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek"), Howard T. Owens ("MasterChef," "The Buried Life") and Todd Lubin ("30 Days," "Nashville Star") serve as executive producers.





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