The Biggest Loser (2004) Webseries Details

The Biggest Loser
Reality
The Biggest Loser
English
Erica Lugo , Steve Cook & more
25/7 Productions
(India)

The Biggest Loser Movie Cast

Erica Lugo
Erica Lugo as Trainer
Steve Cook
Steve Cook as Trainer
Kim Lyons
Kim Lyons as Trainer
Jessie Pavelka
Jessie Pavelka as Trainer
Bob Harper
Bob Harper as Trainer
Caroline Rhea
as Host
Jillian Michaels
as Trainer
Alison Sweeney
as Host
Dolvett Quince
Dolvett Quince as Trainer
Anna Kournikova
as Trainer
Jennifer Widerstrom
Jennifer Widerstrom as Trainer
Bob Harper
Bob Harper as Host

The Biggest Loser Crew List

Executive Producer : Lisa Hennessy

The Biggest Loser International Release Dates

Country
Release Date
India
19-10-2004

The Biggest Loser Webseries Episodes

The Biggest Loser
Season 18 | Episodes 10 | 28-01-2020
Season 18
1 Time for Change
28-01-2020
Twelve people who want to get healthy and transform their lives arrive at The Biggest Loser Campus.
2 A Big Loss
04-02-2020
A loss by one team causes emotions to run high as the contestants push harder to meet their goals.
3 Supporting the Team
11-02-2020
Two contestants overcome their insecurities and emerge as leaders during this week's challenge.
4 Messages from Home
18-02-2020
All the remaining contestants finally get to reconnect with friends and family.
5 Diving In
25-02-2020
The contestants take a dive into fitness as friendships grow stronger.
6 Overcoming Obstacles
27-02-2020
One contestant faces an unexpected obstacle, forcing their team to come together in new ways.
7 Going Solo
10-03-2020
It’s every person for themselves as the contestants no longer compete in teams.
8 Boosting Morale
17-03-2020
The contestants get the encouragement they need to keep moving forward on their journey.
9 Final Four
24-03-2020
The final four contestants revisit a fitness milestone to see how much progress they have made.
10 Finale
31-03-2020
The Biggest Loser
Season 17 | Episodes 8 | 04-01-2016
Season 17
1 Money Hungry
04-01-2016
2 Taste Test / Keep On Truckin'
11-01-2016
Contestants go to a food court and field trivia questions about unhealthy food before visiting a medical research facility. Later, they pull food trucks, and the winners get tips from Lorenza Garcia while the losing team must eat from the food trucks.
3 Hooked On 'Tronics / The Big Switch
18-01-2016
4 Ready? Set. Auction!; Ship Shape
25-01-2016
An auction is held and contestants win top-notch prizes, including a solo workout with Bob Harper. Later, one team win a day of relaxation on a yacht, which they can trade for exclusive gym access.
5 Homeward Bound/Real World Problems
01-02-2016
One contestant sends two others home for a week in the first half of this combined episode. In the second half, all the players leave the ranch for a week to see how they face daily real-world challenges.
6 Makeover Week
08-02-2016
It's one of the most eagerly anticipated events of 'The Biggest Loser' season - the fan-favorite makeover episode! Fashion expert Tim Gunn and celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves return to create amazing and inspirational transformations with the remaining seven contestants. And though they still have to stick to their weight-loss routines, there will be no temptation this week. After getting a brand new look from head to toe, the players get to show off their new slimmer selves to loved ones flown in to celebrate their big day. Later, they learn they're competing in a Last Chance Challenge with one of their loved ones for an advantage at this week's weigh in.
7 I Got The Power/The Final Cut
15-02-2016
With only two weeks left on the ranch, Bob welcomes the contestants at a challenge that will tempt the winner with a prize that could change the course of the entire competition. Not only will they win a one-pound advantage for themselves, they'll gain the ultimate power in the game with the ability to give a one-pound disadvantage to one of their remaining opponents. THE FINAL CUT The five remaining players gather for their final challenge, a time-honored tradition of contestants putting back on all the weight they've lost over the course of the season and then shedding it one last time at different stages. The winner receives a coveted prize that could secure their spot as a finalist as the competition goes from five players to three, before next week's live finale when the Biggest Loser and winner of the $250,000 prize will be chosen.
8 Live Finale
22-02-2016
In this must-see live finale, the 16 contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
The Biggest Loser
Season 16 | Episodes 18 | 11-09-2014
Season 16
1 Opening Day
11-09-2014
A new set of hopefuls are introduced for the first time.
2 The Knockout
18-09-2014
The players compete on a assault course, challenging them to break through excuses that are getting in their way.
3 Double Header
25-09-2014
The contestants test their nutritional understanding before competing in an endurance challenge. Meanwhile, an inspirational "Wall of Glory" reminds them of their athletic days and provides motivation to work harder at the gym.
4 The Lottery
02-10-2014
A lottery challenge takes place, in which one contestant is selected to go home with a trainer for the week—and the chosen person's weight will the only one that counts for the team's weigh-in. Meanwhile, the remaining contestants try to keep up with their plans at the ranch without their trainer; and two eliminated players compete at Comeback Canyon.
5 Sidelined
09-10-2014
The teams are challenged to race through the air across a canyon and then solve a puzzle; and the winners get the chance to sideline one player from the losing team at weigh-in.
6 The Tailgate
16-10-2014
The contestants face a tailgating challenge, where they are tempted with high-calorie comfort foods. Later, a player discusses emotional issues with his trainer; and Bob receives a gift from a "Comeback Canyon" contestant.
7 The Drop
23-10-2014
In a pool challenge, the teams are tasked to hold a percentage of their body weight in order to keep their trainers from falling into a pool, and the last-place team loses its trainer for the week. Elsewhere, two eliminated contestants team up at Comeback Canyon; and one contestant gives her trainer a look at her past.
8 Penalty Box
30-10-2014
The players compete in a challenge involving water and giant treadmills, and the winning team gets a chance to penalize the two losing teams. Elsewhere, Bob Harper advises two Comeback Canyon contestants about setting priorities.
9 Yes, Coach!
06-11-2014
NFL stars Michael Irvin, Donald Driver and Willie McGinest visit the ranch, where they participate in a football challenge and offer the contestants training advice.
10 Free Agents
13-11-2014
The ranch is rocked when the teams are dismantled and new teams are formed. Chef Rocco DiSpirito has to judge which team has managed to create the healthiest and tastiest dish.
11 No "I" in Team
20-11-2014
A sandpile challenge is attempted as the players try to lose 50 pound collectively. Also: Players reflect on their accomplishments and communicate their goals while hiking with their trainers.
12 The Playoffs
11-12-2014
The teams disband and the players compete on their own for the first time in an obstacle course, with the grand prize being immunity. Later, the trainers surprise the players with videos featuring words of encouragement from loved ones
13 Kauai Part 1
18-12-2014
Part 1 of 2. The players head to Hawaii, where they participate in a kayak challenge. Later, a trainer and a player who both fear the open water try snorkeling.
14 Kauai Part 2
01-01-2015
Conclusion. Contestants face their fears in Hawaii. Included: One player tries rappelling down a waterfall, and another goes rope-swinging through the jungle. Later, the contestants use coconuts to tackle a lacrosse-inspired obstacle course.
15 Makeover Week
08-01-2015
16 The Comeback
15-01-2015
17 End Zone
22-01-2015
It's down to the final four - Rob, Sonya, Woody and Toma - and after 17 weeks, someone's dream of becoming a finalist comes to an end. The contestants walk into the gym to see Jenna Wolfe, the lifestyle and fitness correspondent for the Today Show. Despite being seven months pregnant, Jenna shows the players how to work out without a gym. At the same time, Bob Harper gives the other trainers a workout of a lifetime.
18 Live Finale
29-01-2015
Contestants from this season reunite and reveal how much weight they've lost; the at-home winner is revealed; the grand-prize winner is announced.
The Biggest Loser
Season 15 | Episodes 15 | 08-10-2013
Season 15
1 The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 1
08-10-2013
2 A Game of Chance
22-10-2013
The teams learn that only one member's weigh-in will count for the week, and the representative is chosen by a roll of the die. Also: The players compete in a water-bucket race; a contestant receives a troubling health update; a player connects with a family member; and one of Season 14's child ambassadors revisits the show.
3 The Auction
29-10-2013
The contestants bid on gym equipment in an auction. Later, one player discusses her difficult childhood; the contestants contact their family members; and Season 12 contestant Vinny Hickerson makes an appearance.
4 Trick or Treat
05-11-2013
The contestants must scavenge through a pumpkin patch in search of immunity, but temptations lurk around every corner.
5 The Cook-Off
12-11-2013
Last season's kid ambassadors Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny return to the ranch and are joined by the White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition, Sam Kass, for a fun cooking challenge with the contestants. Well aware that kids are often the toughest food critics, the red, white and blue teams race against the clock to prepare a nutritious and tasty dish that will be a hit with the kids - and earn the winning team members an incredible prize. Also this week, one team works out with a very special and inspiring group of women who have survived or are battling cancer. Later, it's time for the weigh-in and saying goodbye to another contestant
6 Episode 6
19-11-2013
It's a busy week at "The Biggest Loser" ranch, which kicks off with a fun bouncing ball challenge that will award members of the winning team a welcome cash prize. All of the contestant take an emotional walk down memory lane watching their casting audition videos, reminding them why they are at the ranch -- and how far they've come in just six weeks. Ruben and Dolvett visit music icon and 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster at his home, where Ruben isn't the only one stepping up to the microphone. And the show's most recent "Biggest Loser" winner, Danni Allen, stops by for lunch and a pep talk with the contestants. Then it's time for another tense weigh-in, where one more contestant will face elimination.
7 Thanksgiving
26-11-2013
The contestants celebrate Thanksgiving week with a special challenge - racing to load boxes of Thanksgiving food into trucks headed to help tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma, where one player has a special connection. Members of the winning team are very thankful for their prize - a holiday dinner shared at the ranch with loved ones flown in for the celebration. Emotional reunions follow, as the winning team, their trainer and their family members gather for a Thanksgiving feast and share what they are most grateful for. Also, one player gets encouragement from his trainer to talk to his family about a long-kept secret, and the show catches up with one of season 14's child ambassadors, Sunny, to see how she is doing today. Then it's time for weigh-in and another elimination, which leaves one trainer giving a very tearful and emotional farewell to one of their players.
8 Take a Trainer Home
03-12-2013
Alison drops a bomb on the contestants: this week, another person will be going home. Before there's time to freak out, she informs them the one person chosen to go home will represent his or her entire team at next week's weigh-in and take the team trainer home for the week. A massive wheel with the contestants' faces on it is spun and the lucky/unlucky winner is... Jay from the White Team! Although Jillian is less than thrilled to go to Farmington, Missouri for the week, Jay is ecstatic to see his family again. He's greeted by a packed room of friends and family.
9 Workplace Obesity
10-12-2013
The contestants meet in a diner to answer questions about obesity, and the losing team must work in the eatery for a week. Meanwhile, a trainer helps one of the players work through personal obstacles; and a contestant's family get on a healthy track.
10 Episode 10
17-12-2013
The teams are dissolved, and the 10 remaining players compete in an endurance challenge before a double elimination takes place. Meanwhile, the trainers work out with different contestants; and a player struggles with negative thoughts.
11 Who Gets a Second Chance Back?
07-01-2014
The eliminated contestants return to the ranch for a second chance to get back into the competition.
12 Winter Olympics
14-01-2014
The contestants arrive in Park City, Utah to begin their week of training with Olympic athletes. They meet with Dolvett, who introduces them to eight-time Olympic speed skater Apollo Ohno. Apollo introduces the contestants to the Olympic training center and gives them a few tips on handling the psychological aspects of training.
13 Makeover Week
21-01-2014
The contestants meet with stylists Tim Gunn and Ken Paves to get new styles for their new looks.
14 Triathlon
28-01-2014
The stakes are higher than ever when the five final players compete in a "Biggest Loser" first -- a sprint triathlon, requiring them to swim a mile, bike 12 miles and run three miles. The triathlon winner will secure a coveted spot as a finalist, as well as a brand new Ford Fusion. Then it's an emotional trip down memory lane as the contestants watch footage of their journeys with their trainers, and see firsthand how far they've come since arriving on the ranch. Later, it's time for the last weigh-in before the finale, where two players will fall below the red line and go home, and two more will become finalists, joining the triathlon winner to compete for $250,000 and the title of "The Biggest Loser" at the season 15 finale.
15 Finale
04-02-2014
In this must-see, exciting live finale, the 15 contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
The Biggest Loser
Season 14 | Episodes 12 | 06-01-2013
Season 14
The Biggest Loser: Challenge America is the fourteenth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants will compete to win a $250,000 prize, which will be awarded to the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on January 6, 2013. Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper and returning trainer Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels returned for the first time since Season 11. The contestants have been split into 3 teams, the white team trained by Jillian, the blue team by Bob, and the Red team by Dolvett. In addition, three younger contestants are participating, but not subject to elimination. This was the first time since season 12 that America decided who made it to the live finale.
1 We're Back ... And So Is Jillian
06-01-2013
Three kids and 15 adults begin their weight-loss journeys in the Season 14 premiere. Trainer Jillian Michaels also returns to the show.
2 Keep Moving
07-01-2013
The players push themselves during exercise sessions at outdoor gyms set up by the trainers; the adults receive health assessments; the NFL's Antonio Gates encourages the contestants during a football-theme challenge; and the kids take a fitness test.
3 Cut the Junk
14-01-2013
The players take a trivia test focusing on childhood obesity, and the losers must spend hours in a room with junk food, soda and video games; Dr. Dolgoff visits Sunny, Lindsay and Biingo's homes to help improve their families' eating habits; and the contestants race through a bubble-gum pit during a challenge.
4 Pay It Forward
21-01-2013
The contestants are on their own this week when trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett leave town to surprise kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny and their families with a visit to their hometowns. Some players struggle without their trainer, but others rise to the occasion, and an unexpected leader emerges. In honor of this week’s "Pay it Forward" theme, contestants run a 5K and money is donated to a local Boys and Girls Club, with the winning team earning $15,000 to split among themselves. The trainers plan special surprises for each kid in their hometown before returning to the ranch in time for last chance workouts, when Jillian has a run-in with a player on another trainer’s team. Later, the weigh-in brings welcome news to one player who has been struggling, before another player is sent home.
5 Waist & Money
28-01-2013
This week kicks off with the players returning from a workout, only to find that the kitchen and refrigerators are empty. Tasked with trying to affordably stock the kitchen with a week’s worth of healthy food, the contestants race against time to make healthy purchases within their budget at a grocery. Later, one contestant struggles to keep trying her best despite weight loss setbacks, while Dr. H and one of the trainers help a contestant realize the importance of addressing the emotional issues that contribute to weight gain. Trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett skype with kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny, and then a swimming challenge puts the players to the test as they compete for one of the most coveted prizes of all. Finally, a tearful elimination sends another player home.
6 Lead by Example
04-02-2013
It’s the halfway point in the season, and the contestants find out that the weight of only one player on each team will count this week, but they won’t know who it will be until the weigh-in. With this week’s theme of “Leading by example,” trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett skype with kid participants Biingo, Sunny and Lindsay, and motivate each one to do just that. While Sunny creates a circuit training routine for her fellow classmates, Biingo tries to recruit more friends to his after-school sports club. Lindsay gives an anti-bullying speech to her peers, joined by special guest Cody Simpson, who also talks about his experience being teased before performing for the kids. The adult contestants compete in a crazy challenge requiring them to avoid three swinging pendulums while walking on a balance beam to retrieve calorie-coded plates matching five specific dishes.
7 Tough Love
11-02-2013
It’s halfway through the competition, and the remaining eight players go to singles this week. The contestants face their first temptation in honor of Valentine’s Day, featuring favorite Valentine’s Day treats and the promise of the winner getting a weigh-in-advantage for themselves and a friend. Meanwhile, the trainers continue to motivate the kid participants to stay active and work toward their goals at home. Jillian arranges for Sunny to take a Bollywood dance class, Dolvett motivates Lindsay to attend a cheerleading practice, and Biingo anxiously waits for news from the doctor about whether he’ll be able to start practicing for the youth baseball league tryouts that Bob set up for him. Back at the ranch, one player displays an amazing act of kindness, and another has an emotional, heart to heart talk with a trainer about the circumstances leading to his weight gain.
8 Work Together
18-02-2013
The players work together to lose 70 pounds in order to win immunity for all; the kid participants are tested in a pop challenge; a sand-digging challenge offers a weigh-in advantage; the trainers and players participate in a team-building exercise; Subway's Jared Fogle offers words of wisdom; and Jillian and the kids endorse Seventeen magazine's "Body Peace Treaty.
9 Face Your Fears
25-02-2013
Two players leave the ranch during a week devoted to facing fears. Others confront fears that include sharks, confined spaces and singing in public. Also, a challenge atop a seven-story building is planned for the contestants. Elsewhere, Sunny has a difficult conversation with her mom; Lindsay learns about the daily life of a diabetic; and Biingo tries to eat vegetables.
10 Make a Difference (Makeover Week)
04-03-2013
The contestants receive makeovers, with fashion guidance from Tim Gunn and new hairstyles from Ken Paves. They then return home to reveal their new looks to friends and family. Meanwhile, the players aim to lose a certain percentage of body weight in order to win immunity for everyone.
11 Down to the Wire
11-03-2013
Two finalists are named along with the two players who will compete for the third spot in the finale. Also: The contestants pull the weight they've lost up a mountain; the kids and the contestants receive health updates and reflect on their weight-loss journeys.
12 Live Finale
18-03-2013
The winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 14 finale, and the eliminated players return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize.
The Biggest Loser
Season 13 | Episodes 18 | 03-01-2012
Season 13
The Biggest Loser: No Excuses is the thirteenth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Jeremy Britt, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on January 3, 2012. Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince returned for his second season. The contestants come to the ranch in pairs, but are split up with one person training with Bob and one with Dolvett and the teams competing against each other and their loved ones in challenges.
1 Week 1
03-01-2012
A new batch of couples arrive at the ranch and are shocked to learn they'll be split up to compete against each other in the Season 13 premiere. The new round has a "No Excuses" theme, and the trainers address the reasons the contestants are overweight.
2 Week 2
10-01-2012
The teams bet on the percentage of weight they think they'll lose in order to gain an advantage at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants learn to shop for healthful foods; the teams compete in a puzzle-based challenge; and Dr. Huizenga performs sobering health assessments.
3 Week 3
17-01-2012
A Chinese-buffet temptation offers the winner a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in and an opportunity to match up players for a gym challenge. Later, the teams compete in a water-transfer challenge for the chance to video chat with loved ones; a player makes a shocking decision.
4 Week 4
24-01-2012
The teams compete for exclusive use of the gym during a battering-ram challenge. Bob and Dolvett, meanwhile, try to get through to contestants they feel aren't putting in enough effort to shed pounds.
5 Week 5
31-01-2012
The players compete in a trampoline challenge to win the chance to exclude a contestant's weight from the weigh-in. Elsewhere, two eliminated players return for a chance to win a spot at the ranch, and personality clashes cause tension in the house.
6 Week 6
07-02-2012
One team must work out for a week without the guidance of their trainer, who secretly monitors his players to track their progress. The losing team is determined by a dunk-tank challenge, in which Bob and Dolvett are suspended over water and must rely on the contestants to keep them dry.
7 Week 7
14-02-2012
Two players visit home with their trainers in tow, and their weights alone count at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the teams compete in an obstacle course in order to receive letters from loved ones for Valentine's Day; the players at the ranch must fend for themselves, though one contestant turns to nutritionist Rachel Beller for help preparing a special meal.
8 Week 8
21-02-2012
A temptation-challenge winner reorganizes the teams in an unpopular move that creates tension and suspicion among the players. Elsewhere, the teams race to assemble a large puzzle in order to win a special prize.
9 Week 9
28-02-2012
The contestants go home for 18 days and have a chance to earn immunity if they lose five percent of their body weight. While some struggle to stay on track, others benefit from the support of family and friends. Also: a home rowing challenge earns the winner $10,000.
10 Week 10
06-03-2012
This week, the age-old excuse "I'm stuck in my comfort zone" is addressed as contestants are pushed out of their comfort zones by switching trainers for the week. The red team works out with trainer Bob Harper, while the black team burns calories with trainer Dolvett Quince. And one trainer gets out of his own comfort zone by trying ballet with his female contestants! Also, the teams get down and dirty in a 70-foot wide mud pit, filled with various weight plates they have to find in a messy challenge that will give one team a big advantage. Then it's time for the weigh-in, followed by an emotional elimination sending one more player home.
11 Week 11
13-03-2012
The teams are dissolved, leaving the nine remaining players to compete on their own. Later, a tug-of-war contest finds the contestants competing for a shopping spree with Jessica Simpson; a trainer helps a player face her fear of heights; and a contestant turns the tables on a trainer.
12 Week 12
20-03-2012
The contestants go to Hawaii to test their ability to lose weight during vacation. During the trip, the players face off in a trivia contest and a challenge involving tikis and leis. Later, surfer Bethany Hamilton gives the gang surf lessons.
13 Week 13
27-03-2012
Season 12 favorites Antone, Becky and Vinny return to judge a cooking contest and offer the players advice. Elsewhere, the contestants' exercise routines are spiced up with a Zumba class and mountain biking; and the players load food onto trucks during a pop challenge.
14 Week 14
03-04-2012
The contestants receive makeovers before traveling to Washington, D.C., to meet Michelle Obama and debut their new looks to friends and family. Fashion pro Jeannie Mai and celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves assist with the transformations.
15 Week 15
10-04-2012
Michelle Obama discusses health and fitness with the six remaining players and meets with their families. She also joins the gang for a workout at the White House. Elsewhere, Bob counsels a player who turns to food for comfort; and Dolvett leads a last-chance workout in front of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.
16 Week 16
17-04-2012
Previous winners John Rhode, Olivia Ward and Patrick House return to take on a difficult obstacle course along with the players. Also: The contestant who loses the highest percentage of weight for the week wins an SUV; the trainers and players watch videos documenting their progress.
17 Week 17
24-04-2012
The stakes are higher than ever when all the eliminated contestants return to the ranch to compete in a fateful, four-part challenge. The challenge winner will secure a coveted spot as a finalist, and the chance to compete for the $250,000 grand prize, along with the other two finalists revealed in last week’s episode. It’s a fight to the finish with each player fiercely determined to get back in the game in a competition that will put their speed, knowledge and endurance to the ultimate test. In the end, the third finalist of season 13 will be revealed.
18 Week 18 - Finale
01-05-2012
The contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000!
The Biggest Loser
Season 12 | Episodes 13 | 20-09-2011
Season 12
The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages is the twelfth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to John Rhode, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on September 20, 2011. Along with existing trainer Bob Harper, two new trainers joined this season. The 15 contestants this season were divided into three groups of five by their ages: those who are 30 and under were initially trained by Quince, those who are between 31–49 were initially trained by Harper, and those who are 50 and over were initially trained by Kournikova. This season marked the first time since season 5 that America did not have to vote on who would become a finalist. For the first time ever in Biggest Loser history, all 3 finalists were men.
1 Week 1
20-09-2011
Season 12 kicks off with two new trainers – internationally renowned tennis star and certified trainer Anna Kournikova and top fitness expert Dolvett Quince – joining “Biggest Loser” favorite Bob Harper, and 15 contestants competing in a “Battle of the Ages” that will group contestants by age for the first time ever in the history of the show. Host Alison Sweeney tells the teams that they will make their first game-changing decision – who their trainer will be – in the order in which they finish the first challenge. Once each team chooses their trainer, “The Battle of the Ages” begins. The new contestants include Vinny Hickerson, who overcame a difficult childhood to become a successful Nashville recording artist, Antone Davis, a 447-pound father of four and former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, and Bonnie Griffin, a 63-year-old grandmother of six who lost her home to Hurricane Katrina and lost her husband not long after.
2 Week 2
27-09-2011
Gym-time restrictions are put into place, allowing each team only two hours a day to work out. Elsewhere, the contestants receive health evaluations from Dr. Huizenga, who delivers particularly shocking news to one player; and the teams move a ball through a maze during a challenge.
3 Week 3
04-10-2011
The players compete for Super Bowl tickets during NFL week at the ranch. Pros Clay Matthews, Drew Brees and Tony Gonzalez head up a football-throwing challenge, while Tim Tebow, Shawne Merriman and Eric Dickerson conduct last-chance workouts.
4 Week 4
11-10-2011
Contestants from past seasons return to inspire the current players; after a challenge where the teams battle the elements, the winners receive a special bonus prize; contestants face elimination.
5 Week 5
18-10-2011
A player goes home and takes a trainer along for the trip. But the prize comes at a cost: the player's weight is the only one that counts for the team at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants at the ranch navigate a maze to fill a cylinder with soda; and a trainer lashes out at a player who hides behind humor.
6 Week 6
25-10-2011
The teams merge into one and learn that they have a chance to avoid an elimination if they're able to collectively lose 100 lbs. during the week. A candy-temptation setup complicates their efforts, however. Also: The players navigate a haunted maze and collect apples during a Halloween-themed challenge
7 Week 7
01-11-2011
The contestants swap teams and trainers after a calorie-counting challenge, and the realignment causes some tension. Later, the new teams face their first challenge together; and the trainers hold last-chance workouts away from the ranch.
8 Week 8
08-11-2011
The trainers pick one player to represent their teams at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants work under a time limit to prepare low-calorie dishes for Season 11 champ Olivia Ward and cookbook author Devin Alexander; and Dr. Huizenga delivers good news to a player.
9 Week 9
15-11-2011
The seven remaining players learn they will be competing as individuals and will be taking part in a pentathlon; Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno motivates the contestants; a trainer shares personal details with a struggling player.
10 Week 10
22-11-2011
The trainers prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the players, who also face a temptation challenge with a three-pound advantage prize for the winner. Elsewhere, a tough challenge requires the players to climb one mile on Jacob's Ladder treadmills.
11 Week 11 - Makeover Week
29-11-2011
The five remaining players receive makeovers with help from stylist Jeannie Mai and hairdresser Ken Paves. Later, they show off their new looks to family and friends before attending Cirque du Soleil's "Iris."
12 Week 12
06-12-2011
The eliminated players return to run a marathon, and the winner earns a spot as a finalist. The first five players to finish also receive a share of a $50,000 prize. Later, the contestants weigh in to determine which two move on to compete in the finals.
13 Week 13 - Finale
13-12-2011
The winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 12 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize.
The Biggest Loser
Season 11 | Episodes 21 | 04-01-2011
Season 11
The Biggest Loser: Couples 4 is the eleventh season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Olivia Ward, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight loss. It premiered on January 4, 2011. Along with existing trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, two new trainers will be featured who were revealed in Week 3. One of the featured contestants is Rulon Gardner, a former gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics. It was the longest season in Biggest Loser history at 20 weeks long. This season is the second, after Pay It Forward, to be filmed in high definition. This season marks the first time in USA Biggest Loser history that a contestant left the show by choice. As well, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, a couple has made the finale together. And, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, all 3 finalists are women.
1 Week 1
04-01-2011
Eleven teams of two begin the competition in the Season 11 premiere. The players must choose whether to work out with Bob and Jillian or two new unknown trainers. Contestants who opt for the new trainers receive four weeks of immunity and work out in a location away from the ranch.
2 Week 2
11-01-2011
The players compete for immunity, which is awarded to the group that loses the most weight. Elsewhere, Dr. Huizenga provides health assessments of the contestants, whose loved ones are also briefed; the players compete in a bridge-building challenge.
3 Week 3
18-01-2011
The identities of the unknown trainers are revealed. Elsewhere, the players compete for a healthy meal prepared by Curtis Stone and a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in; Dr. Huizenga provides more health assessments; Bob and Jillian look for the roots of players' weight struggles; the winner of a water-carrying challenge receives the sole vote during elimination; and a team's weigh-in results surprise the trainers.
4 Week 4
25-01-2011
The contestants must face their favorite foods during a temptation challenge. The winner chooses which group will work out with the new trainers. Later, the players compete in a calorie-counting challenge in order to win letters from home; Jillian puts Bob through a difficult yoga workout; and a player forms a strategy to send someone home
5 Week 5
01-02-2011
The off-site contestants move to the ranch and face their first elimination. The ranch players, however, learn they'll be able to skip elimination if they combine to lose more than 48 pounds. Elsewhere, a player's weight-loss secret is exposed; and the teams compete in a challenge involving weights.
6 Week 6
08-02-2011
A temptation challenge for Valentine's Day places the players in a room full of chocolate. The person who eats the most candy has the option to swap two players from each team. Later, the groups compete in a five-part relay race; Jillian goes horseback riding with a contestant; and a team receives videos from home.
7 Week 7
15-02-2011
The teams compete for use of the gym during the week; the losing team must work out elsewhere. Also: A trainer tries to help a player open up; a challenge requires the teams to push a train 800 feet while attempting to answer food-based trivia questions; and a contestant reaches a milestone at the weigh-in.
8 Week 8
22-02-2011
The teams learn two players will be eliminated this week, adding importance to a ball challenge that provides the winning team an advantage at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, Cara and Brett lead a workout at a mixed-martial-arts gym owned by Bas Rutten, while Bob and Jillian help their players push beyond their limits.
9 Week 9
01-03-2011
The players go home for two weeks before returning to the ranch to run a 5K on treadmills. After completing the challenge, the players must once again choose which trainers they want to work with. A few contestants reach a milestone.
10 Week 10
08-03-2011
The teams pick captains, and only two members from each team work out with the trainers. Elsewhere, a mud-pit challenge tests the players' balance; a pop challenge involves elaborate cakes; and some contestants discuss their problems with their trainers.
11 Week 11
15-03-2011
The teams are consolidated and offered immunity if they are able to lose more weight than the previous week. Also: Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia judge a low-calorie cooking test; the group field hidden trivia questions at a rock quarry; and Dr. Huizenga provides health updates for the players.
12 Week 12
22-03-2011
An eliminated contestant returns and the players are split into four teams; the teams compete in a challenge involving ropes and weights; the weigh-in doesn't go the way one contestant expects.
13 Week 13
29-03-2011
A team must leave the ranch and live on a limited budget after losing an egg-balancing challenge. Elsewhere, Bob's team visit an inner-city school to discuss fitness; the contestants participate in an Easter egg hunt, which includes 5000 eggs and a special golden egg; and a player reaches a milestone.
14 Week 14
05-04-2011
The teams compete for a night out on the town during a pop challenge to estimate the length of a mile. The losers must clean the ranch. Elsewhere, another challenge finds the players racing to light up a board; the losing team receives no votes at elimination.
15 Week 15
12-04-2011
The players go to New Zealand, where they face a series of challenges including climbing 51 flights of stairs, sky jumping and completing a 5K. Elsewhere, the group receive tips on eating well during a visit to a fish market and later sail around Auckland Harbor.
16 Week 16
19-04-2011
The players try river surfing during a challenge, and the winner receives immunity and a helicopter ride. Elsewhere, the contestants begin competing as singles; a special visitor makes a surprise entrance; and the group go zip lining, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
17 Week 17
26-04-2011
The players pull a car for a half mile with NASCAR's Clint Bowyer on hand for support. Former contestant Tara Costa also participates in the challenge. Later, Sam Poueu and Ali Vincent lead a gym workout and offer inspiration to the group.
18 Week 18 “Makeover Week”
03-05-2011
The contestants receive Cinderella-themed makeovers with fashion guidance from Tim Gunn and new hairstyles from Ken Paves. The players then show off their new looks to friends and family at a castle, where the band OneRepublic perform. Elsewhere, the players search for two keys hidden in car-shaped sandcastles during a challenge.
19 Week 19
10-05-2011
The trainers test the players to see what they've learned during their time at the ranch. The contestants have a chance to add to their scores by playing a "Biggest Loser" video game. Later, the players compete for an advantage at the weigh-in during a stair-building challenge utilizing weighted sandbags.
20 Week 20
17-05-2011
The players carry the weight they've lost so far during a golf-themed challenge and receive support from Season 10 champ Patrick House. Elsewhere, two finalists are named; the gang prepare turkey burgers for kids in a cooking competition; and last-chance workouts are held.
21 Week 21
24-05-2011
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 11 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize
The Biggest Loser
Season 10 | Episodes 13 | 21-09-2010
Season 10
The Biggest Loser: Pay It Forward is the tenth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Patrick House, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. It premiered on September 21, 2010 as the first season to be filmed in high definition, and concluded on December 14, 2010.
1 Week 1
21-09-2010
In the 10th season premiere, Bob and Jillian travel across the U.S. to meet potential players for this season.
2 Week 2
28-09-2010
The Season 10 players have finally arrived on The Biggest Loser ranch and they meet with Ali. She tells them they should be proud for making it this far, but now the hard part is staying on the ranch. Ali surprises the players more by welcoming two more players to the ranch, Aaron and Elizabeth as the Yellow Team. Dr. H visits with each of the players and delivers the harsh truth that they are damaging their bodies with food. Dr. H explains to the players how old their health tells him they are, compared to how old they really are. Each player takes the news very emotionally.
3 Week 3
05-10-2010
One contestant creates tension in the house by expressing a wish to go home; professional tennis player Anna Kournikova gives the contestants tennis lessons before they face a challenge involving tennis balls; another contestant is sent home.
4 Week 4
12-10-2010
The episode begins with a temptation challenge filled with tons of cupcakes. Alison, always the bearer of bad news, tells the players that there will be both a yellow line and a red line at the weigh-in. Fall below the red, and you're automatically out.
5 Week 5
19-10-2010
Players who didn't make the initial cut for a spot on the ranch return to weigh in, and the person with the highest percentage of weight loss wins entry into the competition. Later, the contestants are split into blue and black teams and compete in a food-trivia challenge in downtown Los Angeles
6 Week 6
26-10-2010
Chefs Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia guide the players during a timed cooking contest. Elsewhere, the blue and black teams face off in a dragon-boat challenge, and the players choose one person from each team whose weight will count at the weigh-in.
7 Week 7
02-11-2010
The contestants spend a week training with marines at California's Camp Pendleton. Their regimen includes hiking with large backpacks, rifle exercises and an obstacle-course challenge. At the end of the week, Bob and Jillian lead last-chance workouts before the next weigh-in.
8 Week 8
09-11-2010
The players compete as duos, which are arranged by the winner of a dinner temptation, but the pairings don't please everyone. Elsewhere, Bob and Jillian address the issues that are holding some contestants back. Then, the pairs stack sugar cubes for a challenge before a particularly tense weigh-in.
9 Week 9
16-11-2010
The players begin competing as singles. Elsewhere, the contestants receive videos from home, a welcome distraction from the speculation surrounding the previous week's elimination, and rally around one player who doesn't receive a video. Also, a balancing test in a pool and a personal milestone for a contestant at the weigh-in.
10 Week 10
23-11-2010
The players receive makeovers from hairstylist Ken Paves and participate in a photo shoot. Then, they show off their new looks to friends and family during a fashion show. But once they return to the ranch, it's back to work with an endurance challenge that awards the winner a new car. A contestant hits a milestone at the weigh-in.
11 Week 11
30-11-2010
Gymnast Nastia Liukin leads a stamina-testing surprise challenge. Elsewhere, a player receives good news from Dr. Huizenga; the contestants race while carrying the weight they've lost so far; and two players are eliminated after the weigh-in, leaving the final four competitors at the ranch.
12 Week 12
07-12-2010
The remaining four players leave the ranch and try to maintain healthy habits at home. After six weeks, they return to the ranch to run a marathon before the final weigh-in. Two finalists are named, and the other two must depend on viewer votes to compete in the finale
13 Week 13
14-12-2010
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 10 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize.
The Biggest Loser
Season 9 | Episodes 19 | 05-01-2010
Season 9
The Biggest Loser: Couples 3 is the ninth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Michael Ventrella, the finalist with the highest percentage of weight lost. It first aired January 5, 2010. After six episodes, The Biggest Loser went on hiatus and returned after the 2010 Winter Olympics on March 2, 2010. The live finale aired on May 25, 2010. The season premiered on NBC on January 5, 2010 and tallied its best premiere rating ever, powering NBC to the adults 18-49 ratings win for that night. Biggest Loser: Couples was up 2% from its January, 2009 premiere to a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. It was the top adults 18-49 rated Biggest Loser premiere and tied the second best rating for a non-finale. It scored a total 11.68 million viewers. This was also the last season to be filmed in 480i, due to the fall 2010 season moving to high definition.
1 Week One
05-01-2010
Bob and Jillian take turns making phone calls to the latest couples that will be arriving at the ranch. Each trainer is met with loud cheers and crying on the other end of the phone. The couples also find out their initial weigh-ins will take place in front their entire community.
2 The Biggest Loser Season 9 - Week Two
12-01-2010
Dr. Huizenga delivers sobering news to the contestants; the contestants compete in a balance challenge over a pool; Jillian Michaels encourages a contestant to face one of her biggest fears.
3 Week 3
19-01-2010
The contestants assume the role of either teacher or student; a challenge grants immunity to the winning team; a contestant threatens to quit the competition.
4 Season 9, Episode 4
26-01-2010
This week starts off with a high-stakes pop challenge in which contestants race for the prize of immunity - and the winning team also gets three envelopes to give to the teams of their choice with instructions that could have a dramatic impact at this week's weigh in. Also, tensions are high between the trainers and one team suspected of game play, and a lifting competition rewards the winning team with a prize that everyone wants.
5 Season 9, Episode 5
02-02-2010
This week, contestants are surprised by the return of the blue and yellow teams, who were sent home after the first challenge of the season. Now they’re back, 30 days later, to weigh in and try to earn a spot back on the ranch. Then a vigorous football challenge tests everyone’s stamina, except for one player sidelined with medical issues, and provides immunity for the winner – but a big disadvantage for the losing team. Later, after another elimination round sends a player home, host Alison Sweeney surprises the contestants with exciting news.
6 Season 9, Episode 6
09-02-2010
It’s a star-studded Olympic-themed episode of “The Biggest Loser: Couples” to help kick off the winter games! This week, the contestants head to Colorado to train like Olympic athletes at the U.S. Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs.
7 Season 9, Episode 7
02-03-2010
This week's first challenge is a temptation with, literally, hundreds of cookies. Ali tells the teams that whoever wins this temptation challenge will get a huge reward: they'll be able to divide everyone into the two traditional teams, Blue and Black. Also, they could give one contestant immunity from this week's elimination. Let the games begin!
8 Season 9, Episode 8
09-03-2010
The teams pull trucks and load crates onto the vehicles for a challenge that ends with a puzzle. Later, the contestants work eight-hour shifts at the food bank and must learn to fit workout sessions into their schedules.
9 Season 9, Episode 9
16-03-2010
The players compete in a 30-minute cook-off, which requires them to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert using only 12 ingredients. Judges Curtis Stone and Ali pick the best-tasting entries and name the winners, who receive a weigh-in advantage. Also: The winners of a surprise food-trivia challenge receive a day of pampering.
10 Week 10
23-03-2010
The contestants visit home and must continue dieting and exercising while away from the ranch. Soon after arriving, the players receive stationary bikes and learn they'll have to ride the distance of a full marathon. They can also add time to an opponent's ride by eating up to 48 mini-cupcakes.
11 Season 9, Episode 11
30-03-2010
The teams are dissolved as eliminated contestants return to vie for spots back on the ranch. One player is chosen through a vote while another wins a spot during a step-up challenge. Later, a friendship between players begins to falter.
12 Week 12
06-04-2010
The players have a chance to win immunity by becoming the first competitor to lose 2 percent of his or her body weight. Each person only has one chance to weigh in, however, adding a critical element of timing to the challenge. Later, the contestants hit the water for a race involving weights. Those who finish may help others complete the challenge.
13 Season 9, Episode 13
13-04-2010
Suze Orman assesses the players' financial health and predicts who will win this season. Also: The contestants balance quarters on a platter to win a cash prize; a challenge to find keys in the pouring rain yields the winners a huge prize; and Bob holds workouts in the mud.
14 Season 9, Episode 14
20-04-2010
The contestants choose food from a buffet table offering low- and high-calorie choices; Gabrielle Reece, pro volley ball player, leads a beach-circuit workout; a contestant gets devastating news.
15 Season 9, Episode 15
27-04-2010
The players go to Dallas to run a 5K at the Cotton Bowl and recruit locals to join them for the race. Later, a contestant wins immunity by wrangling calves in a rodeo challenge; and Season 8 contestant Abby Rike asks Jillian to speak at her high school.
16 Season 9, Episode 16
04-05-2010
The final six contestants receive makeovers, which include a $1000 shopping spree and a salon visit with stylist Jonathan Antin. After the transformations, the players reveal their new looks to family and friends and attend a concert by Ashanti. Later, the contestants are suspended over a pool while working out on cardio machines.
17 Season 9, Episode 17
11-05-2010
Quarterback Tony Romo takes the contestants on a hike; past winners Helen Phillips and Erik Chopin discuss the challenges of keeping weight off away from the ranch. Also: Dr. Huizenga offers health updates; the players race over hills of sand while carrying the amount of weight they've lost; Bob and Jillian review videos of the contestants' weight-loss journeys; and the final four are determined at the weigh-in.
18 Season 9, Episode 18
18-05-2010
The players train for a marathon at home and must work to stay on track while away from the ranch. During the race, the contestants receive support from former players and family members. Later, Bob and Jillian hold last-chance workouts before the weigh-in, which determines who's moving on to the final round.
19 Season 9 Finale
25-05-2010
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 9 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize, and former contestants share their weight-loss progress since leaving the show.
The Biggest Loser
Season 8 | Episodes 13 | 15-09-2009
: second chances
The Biggest Loser: Second Chances is the eighth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Danny Cahill, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight lost. This season premiered on NBC on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. The season's theme meant that each of the candidates had met with heartbreak and tragedy during their lifetime. Among notable stories, Shay Sorrells grew up in foster care while her mother unsuccessfully struggled with heroin addiction, while Abby Rike lost her husband and children in a head-on collision caused by a speeding driver. Amanda Arlauskas became a contestant after winning a public vote against Erinn Egbert held during the Season 7 live finale. Contestant Daniel Wright was a contestant in Season 7, and has returned to "finish what [he] started". Another change to the format this year is that the two trainers will work with all contestants rather than splitting the contestants into two camps and creating an imagined competition between the two trainers. In the fifth week, when teams are changed to blue and black, Jillian leads black while Bob leads blue.
1 Week 1
15-09-2009
The 16 players have been chosen and head to The Biggest Loser Ranch. The theme this season is second chances. The contestants are happy to finally meet Bob and Jillian, but are a little surprised when the bus drops them off at the beach to meet with Ali first.
2 The Biggest Loser: Couples Season 8 Episode 2
22-09-2009
3 Week 3
29-09-2009
Tracey tries to protect herself and Coach Mo by making controversial decisions that end up antagonizing the other players and frustrating her trainers. A temptation gives one player control of the game and the Challenge offers immunity. When two teams fall below the yellow line, one team sacrifices itself for the other.
4 Week 4
06-10-2009
A contestant gets frustrated because medical conditions prevent them from working out at full capacity. The contestants are shocked when they find out the kitchen is off limits and learn why it's off limits. One team gets an amazing prize during a pop challenge about calories. Jillian and Bob help contestants learn how to make healthy choices when eating out by taking them to a restaurant. The contestants endurance is challenged before weigh in.
5 Season 8, Episode 5
13-10-2009
This is the week the contestants are split into Bob's Blue team and Jillian's Black team. Alison tells the contestants that the winner of the temptation challenge will pick which players go to which team. The winner picks the new teams and splits up old teams; another player is sent home.
6 Week 6
20-10-2009
The two teams dig for a buried treasure on the beach. As a final result of the challenge, one team is sent home with loved ones while the other team stays at the ranch to train with their trainer.
7 Week Seven
27-10-2009
Derek Jeter gives and inspirational talk to the contestants about the importance of team work before they participate in a baseball challenge. Chef Curtis Stone makes a health Mediterranean meal for the winner of the challenge; at the weigh in a contestant breaks a Biggest Loser record.
8 Week Eight
03-11-2009
The players travel to Washington DC and get a tour of the White House. They meet the White House chef for the tour, and they are shown Michelle Obama's garden where she grows vegetables to eat in the White House. The contestants help to pick and prepare vegetables, then eat them at lunch. The weigh-in is held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
9 Week 9
10-11-2009
Ali reveals to the contestants that two people will be going home, but there's a second twist. In addition to the yellow line, there will also be a red line. Whoever falls below the red line will be automatically eliminated and sent home prior to the voting. This causes tension between two players.
10 Week 10
17-11-2009
This week is makeover week, and each contestant is made over with the assistance of Tim Gunn and Tabatha Coffey. They then give speeches designed to inspire and motivate others.
11 Week 11
24-11-2009
Investment guru Suze Orman, makes a guest appearance on the show to advise the contestants and to administer a quiz. She says she is there to help them find the balance between health and wealth. She tells them that obesity is a very expensive disease. She asks them financial questions relating to health and weight.
12 Week 12
01-12-2009
The contestants all go home for 60 days, in which they have to find time to balance time with their families, their jobs, and find time to work out. Each player gets a phone call from either Bob or Jillian, explaining that they are going to run a marathon.
13 Season 8 Finale
08-12-2009
The wait is finally over! The live finale has arrived. Who will win that $100,000 prize?
The Biggest Loser
Season 7 | Episodes 21 | 06-01-2009
Season 7
The Biggest Loser: Couples 2 is the seventh season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The season premiered on January 6, 2009, with eleven overweight couples competing for a cash prize of $250,000. Alison Sweeney is featured as the host, with trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. Helen Phillips won the competition with a total weight loss percentage of 54.47%.
1 Season Premiere
06-01-2009
The season premiere kicks off with the contestants arriving at the ranch in teams of two, including mother/daughter, father/son, sisters, best friends, grandparents, cousins, an engaged couple and former models. Included among them are the series' oldest players yet (63-year-old grandparents), youngest male contestant (18), heaviest female contestant (379 lbs.) and heaviest contestant ever in the history of the show (454 lbs.). Alison Sweeney hosts and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels return to train the 11 couples who begin the show with a combined weight of more than 3.5 tons.
2 Bob goes angry
13-01-2009
This week, the contestants are faced with a temptation that will cause each of them to examine the real reason they've come to the ranch. Then it's off to an outdoor challenge, where they'll race by sea kayak and then on foot to the top of a mountain, hoping to win immunity as well as a coveted phone call home. Later, one contestant pushes trainer Bob Harper to the limit, causing him to freak out during last chance workouts before a surprising weigh-in leads to a heartbreaking elimination.
3 Temptations suck
20-01-2009
This week kicks off with a temptation that host Alison Sweeney tells the contestants will allow one player to reunite with their teammate at home and bring their trainer with them. But the reunion doesn't go exactly as planned when fireworks erupt between the two teammates after one player accuses the other of not doing all she can to stay on the ranch. Meanwhile, the contestants check in with Dr. Huizenga to see how far they've come and how many medications they no longer need from the first three weeks of weight loss. Then a wild jump rope-like challenge results in immunity at this week's weigh-in for the winner, followed by a surprising elimination that sends another contestant packing.
4 Super Bowl
27-01-2009
It's Super Bowl week on the Biggest Loser ranch, and that means food, football and fun with two special guest stars - celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NFL MVP Kurt Warner. First, Stone tests the contestants' calorie knowledge of traditional Super Bowl snacks, then teaches them how to make healthier versions. Later, one contestant has to leave the ranch for a very important arrival at home, while another surprises her teammates with a new change in attitude. Then it's time for the challenge, when Warner puts the contestants through an NFL-style drill that will give the winner an especially valuable prize this week. Then the partners who were sent home for 30 days while their teammates stayed on the ranch are welcomed back. But the reunion celebration is quickly followed by a tense weigh-in and elimination that will leave one team heading home.
5 Home Team Weigh-In
03-02-2009
Now that the contestants' partners are back at the ranch, those who've been working out at home will weigh in and see how they have fared away from the ranch. Then all the players compete in this week's "rope challenge," and later, an elimination leads to tension on one team when one player thinks her partner hasn't been pulling her weight.
6 The Biggest Loser Season 7 Episode 6
10-02-2009
7 Gym Keys
17-02-2009
This week, the contestants hike up a hill to find over 100 keys, but only two teams will find the keys that unlock the Biggest Loser gym. The rest of the teams have to learn to creatively work out all week without the use of the gym. Later, a rowing machine challenge pits team against team, and then a surprising turn of events leads to one contestant heading home.
8 Black and Blue Part 1
24-02-2009
This week brings a shake-up no one sees coming when all of the contestants are divided into just two teams, blue and black, leaving many players without their original trainer. Drama ensues, especially with one team who struggles to get used to their new trainer. And contestants are put to the test with one of the longest challenges ever, in which each team tries to put as many miles as they can on their bike in a 24-hour period.
9 Black and Blue Part 2
25-02-2009
In part two of this week's two-part episode, the contestants continue to adjust to their newly formed blue and black teams. They also meet Prevention Magazine editor Liz Vaccariello and take a pop quiz about health and aging. Then it's a grueling last chance workout leading up to weigh-in, after which another player is sent packing.
10 Chef Rocco DiSpirito
03-03-2009
11 24 Hour Fitness Relay Race
10-03-2009
12 Contestants Go Home for a Week and Complete Half-Marathons
17-03-2009
13 The Teams Split Up
24-03-2009
14 Blast from the Past
31-03-2009
The players get a blast from the past when Season 5 winner Ali Vincent, and Season 6 winner Michelle Aguilar pay the ranch a visit. (TV-PG)
15 Only One Vote
07-04-2009
One player gets the only vote at elimination and two players from last season return to dish out advice.
16 The Makeover Episode
14-04-2009
It's one of the most eagerly-anticipated events every Biggest Loser season - the makeover episode! And fashion guru Tim Gunn returns to help the final seven contestants look their stylish best after all the players get complete salon makeovers from guest hair stylist Tabatha (Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover) and celebrity stylist Brandon Martinez. Then it's time for amazing transformations and emotional reunions when the made-over contestants show off their incredible new looks to loved ones flown in to help them celebrate their big day. Also, the contestants soar to new heights in this week's challenge, and one player is sidelined with an injury that will have a dramatic impact on her workouts.
17 Trivia Quiz
21-04-2009
Bob and Jillian take the players on a field trip to teach them healthy grocery shopping on a budget, and one player hits a weight-loss milestone.
18 Contestants Get to Train Their Trainers!
28-04-2009
This week, the tables are turned when contestants get to train their trainers and are only too happy to put Bob and Jillian through the paces! Later, the remaining five players have to race up and down hills while carrying bags representing their total weight loss so far in a particularly grueling challenge. Then it's time to visit Dr. Huizenga for a progress report and to find out their new "real ages" now that they've lost so much weight. The players also try on their "goal outfits" and are amazed to see how far they've really come. Then after weighing in and eliminating one more contestant, the final four players head home, where they'll stay for 30 days before returning to weigh in at the ranch one last time.
19 Running a Full Marathon!
05-05-2009
The final four contestants go home for 30 days, reunite with friends and family and experience firsthand the challenge of continuing to make diet and exercise a priority back at home. Contestants also learn from host Alison Sweeney what their final challenge of the season will be - running a full marathon when they return to the ranch for their final weigh-in. Completing the full 26.2 mile course will be their toughest challenge yet, but cheering them on along the way are some past season "Biggest Losers"- grand prize winners Ali Vincent and Michelle Aguilar, plus "at home" winners Jim Germanakos, Heba Salama and Bernie Salazar. And as an added incentive, each player who finishes the marathon will get $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Later, it's the very last "last chance workouts" with trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels before a final weigh in determines who the two definite finalists will be - and which two contestants fall below the dreaded yellow line, leaving America to vote which one will be the third finalist to compete for the grand prize of $250,000.
20 Finale
12-05-2009
21 Finale Part 2
12-05-2009
The Biggest Loser
Season 6 | Episodes 14 | 16-09-2008
Season 6
The Biggest Loser: Families is the sixth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The sixth season premiered on September 16, 2008, featuring Alison Sweeney as the host and Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels as the contestants' trainers. The cast was revealed on August 29, 2008. Eight duos began the challenge, adding up to a total of 16 contestants. From Week 1 to Week 5, the Green, Red, Orange & Brown Teams trained with Bob, while the Purple, Gray, Yellow & Pink Teams trained with Jillian. In Week 5, these "Family Teams" were disbanded and the contestants were split into the Blue Team and the Black Team. In week 8, the teams were split again and the competition went into individuals. Amy Cremen was originally under Jillian's training, but in week 5, was placed in and eliminated under Bob's training. Phillip Parham started the competition under Bob's training but was eliminated under Jillian's training. Michelle Aguilar was named the Biggest Loser on December 16, 2008, after losing 110 pounds. She won $250,000. Heba was named the Biggest Loser of the eliminated contestants, and won $100,000. However, if Heba were not eliminated during the finale by America's vote she would've become the Biggest Loser.
1 Husband-Wife and Parent-Child Teams
16-09-2008
Four husband-and-wife teams and four parent-child teams are chosen to try and lose weight through diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000; the eight teams compete in their first challenge, where the winner receives immunity.
2 Chef Rocco DiSpirito
23-09-2008
The team that wins the sprint and slide challenge gets a phone call home; chef Rocco DiSpirito teaches the contestants to shop for and make healthy and affordable meals; one team is eliminated.
3 Grand Canyon
30-09-2008
The contestants go on a trip to the Grand Canyon; a temptation challenge provides the winning team with a more-luxurious trip; the contestants must exercise without a gym or trainers; a medical condition threatens to sideline a contestant.
4 Toughest Challenge Yet
07-10-2008
While one team's members go home to their loved ones, another team spends 24 hours with a trainer; contestants face a competition that tests their endurance as never before; a group of contestants faces the wrath of the trainer.
5 Surprising Weigh-In
08-10-2008
Contestants try to convince a trainer that they are committed to their workouts; a contestant talks with a trainer about relationship issues with a family member; one team must send a family member home.
6 Longest Challenge Ever
14-10-2008
The contestants are literally kept in the dark during a wild baked goods temptation; the contestants compete in the longest challenge in ``Biggest Loser'' history; a contestant tries to decide whether to stay at the ranch or go home.
7 Unusual Workouts
21-10-2008
The teams are put through the most unusual workouts yet and receives their six week reports by Dr. Huizenga. Then, a challenge on a balance beam rewards the winner with something special from home.
8 Record-Breaking Weigh-In
28-10-2008
This week, contestants put their food knowledge to the test during a calorie quiz that will give the winning team a dramatic advantage in the challenge. Later, emotions run high when one contestant confronts another on the opposing team before the challenge, which leaves the players soaring to new heights. Then one contestant stuns everyone with a record-breaking weigh-in before an elimination round sends another contestant home.
9 Week of Surprises
11-11-2008
It's a week of surprises for "The Biggest Losers," and the first is the news from host Alison Sweeney that they'll start competing as individuals now instead of as teams. Then comes the surprise return of all the eliminated contestants, and the revelation that only one gets to return to the game - and that decision won't be determined by weight loss. Then the contestants get a surprise visit from last season's "Biggest Loser" - Alison Vincent! Later, two contestants clash in a big way before the challenge, in which contestants have to stay one step ahead of the competition - literally. And after the weigh-in, the players get their last surprise - a twist in how this week's elimination will go down.
10 '80s Week
18-11-2008
This week, contestants travel back in time to the 1980s, dressing the part and doing 80s style workouts and participating in a special 80s-themed challenge. Meanwhile, two players aren't speaking to each other, causing friction in the house and with one team in particular. Then an emotional elimination round sends another contestant home.
11 Thanksgiving week
25-11-2008
It's Thanksgiving week at the Biggest Loser ranch, and contestants will be celebrating with turkey, football and very special guests! First, NFL Super Bowl MVPs Jerry Rice and Steve Young stop by to put the contestants through NFL-style drills. Then celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito helps the contestants make a healthy version of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Later, the contestants are really thankful when they receive special videos from home.
12 Makeover Episode
02-12-2008
It's one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of every Biggest Loser season - the makeover episode! This season, the remaining five contestants are whisked away to New York City for amazing makeovers that will show how far they've really come in their weight-loss journeys. After getting new hairstyles at a top salon, the contestants are off to Macy's, where Project Runway winner Christian Siriano helps them pick out new outfits to show off their skinnier new figures. Later, after their transformations are complete, the made-over contestants are revealed on the Tyra Banks Show, unaware that their loved ones are waiting to surprise them! After enjoying a day in New York with their family members, they head back to the Biggest Loser ranch. There, the contestants are tested with a wild challenge that becomes a huge victory for one player struggling to overcome her fears.
13 Final Four
09-12-2008
It's the last episode before the season finale, and time for the final four contestants to reflect on their weight loss journeys and the amazing progress they've made. They'll try on their former "big" clothes and watch highlight videos with their trainers showing just how far they've come. Then, in their final challenge of the season, the contestants will have to carry all the weight they have lost as they race around a track, shedding one week's weight loss at each pit stop until they cross the finish line. Later, at the final weigh-in, two players fall below the yellow line, and then make their heartfelt pleas to viewers, as America will once again decide which of the two will become the third finalist at the season finale.
14 Finale!
16-12-2008
In this season six finale, all eight teams of families will return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've lost since the beginning of their weight-loss journeys. The transformations will be profound, not just for the finalists, but also for the eliminated contestants who all continued to lose weight after they left the "Biggest Loser" ranch and returned home. America's vote for the third finalist will also be revealed in the first part of the live finale, and then the eliminated player will weigh in with the other 12 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
The Biggest Loser
Season 5 | Episodes 16 | 01-01-2008
: couples
The Biggest Loser: Couples is the fifth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The fifth season premiered on January 1, 2008 with ten overweight couples competing for a cash prize of $250,000. This season featured Alison Sweeney as the host, with trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels; all three returning from season four. Although the contestants came in as teams of two, the grand prize was eventually awarded to an individual. In the end Ali Vincent won, making her the first female winner in the history of the United States Biggest Loser series.
1 They Got Fat Together, Can They Get Thin Together?
01-01-2008
For the first time ever, ten teams of two will compete against each other. The ten teams, including a mother and son, husband and wife, best friends, brothers, and a divorced couple, will have to pick their trainer, compete in challenges and weigh-in together. In their first week, the teams will have to pull a giant hot air balloon across a field, and the winner will receive a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in.
2 Contestants Face Barbecue Temptation and Giant Seesaw Challenge!
08-01-2008
The remaining nine teams are shocked to learn that Bob and Jillian will be training them all together as one team. Afterwards, the contestants will be tempted with a delicious barbecue buffet, and the challenges continue to get harder when they are tasked with riding giant seesaws.
3 Tensions Run High As This Week's Challenge Causes Rifts Among Players
15-01-2008
A game of "Elimination," where the last team standing wins immunity for the week, causes rifts in the house, as the remaining eight teams get more competitive with each other. But Bob and Jillian are determined to work their teams harder in order to post more impressive numbers on the big scale at the weigh-in.
4 One Outcast Duo Squares Off Against All the Rest
22-01-2008
It's win or go home after a surprise elimination pits one outcast duo against all of the others. At the challenge, contestants compete for a prize they all desperately need after nearly a month away from their loved ones - letters from home. Three teams plot to throw the weigh-in, then have a change of heart, but is it too late for them to turn back?
5 Surprise Escalator Challenge Changes the Game Forever
29-01-2008
In this week's episode, one team retaliates after being called lazy by another team, and the willpower of the contestants is put to the test during a soda temptation. Then the game is changed forever - for trainers and contestants - after a dramatic escalator challenge.
6 Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito Guest Stars
05-02-2008
This week, the teams compete in a lively cook-off challenge, with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito as the judge. The winning team gets a special dinner prepared by Rocco, plus a very desirable "surprise" from home. Also, one team faces a setback when one of their strongest players suffers an injury, and one of the contestants gets a surprise visitor. In the end, another player is sent packing.
7 Special Guest Appearance by Jillian's Mom
12-02-2008
It's nearly the halfway point of the season, so the contestants celebrate the occasion with a challenge involving the total of their weight lost to date. Plus, they receive an inspirational visit from their doctor to assess their health advances. There's also a surprise guest trainer - Jillian Michaels' mom, a psychotherapist, who helps the contestants begin to understand the issues in their past that have contributed to their weight gain. Then another elimination round leads to a heartbreaking farewell, as one more player is sent home.
8 Contestants Reunited With Loved Ones
19-02-2008
This week, the remaining contestants are sent home to see their loved ones for the first time since leaving to come to the ranch. But this is no vacation, as the contestants must eat and exercise without the help of their trainers and with all of the distractions and temptations of the real world. After returning to the ranch, the teams face off in a challenge that tests their endurance before an elimination round sends another player packing.
9 One Team Surprised With Trip to Vegas
26-02-2008
The competition heats up as only eight players remain. One team is surprised with a special trip to Las Vegas, but will they maintain their diets and workouts in Sin City, or give in to temptation? Then, in a very emotional elimination, one unsuspecting player makes the ultimate sacrifice for their team.
10 Contestants Tackle One of the Biggest Challenges in Show's History
04-03-2008
After revisiting the hospital to check in on their progress, the remaining players face off in one of the biggest challenges in "Biggest Loser" history -- they must fly across a ravine on zip-lines and collect flags. One player gets the chance to give immunity to himself or one of his teammates, and his decision ultimately affects his own fate. And a shocking announcement at the weigh-in changes the way the rest of the game will be played.
11 All Contestants Return to Ranch in Surprise Twist
11-03-2008
It's down to the six final contestants, but not for long. In a shocking twist, all fourteen of the players eliminated so far return to the ranch and surprise the six. At the weigh-in, the scale reveals how the eliminated contestants have done on their own at home, and the man and woman who have lost the most weight get to the return to the game.
12 Contestants Made Over by Fashion Guru Tim Gunn
18-03-2008
It's makeover week, and legendary fashion maven Tim Gunn helps the contestants find flattering new clothing styles and haircuts. Then in this week's challenge, players must walk backwards on treadmills suspended above water - and two contestants battle it out for more than an hour.
13 Competition Heats Up With Only Six Contestants Left
25-03-2008
Only six players are left, and the remaining women try to hold their own against the men who are still in the game. In a surprising pop quiz, one player wins a mysterious prize. And at this week's challenge, the players get the chance to sabotage one another by giving each other calories.
14 Last Five Contestants Get Surprise Trip to Australia
01-04-2008
Since The Biggest Loser is a global phenomenon, the last five players are surprised with a trip to the other side of the globe - Australia! Once there, they get a visit from The Biggest Loser: Australia winner, Adro, compete in a race around the city of Sydney, and climb the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge. In the end, the final four players are determined by an emotional weigh-in and elimination.
15 Surprise Game-Changing Twist in Last Episode Before Live Finale
08-04-2008
In the last episode before the live finale, the final four contestants return from Australia without their trainers and attempt to train themselves for their last week on the ranch. Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito visits again to teach the contestants how to make healthy versions of their favorite dishes before heading home, and the final four all watch videos of their most memorable moments on campus. At the weigh-in, two of the four players fall below the yellow line, but there's one last surprising twist. For the first time ever in Biggest Loser history, America will determine who the third finalist will be by voting online on the two that fall below the yellow line. Who they choose to be a finalist - and who they choose to eliminate - will be revealed at the live finale on April 15.
16 "Biggest Loser" Revealed in Season Finale
15-04-2008
In this must-see, exciting live finale, all of The Biggest Loser contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. There are four contestants left, but America has voted on the two that fell below the yellow line in last week's episode to choose who will be the third finalist in the game. After America's vote is revealed and the third finalist is announced, the eliminated player will then weigh in with the other 16 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
The Biggest Loser
Season 4 | Episodes 15 | 11-09-2007
Season 4
The Biggest Loser (season 4) is the fourth season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The fourth season premiered on September 11, 2007 with 18 overweight contestants in a weight loss competition for an ultimate prize of $250,000. The Biggest Loser campus was located at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. The season four contestants were divided into 3 teams: the Red team, led by trainer Kim Lyons; the Blue team, led by trainer Bob Harper; and the Black team, led by trainer Jillian Michaels. The teams were formed on the first episode, with the Red and Blue teams being selected by the two players who had won a foot race across the desert. The Black team was formed with the 6 remaining contestants who were not selected for the Red and Blue teams. While the Red and Blue teams returned to the Biggest Loser campus, the Black team was left behind, believing that they had been eliminated already. Instead, they remained in the desert and trained in secret with their trainer, Jillian, until they arrived on campus for the weigh-in at the end of week 2.
1 Back to Basics
11-09-2007
The contestants start off their weight-loss journey by being dropped off in the middle of the desert, while their trainers standby about a mile away from them. The first two to reach their trainers will become the team captains, allowing them to pick their five teammates. However, this means the six remaining contestants have to be sent home, but Jillian Michaels returns to let them in on a little secret.
2 The Secret Black Team is Revealed!
18-09-2007
Bob and Kim prepare their teams for this week's challenge: racing up the stairs of a 10-story building. With immunity as the prize, both teams will have to do their best. Meanwhile, the secret black team, trained by Jillian Michaels, is finally revealed to the other contestants, who will join them in competing for the title of "The Biggest Loser" and $250,000.
3 The Pressure of Temptation
25-09-2007
When the teams are put in a room full of tempting, unhealthy foods, they will have to decide in four minutes if it is worth it or not to eat the most calories in order to win a three-pound pass which can be used to their advantage at the weigh-in. In the challenge, the contestants will compete in three different 100-meter heats against a yellow team formed by three kids, where the winning team will win a phone call home.
4 Bidding Wars
02-10-2007
Another food temptation this week puts the trainers to the test instead of the contestants. Should Bob, Kim or Jillian give in to the temptation, it will give their team a 15-second advantage in the physical challenge. The challenge consists of the contestants running up and down a hill to reach their team flag in the fastest time. However, there is one catch: the teams will have to outbid each other with a faster time in hopes that someone will wager lower and lose, which will end up knocking out a team.
5 Surprise Getaway
09-10-2007
Alison surprises all three teams with an exotic getaway vacation, but they soon learn that they will be faced with temptations and challenges unlike any they have faced at the campus. Later, after the weigh-in, those who lost will try to forge an alliance with the others before deciding who to vote off.
6 Lively Beach Competition
16-10-2007
7 Weigh-In Shocker
23-10-2007
8 Most Emotional Elimination So Far of the Season
30-10-2007
9 Biggest Losers Go Green
06-11-2007
10 A Taste of Home
13-11-2007
11 Memorable Makeovers
20-11-2007
12 Viewers Choose the Challenge
27-11-2007
13 A Slice of Temptation
04-12-2007
14 Five Remaining Players Compete for Spot on Finale
11-12-2007
15 "Biggest Loser" Revealed in Season Finale!
18-12-2007
The Biggest Loser
Season 3 | Episodes 13 | 20-09-2006
Season 3
The Biggest Loser (season 3) is the third season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The third season premiered on September 20, 2006 with fifty overweight contestants, each competing to lose the most weight. However, first, the group would be narrowed down to 14 after the trainers each selected seven competitors for their teams. The show was hosted by comedian Caroline Rhea. Bob Harper and Kim Lyons were the two personal trainers, with Bob leading the blue team and Kim leading the red team. The show's opening theme song was 'Proud' by Heather Small. The opening credits showed each contestant in turn, and displayed his or her starting weights. Each week of the show, one contestant was voted off by the others. Midway through the show, the two at-home participants who lost the most weight came back on the ranch. Ultimately, a set of four finalists were determined before the show began airing. On the final episode, aired live, those finalists reunited for a weigh-in to determine the winner. At the finale, it was revealed that Heather would not weigh in to compete for the prize money because she was 5 months pregnant. Of the three other finalists, Erik had the largest percentage of weight loss, with 214 lbs, which was 52.58% of his starting body weight. He received $250,000 for this feat. Additionally, Poppi from New Jersey, who lost the most of the 36 who didn't make it to the regular season won $50,000, and the individual who lost the most out of the remaining 14 who were on the show, but not finalists, won $100,000. This player was Brian from California, who lost 50.65% of his weight.
1 Season Premiere
20-09-2006
Caroline Rhea is back to host The Biggest Loser's third season! This time, 50 contestants will be chosen - one from each state in the U.S. There will be new surprises awaiting them, including the introduction of the new Red Team trainer - Kim Lyons. The contestants will soon learn that only 14 of them will get to stay at the ranch, sending the remaining 36 back home to compete on their own, with a chance of returning to the ranch to win the $250,000 grand prize.
2 The Biggest Loser Goes to the Beach
27-09-2006
The contestants take a trip the beach in order to get away from the ranch. After Bob and Kim put them all through a series of difficult workouts in the sand, the contestants realize it's not all fun at the beach. Also, one contestant receives some bad news from home, which could force them to leave the ranch.
3 Cruise Week
04-10-2006
Bob and Kim teach their teams how to exercise and eat healthy while on a cruise vacation. Their weekly challenge will consist of them, the contestants, delivering room service orders all over the cruise ship for an opportunity to win time with their loved ones.
4 Free Pass
11-10-2006
The red team begins to mentally fall apart from all the pressure, which leads to them refusing to follow Kim's lead, making her frustrated. Meanwhile, the contestants give the "temptation" a try to win a free pass and receive immunity for the week.
5 Gym Gone
18-10-2006
The teams are shocked to learn that the gym has been locked for the week, which prompts Bob and Kim to teach them that they can workout anywhere without using the gym. Meanwhile, the Blue Team attempts to break their losing streak by winning the weekly challenge at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
6 Tough Choices
25-10-2006
In order to keep their team together, one team will have to step it up after back-to-back losses. The weekly temptation will not make things any easier, as the losing team will be left without their trainer and have to order takeout for the next 72 hours.
7 Duos
01-11-2006
Caroline informs the remaining players that from this point forward, the Red and Blue teams are no more. The players will now be paired up with another and compete as a duo, and one player will have the opportunity to decide who will compete as duos.
8 They're Back
08-11-2006
They remaining players at the ranch are shocked when Caroline Rhea informs them that some of the 36 players sent home at the beginning will be rejoining them. Two players will be joining the competition at the ranch, and will have to struggle to adapt to Bob and Kim's training.
9 Individuals
15-11-2006
As the players are narrowed down, Caroline reveals to everyone that they will now play as individuals. The remaining players will receive a makeover and a photo shoot to showcase their new thin bodies. And during the weekly challenge, one of the player's will have to face their greatest fear.
10 All About the Holidays
29-11-2006
The players learn how to cook a healthy Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, their challenge this week will involve the players putting on all the weight they've lost since they arrived at the ranch.
11 Back to School
06-12-2006
Bob, Kim, and season 2 winner Matt Hoover head over to their high schools to teach the kids about childhood obesity, proper exercise, and nutrition. Meanwhile, Bob and Kim talk to the school lunch ladies about replacing the unhealthy food options with healthier ones. They will attempt to inspire the kids to change their unhealthy lifestyles and educate their families.
12 The Final Four
06-12-2006
Bob, Kim, and season 2 winner Matt Hoover head over to their high schools to teach the kids about childhood obesity, proper exercise, and nutrition. Meanwhile, Bob and Kim talk to the school lunch ladies about replacing the unhealthy food options with healthier ones. They will attempt to inspire the kids to change their unhealthy lifestyles and educate their families.
13 Season Finale Live!
13-12-2006
It's the final week at the ranch, and the remaining contestants prepare to return home. They will try to take what they've learned at the ranch and apply it to their every day lives to continue losing weight on their own.
The Biggest Loser
Season 2 | Episodes 12 | 13-09-2005
Season 2
The Biggest Loser (season 2) is the second season of the NBC competitive reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The second season premiered on September 13, 2005, and like season one features overweight contestants who compete by trying to lose the most weight. The show is hosted by comedian Caroline Rhea, with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels joining as the two personal trainers. The contestants were divided into two teams: men in red and women in blue, with each team assigned to their own personal trainer of the opposite sex. Each week, the team which had the lowest percentage of total weight-loss was required to vote out one member of their own team. The show concluded November 29, 2005, when Matt was declared "The Biggest Loser", winning $250,000. Seth was awarded $50,000 for his second place finish, and Suzy was awarded $25,000 for third. Of the non-finalists, Pete had lost the highest percentage of weight and received the $100,000 prize.
1 Season Two Begins
13-09-2005
Caroline Rhea returns to welcome fourteen new players to The Biggest Loser and to host them at their stay at the new ranch. After being faced with a room of tempting food, the players discover a twist in the game - this time it's men vs. women! The women, who will always wear Red, will be trained by Jillian Michaels, while the Blue team, the men, will be put to the test by Bob Harper. Later, the new teams compete in the first challenge of the season - a competition that takes place in a jet so that the contestants can experience what it feels like to weigh nothing! At the end of this 90-minute episode, one of the hopefuls will be voted off of their team. Who will survive the battle of the sexes Biggest Loser style?
2 Straight and Narrow is Tough
20-09-2005
The contestants' diets are put to the test when they are told that if they eat some high-calorie treats, they will be given a letter from home. Who will be able to resist the temptation? Plus, who will win the next challenge, which deals with balance, and who will be voted off of their team?
3 Hurt Bodies and Feelings
27-09-2005
Twelve contestants remain, as they continue to endure the pain from their injuries and the disputes from their trainers. They'll have to decide whether to continue on with the next physical challenge and resist the food temptations that continue to tempt them. Can they do it?
4 What Happens in Vegas Buffets in Vegas
04-10-2005
When the teams get a chance to go to Las Vegas, they'll have to endure some very tempting temptations. They will have to make some very tough decisions while they're there. Will they be able to resist, or will they lose it all for some cash?
5 Losing Teammates Instead of Weight Drags Down One Team
11-10-2005
As the teams continue to lose teammates, one team begins to lose their confidence. So, their trainer brings in a special visitor from the past to talk to them and help them regain their confidence once again. But will this be enough to get the team back on track, or will the team continue to fall apart, despite their trainer's efforts?
6 High Anxiety
18-10-2005
Because of the Blue Team's subpar performance on previous weekly challenges, the team decides to push themselves during workouts, as well as try harder to get along with each other. Meanwhile, Jillian pushes her team to go on their most dangerous workout yet. Can they handle it?
7 Let's Do the Twist!
25-10-2005
As eight contestants remain, everything changes with twists at every corner. The teams are no more, contestants are forced to work with their enemies, and even the weigh-in will have a special twist this time around. All this leads up to the most shocking elimination yet. Who will it be?
8 Fancy Footwork from Pedicures to Pedicabs
01-11-2005
In order to participate in a professional photo shoot, all seven remaining contestants receive a Beverly Hills-style make-over. Afterwards, a special surprise awaits the seven contestants at the pedicab race when their family members arrive for a surprise visit, as they become the cargo for the race. The winner will not only receive immunity for the week, but he/she will also get to spend an evening with their family.
9 Jump Start
08-11-2005
Caroline informs the remaining six contestants that the duos are gone from here on out. Now, they will all be competing against each other by themselves. Aside from this change in the game, one contestant will shock everyone with their new look. Meanwhile, two other contestants will end up having a fight between each other.
10 Last One in the Pool is a Winner
15-11-2005
Before participating in the weekly challenge, the remaining men share their dreams with everyone else. This week, the challenge will prove to be one of the hardest ones yet. The contestants must hang on with their arms and legs to a tube hanging above a swimming pool. Can the remaining five contestants handle it?
11 Scary Scale
22-11-2005
Final episode before the live season finale, where the remaining four contestants discover how far they've come since their first day on the ranch. Time for one last challenge, in which the contestants will have to carry their weight in quarters, with the winner getting to keep his/her quarters.
12 Season Two Finale
29-11-2005
Caroline Rhea hosts the live season finale, where ""The Biggest Loser"" will be chosen out of the three remaining contestants. The results of all their hard work will finally be revealed, with ""The Biggest Loser"" also walking away with $250,000, as well as a healthier lifestyle.
The Biggest Loser
Season 1 | Episodes 12 | 19-10-2004
Season 1
The Biggest Loser (season 1) is the first season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser, which premiered on October 19, 2004. The show features overweight contestants competing to lose the largest percentage of their body weight and receive the title of 'Biggest Loser,' along with a $250,000 grand prize. The first season featured twelve contestants divided into two teams of six players. The teams were each led by a personal trainer, Bob Harper with the Blue Team and Jillian Michaels with the Red Team. The first season was hosted by Caroline Rhea.
1 Episode 1: Pilot
19-10-2004
In a life-altering competition, contestants use medically approved weight-loss techniques to shed pounds and try to win a $250,000 prize. The twelve players are seperated into teams - red and blue - and in the first challenge, pulling a heavy car across a track - the Blue Team prospers, but despite their advantage, the Blue Team also loses the least amount of weight at the weigh-in, and Dana becomes the first to be voted out.
2 Episode 2
26-10-2004
After a tough elimination, the Blue Team gets back into the game on the second challenge, a bake-off which will determine the winner of a luxorious spa visit. The catch is that if any player takes a taste of anything they bake, 50 percent of all profits their team made is not counted. At the end of the task, the Red Team pulled through, making $362, edging out the Blue Team's $245. More importantly, the player's will power held strong, and no one took a lick of any food. At an emotional weigh-in, where neither Maurice, Lizzeth, Dave or Matt lose any weight, the Red Team is sent to the elimination ceremony, where Lizzeth is sent packing.
3 Episode 3
09-11-2004
The Red Team and the Blue Team are forced to go onstage and perform about their feelings on their weight and weight-loss. The winner, decided by the audience at the nightclub which the players performed at, is the Red Team, who is given a reward. Later, even with the Blue Team training as hard as ever, the Red Team loses more weight than the Blue Team, forcing Blue to the elimination ceremony, where rumours and whispers divide their team. The deciding vote comes down to one of the Blue Team members, and Aaron is eliminated.
4 Episode 4: Red and Blue Teams Go to New Heights
16-11-2004
""Red and Blue Teams Go to New Heights"" - Blue Team trainer Bob Harper seems surprised after Aaron's ouster the night before. Things move on at the ranch, and after a workout, the players find a giant mountain of cupcakes in the house, with a note saying that whichever player eats the most cupcakes in 15 minutes would get to eat dinner with a loved one. After deciding on a method where no one would eat too many calories, Dave eats only one cupcake and is able to eat dinner with his wife, Tina. At the challenge, teams are forced to run up 1,500 steps to the top of a huge building. The Blue Team completes it more quickly than the Red Team, and are given a great reward. After a spat between Lisa and Jillian about effort, the weigh-in reveals that the Blue Team had lost more weight than the Red Team, and in the end, the Red Team chooses to send home Matt because of his failure to work with the team.
5 Episode 5: A Team Lightens Up Through Elimination
23-11-2004
""A Team Lightens Up Through Elimination"" - After Matt's elimination Ryan realizes that Dave has been lying to him and the girls of the Red Team for the entire game. The challenge of the week is a food stacking competition - where team members must build their stack the highest using only their mouths and they may not eat any of the food during the game. The Red Team emerges victorious, giving them an amazing reward. However, the Blue Team comes out as the biggest winners; Andrea's 7-pound loss pushes their team to victory at the weigh-in, eventually leading to the Red Team eliminating the team member that is most annoying: Dave.
6 Episode 6: Teams Trek to the Beach for a Challenge
30-11-2004
""Teams Trek to the Beach for a Challenge"" Rumours and suspicions fly after a tense previous elimination, where the women in the house assumed that the men were trying to pick them off. Players are just starting to get on each other's nerves: Maurice's lack of work ethic angers his team - and his trainer, Kelly Mac's backhanded compliments annoy the Red Team, and Lisa's whining continues to get on everyone's nerves. At the challenge, an agility competition meant to mimic lifegaurding, the Red Team prospers, winning themselves a trip to the Umberto Salon, where they receive makeovers and new hairstyles. The Blue Team, forced to vote one of their own off of the ranch, cannot decide who to eliminate. With a deadlocked vote, the members of the Red Team must choose to eliminate one of the members of the Blue Team, finally deciding on Kelly Mac.
7 Episode 7: Biking Challenge
07-12-2004
""Biking Challenge"" Contestants race to log the most miles on a stationary bike before midnight, with a prize of better-fitting clothes as an incentive; participants learn of a new twist in the game.
8 Episode 8: Playing It Close to the Vest
14-12-2004
The contestants are given an overwhelming surprise when they come face-to-face with their old, bigger, selves - cardboard cutouts as they apperaed the first day they arrived. The players run around a track with a weighted vest carrying the weight that each has lost so far. Ryan comes closest to his time from a previous run, winning himself immunity. At the weigh-in, Maurice and Lisa find themselves eligible for elimination, and when the other players vote, Ryan betrays his pinky promise with Lisa by being the swing vote for her ticket out of the house.
9 Episode 9: A Look Back Special
21-12-2004
""A Lighter Side"" An often-comic look at the first eight episodes; previously unseen footage of contestants' exit interviews; bloopers; the contestants who cheated when they thought the cameras were out of range.
10 Episode 10: Final Weigh-In At The Ranch
04-01-2005
""Final Weigh-In at the Ranch"" It's payback time as the contestants turn the tables and ""train"" the trainers. This episode is the final weigh in at the ranch, preceded by the contestants reflecting on this journey that has changed their lives, and followed by a vote to trim the players' numbers down to three.
11 Episode 11: Season Finale
11-01-2005
After weeks of training and careful eating tactics, the ""Biggest Loser"" is finally chosen, as the season finale comes about. The winner is decided during a live portion of the episode.
12 Episode 12: It Isn't Over Until It's Over
18-01-2005
In this post-finale special, viewers discover more about the contestants' lives and competitive drive, including that of the Biggest Loser. Another weigh-in will take place, and one of the nine remaining contestants (less than third place) will win $100,000.
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The Biggest Loser is a 2004 English Film stars Lisa Hennessy , Erica Lugo , Steve Cook , Kim Lyons , Jessie Pavelka , Bob Harper , Caroline Rhea , Jillian Michaels , Alison Sweeney , Dolvett Quince , Anna Kournikova , Jennifer Widerstrom , Bob Harper , directed by & music by .