WINNER OF NBC'S "THE BIGGEST LOSER: FAMILIES" REVEALED IN MUST-SEE LIVE FINALE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 (8-10 P.M. ET)
Plus, Third Finalist Determined By America's Vote Will Be Revealed In First Few Minutes Of Finale!
And Special Interactive Feature Allows Viewers A Chance to Win $10,000 And A "Biggest Loser" Prize Pack!
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA � December 11, 2008 � The winner of NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser: Couples" will be revealed in an exciting, two-hour live finale on Tuesday, December 16 (8-10 p.m. ET). And the contestant who won America's vote to be the third place finalist will be revealed at the top of the show. Plus, the finale will feature an exciting interactive component that allows viewers the chance to win $10,000 and the ultimate "Biggest Loser" prize pack!
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.
In this week's episode airing Tuesday, December 9, there were four finalists left. At the final weigh in, Michelle Aguilar (Fort Worth, TX) from trainer Jillian Michaels' black team and Vicky Vilcan (Houma, LA) from trainer Bob Harper's blue team both came in above the yellow line, earning the highest percentage of weight loss for the week and securing their spots as two of the three finalists competing for the $250,000 grand prize.
In an interesting twist, husband and wife Ed Brantley and Heba Salama (Raleigh, NC) from Harper's blue team fell below the yellow line, leaving America to choose between the spouses to determine which one will be the third finalist by voting via phone or online at www.nbc.com. Online voting runs through Monday, December 15, at noon PT.
America's vote will 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 live finale will also include a special interactive component that will start during the "Biggest Loser" finale and end in "Momma's Boys," the new series premiering on NBC from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET right after the finale. Viewers will be shown before/after pictures of three past season contestants, and vote via text or online at www.nbc.com for which contestant they think has had the best transformation. The previous season contestant who wins the most votes will be announced at the end of "Momma's Boys" and viewers will see what the winning contestant looks like today. Two at-home viewers, one on the east coast and one on the west coast, will be randomly selected from those who voted to each receive $10,000 and a "Biggest Loser" ultimate prize pack, plus have their name shown on screen live at the end of "Momma's Boys."
The live finale will also include a special sneak preview of season 7 of the hit weight loss series. "The Biggest Loser: Couples" will premiere Tuesday, January 6 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.
"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("Age of Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark Koops ("American Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as executive producers.