Air Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#719-180) "EPISODE 719"
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Plus, Third Finalist Determined By America's Vote Will Be Revealed In First Part Of Finale!

And America Will Choose One of the New Contestants For the Next Season of the Hit Series!

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 7, 2009 - The winner of NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser: Couples" will be revealed in an exciting, three-hour live finale on Tuesday, May 12 (8-11 p.m. ET). In the first part of the show, the third finalist - as determined by America's vote - will also be revealed. And America will get a chance to choose one of the new contestants for the next season of "The Biggest Loser."

For the season seven finale, all 22 contestants return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and to 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 the most recent episode, which aired May 5, Tara Costa (New York, N.Y.) and Helen Phillips (Sterling Heights, Mich.) weighed in above the yellow line, securing their spots as two of the three finalists. Ron Morelli (South Lyon, Mich.) and his son, Mike, both fell below the yellow line, leaving viewers to choose between father and son to determine the third place finalist competing for the grand prize of $250,000. America's choice will be revealed in the first part of the finale on May 12, and the contestant who didn't get chosen will compete with the other 18 eliminated players for an "at home" prize of $100,000. Viewers voted by phone and online and the voting window is now over.

America will also get to select a contestant to compete on the next season of "The Biggest Loser," which will premiere in September. Viewers can choose between two potential contestants by casting their votes by phone and online at www.nbc.com, and the winner will be announced near the end of the live finale.

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!

On Wednesday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET, the day after the live finale, season five "Biggest Loser" winner Ali Vincent is scheduled to appear on QVC throughout the day and for the "Biggest Loser" broadcasts at midnight, 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. She will offer signature items from "The Biggest Loser's" healthy lifestyle product line that have helped her keep the weight off a full year later after becoming the first female winner in the show's history. This year's winner of "The Biggest Loser: Couples" is also scheduled to make an appearance at 9 p.m. ET.

"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.

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