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BIGGEST LOSER, THE
Air Date: Monday, February 11, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#1407-120) "TOUGH LOVE"
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"THE BIGGEST LOSER"

"TOUGH LOVE"

02/11/2013 (08:00PM - 10:01PM) (Monday) : REMAINING EIGHT PLAYERS GO TO SINGLES AND FACE A VALENTINE'S DAY TEMPTATION -- 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. Later, a racing challenge leads to two players winning heartwarming reunions with loved ones, and in this week's Challenge America segment, Season 11 winner Olivia Ward and her husband share a healthy way that couples can celebrate Valentine's Day. And finally, the elimination following the weigh-in forces one contestant to make their most difficult choice yet at the ranch.

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BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
Returns Thursday, September 11
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/19/04 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
16 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 16th) on 3/24/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, August 2014) Twenty former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, will aim to change their lives on the upcoming season of NBC's hit franchise "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," premiering Thursday, Sept. 11 (8-9 p.m. ET). The contestants will work with new trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom, as well as veteran trainers Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper. Alison Sweeney will return as host. The contestants are led by former NFL players Scott Mitchell (12 seasons in the NFL) and Damien Woody (two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots), as well as Olympic gold medalist and former professional tennis star Zina Garrison. Other contestants striving for weight loss include former WNBA standout Vanessa Hayden, three-time Olympic gold medal softball player Lori Harrigan-Mack, and a mix of former college and high school sports standouts. Season 16 of "The Biggest Loser" will also feature trainer Bob Harper in an exciting new role, giving contestants a second chance at life on the show. Just when the eliminated contestant each week thinks they are headed home, they will actually be whisked away to a secret location called "Comeback Canyon." There they will be trained by Harper, competing at a separate secret weekly weigh-in for the chance to return to the competition and a shot at "The Biggest Loser" title and $250,000 grand prize.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alison Sweeney as Host
· Bob Harper as Trainer
· Dolvett Quince as Trainer
· Jennifer Widerstrom as Trainer
· Jessie Pavelka as Trainer
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Kournikova as Trainer
· Brett Hoebel as Trainer
· Cara Castronuova as Trainer
· Caroline Rhea as Host
· Jillian Michaels as Trainer
· Kim Lyons as Trainer
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Katz as EP
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Dave Broome as EP
· Eden Gaha as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Joel Relampagos as EP
· Paul Franklin as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 25/7 Productions
· Shine America