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[02/09/09 - 10:52 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 14-City Search for New Contestants and Certified Trainers
Casting calls begin later this month in New York City, Oklahoma City, Louisville, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte, Nashville, Houston, Miami, Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT WEIGHT-LOSS SERIES "THE BIGGEST LOSER" LAUNCHING NATIONWIDE, 14-CITY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS AND CERTIFIED TRAINERS

Casting Call Auditions For Season Eight To Be Held in New York City, Oklahoma City, Louisville, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte, Nashville, Houston, Miami, Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - February 9, 2009 - NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching a 14-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will air in the fall. To keep creative options open for the new season, producers are also looking for certified trainers.

Outgoing and charismatic individuals or teams of two are encouraged to apply, especially those who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Teams can include family members (siblings, cousins, parent and adult child, etc.), spouses, dating or engaged couples, grandparents, co-workers, former teammates or athletes, best friends and college students. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

Producers are also looking for certified trainers with strong personalities who have a solid track record of taking the weight off of overweight clients. Nutritional credentials are a plus, and trainers applying must provide references.

While they will try to see everyone, "The Biggest Loser" casting teams will do their best to see the first 500 people in line. People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves (and their partners if applying as a team).

FEBRUARY 21

NEW YORK CITY
10 am - 5 pm
NBC Experience Store
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York City, NY 10112

OKLAHOMA CITY
10 am - 5 pm
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
310 Johnny Bench Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

LOUISVILLE
10 am - 5 pm
Louisville Athletic Club
(by the Bass Pro Shop)
951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway
Suite 830
Clarksville, IN 47129

CHICAGO
10 am - 5 pm
NBC Tower
454 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

FEBRUARY 28

DALLAS
10 am - 5 pm
Dave and Buster's Stemmons
10727 Composite Drive
Dallas, TX 75220

DETROIT
10 am - 5 pm
Gardner-White Furniture
45300 Hayes Rd.
Macomb, MI 48044

CHARLOTTE
10 am - 5 pm
Fitness Together
1318-E2 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205

NASHVILLE
10 am - 5 pm
Wildhorse Saloon
120 2ND Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37201

MARCH 7
HOUSTON
10am - 5pm
Dave and Buster's
(Marq*E Center off of I-10 & Silber)
7620 Katy Freeway #100
Houston, TX 77024

MIAMI
TBD

COLUMBUS
10 am - 5 pm
Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe
1421 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43212

PHOENIX
10 am - 5 pm
US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

MARCH 14

LOS ANGELES
TBD

SAN DIEGO
TBD

For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show as a contestant or trainer is available on www.nbc.com/casting.

Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") is the host of the series, which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The unscripted and life-altering series gathers contestants from across the country to face real-life temptations, while being provided with approved weight-loss skills and resources in an effort to help them transform their bodies, health -- and ultimately -- their lives. Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.

"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("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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· AGE OF LOVE (NBC)
· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BEAUTY AND THE GEEK (CW)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· MODEL LIFE WITH PETRA NEMCOVA, A (TLC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· UNAN1MOUS (FOX)











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