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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 19, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
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  • Summary: The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives")The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") hosts the unscripted, two-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000. "The Biggest Loser" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio, Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Restaurant," "The Office (US)"), David Broome ("Jingle Ball Rock"), J.D. Roth ("NBC's "For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers.

    After the first Biggest Loser was crowned in January of 2005, a second Biggest Loser began in September, pitting the men versus the women in the ultimate chance of losing weight and feeling good about yourself. With the success of the second season, a special edition version of six episodes started in January 2006, with a third season starting in March 2006. Final Weight Loss of Season One Contestants:
    This is all of the contestants in the order of most weight lost. It is shown in pounds.
    1 (1) Ryan 330 > 208 (122 lost) 37% 18% 55%
    2 (2) Gary 227 > 156 (71 lost) 31% 23% 54%
    3 (8) Dave 250 > 179 (71 lost) 28% 25% 53%
    4 (3) Kelly 242 > 163 (79 lost) 33% 17% 50%
    5 (6) Andrea 215 > 156 (59 lost) 27% 21% 48%
    6 (7) Kelly 223 > 151 (72 lost) 32% 15% 47%
    7 (10) Aaron 261 > 200 (61 lost) 23% 21% 44%
    8 (5) Lisa 236 > 179 (57 lost) 24% 7% 31%
    9 (9) Matt 310 > 246 (64 lost) 21% 6% 27%
    10 (4) Maurice 436 > 365 (71 lost) 16% 8% 24%
    11 (11) Lizzeth 167 > 145 (22 lost) 13% 11% 24%
    12 (12) Dana 175 > 153 (22 lost) 13% 8% 21%

    NBC Broadcast History
    October 2004 - Present: Tuesdays @ 8:00pm EST/PST.
    January 2005 - February 2005: Wednesdays @ 9:00pm EST/PST (Special Edition version)

    The Theme Song for the first season of The Biggest Loser is called "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," by RuPaul. Seasons two through five featured "Proud" by Heather Small.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Health & Lifestyle, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 20, 2013
    63
    Combine[s] the tension of the boardroom in "The Apprentice," the machinations of "Survivor," the tears of a Dr. Phil cry-athon, and the tonnage of a Weight Watchers meeting. [20 Oct 2004]
  2. Reviewed by: Virginia Heffernan
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    Somebody thought this would be exciting to watch? [2 Nov 2004]
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Ryan
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    There isn't very much to The Biggest Loser. This could be the lowest-rung TV format ever devised: A reality show about people on a diet. [19 Oct 2004]
  4. Jillian... was so obnoxious and smugly hostile in the opener that I found myself practically rooting for one of the big-bellied contestants to squash her like a common household bug. [26 Oct 2004]
  5. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    25
    There's a loathsome, mock-the-fatty undertow to Biggest Loser.
  6. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 20, 2013
    20
    NBC has presented one installment of "The Biggest Loser" so far - and one was enough to dismiss it entirely. [25 Oct 2004]
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  1. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    here's a question.
    when the men,about to step on the scales, remove their t-shirts.
    what for? a t-shirt wouldn't add even half a pound to
    here's a question.
    when the men,about to step on the scales, remove their t-shirts.
    what for?
    a t-shirt wouldn't add even half a pound to their,what, 300-400 pounds.
    they want to give us a bit of a freak show,among the applause and the tears and the music and all that drama.
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