NBC’S Hit Weight-Loss Series “The Biggest Loser” Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search For New Contestants

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February 1st, 2011

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NBC’S HIT WEIGHT-LOSS SERIES “THE Biggest Loser” LAUNCHING NATIONWIDE, 13-CITY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS

Season Twelve Auditions for Teams of Two and Individuals to be Held in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York City, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 1, 2011 – NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” is launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals and teams of two who have at least 100 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will air in the fall of 2011.

Casting producers are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two and individuals 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

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).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BOSTON
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Seaport Hotel

1 Seaport Lane

Boston, MA 0221

CHICAGO

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

NBC Tower

454 N. Columbus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60611

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

INDIANAPOLIS

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Indiana Live! Casino

4200 North Michigan Road

Shelbyville, IN 46176

Nashville

10 a.m. -6 p.m.

War Memorial Auditorium

301 6th Ave North

Nashville, TN 37243

NEW YORK CITY

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

NBC Experience Store

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10112

PORTLAND

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

DENVER

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Grizzly Rose

5450 North Valley Highway (Lincoln Ave)

Denver, CO 80216

MINNEAPOLIS

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mall of America

Executive Center, Level 4 East

(Next to Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy)

60 East Broadway

Bloomington, MN 55425

ORLANDO
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

the groove

Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32819

PHOENIX

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mountainside Fitness

3345 South Val Vista Dr.

Gilbert, AZ 85296

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

DALLAS

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

221 W. Colorado

Dallas, TX 75208

SALT LAKE CITY

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maverik Center

3200 Decker Lake Drive

West Valley City, UT 84119

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

LOS ANGELES

TBD

For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on WWW.NBC.COM/CASTING and WWW.THEBIGGESTLOSERCASTING.COM.

Alison Sweeney is the host of “The Biggest Loser,” 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 ("Shedding For The Wedding," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("MasterChef," "What’s Eating You"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek"), Howard T. Owens ("MasterChef," "The Buried Life") and Todd Lubin (“30 Days,” “Nashville Star”) serve as executive producers.

 
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