NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' Launching Nationwide, 11-City Search for New Contestants

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April 18th, 2013

The Biggest Loser 2013

via press release:






Season 15 Auditions to be Held May 4 in Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Salt Lake City, and May 11 in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia and Phoenix

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 18, 2013 – NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” is launching an 11-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals who have at least 80 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season.

Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight 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. For information on how to apply, please visit www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

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.



10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Music Farm

32 Ann St.

Charleston, SC 29403


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Planet Fitness

3120 N. Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60641

At the corner of Pulaski Road and Belmont Avenue


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90040


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Crossroads Mall

7000 Crossroads Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73149


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


55 North 300 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84180



10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30308


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Planet Fitness

Northgate Shopping Center

270 Charger Street

Revere, MA 02151

Rt. 60/Squire Rd- Revere, next to CVS


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Planet Fitness

8501 Winton Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45231

Located next to Conway, Kroger and Applebee's


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gilley’s Dallas

1135 South Lamar Street

Dallas, TX 75215-1036


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Shops at Liberty Place

1625 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Entrance for the casting call at

Market Street Courtyard by Au Bon Pain


10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

@ Stonecreek Golf Club

4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South

Phoenix, AZ 85032

“The Biggest Loser” 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 series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of "the biggest loser." Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers.

“The Biggest Loser" is a production of Shine America and 25/7 Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Lisa Hennessy, Eden Gaha, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers.


  • JSunkist

    Last season was just great (except imo, Jillian was too mean, idc what the contestants said), and it helped to have the 3 kids on there.

  • The End

    As much as I admire this show, I do hate the mindset some people have that they should wait until The Biggest Loser comes knocking before making any real effort to shed some weight and change their lives. Some of the comments some of the contestants make in that regard make me shed my head in disgust.

  • The End

    *shake my head

    Fixing typo. Anyway, this is one of few reality shows on TV that are watchable, and it shows why it’s still on the air still :)

  • s0303

    i wish i could be on the show…unfortunately i’m not overweight :(

  • The End


    Overweight is the wrong term lol. The right term for most contestants is Super Morbidley Obese, with most having a BMI of over 40.

    It’s sad that people without a health condition that have attributed to the weight game have allowed themselves to get like that prior to coming on the show. Surely people would have some pride in their appearance.

  • Cable Guy

    My dad came home from work today and told me that he just made cable connectors for The Biggest Loser and were shipped out today. Now I know why!

  • Vicki walden

    My grandson Shane Sears is interviewing today in Cincinnati to become a contestant on Biggest Losers.
    I really have dreamed of this for him to be able to get healthy.. He has medical issues that needs attention so he can have a prosperous and long life ahead…he deserves this and would be very appreciative
    ..One great grandson!!
    We love him lots…thanks

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