'The Biggest Loser' Starts Casting Call for Contestants--and Trainers
Have you been watching The Biggest Loser for the longest time and want to be just like them?  Do you want to get results like them and have your life changed forever, for yourself and your loved ones?  Do you want me to stop sounding like an announcer on those informercials?  Okay, okay, I know I don't like that, too, but let's get to the point, then—if you want to be on the show, this could be your chance.

NBC has announced a nationwide audition tour for the eighth season of The Biggest Loser, with stops in 14 cities across the United States.  It's unclear what the format of this season, which will air this fall, will be, because the network is asking for both individual contestants and teams to try out.  As always, you have to be at least 18 years old, and be a resident of this country, to join.

But there's an interesting bit to the network's press release, though.  They are also looking for new trainers.  It's to “keep creative options open,” the release said, adding that they are looking for “certified trainers with strong personalities who have a solid track record of taking the weight off of overweight clients.”  Of course, we haven't heard anything about either Bob Harper of Jillian Michaels leaving—or a possibility of another third trainer coming in, like with Kim Lyons a few seasons back—but still, if you want to try for that, make sure you bring references.  NBC is keeping its mouth shut regarding this.

Casting for The Biggest Loser will be in the following venues:

New York City: February 21, 10am-5pm
NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Oklahoma City: February 21, 10am-5pm
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, 210 Johnny Bench Drive, Oklahoma City, OK

Louisville: February 21, 10am-5pm
Louisville Athletic Club, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Suite 830, Clarksville, IN

Chicago: February 21, 10am-5pm
NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

Dallas: February 28, 10am-5pm
Dave and Buster's Stemmons, 10727 Composite Drive, Dallas, TX

Detroit: February 28, 10am-5pm
Gardner-White Furniture, 45300 Hayes Road, Macomb, MI

Charlotte: February 28, 10am-5pm
Fitness Together, 1318-E2 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Nashville: February 28, 10am-5pm
Wildhorse Saloon, 120 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN

Houston: March 7, 10am-5pm
Dave and Buster's, 7620 Katy Freeway #100, Houston, TX

Miami: March 7, TBD

Columbus: March 7, 10am-5pm
Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, 1421 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH

Phoenix: March 7, 10am-5pm
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ

Los Angeles: March 14, TBD

San Diego: March 14, TBD

More details on casting is available, of course, on the NBC website.  If you don't get it, you can still watch The Biggest Loser; it returns next Tuesday from 8pm on NBC.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC, Reality TV World
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