Articles for The Biggest Loser Season 5

It has not even been two weeks since season 4 of The Biggest Loser ended and tonight, we kick off season 5!  How‘s that for a break?  If it seems soon for us, just imagine how quickly it came for host Alison Sweeney and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.  They only had about a month off before heading back to the show.  Tonight, the new season brings new contestants with new twists.  The season fivers will compete in teams of two and their relationships range from brothers to divorcees to complete strangers.  I‘m totally interested to see how the divorced duo are going to work.  I‘m about to find out as the episode is just getting started.  Here‘s what happened on tonight‘s premiere. Read more »
On last night‘s premiere of The Biggest Loser, the contestants arrived on campus the competition kicked into gear right away.  The duos found out that their successes and failures would rest on each other since they would have to compete in pairs, not teams, as they had originally thought.  Among those pairs were a father and daughter from Ohio, Lynn and Jenni.  At the age of 62, Lynn was the oldest competitor this season and struggled with some of the physical aspects of the show.  He gave his daughter a hard time about working out and left her alone in the gym before the weigh-in.  Despite his refusal to work hard, he dropped 19 pounds but when Jenni only lost 7, it wasn‘t enough to keep them above the yellow line.  The other teams felt Lynn and Jenni weren‘t on the same page and they became the first team eliminated.  Today, they talked to BuddyTV about their elimination and life back home.  Below, you will find the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview. Read more »
On the first day of the new year, MSN Health and Fitness and NBC launched "The Biggest Loser Million Pound Match-Up," a challenge to America to shed one million pounds during the course of The Biggest Loser: Couples, the current season of the hit reality series. All those who want to take part in the challenge can register with a workout partner via  The registration period ends on Tuesday, March 11.  Participants will be able to put their fitness knowledge to the test, as well as receive fitness expert advice from Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, two of the The Biggest Loser‘s trainers, and MSN Health and Fitness experts. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, the participants face a challenge involving a barbecue buffet.  They‘ll have to remember what Bob always says: "Stay AWAY from the BUFFET!"  They‘re also in for a surprise when Bob and Jillian decide to train them together.  Tonight‘s challenge involves a seesaw - and a lot of drama, I‘m sure.When Bob and Jillian broke the news that they‘d be training the duos together, nobody looked too thrilled.  After all, just a week ago, these contestants chose their trainers based on who they felt they could work with best.  Bob is warm and fuzzy while Jillian is intense and a screamer.  They get the contestants right to work and put them through an intense workout.  It was too intense for Bette Sue, who fell right off the treadmill but got right back on a second later. Neill begins to slack on his workouts and Jillian takes immediate notice.  She forces him on the treadmill, not letting him disappoint his wife.  He walks for an hour and no one is allowed to leave the gym until he finishes. Read more »
Brown team Curtis and Mallory entered The Biggest Loser competition with a combined weight of 598 pounds.  In the first episode, the husband and wife did well in both challenges and ranked at the top of the pack after the weigh in.  This week, they made a fatal mistake.  Host Alison Sweeney separated the contestants from their partners.  One at a time, they were brought to a barbecue buffet where they had 4 minutes to consume as many calories as they wished.  Whoever consumed the most would win $5,000.  Most of the players opted out of eating but Mallor decided against her better judgement to eat.  As a result, she gained one pound while her husband (who chose not to eat) lost 3 pounds.  A 2 pound weight loss put them behind the yellow line and their competitors decide to send them home, feeling they would be a good support system for each other on the outside.  Today, Curtis and Mallory spoke to BuddyTV about their time on the show, the temptation challenge, and life after The Biggest Loser. Read more »
If you are a contestant on The Biggest Loser, it certainly must sting if you are eliminated prior to the chance to win the cash prize. However, unlike on other reality shows, the contestants can directly use the experiences and lessons gained from the show to help them still win something pretty awesome: lasting weight loss.Jez Luckett was eliminated from The Biggest Loser before the finale, but he lost 150 pounds and has kept weight off since the show. He‘s now turning his experience into something to help others. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, Bob and Jillian meet with the contestants and are shocked after learning that Curtis and Mallory have been eliminated.  Alison tells the orange team they‘ll have to hike up what she called a mountain but what is actually just a big hill and choose between three rewards for winning last week‘s weigh in: luxury, family, or game play.  The choose game play and get the opportunity to cast two votes in the next elimination.  They gave up visiting with a family member of their choice for 24 hours and free massages for a week in favor of the game play reward.  When they tell the other teams, the look of panic and fear on their faces are evident. Read more »
Too much too soon?  We had only a few weeks off in between seasons 4 and 5 of The Biggest Loser.  Does anyone remember that season that the show doesn‘t even count when they worked with families?  If you didn‘t, don‘t worry about it because it was awful.  I‘m not sure how I feel about this season, where contestants compete in duos and no team works exclusively with Bob and Jillian.  There seems to be more drama than usual, more fighting, more whining.  I never like when family members compete together on reality shows.  It‘s what I can‘t stand about Big Brother‘s Dick and Daniele Donato or The Amazing Race‘s Ronald and Christina Hsu.  I don‘t need people with daddy issues on my television set, work it out in counseling.  However, despite my minor disappointment thus far in season 5 of The Biggest Loser, I‘ve still picked favorites to win the season and least favorites I‘d like to go home as soon as possible. Read more »
When we last left The Biggest Loser couples, the contestants had just voted off the white team, Amanda and Neill.  Before they leave for the night, Alison asks them to answer an important question: If they could vote out any other team, right now, who would it be?  Their answer will affect everyone not just this week but perhaps for the entire game.  After an hour long debate, everyone heads back to cast their votes. Surprisingly, the orange team doesn‘t get one vote while the yellow team gets the most.  Paul and Kelly begin to say their goodbyes but Alison stops them, telling them they‘re not going anywhere.  For this week the game has become, everyone against them.  The yellow team will have to beat them in the challenge and the weigh in or immediately be sent home.  Paul and Kelly choose Jillian as their exclusive trainer for the week and get to work. Read more »
On last night‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, the teams faced a huge twist.  After sending the white team home, teams were sent to deliberate for an hour about who they would send home next if they could.  Paul and Kelly, the yellow team, received the most votes and prepared to head home.  Host Alison Sweeney surprised them and said that they wouldn‘t be leaving just yet.  For this week only, all teams competed against the yellow team in both the challenge and the weigh in.  If they won, they could pick any team to eliminate but if they lost, they‘d immediately be the ones sent home.  The orange, blue, and purple teams saw this as an opportunity to get rid of the black team and threw the weigh in.  The problem was that Mark and Jay were The Biggest Losers this week, giving them immunity.  Paul and Kelly were forced to eliminate another team and chose the pink team, Ali and Bette-Sue.  Today, the mom and daughter talked to BuddyTV about their unfair elimination and the teams who betrayed them.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Have the nearly back-to-back seasons of The Biggest Loser inspired you to reach your own fitness goals? If you are making your own positive changes to help you lose weight and get fit along with the contestants on The Biggest Loser 5, the show‘s feisty and effective trainer Jillian Michaels offers some additional help for getting yourself into your best shape.She‘s teaming up with AOL for a special web program called “America Takes it Off!” The project is also supported by Prevention Magazine and SlimFast and provides short video content with tips, trick, and fitness advice to help anyone who wants to participate in their “No-Sweat Summer Shape-Up.” Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, the purple team confronts the other teams after being called "lazy" in the elimination room.  Maggie and Jenn start to worry that they‘re in an alliance with the wrong team after Paul and Kelly criticized them in front of America.  Bob gets tough with the purple team, telling them to stop worrying what other people think and just worry about themselves.The contestants are still reeling from last week‘s news that they no longer will be up for elimination as a team, but as individuals.  They will weigh in as a team but if they fall below the yellow line, only one of them will go home. Read more »
This week on The Biggest Loser, the contestants were shocked to find out that they would no longer compete as duos.  Players were split into two teams, training with either Bob or Jillian.  Maggie and Jenn (formerly of the purple team) ended up with Jillian, a choice they were very happy about.  When the black team pulled low numbers at the weigh in, they decided to send home Jenn instead of Paul or Kelly.  Jenn was forced to say goodbye to her partner, Maggie, and head home to work out on her own.  Today, Jenn talked to BuddyTV about her experience on The Biggest Loser.  Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
The Biggest Loser has been reaching out beyond the reality show for some time now. There are books and DVD‘s available for the lose-at-home crowd, and recently, the show and MSN launched the Million Pound Match-Up weight loss challenge to encourage people to get fit. Sure, it‘s all marketing for the show, and the books and DVD‘s are other revenue streams for NBC, but, really, who cares? If something can help someone get and stay motivated, it‘s probably a good thing.In support of this good thing, two former The Biggest Loser contestants are appearing this weekend in Houston, aiming to give support and guidance to those who‘d like to start their own weight loss and fitness journey. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Kelly dealt with the aftermath of pulling a 0 at the last weigh in while Maggie tried to persevere without her partner, Jenn. Jillian tried to get to the bottom of what was wrong with her team and got her answer: food. Brittany was hardly eating and was barely putting down 500 calories per day. Jillian stressed the importance of eating the correct and healthy amount of calories in order to properly lose weight.For tonight’s temptation, contestants were placed in booths that were blocked off on either side. In front of them lay 100 chocolates and the first person to eat them or eat the most in 5 minute would win the ability to swap any two team members of their choice, including themselves. Read more »
On last night‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, the blue team couldn‘t cut it at the weigh in and found themselves facing elimination.  It seemed like Trent would be the one to go, who had been complaining of being homesick.  Instead, Mark and Jay went back on their word and voted out Jackie.  She and her son, Dan, were angry realizing that they had been blindsided, especially after Mark and Jay swore on their children‘s lives to tell them first before they wrote their names down.  A woman whose never afraid to speak her mind, Jackie sat down with BuddyTV today to dish on her fellow contestants and life after The Biggest Loser. Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
If you‘ve been thinking that it‘s time to really focus on losing weight, and you don‘t mind doing it in front of a national audience – especially with the potential for a big cash pay-off – then you might want to consider trying out for the sixth season of The Biggest Loser. The Biggest Loser 5, starring sets of couples, is currently underway, and it looks from casting notices that the response to this season is encouraging NBC to stick with the format, as they are looking for teams of two. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the blue team dealt with the repercussions of voting Jackie out behind her back and Dan’s back. Dan was left feeling like he had no one to turn to except the opposing team. The black team is angry with the decision that the blue team made but they don’t seem to care. Kelly tries to convince Jillian to let Dan join their team but she’s not ready to take on another team member just yet. Dan goes to Bob, who gives him support and promises that he’s not going through this experience alone. Read more »
This week on The Biggest Loser, there was no blindside, no surprise elimination.  Trent asked his blue team to vote him out after they lost the weigh in by one pound.  His move probably saved Dan from being the next one to go home since his mother was sent home the week before.  Trent stands by his decision, feeling like it was his time to go and he would leave his partner, Roger, in a good position.  Today, he spoke to BuddyTV about his time on the show, how he managed to stay away from gameplay and manipulation, and training for the upcoming live finale.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Kim Lyons was not included in the recent season of The Biggest Loser, but she still can count among her fans viewers of the show who got to know her as she trained the overweight contestants and helped them work towards their goal of weight loss and fitness.Kim has released a book called Kim Lyons‘ Your Body, Your Life, and she recently talked about the impact that participating in The Biggest Loser has had on her life, and what she learned from working with the show‘s contestants. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney shocked the contestants when she sent them home for a week. It sounds like a good deal except that back home, their friends and family aren’t on a diet. They’ll also have to survive without Bob and Jillian and make up their own workout plan. Jay looked forward to a little distance from the game after being the reason that his team lost the weigh in last week. He’s hoping to come back to the game with more passion and clarity than he had. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Kelly had to deal with being alone after her partner, and ex-husband Paul, was voted out last week. The black team is going to have to figure out how they can take down the blue team, who has been dominating most of the season. As last week’s biggest loser, Jay’s prize was an envelope that said, “Vegas, baby, Vegas”. The entire blue team has won a trip to Vegas. Bob was not as excited as his team was, reminding them to be careful. He laid down the rules: no buffets, no restaurants, no drinking. Read more »
Last night may have been the most emotional episode in Biggest Loser history.  After the blue team put up disappointing numbers at the weigh in, someone had to go home.  Two weeks earlier, Mark had mentioned that he would sacrifice himself but when faced with the reality of the situation, he wavered.  Ultimately, he bowed out, especially after losing only 1 pound in the weigh in.  He felt he had hit the wall and his body was giving out on him.  For the good of the team, and for his brother‘s sake, he headed home to his family.  Today, Mark spoke to BuddyTV about his emotional elimination.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
We‘ve seen The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper put his teams through tough work-outs, inspire and motivate them emotionally, and help them learn and maintain new healthy eating habits. Fans of The Biggest Loser have been watching his system for five seasons now, and can probably recite some of his principle by heart. Nevertheless, with weight issues being a lifelong struggle for many, a little repetition probably can‘t hurt, and so NBC provides a few key tips from The Biggest Loser star on eating right, exercising, and staying motivated. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the contestants had to face a tough temptation. One at a time, they would have to go to a vending machine. The machine would drop any random item inside and if it was junk food, they’d have to eat it. However, if it dropped a pack of Extra gum, it could contain a cash prize of a 1 pound pass at the next weigh in. Roger decides to participate and gets gum, worth $1,000. On his next drop, though, he gets a bag of chips. He chooses again and gets the 1 pound pass. Happy with what he received, he heads back to his blue team. Dan had terrible luck at first, eating snack after snack, racking up 1100 calories, making himself sick. Finally, a little change in his luck. He grabs $9,500 total from the packs of gum. On Jay’s first try, he gets a 1 pound pass and doesn’t have to eat anything. Read more »
Two weeks ago, on The Biggest Loser, Mark Kruger sacrificed himself so that his brother, Jay, could stay in the game.  This week, Bernie Salazar won a big prize: grant immunity to any player other than himself.  He chose to give it to his partner, Brittany.  Had he not done that, she would have fallen below the yellow line and been up for elimination.  Instead, it was Bernie who ended up falling below the line and was sent home by the members of the blue team.  Today, he told BuddyTV in an exclusive interview, that he wouldn‘t have changed a thing.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
In an unexpected twist, all fourteen of the players eliminated so far in this season‘s The Biggest Loser will return to the ranch to surprise the final six contestants vying for the winning title.  However, they‘ll be making more than just a guest appearance as their self-discipline and determination off-screen will be put to the test.Read on to find out what‘s in store for next week‘s episode of The Biggest Loser. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Alison shocks the contestants by bringing back all the eliminated players. Two will get the opportunity to rejoin the game. They all participated in a special weigh in. The man and woman who lost the most weight since leaving would get back in the game. They were met with mixed reactions by the current contestants. Some were happy to see their former partners and others were angered that they had to face more competition in order to get to the finals. Read on to find out who made it back into the game. Read more »
Although The Biggest Loser is coming into the home stretch, host Alison Sweeney says that anybody can still win the game. "We‘re gearing up for the live finale on April 15, but we don‘t have a clear winner," Sweeney said.  "There are a lot of people who could really win this, so many have had such great successes.  You‘re going to see some amazing transformations even before they go home." Read more »
It gets a little obvious when a reality show begins to turn stale.  Viewers begin to be able to predict where the show is headed and even lose interest.  Take the CW‘s Beauty and The Geek, for example.  The show that was once a hit returned this season to embarrassing ratings, surely due in part to last season‘s twist where a female was a geek and a guy was a beauty.  They changed things up too much and lost some loyal fans.  This season of The Biggest Loser, it seems there‘s a twist every week.  From eliminated players returning to the game to trainers constantly gaining and losing players on the team, this season is starting to have me shake my head a little bit. Read more »
When we last left the contestants on The Biggest Loser ranch, Brittany and Maggie had fallen below the yellow line. Tonight’s episode got things started with the elimination. Dan, who won the ability to cast two votes, gave them both to Maggie.  Mark and Ali followed suit, sending Maggie home to continue her journey. Since leaving the show, Maggie has lost a total of 66 pounds. Unfortunately, she just missed out on a big opportunity: a Biggest Loser makeover and a photo shoot for Prevention Magazine. Oh yeah, and Tim Gunn stopped by to help! Read more »
Last night‘s episode of The Biggest Loser gave us not one, but two eliminations.  First, when Brittany and Maggie fell below the yellow line, the contestants decided to send Maggie home.  Later, Brittany dropped below the yelling line again in a weigh in and went up against Jay for elimination.  The members of the blue team decided to stay loyal to their teammate and keep Jay in the game.  Today, the two eliminated teammates (and friends) did their interview together for BuddyTV.  They dished on everything from their partners to their trainers to the upcoming live finale.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Two episodes ago, on The Biggest Loser, a fight broke out in the middle of a weigh in. It caught viewers by surprise but when Alison Sweeney took her line of questioning towards contestant Brittany Aberle too far, trainer Jillian Michaels stepped in. Jillian lost her cool, yelling and swearing at a bewildered Alison. It made for an uncomfortable moment for all parties involved and for the people at home watching. However, looks can be deceiving. That argument actually went down a whole different way and Michaels explained what really happened this week in an interview with Reality TV Magazine. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Biggest Loser, Jillian is forced to deal with losing Brittany while Kelly feels the pressure of being the last black team member standing.  Though Ali trains with Jillian, she chooses to keep her pink color, representing her partnership with her mother, Bette-Sue.  Alison surprised everyone by calling them to the elimination room, saying that she has something that they‘ll be interested in.  First, they had to compete in a pop quiz.  Dan wins but is shocked to see a piece of chocolate cake as his prize.  Alison tells him to bring it to the challenge in one piece, whatever tha means.  Read more »
On last night‘s weigh in on The Biggest Loser, Dan Evans shocked his team (and himself) when he only lost 1 pound.  He fell below the yellow line along with his teammate, Jay Kruger.  The blue team was forced to send one of its members home, a very tough decision for them.  Though Dan seemed surprised as his low number at the weigh in, he did choose to eat at the reward challenge, eating bites of pretzels, popcorn, and hot dogs.  He was sent home and joined his mother, Jackie, who was eliminated weeks earlier.  Dan has since moved to L.A. and spends all of his time focusing on losing weight and pursuing a music career.  Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
It‘s always interesting how people can get so much time off from their jobs in order to film a reality show.  According to The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, that show has a longer shooting schedule than any other reality show.  Even after contestants leave the show, they often spend their days working out and doing interviews instead of heading to a 9-5 job in order to prepare for the show‘s live finale.  Unfortunately for season 5 contestant Roger Shultz, his employer couldn‘t allow him to miss out on any more work and gave him a pink slip. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the final five contestants are surprised with a trip to Australia. Before the leave, Ali, Kelly, and Mark form a secret alliance with the plan to get rid of Roger. They’ll have to deal with that later, though. When they arrive in Sydney, Bob and Jillian are there to meet them. The continent isn’t a new experience for the two trainers, who have been working with The Biggest Loser: Australia. They left before the contestants and had to find out there that Dan was eliminated after the last weigh in. Read more »
The Biggest Loser has made even the strongest man cry but no one knows how to shed a tear like this season‘s duo, Mark and Jay Kruger.  A few weeks ago, Mark fell behind the yellow line at the weigh in and asked his blue team to vote him out in order to let his brother have a fighting chance in the game.  In a surprise twist, all the eliminated players returned soon after and the two who had lost the most weight were able to return to the game.  Mark lost the most of the men and was reunited with his brother.  This week, Mark and Jay gained one pound each and were both up for elimination.  This time, Jay returned the favor and sacrificed himself.  The Krugers may not have a problem shedding a tear but they do have a problem losing.  They‘re looking to win big at the live finale and today, Jay spoke to BuddyTV about that and more in his exclusive interview!Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the final four contestants flew back to the campus from Australia but had to work out without their trainers. First, Rocco DiSpirito returned to the show after talking to everyone’s families. He showed them their favorite dishes that they loved to eat before they came to The Biggest Loser and reminded them how unhealthy their eating habits used to be. Then, he took them to the kitchen to reinvent their dishes to be healthier and something they could eat without jeopardizing their health or weight. Read more »
Roger Shultz is only one of two contestants on this season of The Biggest Loser to have yet to be eliminated yet, there are four players left in the game.  A few weeks ago, Alison Sweeney surprised the players in the game with eliminated contestants who received an opportunity to rejoin the game.  Ali and Mark were those two lucky players and are now two members of the final four.  On last night‘s episode, Mark and Roger fell below the yellow line and it seemed that Roger would be sent home.  Yet, in another twist, America will choose between the two men and decide who will receive that third spot in next week‘s live finale.  Mark and Roger are pleading their case and looking for your votes.  On Friday, Mark will speak to BuddyTV and today, we caught up with Roger in an exclusive interview.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
It‘s been an interesting season of The Biggest Loser for Mark Kruger.  He was voted out of the game in February, only to be brought back in March for being the eliminated male contestant to have lost the most amount of weight.  Soon after, his brother was sent home.  Then, Mark made it to the final four this month but to get to the three that will compete at the live finale, he had to put his fate in the hands of America.  It is between him and Roger and they won‘t know which one of them has been voted in until the first five minutes of Tuesday‘s live finale.  Mark spoke to BuddyTV for a second time about his time on the show and his dreams of winning The Biggest Loser.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Tomorrow night, three people will compete on The Biggest Loser’s season finale for the grand prize of $250,000. Kelly and Ali have already solidified their place in the finale but Mark and Roger have had to wait to find out which one of them will be standing in between them. Both fell behind the yellow line on last week’s episode. With Mark in an air tight alliance with Ali, it seemed certain that Roger would be voted out. In a twist, Alison Sweeney announced that America would decide which one of them will make up the last piece of the final three. The winner of that vote will be announced in the first five minutes of tomorrow night’s live episode. Here’s a closer look at the final four and my pick to win it all on The Biggest Loser! Read more »
Every day, we here at BuddyTV will let you know all the new shows airing that night to help you plan your TV-viewing schedule. In addition, we’ll highlight two episodes we think are worth checking out to help diversify your love of TV.Tuesday is reality night. Dancing with the Stars, Big Brother, Beauty and the Geek, Hell‘s Kitchen, American Idol, it’s all on tap tonight. But for reality TV that actually inspires, NBC is the network to watch tonight for the season finale of The Biggest Loser, followed by the post-strike return of Law and Order: SVU. Read more »
On tonight’s live season finale of The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney brought out a transformed Mark Kruger and Roger Shultz so find out the results of America’s vote. In the end, it came down to less than 100,000 votes and America chose Roger. Mark told Alison that he was not upset with the results, that it was a game, and he still had The Biggest Loser At Home contest to look forward to. One by one, Alison brought out each eliminated contestant, as the crowd screamed and cheered. Read on for more details about the season 5 finale of The Biggest Loser. Read more »
YAY!  It‘s time for one of my favorite nights of television all year: The Biggest Loser finale!  Tonight will have an extra surprise as we‘ll find out whether Mark or Roger made the final three.  C‘mon, Mark!  I love Roger, too but I just want Mark in there.  I‘m still predicting that a woman wins this season but I think I‘d be happy with anyone at this point.  I‘ll be here for the entire two hours, updating throughout.  Keep refreshing and post your comments, too! Read more »
It took five seasons for it to happen, but last night, a woman finally became The Biggest Loser! On the two hour season finale, host Alison Sweeney revealed that Roger Shultz won America’s vote and became the last member of the final three. He went up against Kelly Fields and Ali Vincent. Kelly ended up coming in third, losing over 40% over her body weight. Roger was the runner up, shedding over 45% of his body weight. It was a Ali, who said in week 4 that she would win this competition, who took home the $250,000 grand prize, losing almost 48% of her total body weight. Here’s a look back at Ali’s journey and her road to victory. Read more »
On Tuesday night‘s live finale of The Biggest Loser, Bernie Salazar became The Biggest Loser At Home, winning $100,000.  He beat Mark Kruger by only one pound and took down one of his biggest rivals of the season.  Bernie started the season at 283 pounds and arrived at the finale 130 pounds lighter.  At a current weight of 153 pounds, Bernie lost almost 46% of his total body weight.  He received a large ovation from the crowd when he came out as did his partner in the game, Brittany Aberle.  Yesterday, he spoke to BuddyTV about the support he received from America, what he plans to do with the money, and what he‘ll do now his time on The Biggest Loser is up.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Don‘t ask how she knew, but she did.  When she was in line at the audition, when she was cast on the show, and even when she was eliminated, Ali Vincent knew that she was going to be the first female Biggest Loser.  She started this season, competing alongside her mother, and weighed in at 234 pounds.  Ali and Bette-Sue were voted out in week 4 but a twist in the game gave Ali the opportunity to return.  As the female contestant who had lost the highest percentage of weight back home, Ali returned to the game with even more passion than she had before.  At the finale, she weighed in at 122 pounds, shedding over 47% of her body weight.  Today, amidst a whirlwind press tour, Ali took time to talk to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
As if Bob Harper isn’t busy enough! Season 5 of The Biggest Loser just wrapped and season 6 is heading right back to NBC this summer. Today, Harper launched a new web show, “5 Minute Workout” on A total of 22 episodes will air but the first five are already available. In the series, Harper visits people at work to provide fitness help and ways to stay in shape even when stuck behind a desk all day. Kraft has joined forces with the show as the sponsor so viewers can expect to see Planters, Jell-O, Trail Mix Crunch, and 100 Calorie Packs as healthy suggestions from Bob. Read more »
With the recently concluded fifth season of The Biggest Loser, we saw the first female loser to win the reality series, which has become an inspiration for more and more people to get on the fitness bandwagon.  In fact, season 6 is coming to NBC this summer.The biggest accomplishment this season, however, is that of Ali Vincent, who joined the show with a strong determination to win the game.  Win, she did, and now that she has come off it as a "whole new woman," Ali, along with her mother Bette Sue Birkland, is ready to promote physical wellness to the rest of America.  In fact, she will be participating in an event that aims to promote fitness and health. Read more »
On last month’s season 5 finale of The Biggest Loser, the Kruger brothers were big threats to take home the two prizes awarded by the show. Already eliminated, Jay had hoped to become The Biggest Loser at home while his brother, Mark, was a member of the final four contestants vying for the grand prize. Mark’s bad luck started when America did not choose him to be in the final three and compete for $250,000. Then, he lost by just one pound to Bernie Salazar for The Biggest Loser at home. Though the brothers didn’t take home any cash, they got a lot more out of the experience than they ever dreamed of. The two recently reflected on the journey they’ve made in the last year. Read more »
Former contestant of the recently concluded fifth season of The Biggest Loser, Trent Patterson may not have bagged the $250,000 cash prize of the reality competition, but he is happily spreading the word about weight loss and health awareness. In fact, he recently visited West Canada Valley High School to raise awareness among youth on obesity and the effects of an unhealthy diet.“I had no one to really tell me about the importance of nutrition and calories,” Patterson admitted. “I’m here to tell them about proper nutrition and the benefits of it.” Read more »
The recently concluded fifth season of The Biggest Loser brought us the first ever female winner to emerge as the Biggest Loser, Ali Vincent, who went past 19 other individuals vying for the prize of $250,000.  However, Vincent and her mother Betty Sue Birkland, who represented the Pink Team in the last season, aren’t the only ones who emerged successful in losing weight and renewing themselves to rediscover the fullness of a healthy lifestyle.  In fact, other contestants such as the Kruger brothers Mark and Jay, and Trent Patterson have lent their efforts to promote health and fitness to several communities around the United States.  Like Ali Vincent, they, too have realized the importance of health, and would like to spread the word.More recently, another pair from The Biggest Loser 5 has enlisted their names for another health event to take place in Traverse City, Michigan. Read more »
Coming off the recently concluded fifth season of the Biggest Loser, trainer and fitness expert Jillian Michaels has entered yet another endeavor that will further promote health and help many around the world who are suffering from weight problems.  This time, she teamed up with Inc., “a leading provider of online weight loss services, information and products based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,” according to their website.  Backing up Michaels is Waterfront Media, the company behind her personal website, Jillian Michaels Online.Together, they came up with the Jillian Michaels Meal Delivery Plan, “a comprehensive weight-loss program that features premium quality, freshly prepared meals and snacks in calorie-smart portions,” according to the press release. Read more »
Today NBC announced a more detailed schedule for its Fall premieres, including a few changes. The Molly Shannon/Selma Blair sitcom Kath and Kim will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays, leaving room for The Biggest Loser to gain 30 extra minutes. Also, the new series America‘s Toughest Jobs from the producers of Ice Road Truckers, will premiere this Fall as opposed to next Summer, which NBC originally planned.Additionally, NBC announced premiere dates for all of its shows. Heroes is returning one week later than previously announced and 30 Rock fans will undoubtedly be upset, and with good reason. Read on to see the new NBC Fall 2008 schedule and premiere dates. Read more »
Among the many reality shows today, The Biggest Loser is very much one of its kind.  Sure, there’s still the game play that you see on other competitive reality shows, and there’s the drama that you see on almost every one of them, but this show manages to inspire everyone, and in a very sincere way.  (Then again, the game play aspect can turn viewers against a contender.)  In the end, everybody wins the show, regardless of who actually wins the prize—all because they’ve changed their lives for the better.  We here at BuddyTV are continually mesmerized, too—I guess that shows in our coverage of the latest season, The Biggest Loser: Couples.  Here, on one easy-to-track page, are all our episode recaps and exclusive interviews, plus a quick guide to how each contestant is faring and how much they’ve lost.  So, come on in, take a look, and hopefully, be inspired too.  Now enough of the cheese… Read more »