It looks like the upcoming Season 11 of The Biggest Loser will be the last for Jillian Michaels. Michaels announced on her Twitter account last week that she was leaving the show. She’s going to continue to focus on physical fitness, shining a spotlight on America’s obesity problem. In addition to her own show, Losing it With Jillian, Michaels has launched her own clothing line, various fitness programs and supplements, and she is the celebrity spokesperson for Go Daddy. In the future, Jillian plans to adopt a child from Africa and focus more on her own family. [LA Times]

As for the next season of The Biggest Loser, Season 11 will offer some exciting changes. When it premieres on Jan 4, 2011, Biggest Loser is going back to couples, and they will get to choose whether to stay on the ranch and work out with Bob and Jillian, but risk being eliminated the first week, or go to a secret location to work out with two new secret trainers and have a month of training guaranteed. Which would you choose? Familiarity or Super Secret?

It feels like Simon leaving American Idol, doesn’t it? Can The Biggest Loser ever be the same? And remember that one season where they brought in a third trainer? It so didn’t work! With a change this big, The Biggest Loser is going to have to work overtime to keep up. And all this on top of the crew walk-out that happened a month or so ago …

But The Biggest Loser has staying power. Trainer Bob Harper is in for the long haul, and a show with dramatic transformations won’t dwindle in popularity any time soon. And super secret trainers? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Maybe one of them will be Bravo’s Jackie Warner? Only time will tell! For now we’ll just have to tune in to the Biggest Loser finale on Tuesday night to watch the confetti fall for one lucky contestant.

Would you choose to stay on the ranch with Bob and Jillian and face elimination or train in secret for a guaranteed month?

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Carla Patton

Writer, BuddyTV

Originally from Seattle, Carla recently took a husband and moved to Austin, Texas, where she is finally using her television “problem” to her advantage. It’s sort of like Dexter, but boring and less murdering. Carla’s favorite shows include 30 RockThe Amazing RaceProject RunwayModern Family, anything with murder, and pretty much anything gross and weird (CSIThe BachelorToddlers & Tiaras, etc.). Favorite canceled shows include: Arrested DevelopmentVeronica Mars and Average Joe. In her spare time, Carla leads tours of downtown Austin on a Segway (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!), blogs about Netflix Instant, and visits elementary schools telling children they don’t need math to succeed (just kidding, stay in school, kids).