NBC just announced, in a special press release, that The Biggest Loser will in fact be back in January with two BIG surprises. Firstly, fans of the show will be happy to hear that Jillian Michaels will be back, after taking time off to take care of her new and growing family. Michaels will rejoin top fitness experts Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince for the show’s 14th season. But that is not the big twist. The show will feature teenage contestants for the first time in the show’s history, as they progress to tackle childhood obesity. NBC and “The Biggest Loser” is committed to fighting this epidemic by featuring children this season to serve as ambassadors of change who can inspire kids all over the country to get healthy, according to the release.
The teen contestants will range in age from 13-17 years old, in addition to the usual adult contestants. There is more … The show will NOT be eliminating the teen contestants week after week in the upcoming season. The contestants will be divided up into three teams, with each of the trainers, and each team will contain at least one child participant. The teens will work both at home and at the ranch and their progress will be followed throughout the season. NBC insists that The trainers and “Biggest Loser” medical staff as well as behind-the-scenes childhood obesity experts will help the children get healthy, achieve their personal goals and transform their lives during the course of the season.
No premiere date has been set, but the show’s 14th season will return in early January. What do you think about these “twists?” Sound off below and join our FOURMS where we chat TV and entertainment 24/7!