TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - The Biggest Loser adds some weight to the Citytv
fall schedule with this season boasting the heaviest contestant in the series
history. Host Alison Sweeney and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels
return to train 16 contestants eager to get their second chances at a new
lease on life. The must-see two-hour season premiere airs Tuesday, September
15 on Citytv.
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"With likeable contestants and their inspirational stories of
transformation, this season of The Biggest Loser is sure to be a hit with both
prior fans of the series and our audiences in its new home on Citytv," says
Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming, Rogers Media
The stories are compelling, from a firefighter whose health and job are
at risk because of his weight to a military wife and mother of four who has
always put others first. Viewers will also meet a remarkable woman who endured
the worst tragedy imaginable - losing her husband and two children in a deadly
car crash - and who now gets a second chance to restart her life.
Last season's heaviest contestant and fan favourite Daniel Wright will
also return for a second chance to finish the weight loss journey he started
when he dropped from 454 lbs. to 312 lbs. He'll inspire a female social
worker, who has replaced him as the heaviest contestant in the history of The
Biggest Loser, weighing in at 476 lbs.
In the season premiere, one contestant has a health scare during the
first challenge, and all of the players get a wake-up call when they meet with
Dr. Huizenga to better understand all the medical conditions they're facing
because of their extra weight. Then an emotional weigh-in is followed by an
elimination, sending home the first player of the season.
Also included in the new season of players is Amanda Arlauskas, a 19-year
old who was voted in by American viewers during last season's finale and hopes
to get a second chance to live the life she always dreamed of living. They'll
all come together for a second chance to transform their bodies, their health
and ultimately their lives. The winning contestant will walk away with
$250,000 as the grand prize.
Citytv.com will offer Canadians tonnes of extra content to get engaged
including video fitness tips from the host and trainers, trivia questions,
recipes, extended confessional videos, and profiles on all the contestants.
Also if you miss an episode you can catch up post broadcast at the Citytv
video player. Full episodes available beginning Thursday September 17th.
The Biggest Loser Broadcast schedule is as follows (s/NBC):
Citytv Toronto Tuesdays at 8PM ET starting September 15
Citytv Winnipeg Tuesdays at 7PM CT starting September 15
Citytv Calgary Tuesdays at 9PM MT starting September 15
Citytv Edmonton Tuesdays at 9PM MT starting September 15
Citytv Vancouver Tuesdays at 8PM PT starting September 15
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and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional
television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air
personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive
formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian
and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of
Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:
RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit
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