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'The Biggest Loser' hits the road

by jmaloni
Thu, May 31st 2012 02:00 pm
`The Biggest Loser`: Season 13 live finale. Pictured is host Alison Sweeney. (photo by Trae Patton/NBC)
"The Biggest Loser": Season 13 live finale. Pictured is host Alison Sweeney. (photo by Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching a 13-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals who have at least 85 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will air in January 2013.

Casting producers are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the U.S. For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on http://www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.

People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.

Saturday, June 16

Los Angeles

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • 2232 Lincoln Blvd.
  • Venice, CA 90291

Saturday, June 23

Atlanta

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Convocation Center, Building 2
  • 1000 Chastain Road
  • Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • *Follow signs to the casting call

Chicago

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Chicago Home Fitness
  • 1205 Butterfield Road
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515

Miami

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Planet Fitness
  • 850 Ives Dairy Road
  • Miami, FL 33179

Saturday, June 30

Detroit

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • 45300 Hayes Road
  • Macomb, MI 48044-3846

Kansas City

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • 1601 Village West Parkway
  • Kansas City, KS 66111

Phoenix

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Superstition Springs Center
  • 6555 E. Southern Ave.
  • Mesa, AZ 85206

Saturday, July 14

Philadelphia

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Planet Fitness
  • 9950 E. Roosevelt Blvd.
  • (Located between Best Buy and American Signature Furniture)
  • Philadelphia, PA 19115

Raleigh

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Rex Healthcare
  • 4420 Lake Boone Trail
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

Salt Lake City

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • KSL 5 TV
  • 55 North 300 West
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84180

Saturday, July 21

Cleveland

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Crowne Plaza Cleveland South
  • 5300 Rockside Road
  • Independence, OH 44131

Dallas

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gilley's Dallas
  • 1135 South Lamar St.
  • Dallas, TX 75215-1036

San Diego

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • NTC Venues at Liberty Station
  • 2640 Historic Decatur Road
  • San Diego, CA 92106

Alison Sweeney is the host of "The Biggest Loser," which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of "the biggest loser." Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.

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