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Did the "Biggest Loser" show get cancelled?

I have been anxiously awaiting the new season, but have not seen any previews for it.

Does anyone know?


Tue. Aug 8, 10:29am

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I just saw a commercial about it....

50 States. 50 Contestants.
Weighing over 14,000 pounds.

it starts - Sept. 20 - 8pm EST

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:35 AM

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there is a google link for it to the right. >>>>>>>>>>

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:53 AM

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It looks like it's going to be awesome! Are they gonna have teams, north and south, east and west, girls and boys...? And how are two trainers gonna keep track of 50 people?

Friday, August 11, 2006, 2:06 AM

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thanks for the link

I LOVE this show. I can't wait to start watching again.

I'm guessing the 50 contestants will get whittled down pretty fast in the first couple weeks - like on American Idol. They start with so many and get rid of more than half in the first couple weeks, right? Then they start eliminating one at a time when the group is more manageable - like 8 or 10 or 12.

Whatever. I just love that show. Sure most of us "normal" people can't devote a couple months to just weight loss so their results are more impressive, but who cares?? It's weight loss done WITHOUT pills and surgery, and it's imspirational for me. Maybe when September rolls around I'll start a team for Biggest Loser watchers. We can chat about the show and use their successes as models for our own success! : )

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 12:21 PM

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Despise this show. I think it is so canned, contrived. A staged reality show. They gain the weight back. It's almost a mockery of weight loss.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 12:26 PM

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12:26 poster, what makes you say they gain the weight back? I'm not a fan of the show, but I thought some of the folks on there were pretty public and still maintaining a loss. Some people who lose weight will gain it back out of any group; I certainly have in the past.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 12:33 PM

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12:26 poster - wow...jump off the bitter wagon for a moment! :) They are promoting healthy eating and exercise and a change in your lifestyle...they are not having plastic surgery or following fad diets All the contestants are given the tools and knowledge to lose the weight and keep it off. If they choose not to use that knowledge and continue to work, then they will gain it back...just like anyone would. Sure it is "made for TV", but the folks on there are real and yes, some of them have gained weight back, but some of them haven't gained it back! I would say that if it helps even one person, then it is worth it. I would agree that some of the challenges are a little cheesy (no pun intended), but the overall message of the show is positive and I like it. :) No where on the show or in the books have I seen them say that it is easy! They are pretty up front about the hard work it takes to lose it and keep it off. I also like that for part of the show, they have to go home and continue to lose weight as part of their normal life routine rather than be on the ranch the whole time. That makes it even more valid for me.
Anyway, I will be watching when it comes on again next month! :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 12:56 PM

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Glad that the biggest loser fan club is here but it's FABRICATED. It's not real. Don't forget for a moment that it's entertainment. The participants, weight loss is not realistic. Hey, we all like to be entertained.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 12:58 PM

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to the 12:58 poster

so if it is all fabricated, does that mean none of the contestants lose weight?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:10 PM

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i think the fact that some contestants are successful and some fall flat on their faces is just what provides the entertainment factor...i mean, even people who don't struggle with weight issues know that it is extremely tough to do so-especially if you're used to being admired in public. it's a little like "the surreal life", with has-beens trying to reclaim their celebrity status, but it really can't be argued that there aren't people losing weight on this show.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:30 PM

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jumping in to the conversation, it's a whole lot easier to lose weight with many personal trainers, nutritionists at your disposal.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:33 PM

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Fake - yeah!

Have any of you seen those reality shows they call "Baseball" and "Football"? What a bunch of fabricated nonsense? They put these guys on a field and make them run in silly patterns just so the tv networks can make a bunch of money! It's SICK! It's not real! It's already determined at the beginning of the year who's going to win it all in the end - and people watch thinking THEIR team has a chance. It's so crazy!
**end of sarcasm**

C'MON!! All you nay-sayers of the show, I think you just don't like it because if you allow yourself to admit that these very overweight people are actually losing weight, then maybe quite possibly YOU could, too. And then - *gasp* - you'd have to stop making excuses for yourself and get off your butt and DO something!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:49 PM

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yes it is.
but that doesn't make the contestants' weight loss any less REAL.

those of us watching at home may not have it so easy, but so what?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:55 PM

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I have struggled with my weight for years, and I find that show gives me a lot of motivation. I see them working that ass's off and avoiding the ding dongs and ho ho's and it's like a light bulb............... if you just stick with it you will get results.

I guess some do gain the weight back, but the girl who one last year, she still looks fabulous and I have seen her in some Quaker commercial.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:59 PM

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Hey all you who say it is fake....please let me know where to sign up! Cause if there is a FAKE way to lose 100 lbs that doesn't require surgery and just the magic wand of a TV producer, I am there!

Hmm...ever think for a minute that these people actually worked hard to lose the weight that they did...even if it was only 10 lbs.? Why would you knock something that so many people find motivating? TBL only encourages people to adopt healthy habits. You can log onto their website and see all the photos of regular people who were inspired by the show to lose weight and be healthy.....are they fake too?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 2:47 PM

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PT, starting to sound like a bunch of employees of Biggest loser. Spam. Kill the thread, please.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 2:50 PM

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so because we don't agree with your opinion, we should be wiped off the site? c'mon.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 2:52 PM

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I enjoy watching TBL. Partly for the entertainment/drama but also because of the motivation it gives me. I know I will never be in a situation where i have months with nothing but healthy food, a personal training and time in order to lose that kind of weight. but seeing them work hardand get results makes me, and many others want the same.

by enjoy the show and taking real life lessons and encouragement from it in no way makes me not able to discuss this in a weight loss forum. I do not work in television or for a weight loss industry. I know what works for me and the purpose of this forum is to shaare that information with others. If TBL teaches you nothing and maked you think, smoke and mirrors, then write this off as not useful to you, just as i do with 'fad' diets... don't call it spam unless you think that all your thoughts and comments should be labeled the same.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 3:57 PM

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hear, hear!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 4:04 PM

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If you don't like the show, why are you on this thread? Please, go find something constructive to say on a different topic.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:22 PM

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