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"The Biggest Loser: Temptaion Nation" (2016) on NBC is a reality weight-loss competition series that is back for Season 17 with an exciting makeover, including a new host, Bob Harper, a new "Temptation" theme, an updated state-of-the-art gym, a new logo, fun format changes and a return to the popular team vs. team competition.

Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories. Seven teams (spouses, parent/adult child, siblings, relatives, best friends) will know each other, but one team will be two strangers — former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant and the original "Survivor" winner, Richard Hatch, and "The Voice'"season two semi-finalist Erin Willett. Having both been in the NBC family previously, the two share the same goal as the other 14 contestants — to change their lives and get healthy.

The renovated "Biggest Loser" gym, featuring a new interior and exterior branded with the new logo, has modernized equipment to help contestants better achieve their fitness goals, including eight high-tech monitors on the walls of each side of the gym that will track contestants' calorie burns as well as heart rates. Half of the gym will be dedicated to Team Dolvett and the other half dedicated to Team Jen.



The weigh-in will be very different this season with a new look and double scales, so contestants on opposing teams can weigh-in side by side, making the weigh-in even more compelling to watch. The contestant house is also getting a whole new look for season 17.

The theme this season is "Temptation" and contestants will learn how to deal with all kinds of temptations in the real world, ranging from food to money to electronic devices. Players will be spending more time off-campus than in previous seasons, learning to face a variety of temptations head on and navigate the many challenges that can be stumbling blocks to living a healthy lifestyle.

The engaging new contestant teams include twin brothers and physical education teachers Luis and Roberto Hernandez, and nutritionist Lauren Clark and her mother Vicki Clark, a women's healthcare nurse practitioner, who all want be better role models in their professions. Also featured will be Britney Anderson and her Aunt, Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison, whose health and life were forever changed by the accidental drowning of her young son when she was twenty years old.

In addition, the new cast includes Hope Wright, who needs to get healthy in order to start a family with her husband and teammate, Colby Wright, who turned to food to cope with the stress and sadness of losing his father to suicide and his brother six weeks later in a car accident. Jacky Kmet will be competing with her husband, Stephen Kmet, whose weight gain accelerated after a job layoff, the diagnosis and death of his father from ALS and the diagnosis of their five-year-old son with juvenile diabetes.

"The Biggest Loser 2016" contestants competing for the $250,000 grand prize include the following teams of two: best friends, Whitney Clay & Felicia Buffkin; mother and daughter, Vicki Clark & Lauren Clark; father and daughter, Rob Kidney and Sarah Gilbert; aunt and niece, Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison & Britney Anderson; twin brothers Luis Hernandez & Roberto Hernandez; husband and wife, Stephen Kmet & Jacky Kmet; husband and wife, Colby Wright & Hope Wright; and strangers, Richard Hatch & Erin Willett.

"The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation" is a production of Endemol Shine North America and 25/7 Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Eden Gaha, Alex Katz, Joel Relampagos, Michael Brooks, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers.




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BIGGEST LOSER 2016: FACTS

Network: NBC
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 19, 2004
Seasons: 17
Production Companies:
Shine America
25/7 Productions
3 Ball Productions





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hey says:
when is the season finale going to be aired?
oktv says:
Oklahoman Daris George wins Biggest Loser challenge for Week 14. The season finale is May 25 on NBC
confused says:
OK. Maybe I missed it but was Shay on tonight?
debi says:
I wish they would tell how tall the contestants are. I like to compare their body types with mine and my height.
kin says:
i hope arthur wornum wins

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