The Biggest Loser 17 Preview – Join Our Live Blog Tonight


We were not planning on it initially, but our Steven Curtis is available to live blog the NBC reality show, The Biggest Loser, so we’re going for it! The competition begins tonight at 9/8c pm on NBC–do join our live blog.

We posted a preview of the season, which announced the eight teams vying for the prize. The pairs all know each other, except for a set of strangers put together by producers featuring two former reality stars, Richard Hatch of Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice and  Ellen Willett, who competed on The Voice season 2.

Former The Biggest Loser trainer, Bob Harper is now host of the show. Along with the host, there are format changes, and a brand new gym. The season 17 theme “Temptation Nation,” is  all about temptations and how to navigate around them in the real world. The contestants’ willpower is put to the test right from the start when Bob Harper welcomes the new players with a money temptation before they even set foot in the gym.  From the NBC press release:

‘The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation” kicks off with contestants arriving at the ranch and getting on treadmills lined up outside the gym. Once they’re all moving, Bob has the eight contestant teams of two choose wealth – or their health, offering $25,000 to any team who wants to call it quits and go home. But if they resist the temptation, they’ll be welcomed in to the gym, where trainers Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom choose their own teams.

Later, after a grueling first workout, in which one contestant quickly butts heads with her new trainer, the contestants meet with Bob for a very raw and emotional ‘rehab’ session. One by one, they reveal what led to them coming to the ranch and to their health spiraling out of control.

Then it’s time for the season’s first challenge in which contestants race up a ladder to the top of a tall building in downtown Los Angeles. The first team to finish faces another money temptation – choosing between a cash prize of $40,000 or an 8 lb. advantage at the weigh-in. Then Dolvett’s red team and Jen’s black team weigh-in on side-by-side scales to see the results of their hard work before two players fall below the dreaded yellow line and one is sent home.

In addition to the new host, gym, theme and format changes, the new season of ‘The Biggest Loser” will also feature season 16 “Biggest Loser” trainer Jessie Pavelka returning in a special online role. He will be sharing his fitness expertise exclusively across NBC digital platforms to help viewers at all stages of their fitness journeys. From effective exercises that target trouble areas to great 10-minute workouts easy to fit into a busy schedule, to advice on working around injuries or without the use of a gym, Jessie will motivate and energize viewers to get and stay in shape, with exclusive videos shared on and other NBC digital platforms every week of the new season.

Season 17 ( Extended Sneak Peek)

Get a first look at an all-new Biggest Loser, where players face the biggest temptations and challenges of their lives as they compete for the $250,000 grand prize.

Big Changes for This Season (Sneak Peek)

This season of The Biggest Loser has some BIG changes in store.

Temptation is Everywhere (Promo)

The Biggest Loser is back and it’s all about temptation. New host Bob Harper will tempt and challenge 8 teams of players as trainers Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom push them past the breaking point,

Can You Resist Temptation? (Promo)

The Biggest Loser is back and it’s all about temptation. New host Bob Harper will tempt and challenge 8 teams of players as trainers Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom push them past the breaking point,

The Biggest Loser Is Back (Promo)

Temptation is lurking around every corner, and this season’s contestants will strive to overcome the obstacles that have held them back in the past in order to become their best selves. Watch the season premiere

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