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USA Network slates “The Biggest Loser” reboot for 2020

NBCUniversal-owned cable entertainment net USA Network is set to breathe new life into long-running unscripted franchise The Biggest Loser. USA’s reboot of the The Biggest Loser will differentiate itself from the NBC ...
May 13, 2019

NBCUniversal-owned cable entertainment net USA Network is set to breathe new life into long-running unscripted franchise The Biggest Loser.

USA’s reboot of the The Biggest Loser will differentiate itself from the NBC franchise by helping contestants create lasting and impactful lifestyle changes in addition to shedding excessive weight. The revamped reality competition series will also feature a new team of experts – to be announced at a later date – focused on improving the overall well-being and waistlines of American contestants. Those experts will include a trainer, chef and life coach.

Produced by Endemol Shine North America, in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, the 10-episode season is expected to premiere on USA Network in 2020.

Based on the format created by David Broome, USA’s The Biggest Loser is executive produced by Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Georgie Hurford-Jones for Endemol Shine. Todd Nelson, JD Roth and Broome also are executive producers.

The Biggest Loser now joins USA Network’s catalog of unscripted series that also includes Chrisley Knows Best, its spin-off series Growing Up Chrisley, the WWE-inspired series Miz & Mrs., the forthcoming docu-comedy The Radkes, and dating format Temptation Island, recently renewed for a second season.

Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks, USA Network & SYFY, said in a statement that the USA reboot of the series will provide a “new holistic, 360-degree look at wellness” while retaining the franchise’s competition element.

“USA’s recent reboot of Temptation Island brought both new and younger viewers to the network, and we’re excited to add another big, buzzy show to our growing unscripted lineup,” he added.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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