Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
s0e1: Did They Keep the Weight Off?
Contestants from the first three seasons return to the ranch for one final weigh-in to see if they've managed to keep the weight off. They will also share the struggles they went through to stay in shape, as well as what's happened in their lives since they left the show. Find out if anyone has gained the weight back and who has kept it off in this hour-long special.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
s0e2: Where are They Now?
We get and update from former contestants on what they have been doing since they left The Biggest Loser show and we see how they look now. Also, we hear about the struggles to keep the weight off for some of the former contestants and the other contestants tell us of the milestones they've accomplished.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
s0e3: Where are They Now 2010
Viewers get the chance to catch up with some of their favorite contestants from the past nine seasons of the series, as more than 30 former contestants will be featured, revealing what they have been doing with their lives since the show.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
s0e4: Where Are They Now? 2011
Updates on past contestants are presented, along with bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage. Also: The trainers offer their thoughts on the current season; a contestant makes a surprise announcement; cameras follow Bob through an average day; Aida Mollenkamp prepares a diet-friendly Thanksgiving dinner and offers cooking tips.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
s1e1: Episode 1: Pilot
In a life-altering competition, contestants use medically approved weight-loss techniques to shed pounds and try to win a $250,000 prize. The twelve players are seperated into teams - red and blue - and in the first challenge, pulling a heavy car across a track - the Blue Team prospers, but despite their advantage, the Blue Team also loses the least amount of weight at the weigh-in, and Dana becomes the first to be voted out.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
s1e2: Episode 2
After a tough elimination, the Blue Team gets back into the game on the second challenge, a bake-off which will determine the winner of a luxorious spa visit. The catch is that if any player takes a taste of anything they bake, 50 percent of all profits their team made is not counted. At the end of the task, the Red Team pulled through, making $362, edging out the Blue Team's $245. More importantly, the player's will power held strong, and no one took a lick of any food. At an emotional weigh-in, where neither Maurice, Lizzeth, Dave or Matt lose any weight, the Red Team is sent to the elimination ceremony, where Lizzeth is sent packing.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
s1e3: Episode 3
The Red Team and the Blue Team are forced to go onstage and perform about their feelings on their weight and weight-loss. The winner, decided by the audience at the nightclub which the players performed at, is the Red Team, who is given a reward. Later, even with the Blue Team training as hard as ever, the Red Team loses more weight than the Blue Team, forcing Blue to the elimination ceremony, where rumours and whispers divide their team. The deciding vote comes down to one of the Blue Team members, and Aaron is eliminated.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
s1e4: Episode 4: Red and Blue Teams Go to New Heights
"Red and Blue Teams Go to New Heights" - Blue Team trainer Bob Harper seems surprised after Aaron's ouster the night before. Things move on at the ranch, and after a workout, the players find a giant mountain of cupcakes in the house, with a note saying that whichever player eats the most cupcakes in 15 minutes would get to eat dinner with a loved one. After deciding on a method where no one would eat too many calories, Dave eats only one cupcake and is able to eat dinner with his wife, Tina. At the challenge, teams are forced to run up 1,500 steps to the top of a huge building. The Blue Team completes it more quickly than the Red Team, and are given a great reward. After a spat between Lisa and Jillian about effort, the weigh-in reveals that the Blue Team had lost more weight than the Red Team, and in the end, the Red Team chooses to send home Matt because of his failure to work with the team.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
s1e5: Episode 5: A Team Lightens Up Through Elimination
"A Team Lightens Up Through Elimination" - After Matt's elimination Ryan realizes that Dave has been lying to him and the girls of the Red Team for the entire game. The challenge of the week is a food stacking competition - where team members must build their stack the highest using only their mouths and they may not eat any of the food during the game. The Red Team emerges victorious, giving them an amazing reward. However, the Blue Team comes out as the biggest winners; Andrea's 7-pound loss pushes their team to victory at the weigh-in, eventually leading to the Red Team eliminating the team member that is most annoying: Dave.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
s1e6: Episode 6: Teams Trek to the Beach for a Challenge
"Teams Trek to the Beach for a Challenge" Rumours and suspicions fly after a tense previous elimination, where the women in the house assumed that the men were trying to pick them off. Players are just starting to get on each other's nerves: Maurice's lack of work ethic angers his team - and his trainer, Kelly Mac's backhanded compliments annoy the Red Team, and Lisa's whining continues to get on everyone's nerves. At the challenge, an agility competition meant to mimic lifegaurding, the Red Team prospers, winning themselves a trip to the Umberto Salon, where they receive makeovers and new hairstyles. The Blue Team, forced to vote one of their own off of the ranch, cannot decide who to eliminate. With a deadlocked vote, the members of the Red Team must choose to eliminate one of the members of the Blue Team, finally deciding on Kelly Mac.
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
s1e7: Episode 7: Biking Challenge
"Biking Challenge" Contestants race to log the most miles on a stationary bike before midnight, with a prize of better-fitting clothes as an incentive; participants learn of a new twist in the game.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
s1e8: Episode 8: Playing It Close to the Vest
The contestants are given an overwhelming surprise when they come face-to-face with their old, bigger, selves - cardboard cutouts as they apperaed the first day they arrived. The players run around a track with a weighted vest carrying the weight that each has lost so far. Ryan comes closest to his time from a previous run, winning himself immunity. At the weigh-in, Maurice and Lisa find themselves eligible for elimination, and when the other players vote, Ryan betrays his pinky promise with Lisa by being the swing vote for her ticket out of the house.
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
s1e9: Episode 9: A Look Back Special
""A Lighter Side"" An often-comic look at the first eight episodes; previously unseen footage of contestants' exit interviews; bloopers; the contestants who cheated when they thought the cameras were out of range.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
s1e10: Episode 10: Final Weigh-In At The Ranch
"Final Weigh-In at the Ranch" It's payback time as the contestants turn the tables and "train" the trainers. This episode is the final weigh in at the ranch, preceded by the contestants reflecting on this journey that has changed their lives, and followed by a vote to trim the players' numbers down to three.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
s1e11: Episode 11: Season Finale
After weeks of training and careful eating tactics, the "Biggest Loser" is finally chosen, as the season finale comes about. The winner is decided during a live portion of the episode.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
s1e12: Episode 12: It Isn't Over Until It's Over
In this post-finale special, viewers discover more about the contestants' lives and competitive drive, including that of the Biggest Loser. Another weigh-in will take place, and one of the nine remaining contestants (less than third place) will win $100,000.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
s2e1: Season Two Begins
Caroline Rhea returns to welcome fourteen new players to The Biggest Loser and to host them at their stay at the new ranch. After being faced with a room of tempting food, the players discover a twist in the game - this time it's men vs. women! The women, who will always wear Red, will be trained by Jillian Michaels, while the Blue team, the men, will be put to the test by Bob Harper. Later, the new teams compete in the first challenge of the season - a competition that takes place in a jet so that the contestants can experience what it feels like to weigh nothing! At the end of this 90-minute episode, one of the hopefuls will be voted off of their team. Who will survive the battle of the sexes Biggest Loser style?
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
s2e2: Straight and Narrow is Tough
The contestants' diets are put to the test when they are told that if they eat some high-calorie treats, they will be given a letter from home. Who will be able to resist the temptation? Plus, who will win the next challenge, which deals with balance, and who will be voted off of their team?
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
s2e3: Hurt Bodies and Feelings
Twelve contestants remain, as they continue to endure the pain from their injuries and the disputes from their trainers. They'll have to decide whether to continue on with the next physical challenge and resist the food temptations that continue to tempt them. Can they do it?
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
s2e4: What Happens in Vegas Buffets in Vegas
When the teams get a chance to go to Las Vegas, they'll have to endure some very tempting temptations. They will have to make some very tough decisions while they're there. Will they be able to resist, or will they lose it all for some cash?
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
s2e5: Losing Teammates Instead of Weight Drags Down One Team
As the teams continue to lose teammates, one team begins to lose their confidence. So, their trainer brings in a special visitor from the past to talk to them and help them regain their confidence once again. But will this be enough to get the team back on track, or will the team continue to fall apart, despite their trainer's efforts?
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
s2e6: High Anxiety
Because of the Blue Team's subpar performance on previous weekly challenges, the team decides to push themselves during workouts, as well as try harder to get along with each other. Meanwhile, Jillian pushes her team to go on their most dangerous workout yet. Can they handle it?
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
s2e7: Let's Do the Twist!
As eight contestants remain, everything changes with twists at every corner. The teams are no more, contestants are forced to work with their enemies, and even the weigh-in will have a special twist this time around. All this leads up to the most shocking elimination yet. Who will it be?
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
s2e8: Fancy Footwork from Pedicures to Pedicabs
In order to participate in a professional photo shoot, all seven remaining contestants receive a Beverly Hills-style make-over. Afterwards, a special surprise awaits the seven contestants at the pedicab race when their family members arrive for a surprise visit, as they become the cargo for the race. The winner will not only receive immunity for the week, but he/she will also get to spend an evening with their family.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
s2e9: Jump Start
Caroline informs the remaining six contestants that the duos are gone from here on out. Now, they will all be competing against each other by themselves. Aside from this change in the game, one contestant will shock everyone with their new look. Meanwhile, two other contestants will end up having a fight between each other.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
s2e10: Last One in the Pool is a Winner
Before participating in the weekly challenge, the remaining men share their dreams with everyone else. This week, the challenge will prove to be one of the hardest ones yet. The contestants must hang on with their arms and legs to a tube hanging above a swimming pool. Can the remaining five contestants handle it?
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
s2e11: Scary Scale
Final episode before the live season finale, where the remaining four contestants discover how far they've come since their first day on the ranch. Time for one last challenge, in which the contestants will have to carry their weight in quarters, with the winner getting to keep his/her quarters.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
s2e12: Season Two Finale
Caroline Rhea hosts the live season finale, where "The Biggest Loser" will be chosen out of the three remaining contestants. The results of all their hard work will finally be revealed, with "The Biggest Loser" also walking away with $250,000, as well as a healthier lifestyle.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
s3e1: Season Premiere
Caroline Rhea is back to host The Biggest Loser's third season! This time, 50 contestants will be chosen - one from each state in the U.S. There will be new surprises awaiting them, including the introduction of the new Red Team trainer - Kim Lyons. The contestants will soon learn that only 14 of them will get to stay at the ranch, sending the remaining 36 back home to compete on their own, with a chance of returning to the ranch to win the $250,000 grand prize.
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
s3e2: The Biggest Loser Goes to the Beach
The contestants take a trip the beach in order to get away from the ranch. After Bob and Kim put them all through a series of difficult workouts in the sand, the contestants realize it's not all fun at the beach. Also, one contestant receives some bad news from home, which could force them to leave the ranch.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
s3e3: Cruise Week
Bob and Kim teach their teams how to exercise and eat healthy while on a cruise vacation. Their weekly challenge will consist of them, the contestants, delivering room service orders all over the cruise ship for an opportunity to win time with their loved ones.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
s3e4: Free Pass
The red team begins to mentally fall apart from all the pressure, which leads to them refusing to follow Kim's lead, making her frustrated. Meanwhile, the contestants give the "temptation" a try to win a free pass and receive immunity for the week.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
s3e5: Gym Gone
The teams are shocked to learn that the gym has been locked for the week, which prompts Bob and Kim to teach them that they can workout anywhere without using the gym. Meanwhile, the Blue Team attempts to break their losing streak by winning the weekly challenge at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
s3e6: Tough Choices
In order to keep their team together, one team will have to step it up after back-to-back losses. The weekly temptation will not make things any easier, as the losing team will be left without their trainer and have to order takeout for the next 72 hours.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Caroline informs the remaining players that from this point forward, the Red and Blue teams are no more. The players will now be paired up with another and compete as a duo, and one player will have the opportunity to decide who will compete as duos.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
s3e8: They're Back
They remaining players at the ranch are shocked when Caroline Rhea informs them that some of the 36 players sent home at the beginning will be rejoining them. Two players will be joining the competition at the ranch, and will have to struggle to adapt to Bob and Kim's training.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
As the players are narrowed down, Caroline reveals to everyone that they will now play as individuals. The remaining players will receive a makeover and a photo shoot to showcase their new thin bodies. And during the weekly challenge, one of the player's will have to face their greatest fear.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
s3e10: All About the Holidays
The players learn how to cook a healthy Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, their challenge this week will involve the players putting on all the weight they've lost since they arrived at the ranch.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
s3e11: Back to School
Bob, Kim, and season 2 winner Matt Hoover head over to their high schools to teach the kids about childhood obesity, proper exercise, and nutrition. Meanwhile, Bob and Kim talk to the school lunch ladies about replacing the unhealthy food options with healthier ones. They will attempt to inspire the kids to change their unhealthy lifestyles and educate their families.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
s3e12: The Final Four
It's the final week at the ranch, and the remaining contestants prepare to return home. They will try to take what they've learned at the ranch and apply it to their every day lives to continue losing weight on their own.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
s3e13: Season Finale Live!
After spending several weeks of diet and exercise with their trainers at the ranch, the final four contestants weigh-in for one last time to reveal who is The Biggest Loser and the winner of the $250,000 grand prize. In addition, the other remaining 46 contestants will return as well to reveal their new selves.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
s4e1: Back to Basics
The contestants start off their weight-loss journey by being dropped off in the middle of the desert, while their trainers standby about a mile away from them. The first two to reach their trainers will become the team captains, allowing them to pick their five teammates. However, this means the six remaining contestants have to be sent home, but Jillian Michaels returns to let them in on a little secret.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
s4e2: The Secret Black Team is Revealed!
Bob and Kim prepare their teams for this week's challenge: racing up the stairs of a 10-story building. With immunity as the prize, both teams will have to do their best. Meanwhile, the secret black team, trained by Jillian Michaels, is finally revealed to the other contestants, who will join them in competing for the title of "The Biggest Loser" and $250,000.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
s4e3: The Pressure of Temptation
When the teams are put in a room full of tempting, unhealthy foods, they will have to decide in four minutes if it is worth it or not to eat the most calories in order to win a three-pound pass which can be used to their advantage at the weigh-in. In the challenge, the contestants will compete in three different 100-meter heats against a yellow team formed by three kids, where the winning team will win a phone call home.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
s4e4: Bidding Wars
Another food temptation this week puts the trainers to the test instead of the contestants. Should Bob, Kim or Jillian give in to the temptation, it will give their team a 15-second advantage in the physical challenge. The challenge consists of the contestants running up and down a hill to reach their team flag in the fastest time. However, there is one catch: the teams will have to outbid each other with a faster time in hopes that someone will wager lower and lose, which will end up knocking out a team.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
s4e5: Surprise Getaway
Alison surprises all three teams with an exotic getaway vacation, but they soon learn that they will be faced with temptations and challenges unlike any they have faced at the campus. Later, after the weigh-in, those who lost will try to forge an alliance with the others before deciding who to vote off.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
s4e6: Lively Beach Competition
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
s4e7: Weigh-In Shocker
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
s4e8: Most Emotional Elimination So Far of the Season
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
s4e9: Biggest Losers Go Green
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
s4e10: A Taste of Home
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
s4e11: Memorable Makeovers
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
s4e12: Viewers Choose the Challenge
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
s4e13: A Slice of Temptation
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
s4e14: Five Remaining Players Compete for Spot on Finale
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
s4e15: Biggest Loser Revealed In Season Finale
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
s5e1: They Got Fat Together, Can They Get Thin Together?
For the first time ever, ten teams of two will compete against each other. The ten teams, including a mother and son, husband and wife, best friends, brothers, and a divorced couple, will have to pick their trainer, compete in challenges and weigh-in together. In their first week, the teams will have to pull a giant hot air balloon across a field, and the winner will receive a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
s5e2: Contestants Face Barbecue Temptation and Giant Seesaw Challenge!
The remaining nine teams are shocked to learn that Bob and Jillian will be training them all together as one team. Afterwards, the contestants will be tempted with a delicious barbecue buffet, and the challenges continue to get harder when they are tasked with riding giant seesaws.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
s5e3: Tensions Run High As This Week's Challenge Causes Rifts Among Players
A game of "Elimination," where the last team standing wins immunity for the week, causes rifts in the house, as the remaining eight teams get more competitive with each other. But Bob and Jillian are determined to work their teams harder in order to post more impressive numbers on the big scale at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
s5e4: One Outcast Duo Squares Off Against All the Rest
It's win or go home after a surprise elimination pits one outcast duo against all of the others. At the challenge, contestants compete for a prize they all desperately need after nearly a month away from their loved ones - letters from home. Three teams plot to throw the weigh-in, then have a change of heart, but is it too late for them to turn back?
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
s5e5: Surprise Escalator Challenge Changes the Game Forever
In this week's episode, one team retaliates after being called lazy by another team, and the willpower of the contestants is put to the test during a soda temptation. Then the game is changed forever - for trainers and contestants - after a dramatic escalator challenge.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
s5e6: Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito Guest Stars
This week, the teams compete in a lively cook-off challenge, with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito as the judge. The winning team gets a special dinner prepared by Rocco, plus a very desirable "surprise" from home. Also, one team faces a setback when one of their strongest players suffers an injury, and one of the contestants gets a surprise visitor. In the end, another player is sent packing.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
s5e7: Special Guest Appearance by Jillian's Mom
It's nearly the halfway point of the season, so the contestants celebrate the occasion with a challenge involving the total of their weight lost to date. Plus, they receive an inspirational visit from their doctor to assess their health advances. There's also a surprise guest trainer - Jillian Michaels' mom, a psychotherapist, who helps the contestants begin to understand the issues in their past that have contributed to their weight gain. Then another elimination round leads to a heartbreaking farewell, as one more player is sent home.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
s5e8: Contestants Reunited With Loved Ones
This week, the remaining contestants are sent home to see their loved ones for the first time since leaving to come to the ranch. But this is no vacation, as the contestants must eat and exercise without the help of their trainers and with all of the distractions and temptations of the real world. After returning to the ranch, the teams face off in a challenge that tests their endurance before an elimination round sends another player packing.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
s5e9: One Team Surprised With Trip to Vegas
The competition heats up as only eight players remain. One team is surprised with a special trip to Las Vegas, but will they maintain their diets and workouts in Sin City, or give in to temptation? Then, in a very emotional elimination, one unsuspecting player makes the ultimate sacrifice for their team.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
s5e10: Contestants Tackle One of the Biggest Challenges in Show's History
After revisiting the hospital to check in on their progress, the remaining players face off in one of the biggest challenges in "Biggest Loser" history -- they must fly across a ravine on zip-lines and collect flags. One player gets the chance to give immunity to himself or one of his teammates, and his decision ultimately affects his own fate. And a shocking announcement at the weigh-in changes the way the rest of the game will be played.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
s5e11: All Contestants Return to Ranch in Surprise Twist
It's down to the six final contestants, but not for long. In a shocking twist, all fourteen of the players eliminated so far return to the ranch and surprise the six. At the weigh-in, the scale reveals how the eliminated contestants have done on their own at home, and the man and woman who have lost the most weight get to the return to the game.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
s5e12: Contestants Made Over by Fashion Guru Tim Gunn
It's makeover week, and legendary fashion maven Tim Gunn helps the contestants find flattering new clothing styles and haircuts. Then in this week's challenge, players must walk backwards on treadmills suspended above water - and two contestants battle it out for more than an hour.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
s5e13: Competition Heats Up With Only Six Contestants Left
Only six players are left, and the remaining women try to hold their own against the men who are still in the game. In a surprising pop quiz, one player wins a mysterious prize. And at this week's challenge, the players get the chance to sabotage one another by giving each other calories.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
s5e14: Last Five Contestants Get Surprise Trip to Australia
Since The Biggest Loser is a global phenomenon, the last five players are surprised with a trip to the other side of the globe - Australia! Once there, they get a visit from The Biggest Loser: Australia winner, Adro, compete in a race around the city of Sydney, and climb the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge. In the end, the final four players are determined by an emotional weigh-in and elimination.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
s5e15: Surprise Game-Changing Twist in Last Episode Before Live Finale
In the last episode before the live finale, the final four contestants return from Australia without their trainers and attempt to train themselves for their last week on the ranch. Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito visits again to teach the contestants how to make healthy versions of their favorite dishes before heading home, and the final four all watch videos of their most memorable moments on campus. At the weigh-in, two of the four players fall below the yellow line, but there's one last surprising twist. For the first time ever in Biggest Loser history, America will determine who the third finalist will be by voting online on the two that fall below the yellow line. Who they choose to be a finalist - and who they choose to eliminate - will be revealed at the live finale on April 15.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
s5e16: "Biggest Loser" Revealed in Season Finale
In this must-see, exciting live finale, all of The Biggest Loser contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. There are four contestants left, but America has voted on the two that fell below the yellow line in last week's episode to choose who will be the third finalist in the game. After America's vote is revealed and the third finalist is announced, the eliminated player will then weigh in with the other 16 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
s6e1: Husband-Wife and Parent-Child Teams
Four husband-and-wife teams and four parent-child teams are chosen to try and lose weight through diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000; the eight teams compete in their first challenge, where the winner receives immunity.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
s6e2: Chef Rocco DiSpirito
The team that wins the sprint and slide challenge gets a phone call home; chef Rocco DiSpirito teaches the contestants to shop for and make healthy and affordable meals; one team is eliminated.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
s6e3: Grand Canyon
The contestants go on a trip to the Grand Canyon; a temptation challenge provides the winning team with a more-luxurious trip; the contestants must exercise without a gym or trainers; a medical condition threatens to sideline a contestant.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
s6e4: Toughest Challenge Yet
While one team's members go home to their loved ones, another team spends 24 hours with a trainer; contestants face a competition that tests their endurance as never before; a group of contestants faces the wrath of the trainer.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
s6e5: Surprising Weigh-In
Contestants try to convince a trainer that they are committed to their workouts; a contestant talks with a trainer about relationship issues with a family member; one team must send a family member home.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
s6e6: Longest Challenge Ever
The contestants are literally kept in the dark during a wild baked goods temptation; the contestants compete in the longest challenge in ``Biggest Loser" history; a contestant tries to decide whether to stay at the ranch or go home.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
s6e7: Unusual Workouts
The teams are put through the most unusual workouts yet and receives their six week reports by Dr. Huizenga. Then, a challenge on a balance beam rewards the winner with something special from home.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
s6e8: Record Weigh-In
This week, contestants put their food knowledge to the test during a calorie quiz that will give the winning team a dramatic advantage in the challenge. Later, emotions run high when one contestant confronts another on the opposing team before the challenge, which leaves the players soaring to new heights. Then one contestant stuns everyone with a record-breaking weigh-in before an elimination round sends another contestant home.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
s6e9: Week of Surprises
It's a week of surprises for "The Biggest Losers," and the first is the news from host Alison Sweeney that they'll start competing as individuals now instead of as teams. Then comes the surprise return of all the eliminated contestants, and the revelation that only one gets to return to the game - and that decision won't be determined by weight loss. Then the contestants get a surprise visit from last season's "Biggest Loser" - Alison Vincent! Later, two contestants clash in a big way before the challenge, in which contestants have to stay one step ahead of the competition - literally. And after the weigh-in, the players get their last surprise - a twist in how this week's elimination will go down.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
s6e10: '80s Week
This week, contestants travel back in time to the 1980s, dressing the part and doing 80s style workouts and participating in a special 80s-themed challenge. Meanwhile, two players aren't speaking to each other, causing friction in the house and with one team in particular. Then an emotional elimination round sends another contestant home.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
s6e11: Thanksgiving week
It's Thanksgiving week at the Biggest Loser ranch, and contestants will be celebrating with turkey, football and very special guests! First, NFL Super Bowl MVPs Jerry Rice and Steve Young stop by to put the contestants through NFL-style drills. Then celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito helps the contestants make a healthy version of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Later, the contestants are really thankful when they receive special videos from home.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
s6e12: Makeover Episode
It's one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of every Biggest Loser season - the makeover episode! This season, the remaining five contestants are whisked away to New York City for amazing makeovers that will show how far they've really come in their weight-loss journeys. After getting new hairstyles at a top salon, the contestants are off to Macy's, where Project Runway winner Christian Siriano helps them pick out new outfits to show off their skinnier new figures. Later, after their transformations are complete, the made-over contestants are revealed on the Tyra Banks Show, unaware that their loved ones are waiting to surprise them! After enjoying a day in New York with their family members, they head back to the Biggest Loser ranch. There, the contestants are tested with a wild challenge that becomes a huge victory for one player struggling to overcome her fears.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
s6e13: Final Four
It's the last episode before the season finale, and time for the final four contestants to reflect on their weight loss journeys and the amazing progress they've made. They'll try on their former "big" clothes and watch highlight videos with their trainers showing just how far they've come. Then, in their final challenge of the season, the contestants will have to carry all the weight they have lost as they race around a track, shedding one week's weight loss at each pit stop until they cross the finish line. Later, at the final weigh-in, two players fall below the yellow line, and then make their heartfelt pleas to viewers, as America will once again decide which of the two will become the third finalist at the season finale.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
In this season six finale, all eight teams of families will return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've lost since the beginning of their weight-loss journeys. The transformations will be profound, not just for the finalists, but also for the eliminated contestants who all continued to lose weight after they left the "Biggest Loser" ranch and returned home. America's vote for the third finalist will also be revealed in the first part of the live finale, and then the eliminated player will weigh in with the other 12 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
s7e1: Season Premiere
The season premiere kicks off with the contestants arriving at the ranch in teams of two, including mother/daughter, father/son, sisters, best friends, grandparents, cousins, an engaged couple and former models. Included among them are the series' oldest players yet (63-year-old grandparents), youngest male contestant (18), heaviest female contestant (379 lbs.) and heaviest contestant ever in the history of the show (454 lbs.). Alison Sweeney hosts and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels return to train the 11 couples who begin the show with a combined weight of more than 3.5 tons.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
s7e2: Bob Freaks Out
This week, the contestants are faced with a temptation that will cause each of them to examine the real reason they've come to the ranch. Then it's off to an outdoor challenge, where they'll race by sea kayak and then on foot to the top of a mountain, hoping to win immunity as well as a coveted phone call home. Later, one contestant pushes trainer Bob Harper to the limit, causing him to freak out during last chance workouts before a surprising weigh-in leads to a heartbreaking elimination.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
s7e3: Temptations Suck
This week kicks off with a temptation that host Alison Sweeney tells the contestants will allow one player to reunite with their teammate at home and bring their trainer with them. But the reunion doesn't go exactly as planned when fireworks erupt between the two teammates after one player accuses the other of not doing all she can to stay on the ranch. Meanwhile, the contestants check in with Dr. Huizenga to see how far they've come and how many medications they no longer need from the first three weeks of weight loss. Then a wild jump rope-like challenge results in immunity at this week's weigh-in for the winner, followed by a surprising elimination that sends another contestant packing.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
s7e4: Super Bowl
It's Super Bowl week on the Biggest Loser ranch, and that means food, football and fun with two special guest stars - celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NFL MVP Kurt Warner. First, Stone tests the contestants' calorie knowledge of traditional Super Bowl snacks, then teaches them how to make healthier versions. Later, one contestant has to leave the ranch for a very important arrival at home, while another surprises her teammates with a new change in attitude. Then it's time for the challenge, when Warner puts the contestants through an NFL-style drill that will give the winner an especially valuable prize this week. Then the partners who were sent home for 30 days while their teammates stayed on the ranch are welcomed back. But the reunion celebration is quickly followed by a tense weigh-in and elimination that will leave one team heading home.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
s7e5: Home Team Weigh-In
Now that the contestants' partners are back at the ranch, those who've been working out at home will weigh in and see how they have fared away from the ranch. Then all the players compete in this week's "rope challenge," and later, an elimination leads to tension on one team when one player thinks her partner hasn't been pulling her weight.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
s7e6: 100th Episode
It's the 100th episode of The Biggest Loser, and this week, a balancing competition will bring the winner a coveted prize a 24-hour visit from a loved one back home. Then the teams all take part in a tough challenge that tests their endurance, and later, one player will be sent home from the team that falls below the dreaded yellow line.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
s7e7: Gym Keys
This week, the contestants hike up a hill to find over 100 keys, but only two teams will find the keys that unlock the Biggest Loser gym. The rest of the teams have to learn to creatively work out all week without the use of the gym. Later, a rowing machine challenge pits team against team, and then a surprising turn of events leads to one contestant heading home.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
s7e8: Black and Blue Part 1
This week brings a shake-up no one sees coming when all of the contestants are divided into just two teams, blue and black, leaving many players without their original trainer. Drama ensues, especially with one team who struggles to get used to their new trainer. And contestants are put to the test with one of the longest challenges ever, in which each team tries to put as many miles as they can on their bike in a 24-hour period.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
s7e9: Black and Blue Part 2
In part two of this week's two-part episode, the contestants continue to adjust to their newly formed blue and black teams. They also meet Prevention Magazine editor Liz Vaccariello and take a pop quiz about health and aging. Then it's a grueling last chance workout leading up to weigh-in, after which another player is sent packing.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
s7e10: Chef Rocco DiSpirito
Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito returns to The Biggest Loser to take the contestants to a restaurant, where he teaches them how to make healthier choices when eating out. Then the contestants have a lively cook-off, preparing healthier, low-calorie versions of once favorite meals. The winning team gets a meal specially prepared by Rocco, and a chance to pick a fortune cookie with an especially valuable fortune inside! In this week's challenge, the players all head to a food bank where they'll race to pack food kits for the hungry and load them on trucks, with the winning team earning an amazing prize. Later, all of the contestants are surprised to learn about a new twist at this week's weigh-in.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
s7e11: 24 Hour Fitness Relay Race
This week brings a pop challenge that will add an interesting twist to the weigh-in, and later, the contestants head to 24 Hour Fitness for a relay race competition. The winning team gets 24 hours of luxury, including spa treatments, but some contestants have trouble resisting temptation during their 24-hour getaway. Also, one contestant has a big blow up with their trainer, and all of the contestants get some welcome and surprising news from host Alison Sweeney after elimination.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
s7e12: Contestants Go Home for a Week and Complete Half-Marathons
All of the contestants head home for a week, where they are faced with the challenge of continuing to make healthy food choices and getting their workouts done in their home environments. After they arrive home, each player gets a DVD with host Allison Sweeney revealing their "at home challenge" to run a half marathon 13.1 miles! A cookie temptation adds an interesting twist to the competition, and the players find out the results of their hard work once they return to the ranch. Later, another contestant is sent packing.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
s7e13: The Teams Split Up
The teams split up and the competition goes to playing as singles, and the weigh-in finds one player breaking a Biggest Loser record. (TV-PG)
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
s7e14: Blast from the Past
The players get a blast from the past when Season 5 winner Ali Vincent, and Season 6 winner Michelle Aguilar pay the ranch a visit. (TV-PG)
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
s7e15: Only One Vote
One player gets the only vote at elimination and two players from last season return to dish out advice.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
s7e16: The Makeover Episode
It's one of the most eagerly-anticipated events every Biggest Loser season - the makeover episode! And fashion guru Tim Gunn returns to help the final seven contestants look their stylish best after all the players get complete salon makeovers from guest hair stylist Tabatha (Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover) and celebrity stylist Brandon Martinez. Then it's time for amazing transformations and emotional reunions when the made-over contestants show off their incredible new looks to loved ones flown in to help them celebrate their big day. Also, the contestants soar to new heights in this week's challenge, and one player is sidelined with an injury that will have a dramatic impact on her workouts.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
s7e17: Trivia Quiz
Bob and Jillian take the players on a field trip to teach them healthy grocery shopping on a budget, and one player hits a weight-loss milestone.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
s7e18: Contestants Get to Train Their Trainers!
This week, the tables are turned when contestants get to train their trainers and are only too happy to put Bob and Jillian through the paces! Later, the remaining five players have to race up and down hills while carrying bags representing their total weight loss so far in a particularly grueling challenge. Then it's time to visit Dr. Huizenga for a progress report and to find out their new "real ages" now that they've lost so much weight. The players also try on their "goal outfits" and are amazed to see how far they've really come. Then after weighing in and eliminating one more contestant, the final four players head home, where they'll stay for 30 days before returning to weigh in at the ranch one last time.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
s7e19: Running a Full Marathon!
The final four contestants go home for 30 days, reunite with friends and family and experience firsthand the challenge of continuing to make diet and exercise a priority back at home. Contestants also learn from host Alison Sweeney what their final challenge of the season will be - running a full marathon when they return to the ranch for their final weigh-in. Completing the full 26.2 mile course will be their toughest challenge yet, but cheering them on along the way are some past season "Biggest Losers"- grand prize winners Ali Vincent and Michelle Aguilar, plus "at home" winners Jim Germanakos, Heba Salama and Bernie Salazar. And as an added incentive, each player who finishes the marathon will get $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Later, it's the very last "last chance workouts" with trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels before a final weigh in determines who the two definite finalists will be - and which two contestants fall below the dreaded yellow line, leaving America to vote which one will be the third finalist to compete for the grand prize of $250,000.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
s8e1: Week 1
The 16 players have been chosen and head to The Biggest Loser Ranch. The theme this season is second chances. The contestants are happy to finally meet Bob and Jillian, but are a little surprised when the bus drops them off at the beach to meet with Ali first.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
s8e2: Week 2
Curtis Stone returns to the ranch to teach the players about healthy cooking, and to give them a pop quiz
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
s8e3: Week 3
Tracey tries to protect herself and Coach Mo by making controversial decisions that end up antagonizing the other players and frustrating her trainers. A temptation gives one player control of the game and the Challenge offers immunity. When two teams fall below the yellow line, one team sacrifices itself for the other.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
s8e4: Week 4
A contestant gets frustrated because medical conditions prevent them from working out at full capacity. The contestants are shocked when they find out the kitchen is off limits and learn why it's off limits. One team gets an amazing prize during a pop challenge about calories. Jillian and Bob help contestants learn how to make healthy choices when eating out by taking them to a restaurant. The contestants endurance is challenged before weigh in.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
s8e5: Week 5
This is the week the contestants are split into Bob's Blue team and Jillian's Black team. Alison tells the contestants that the winner of the temptation challenge will pick which players go to which team. The winner picks the new teams and splits up old teams; another player is sent home.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
s8e6: Week 6
The two teams dig for a buried treasure on the beach. As a final result of the challenge, one team is sent home with loved ones while the other team stays at the ranch to train with their trainer.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
s8e7: Week 7
Derek Jeter gives and inspirational talk to the contestants about the importance of team work before they participate in a baseball challenge. Chef Curtis Stone makes a health Mediterranean meal for the winner of the challenge; at the weigh in a contestant breaks a Biggest Loser record.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
s8e8: Week 8
The players travel to Washington DC and get a tour of the White House. They meet the White House chef for the tour, and they are shown Michelle Obama's garden where she grows vegetables to eat in the White House. The contestants help to pick and prepare vegetables, then eat them at lunch. The weigh-in is held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
s8e9: Week 9
Ali reveals to the contestants that two people will be going home, but there's a second twist. In addition to the yellow line, there will also be a red line. Whoever falls below the red line will be automatically eliminated and sent home prior to the voting. This causes tension between two players.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
s8e10: Week 10
This week is makeover week, and each contestant is made over with the assistance of Tim Gunn and Tabatha Coffey. They then give speeches designed to inspire and motivate others.
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
s8e11: Week 11
Investment guru Suze Orman, makes a guest appearance on the show to advise the contestants and to administer a quiz. She says she is there to help them find the balance between health and wealth. She tells them that obesity is a very expensive disease. She asks them financial questions relating to health and weight.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
s8e12: Week 12
The contestants all go home for 60 days, in which they have to find time to balance time with their families, their jobs, and find time to work out. Each player gets a phone call from either Bob or Jillian, explaining that they are going to run a marathon.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
s8e13: Finale (Week 13)
The wait is finally over! The live finale has arrived. Who will win that $100,000 prize?
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
s9e1: Week 1
Bob and Jillian take turns making phone calls to the latest couples that will be arriving at the ranch. Each trainer is met with loud cheers and crying on the other end of the phone. The couples also find out their initial weigh-ins will take place in front their entire community.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
s9e2: Week 2
Dr. Huizenga delivers sobering news to the contestants; the contestants compete in a balance challenge over a pool; Jillian Michaels encourages a contestant to face one of her biggest fears.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
s9e3: Week 3
The contestants assume the role of either teacher or student; a challenge grants immunity to the winning team; a contestant threatens to quit the competition.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
s9e4: Week 4
This week starts off with a high-stakes pop challenge in which contestants race for the prize of immunity - and the winning team also gets three envelopes to give to the teams of their choice with instructions that could have a dramatic impact at this week's weigh in. Also, tensions are high between the trainers and one team suspected of game play, and a lifting competition rewards the winning team with a prize that everyone wants.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
s9e5: Week 5
This week, contestants are surprised by the return of the blue and yellow teams, who were sent home after the first challenge of the season. Now they?re back, 30 days later, to weigh in and try to earn a spot back on the ranch. Then a vigorous football challenge tests everyone's stamina, except for one player sidelined with medical issues, and provides immunity for the winner ? but a big disadvantage for the losing team. Later, after another elimination round sends a player home, host Alison Sweeney surprises the contestants with exciting news.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
s9e6: Week 6
It's a star-studded Olympic-themed episode of ?The Biggest Loser: Couples? to help kick off the winter games! This week, the contestants head to Colorado to train like Olympic athletes at the U.S. Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
s9e7: Week 7
This week's first challenge is a temptation with, literally, hundreds of cookies. Ali tells the teams that whoever wins this temptation challenge will get a huge reward: they'll be able to divide everyone into the two traditional teams, Blue and Black. Also, they could give one contestant immunity from this week's elimination. Let the games begin!
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
s9e8: Week 8
The teams pull trucks and load crates onto the vehicles for a challenge that ends with a puzzle. Later, the contestants work eight-hour shifts at the food bank and must learn to fit workout sessions into their schedules.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
s9e9: Week 9
The players compete in a 30-minute cook-off, which requires them to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert using only 12 ingredients. Judges Curtis Stone and Ali pick the best-tasting entries and name the winners, who receive a weigh-in advantage. Also: The winners of a surprise food-trivia challenge receive a day of pampering.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
s9e10: Week 10
The contestants visit home and must continue dieting and exercising while away from the ranch. Soon after arriving, the players receive stationary bikes and learn they'll have to ride the distance of a full marathon. They can also add time to an opponent's ride by eating up to 48 mini-cupcakes.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
s9e11: Week 11
The teams are dissolved as eliminated contestants return to vie for spots back on the ranch. One player is chosen through a vote while another wins a spot during a step-up challenge. Later, a friendship between players begins to falter.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
s9e12: Week 12
The players have a chance to win immunity by becoming the first competitor to lose 2 percent of his or her body weight. Each person only has one chance to weigh in, however, adding a critical element of timing to the challenge. Later, the contestants hit the water for a race involving weights. Those who finish may help others complete the challenge.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
s9e13: Week 13
Suze Orman assesses the players' financial health and predicts who will win this season. Also: The contestants balance quarters on a platter to win a cash prize; a challenge to find keys in the pouring rain yields the winners a huge prize; and Bob holds workouts in the mud.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
s9e14: Week 14
The contestants choose food from a buffet table offering low- and high-calorie choices; Gabrielle Reece, pro volley ball player, leads a beach-circuit workout; a contestant gets devastating news.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
s9e15: Week 15
The players go to Dallas to run a 5K at the Cotton Bowl and recruit locals to join them for the race. Later, a contestant wins immunity by wrangling calves in a rodeo challenge; and Season 8 contestant Abby Rike asks Jillian to speak at her high school.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
s9e16: Week 16
The final six contestants receive makeovers, which include a $1000 shopping spree and a salon visit with stylist Jonathan Antin. After the transformations, the players reveal their new looks to family and friends and attend a concert by Ashanti. Later, the contestants are suspended over a pool while working out on cardio machines.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
s9e17: Week 17
Quarterback Tony Romo takes the contestants on a hike; past winners Helen Phillips and Erik Chopin discuss the challenges of keeping weight off away from the ranch. Also: Dr. Huizenga offers health updates; the players race over hills of sand while carrying the amount of weight they've lost; Bob and Jillian review videos of the contestants' weight-loss journeys; and the final four are determined at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
s9e18: Week 18
The players train for a marathon at home and must work to stay on track while away from the ranch. During the race, the contestants receive support from former players and family members. Later, Bob and Jillian hold last-chance workouts before the weigh-in, which determines who's moving on to the final round.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
s9e19: Week 19 - Finale
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 9 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize, and former contestants share their weight-loss progress since leaving the show.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
s10e1: Week 1
In the 10th season premiere, Bob and Jillian travel across the U.S. to meet potential players for this season.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
s10e2: Week 2
The Season 10 players have finally arrived on The Biggest Loser ranch and they meet with Ali. She tells them they should be proud for making it this far, but now the hard part is staying on the ranch. Ali surprises the players more by welcoming two more players to the ranch, Aaron and Elizabeth as the Yellow Team. Dr. H visits with each of the players and delivers the harsh truth that they are damaging their bodies with food. Dr. H explains to the players how old their health tells him they are, compared to how old they really are. Each player takes the news very emotionally.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
s10e3: Week 3
One contestant creates tension in the house by expressing a wish to go home; professional tennis player Anna Kournikova gives the contestants tennis lessons before they face a challenge involving tennis balls; another contestant is sent home.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
s10e4: Week 4
The episode begins with a temptation challenge filled with tons of cupcakes. Alison, always the bearer of bad news, tells the players that there will be both a yellow line and a red line at the weigh-in. Fall below the red, and you're automatically out.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
s10e5: Week 5
Players who didn't make the initial cut for a spot on the ranch return to weigh in, and the person with the highest percentage of weight loss wins entry into the competition. Later, the contestants are split into blue and black teams and compete in a food-trivia challenge in downtown Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
s10e6: Week 6
Chefs Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia guide the players during a timed cooking contest. Elsewhere, the blue and black teams face off in a dragon-boat challenge, and the players choose one person from each team whose weight will count at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
s10e7: Week 7
The contestants spend a week training with marines at California's Camp Pendleton. Their regimen includes hiking with large backpacks, rifle exercises and an obstacle-course challenge. At the end of the week, Bob and Jillian lead last-chance workouts before the next weigh-in.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
s10e8: Week 8
The players compete as duos, which are arranged by the winner of a dinner temptation, but the pairings don't please everyone. Elsewhere, Bob and Jillian address the issues that are holding some contestants back. Then, the pairs stack sugar cubes for a challenge before a particularly tense weigh-in.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
s10e9: Week 9
The players begin competing as singles. Elsewhere, the contestants receive videos from home, a welcome distraction from the speculation surrounding the previous week's elimination, and rally around one player who doesn't receive a video. Also, a balancing test in a pool and a personal milestone for a contestant at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
s10e10: Week 10
The players receive makeovers from hairstylist Ken Paves and participate in a photo shoot. Then, they show off their new looks to friends and family during a fashion show. But once they return to the ranch, it's back to work with an endurance challenge that awards the winner a new car. A contestant hits a milestone at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
s10e11: Week 11
Gymnast Nastia Liukin leads a stamina-testing surprise challenge. Elsewhere, a player receives good news from Dr. Huizenga; the contestants race while carrying the weight they've lost so far; and two players are eliminated after the weigh-in, leaving the final four competitors at the ranch.
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
s10e12: Week 12
The remaining four players leave the ranch and try to maintain healthy habits at home. After six weeks, they return to the ranch to run a marathon before the final weigh-in. Two finalists are named, and the other two must depend on viewer votes to compete in the finale
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
s10e13: Week 13
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 10 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
s11e1: Week 1
Eleven teams of two begin the competition in the Season 11 premiere. The players must choose whether to work out with Bob and Jillian or two new unknown trainers. Contestants who opt for the new trainers receive four weeks of immunity and work out in a location away from the ranch.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
s11e2: Week 2
The players compete for immunity, which is awarded to the group that loses the most weight. Elsewhere, Dr. Huizenga provides health assessments of the contestants, whose loved ones are also briefed; the players compete in a bridge-building challenge.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
s11e3: Week 3
The identities of the unknown trainers are revealed. Elsewhere, the players compete for a healthy meal prepared by Curtis Stone and a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in; Dr. Huizenga provides more health assessments; Bob and Jillian look for the roots of players' weight struggles; the winner of a water-carrying challenge receives the sole vote during elimination; and a team's weigh-in results surprise the trainers.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
s11e4: Week 4
The contestants must face their favorite foods during a temptation challenge. The winner chooses which group will work out with the new trainers. Later, the players compete in a calorie-counting challenge in order to win letters from home; Jillian puts Bob through a difficult yoga workout; and a player forms a strategy to send someone home
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
s11e5: Week 5
The off-site contestants move to the ranch and face their first elimination. The ranch players, however, learn they'll be able to skip elimination if they combine to lose more than 48 pounds. Elsewhere, a player's weight-loss secret is exposed; and the teams compete in a challenge involving weights.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
s11e6: Week 6
A temptation challenge for Valentine's Day places the players in a room full of chocolate. The person who eats the most candy has the option to swap two players from each team. Later, the groups compete in a five-part relay race; Jillian goes horseback riding with a contestant; and a team receives videos from home.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
s11e7: Week 7
The teams compete for use of the gym during the week; the losing team must work out elsewhere. Also: A trainer tries to help a player open up; a challenge requires the teams to push a train 800 feet while attempting to answer food-based trivia questions; and a contestant reaches a milestone at the weigh-in.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
s11e8: Week 8
The teams learn two players will be eliminated this week, adding importance to a ball challenge that provides the winning team an advantage at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, Cara and Brett lead a workout at a mixed-martial-arts gym owned by Bas Rutten, while Bob and Jillian help their players push beyond their limits.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
s11e9: Week 9
The players go home for two weeks before returning to the ranch to run a 5K on treadmills. After completing the challenge, the players must once again choose which trainers they want to work with. A few contestants reach a milestone.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
s11e10: Week 10
The teams pick captains, and only two members from each team work out with the trainers. Elsewhere, a mud-pit challenge tests the players' balance; a pop challenge involves elaborate cakes; and some contestants discuss their problems with their trainers.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
s11e11: Week 11
The teams are consolidated and offered immunity if they are able to lose more weight than the previous week. Also: Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia judge a low-calorie cooking test; the group field hidden trivia questions at a rock quarry; and Dr. Huizenga provides health updates for the players.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
s11e12: Week 12
An eliminated contestant returns and the players are split into four teams; the teams compete in a challenge involving ropes and weights; the weigh-in doesn't go the way one contestant expects.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
s11e13: Week 13
A team must leave the ranch and live on a limited budget after losing an egg-balancing challenge. Elsewhere, Bob's team visit an inner-city school to discuss fitness; the contestants participate in an Easter egg hunt, which includes 5000 eggs and a special golden egg; and a player reaches a milestone.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
s11e14: Week 14
The teams compete for a night out on the town during a pop challenge to estimate the length of a mile. The losers must clean the ranch. Elsewhere, another challenge finds the players racing to light up a board; the losing team receives no votes at elimination.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
s11e15: Week 15
The players go to New Zealand, where they face a series of challenges including climbing 51 flights of stairs, sky jumping and completing a 5K. Elsewhere, the group receive tips on eating well during a visit to a fish market and later sail around Auckland Harbor.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
s11e16: Week 16
The players try river surfing during a challenge, and the winner receives immunity and a helicopter ride. Elsewhere, the contestants begin competing as singles; a special visitor makes a surprise entrance; and the group go zip lining, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
s11e17: Week 17
The players pull a car for a half mile with NASCAR's Clint Bowyer on hand for support. Former contestant Tara Costa also participates in the challenge. Later, Sam Poueu and Ali Vincent lead a gym workout and offer inspiration to the group.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
s11e18: Week 18 ?Makeover Week?
The contestants receive Cinderella-themed makeovers with fashion guidance from Tim Gunn and new hairstyles from Ken Paves. The players then show off their new looks to friends and family at a castle, where the band OneRepublic perform. Elsewhere, the players search for two keys hidden in car-shaped sandcastles during a challenge.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
s11e19: Week 19
The trainers test the players to see what they've learned during their time at the ranch. The contestants have a chance to add to their scores by playing a "Biggest Loser" video game. Later, the players compete for an advantage at the weigh-in during a stair-building challenge utilizing weighted sandbags.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
s11e20: Week 20
The players carry the weight they've lost so far during a golf-themed challenge and receive support from Season 10 champ Patrick House. Elsewhere, two finalists are named; the gang prepare turkey burgers for kids in a cooking competition; and last-chance workouts are held.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
s11e21: Week 21
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 11 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
s12e1: Week 1
Season 12 kicks off with two new trainers ? internationally renowned tennis star and certified trainer Anna Kournikova and top fitness expert Dolvett Quince ? joining ?Biggest Loser? favorite Bob Harper, and 15 contestants competing in a ?Battle of the Ages? that will group contestants by age for the first time ever in the history of the show. Host Alison Sweeney tells the teams that they will make their first game-changing decision ? who their trainer will be ? in the order in which they finish the first challenge. Once each team chooses their trainer, ?The Battle of the Ages? begins. The new contestants include Vinny Hickerson, who overcame a difficult childhood to become a successful Nashville recording artist, Antone Davis, a 447-pound father of four and former NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, and Bonnie Griffin, a 63-year-old grandmother of six who lost her home to Hurricane Katrina and lost her husband not long after.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
s12e2: Week 2
Gym-time restrictions are put into place, allowing each team only two hours a day to work out. Elsewhere, the contestants receive health evaluations from Dr. Huizenga, who delivers particularly shocking news to one player; and the teams move a ball through a maze during a challenge.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
s12e3: Week 3
The players compete for Super Bowl tickets during NFL week at the ranch. Pros Clay Matthews, Drew Brees and Tony Gonzalez head up a football-throwing challenge, while Tim Tebow, Shawne Merriman and Eric Dickerson conduct last-chance workouts.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
s12e4: Week 4
Contestants from past seasons return to inspire the current players; after a challenge where the teams battle the elements, the winners receive a special bonus prize; contestants face elimination.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
s12e5: Week 5
A player goes home and takes a trainer along for the trip. But the prize comes at a cost: the player's weight is the only one that counts for the team at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants at the ranch navigate a maze to fill a cylinder with soda; and a trainer lashes out at a player who hides behind humor.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
s12e6: Week 6
The teams merge into one and learn that they have a chance to avoid an elimination if they're able to collectively lose 100 lbs. during the week. A candy-temptation setup complicates their efforts, however. Also: The players navigate a haunted maze and collect apples during a Halloween-themed challenge
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
s12e7: Week 7
The contestants swap teams and trainers after a calorie-counting challenge, and the realignment causes some tension. Later, the new teams face their first challenge together; and the trainers hold last-chance workouts away from the ranch.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
s12e8: Week 8
The trainers pick one player to represent their teams at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants work under a time limit to prepare low-calorie dishes for Season 11 champ Olivia Ward and cookbook author Devin Alexander; and Dr. Huizenga delivers good news to a player.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
s12e9: Week 9
The seven remaining players learn they will be competing as individuals and will be taking part in a pentathlon; Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno motivates the contestants; a trainer shares personal details with a struggling player.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
s12e10: Week 10
The trainers prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the players, who also face a temptation challenge with a three-pound advantage prize for the winner. Elsewhere, a tough challenge requires the players to climb one mile on Jacob's Ladder treadmills.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
s12e11: Week 11 - Makeover Week
The five remaining players receive makeovers with help from stylist Jeannie Mai and hairdresser Ken Paves. Later, they show off their new looks to family and friends before attending Cirque du Soleil's "Iris."
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
s12e12: Week 12
The eliminated players return to run a marathon, and the winner earns a spot as a finalist. The first five players to finish also receive a share of a $50,000 prize. Later, the contestants weigh in to determine which two move on to compete in the finals.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
s12e13: Week 13 - Finale
The winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 12 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
s13e1: Week 1
A new batch of couples arrive at the ranch and are shocked to learn they'll be split up to compete against each other in the Season 13 premiere. The new round has a "No Excuses" theme, and the trainers address the reasons the contestants are overweight.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
s13e2: Week 2
The teams bet on the percentage of weight they think they'll lose in order to gain an advantage at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the contestants learn to shop for healthful foods; the teams compete in a puzzle-based challenge; and Dr. Huizenga performs sobering health assessments.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
s7e21: Finale Part 2
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
s13e3: Week 3
A Chinese-buffet temptation offers the winner a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in and an opportunity to match up players for a gym challenge. Later, the teams compete in a water-transfer challenge for the chance to video chat with loved ones; a player makes a shocking decision.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
s13e4: Week 4
The teams compete for exclusive use of the gym during a battering-ram challenge. Bob and Dolvett, meanwhile, try to get through to contestants they feel aren't putting in enough effort to shed pounds.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
s13e5: Week 5
The players compete in a trampoline challenge to win the chance to exclude a contestant's weight from the weigh-in. Elsewhere, two eliminated players return for a chance to win a spot at the ranch, and personality clashes cause tension in the house.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
s13e6: Week 6
One team must work out for a week without the guidance of their trainer, who secretly monitors his players to track their progress. The losing team is determined by a dunk-tank challenge, in which Bob and Dolvett are suspended over water and must rely on the contestants to keep them dry.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
s13e7: Week 7
Two players visit home with their trainers in tow, and their weights alone count at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, the teams compete in an obstacle course in order to receive letters from loved ones for Valentine's Day; the players at the ranch must fend for themselves, though one contestant turns to nutritionist Rachel Beller for help preparing a special meal.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
s13e8: Week 8
A temptation-challenge winner reorganizes the teams in an unpopular move that creates tension and suspicion among the players. Elsewhere, the teams race to assemble a large puzzle in order to win a special prize.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
s13e9: Week 9
The contestants go home for 18 days and have a chance to earn immunity if they lose five percent of their body weight. While some struggle to stay on track, others benefit from the support of family and friends. Also: a home rowing challenge earns the winner $10,000.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
s13e10: Week 10
This week, the age-old excuse "I'm stuck in my comfort zone" is addressed as contestants are pushed out of their comfort zones by switching trainers for the week. The red team works out with trainer Bob Harper, while the black team burns calories with trainer Dolvett Quince. And one trainer gets out of his own comfort zone by trying ballet with his female contestants! Also, the teams get down and dirty in a 70-foot wide mud pit, filled with various weight plates they have to find in a messy challenge that will give one team a big advantage. Then it's time for the weigh-in, followed by an emotional elimination sending one more player home.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
s13e11: Week 11
The teams are dissolved, leaving the nine remaining players to compete on their own. Later, a tug-of-war contest finds the contestants competing for a shopping spree with Jessica Simpson; a trainer helps a player face her fear of heights; and a contestant turns the tables on a trainer.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
s13e12: Week 12
The contestants go to Hawaii to test their ability to lose weight during vacation. During the trip, the players face off in a trivia contest and a challenge involving tikis and leis. Later, surfer Bethany Hamilton gives the gang surf lessons.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
s13e13: Week 13
Season 12 favorites Antone, Becky and Vinny return to judge a cooking contest and offer the players advice. Elsewhere, the contestants' exercise routines are spiced up with a Zumba class and mountain biking; and the players load food onto trucks during a pop challenge.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
s13e14: Week 14
The contestants receive makeovers before traveling to Washington, D.C., to meet Michelle Obama and debut their new looks to friends and family. Fashion pro Jeannie Mai and celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves assist with the transformations.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
s13e15: Week 15
Michelle Obama discusses health and fitness with the six remaining players and meets with their families. She also joins the gang for a workout at the White House. Elsewhere, Bob counsels a player who turns to food for comfort; and Dolvett leads a last-chance workout in front of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
s13e16: Week 16
Previous winners John Rhode, Olivia Ward and Patrick House return to take on a difficult obstacle course along with the players. Also: The contestant who loses the highest percentage of weight for the week wins an SUV; the trainers and players watch videos documenting their progress.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
s13e17: Week 17
The stakes are higher than ever when all the eliminated contestants return to the ranch to compete in a fateful, four-part challenge. The challenge winner will secure a coveted spot as a finalist, and the chance to compete for the $250,000 grand prize, along with the other two finalists revealed in last week's episode. It's a fight to the finish with each player fiercely determined to get back in the game in a competition that will put their speed, knowledge and endurance to the ultimate test. In the end, the third finalist of season 13 will be revealed.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
s13e18: Week 18 - Finale
The contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000!
Monday, January 28th, 2013
s14e5: Waist & Money
This week kicks off with the players returning from a workout, only to find that the kitchen and refrigerators are empty. Tasked with trying to affordably stock the kitchen with a week's worth of healthy food, the contestants race against time to make healthy purchases within their budget at a grocery. Later, one contestant struggles to keep trying her best despite weight loss setbacks, while Dr. H and one of the trainers help a contestant realize the importance of addressing the emotional issues that contribute to weight gain. Trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett skype with kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny, and then a swimming challenge puts the players to the test as they compete for one of the most coveted prizes of all. Finally, a tearful elimination sends another player home.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
s14e7: Tough Love
It's halfway through the competition, and the remaining eight players go to singles this week. The contestants face their first temptation in honor of Valentine's Day, featuring favorite Valentine's Day treats and the promise of the winner getting a weigh-in-advantage for themselves and a friend. Meanwhile, the trainers continue to motivate the kid participants to stay active and work toward their goals at home. Jillian arranges for Sunny to take a Bollywood dance class, Dolvett motivates Lindsay to attend a cheerleading practice, and Biingo anxiously waits for news from the doctor about whether he?ll be able to start practicing for the youth baseball league tryouts that Bob set up for him. Back at the ranch, one player displays an amazing act of kindness, and another has an emotional, heart to heart talk with a trainer about the circumstances leading to his weight gain. Later, a racing challenge leads to two players winning heartwarming reunions with loved ones, and in this week's Challenge America segment, Season 11 winner Olivia Ward and her husband share a healthy way that couples can celebrate Valentine's Day. And finally, the elimination following the weigh-in forces one contestant to make their most difficult choice yet at the ranch.?
Monday, March 4th, 2013
s14e10: Make a Difference (Makeover Week)
The contestants receive makeovers, with fashion guidance from Tim Gunn and new hairstyles from Ken Paves. They then return home to reveal their new looks to friends and family. Meanwhile, the players aim to lose a certain percentage of body weight in order to win immunity for everyone.
Monday, February 18th, 2013
s14e8: Work Together
The players work together to lose 70 pounds in order to win immunity for all; the kid participants are tested in a pop challenge; a sand-digging challenge offers a weigh-in advantage; the trainers and players participate in a team-building exercise; Subway's Jared Fogle offers words of wisdom; and Jillian and the kids endorse Seventeen magazine's "Body Peace Treaty."
Monday, March 18th, 2013
s14e12: Live Finale
The winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 14 finale, and the eliminated players return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize. The kid participants also show off their transformations
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
s15e4: Trick or Treat
The contestants must scavenge through a pumpkin patch in search of immunity, but temptations lurk around every corner.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
s15e5: The Cook-Off
Last season's kid ambassadors Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny return to the ranch and are joined by the White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition, Sam Kass, for a fun cooking challenge with the contestants. Well aware that kids are often the toughest food critics, the red, white and blue teams race against the clock to prepare a nutritious and tasty dish that will be a hit with the kids - and earn the winning team members an incredible prize. Also this week, one team works out with a very special and inspiring group of women who have survived or are battling cancer. Later, it's time for the weigh-in and saying goodbye to another contestant
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
s15e13: Makeover Week
The contestants meet with stylists Tim Gunn and Ken Paves to get new styles for their new looks.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
In this must-see, exciting live finale, the 15 contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
s16e14: Kauai Part 2
Conclusion. Contestants face their fears in Hawaii. Included: One player tries rappelling down a waterfall, and another goes rope-swinging through the jungle. Later, the contestants use coconuts to tackle a lacrosse-inspired obstacle course.
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
s16e15: Makeover Week
Monday, February 8th, 2016
s17e6: Makeover Week
It's one of the most eagerly anticipated events of 'The Biggest Loser' season - the fan-favorite makeover episode! Fashion expert Tim Gunn and celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves return to create amazing and inspirational transformations with the remaining seven contestants. And though they still have to stick to their weight-loss routines, there will be no temptation this week. After getting a brand new look from head to toe, the players get to show off their new slimmer selves to loved ones flown in to celebrate their big day. Later, they learn they're competing in a Last Chance Challenge with one of their loved ones for an advantage at this week's weigh in.