Bob Harper Will Host 'The Biggest Loser' Reboot on USA Network
USA Network announced Friday that health and fitness expert Bob Harper will host the reboot of The Biggest Loser, set to premiere in 2020. Harper was a staple on the original version for 17 years and has dedicated his life to inspiring healthy lifestyles in others, even when he had a heart attack in 2017.
"I've learned a lot over the last two years since suffering a heart attack," Harper said in a statement. "I know more than ever that it’s about overall health and living your absolute best life inside and out, plus finding ways to overcome the everyday obstacles that we all face. That is what we are doing with the show. We are going to be changing lives and it is going to be big. I cannot wait to get started!"
New trainers will join Harper for the 10-episode season produced by Endemol Shine North America, in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio.
Original story (5/13/2019):
USA Network has announced plans to reboot reality competition series The Biggest Loser and will premiere a new season in 2020.
The new, 10-episode Biggest Loser will feature a new team of experts as they help men and women lose weight and improve their overall well being while competing against each other.
Plus, find out why each of the four became a doctor.
The experts will include a trainer, chef and a life coach that will be announced at a later date.
"We're re-imagining The Biggest Loser for today's audiences, providing a new holistic, 360-degree look at wellness, while retaining the franchise's competition format and legendary jaw-dropping moments," president, entertainment networks USA Network and Syfy Chris McCumber said in a statement.
— The Biggest Loser (@biggestlosernbc) May 13, 2019
The Biggest Loser will be the latest reality series on USA alongside Chrisley Knows Best, its spinoff Growing Up Chrisley, WWE's Miz & Mrs. and Temptation Island.
The Biggest Loser ran for 17 seasons on NBC starting in 2004. The series featured trainer Jillian Michaels, trainer Bob Harper and host Alison Sweeney.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.