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The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser

NBC 2004

The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help 12 overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Caroline Rhea hosts the unscripted, one-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Biggest Loser

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#1 - Live Finale (Season 14 - Episode 12)

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 episode was rated 8.83 from 18 votes.

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#2 - Finale (Season 15 - Episode 15)

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.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 24 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E3

#3 - The Auction (Season 15 - Episode 3)

The contestants bid on gym equipment in an auction. Later, one player discusses her difficult childhood; the contestants contact their family members; and Season 12 contestant Vinny Hickerson makes an appearance.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 33 votes.

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#4 - Trick or Treat (Season 15 - Episode 4)

The contestants must scavenge through a pumpkin patch in search of immunity, but temptations lurk around every corner.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 33 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E14

#5 - Triathlon (Season 15 - Episode 14)

The stakes are higher than ever when the five final players compete in a "Biggest Loser" first -- a sprint triathlon, requiring them to swim a mile, bike 12 miles and run three miles. The triathlon winner will secure a coveted spot as a finalist, as well as a brand new Ford Fusion. Then it's an emotional trip down memory lane as the contestants watch footage of their journeys with their trainers, and see firsthand how far they've come since arriving on the ranch. Later, it's time for the last weigh-in before the finale, where two players will fall below the red line and go home, and two more will become finalists, joining the triathlon winner to compete for $250,000 and the title of "The Biggest Loser" at the season 15 finale.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 27 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E13

#6 - Makeover Week (Season 15 - Episode 13)

The contestants meet with stylists Tim Gunn and Ken Paves to get new styles for their new looks.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 24 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E1

#7 - The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 1 (Season 15 - Episode 1)


The episode was rated 8.21 from 34 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E2

#8 - A Game of Chance (Season 15 - Episode 2)

The teams learn that only one member's weigh-in will count for the week, and the representative is chosen by a roll of the die. Also: The players compete in a water-bucket race; a contestant receives a troubling health update; a player connects with a family member; and one of Season 14's child ambassadors revisits the show.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 37 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S16E12

#9 - The Playoffs (Season 16 - Episode 12)

The teams disband and the players compete on their own for the first time in an obstacle course, with the grand prize being immunity. Later, the trainers surprise the players with videos featuring words of encouragement from loved ones

The episode was rated 8.14 from 21 votes.

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#10 - Week 7 (Season 13 - Episode 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.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 11 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S15E11

#11 - Who Gets a Second Chance Back? (Season 15 - Episode 11)

The eliminated contestants return to the ranch for a second chance to get back into the competition.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 25 votes.

The Biggest Loser - S1E8

#12 - Episode 8: Playing It Close to the Vest (Season 1 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 12 votes.

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#13 - The Cook-Off (Season 15 - Episode 5)

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

The episode was rated 8.00 from 35 votes.

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#14 - Week 15 (Season 13 - Episode 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.

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#15 - Pay It Forward (Season 14 - Episode 4)

The contestants are on their own this week when trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett leave town to surprise kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny and their families with a visit to their hometowns. Some players struggle without their trainer, but others rise to the occasion, and an unexpected leader emerges. In honor of this week’s "Pay it Forward" theme, contestants run a 5K and money is donated to a local Boys and Girls Club, with the winning team earning $15,000 to split among themselves. The trainers plan special surprises for each kid in their hometown before returning to the ranch in time for last chance workouts, when Jillian has a run-in with a player on another trainer’s team. Later, the weigh-in brings welcome news to one player who has been struggling, before another player is sent home.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 10 votes.


Last updated: jan 16, 2023


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