At the end of Biggest Loser’s most recent season rumors abounded over whether or not the show would return. Lackluster at best, even the most loyal and die-hard of Loser fans were jumping off the boat after a poor season 13. The performance of the show was called in to question when, after years of airing two-hour episodes, the show switched to a one-hour format. Even the live finale was only an hour, and viewers noticed when no mention was made of a next season, which is typically teased.
While the show will not return for a fall 2012 season it looks like it is set to be back on the air in January 2013, as the Biggest Loser casting team hits the road this summer to find the faces of season 14.
Just yesterday the BL14 Casting Team announced the tour dates and cities, which is much more brief than usual, with five dates and 13 cities (schedule posted below). Hopefuls can meet one-on-one with the casting team, where they have moments to bring their story and personality to life.
“If you are considering auditioning but are on the fence, we say GO FOR IT!,” said Holland Weathers, casting director for Biggest Loser, in an email to DietsInReview.com. “EVERY SINGLE CONTESTANT that has ever been on the show was on the fence at one point and never thought we would pick them…now here they are living the new and healthy life they always dreamed of!”
Visit the Biggest Loser Casting Team on the road in June and July and you may be on NBC in January!
Los Angeles, CA
Kansas City, MO
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
Weathers suggested that hopefuls keep a close eye on their casting website, Twitter, and Facebook pages for the most updated information, tips, instructions, applications, and more. At their website you’ll also find information for submitting a video application, which is encouraged whether you do or do not attend a live casting call. An audition video could double your chances, said Weathers. We say it can’t hurt to get in front of them twice!
- Minimum of 85 pounds to lose
- At least 18 years old
- Legal U.S. resident
- Bold, outgoing personalities
CASTING CALL TIPS
- Take a recent photo to go with your application (this will not be returned to you). Write your name and contact info on the back of it.
- You do not need to print the application off the website – There will be a shorter one at the casting call.
- Come dressed to impress (but wear comfy shoes) and dress weather appropriate, you may be waiting outside.
- Casting producers do their best to see everyone in line. You may not line up earlier than three hours before the start of the casting call.
- Be yourself.
May 22nd, 2012