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Biggest Loser Season 9 Now Casting

Update 10/6/09: Casting has closed and production on season 9 has begun.

If you’ve got what it takes to be the next Helen Phillips or Jerry Hayes, the newest winners of Biggest Loser, then consider applying to be a contestant. NBC has opened its casting doors for new contestants for season 9, which will air in Spring 2010.

Find out if you’re eligible and apply:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. Family teams of two who have 100+ pounds to lose
  3. Legal U.S. resident
  4. Create a 10 minute video
  5. Complete the application at NBC
  6. Take a photo of each applicant
  7. Mail entire packet

NBC announced June 15 their 15-city nationwide tour for open casting calls. That casting schedule is as follows:

June 27, 2009

Chicago | NBC Tower | 454 N. Columbus Drive | Chicago, IL 60611 | 10 am – 6 pm

Detroit | Gardner White Furniture | 45300 Hayes Rd. | Macomb, MI 48044 | 10 am – 6 pm

San Jose | 24 Hour Fitness | 1610 Crane Ct | San Jose, CA 95112 | 10 am – 6 pm

Tampa | Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center | 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place | Tampa, FL 33602 | 10 am – 6 pm

July 11, 2009

Atlanta | Dave & Buster’s | 4000 Venture Dr | Duluth, GA 30096 | 10 am – 6 pm

Mobile | Veets Bar and Grill | 66 South Royal Street | Mobile, AL 36602 | 10 am – 6 pm

New York City | NBC Experience Store | 30 Rockefeller Plaza | New York City, NY 10112 | 10 am – 6 pm

San Antonio | Nix Downtown | 414 Navarro | San Antonio, TX 78205 | 10 am – 6 pm

July 18, 2009

Dallas | Dave & Buster’s Stemmons | 10727 Composite Drive | Dallas, TX 75220 | 10 am – 6 pm

Kansas City | Nebraska Furniture Mart | 1601 Village West Parkway | Kansas City, Kansas 66111 | 10 am – 6 pm

Philadelphia | NBC 10 | 10 MONUMENT RD. | BALA CYNWYD, PA 19004 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Phoenix | Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino | 10438 N Fort Mcdowell Rd | Fort Mcdowell, AZ 85264 | 10 am – 6 pm

July 25, 2009

Oklahoma City | O’Connell’s | 769 Asp St. | Norman, OK 73069 | 10 am – 6 pm

Des Moines | Valley West Mall | 1551 Valley West Drive | West Des Moines, IA 50266 | 10 am – 6 pm

August 1, 2009

Los Angeles | CITADEL OUTLETS | 100 Citadel Dr. | Los Angeles, CA 90040 | 9 am – 2 pm

The casting producers will try to see the first 500 people in line. You’ll be asked to bring a non-returnable photo of yourself and your contestant, as well as the application available at NBC. You can line-up no more than three hours before the call begins.


This schedule is subject to change at NBC’s discretion. For further details regarding casting and the casting call, see

May 14th, 2009

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Commodore W. Cox,Jr.

I would love to try out for a contestant on the show but I do not have anyone to, in my family to do it with me. I was a weight lifter,dancer,singer and an MC I have gained so much weight I no longer feel comfortable being myself.I am 165lbs over weight and I need help.

posted Apr 16th, 2010 2:40 am


casting is open for season 10 now :)

posted Feb 3rd, 2010 12:28 am


i love the bigest loser because it accomplishes me alot and i know how they feel about their weight. And i feel horrible about my weight to because i put on so mch weight, i don't know how to control it.

posted Jan 21st, 2010 9:06 am


When is the biggest losers Audition coming to Las Vegas , there are many people over weight by 100+ in Las Vegas I am one by 250 lbs aaaaand need your help in every way, I would like to lose the hold 250 lbs We welcome you. Hope to see you here soon.

posted Dec 17th, 2009 8:33 pm

Tracey Triemstra

I wish that there was something like this in canada. I have a friend that could really use this help and support and someone to push her to lose weight. I would also like to join the show to be beside her to support her and help her on a new jouney. I myself could lose atleast 50-60 pounds and just cannot do it on my own. Too bad Canada doesnt have this. Jillian and Bob are wonderful people and they help so many people extend their lives by getting fit and staying fit.

posted Dec 14th, 2009 1:32 pm


i think it is really lame that you have to be able to lose 100+ just to get on the show cause some of the players lose less then a 100, and i would like to be on the show, i wouldnt mind the help and support from them to help me lose a good 40 pounds. i just cant do it alone i dont know how to:(

posted Dec 8th, 2009 4:54 am


Why did they vote off Shey? She really needed to stay. To lose 100+ pounds, feel on top of the world and then have it taken away... what a shame! I feel for her! I only hope she will have the support to get her to her goal! Good luck!

posted Nov 12th, 2009 2:18 pm


I wish that Tara was the winner of season 8 of the Biggest Loser. Even though she's a good contestant, struggles and gets off track. Helen took advantage of her. That's why she won. I thought they were supposed to have new trainers for season 8 of the Biggest Loser. I haven't seen any new trainers.

posted Oct 31st, 2009 1:25 pm


i'd like to know whenthey are letting people know if they got on the show, i sent in a tape at the beggining of july for season 9.

posted Aug 30th, 2009 11:09 pm


I went to the screening of Biggest Loser 8 and was shocked how much the two trainers didn`t know.

posted Aug 27th, 2009 11:24 pm

sherry tucker

please consider making an exercise video to go with the 30 day challenge which contain the exercises.

posted Aug 11th, 2009 10:53 pm


I think someone should talk to the producers to get this show on all year long. It does so much to motivate so many. I love it!!

posted Jul 30th, 2009 2:42 pm

Carla Olmstead

I would love to try out but do not have anyone to partner with!!!

posted Jul 24th, 2009 5:58 pm


Does anyone know if you have to be family or if friends can partner up?

posted Jul 22nd, 2009 1:26 pm


I wish it was definitely singles as well, but I was told I could audition alone, so I plan on attending later in the month. I am already working on my video as well.

posted Jul 13th, 2009 11:33 am


The reason that Helen may have left her daughter at home was because of the pending assault charges that were against her regarding her tenant. That of course wasn't mentioned on the show.

posted Jul 12th, 2009 2:36 pm


Um, 1) When will the people be notified and2 ) how will they be notified and 3)when would the people who are chosen be starting. 4) What are the costs participants will have to pay?

posted Jul 11th, 2009 8:17 pm


Do you have to go to auditions or can you just make a tape and send that in?

posted Jul 10th, 2009 4:35 pm



posted Jul 9th, 2009 11:23 pm


Hi All! I'll be attending this week in NYC and if I don't make the first 500 I'll be there again in Philly the week after. Does anyone happen to know when the show would actually be taped? We haven't even seen Season 8 yet right?Good luck to all of those registering!!!

posted Jul 6th, 2009 2:31 pm


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16 Responses to “Biggest Loser Season 9 Now Casting”

May 14th, 2009
12:49 pm

I lost 60lbs on this plan

May 14th, 2009
4:47 pm

So I am a huge fan of Biggest Loser but I thought the winner of Season 7 (Helen) did not deserve it. I know she worked hard and did what she had to do, but never once did she mention anything about her daughter, or thank her daughter for the opportunity. Helen is a very selfish woman and it is obvious that Shannon needs the help as well. Ron and Cathy sacrificed themselves to push their children through and Helen was only thinking of herself. She should have went home and let Shannon get the help she needs. I will still watch the show but I will forever disown this past season because of Helen.

May 15th, 2009
5:35 pm

Rebecca, I am with you about! Helen didn’t really look healthly, it looked as if she needed to eat but Tara and Mike they looked wonderful!!!!!!

May 16th, 2009
9:41 pm

I am also in total agreement with Rebecca and BTSouth. I would be ashamed of myself for not letting my daughter “Go for it”. As a parent you always want to put your childern out there to succeed at something before yourself. I think Helen forgot that she is the Parent and Shannon the child. I would hope that Helen is putting some of the winnings to good use to help her Daugher Shannon get the help she needs to lose the weight. For instance. A great trainer to help help her and the money that she needs to buy the fresh fruit and produce that she needs, because we all know that its not cheap to buy these things.

May 20th, 2009
8:38 am

OMG!!! I am so so so glad to hear someone voice my exact thoughts about Helen. I can’t stand her for the very same reasons. She should have gone home the 2nd time around and let her daughter stay. I was so upset that she won after throwing her daughter under the bus. She should have but Shannon before herself but she was to selfish…

May 21st, 2009
10:54 am

I think that Mike’s brother should be in this season and i hope that Ron and Mike are helping him.

Betty Slaughter
May 21st, 2009
12:39 pm

I think maybe you guys are being to hard on Helen. Although she was not my favorite, I think because she was older she had more health issues than Shannon. She needed to get healthy and in that way she would be an inspiration to Shannon. Hopefully, Shannon will take what Helen brought home and get herself in control and healthy. She deserves it.

May 27th, 2009
4:05 pm

I totally agree Mike’s brother should be on the show – his teammate should be the younger orange team guy. I say give him a 2nd chance!

Jun 1st, 2009
9:41 am

I think that you are all assuming that Helen didn’t talk or support her daughter. We only see a part of what is filmed I am sure. Of course they are going to make the show more interesting by not showing everything. I am sure that Helen and her daughter had alot of conversation about who would go home. so yeah Helen
It is harder for older people to loose the weight.

Jun 5th, 2009
2:46 pm

Well I got something..for the only one who Helen needs to thank is GOD hes the one who truly gave her the strength to pull this off.. Yes she is SELFISH her daughter shouldve been there, But Obviously GOD idnt want shannon there he choose helen. So O well But hopefully She shares some of that dough.. I know i would
has anyone heard the dates and times for a casting call on season 9 if you have let me know…l
thanks~ Erin

Jun 6th, 2009
9:51 pm

I so agree with everyone about Helen. I to agree that she was selfish and should have given her daughter the chance. I to agree that it would be cool to have Mike’s brother on the next show.

Jun 8th, 2009
12:35 pm

While Helen was not my favorite ether, I have to disagree with the other posts. One of the things both Bob and Jillian preach is to finally “put yourself first, Stop worrying about others and concentrate on you getting healthy”. Yes, Most parents would push their kid and sacrifice themselves but then either die from the health risks or continue serving the foods that got them there in the first place, not having learned about eating healthy.
Just my opinion.

Jun 18th, 2009
9:20 am

Im just curious… i really wanted to go out to Detroit to audition on the 27th, but i am not slightly confused. On one site it says it is for couples but feel free to audition alone if you dont have a partner. Here, it says only couples… can someone please clarify this for me so i dont waste my time or theirs?

Jun 18th, 2009
9:53 am


The information we have provided here regarding casting couples is coming directly from NBC. Per press releases we’ve received and information provided on the casting site at NBC, season 9 is casting for couples/teams of two.

Good luck.

Mary Beth
Jun 18th, 2009
8:47 pm

Erin- Season 9 is for ‘couples’ but they encourage those people without couples to attend an open call anyway, because sometimes their requirements change or they throw curveballs (remember Bernie and Brittany)…. so GO FOR IT! I’m going as a single too in KC! Good luck!

Jun 23rd, 2009
2:37 pm

Ye Haw! No matter what, in season 7 NO one worked harder or had more integrity than Tara. That woman rocks!! I loved her determination and her attitude. I thought she got thoroughly ROBBED at the finale. Although I am sure it hurt Tara to not have won, it was clear that she was not in it for the money. Think about how many times she turned down money prizes to stay in the game for the sole purpose of reaching her weight loss dreams. AND SHE DID!! You go Tara, you are an inspiration and a hero in my book!!