If you’ve ever dreamed of having even just a day or a week with Jillian Michaels, your chance has come. NBC has just announced that it will premiere a new health and weight loss show, starring Jillian Michaels, in the summer 2010, immediately following the Biggest Loser 9 season.
“Yes, NBC has finally lost their minds and decided to give me my own show,” posted the trainer on her Facebook page.
We spoke with Jillian, and executive producers Mark Koops and Ellen Rakieten, to learn more about her thoughts on the new show and what viewers can expect. Listen now as she tells us why she’s excited about “Losing It,” what we will see as she works with children, and how Curtis Stone came to be a part of the show.
Jillian says the show will allow us to see more facets of who she is and learn more about the methodology of the Jillian Michaels approach, things she says we miss on Biggest Loser. “I’m passionate about showing more of what we do,” she says.
There was talk last spring that Jillian was working on a show of her own, with a sort of “Super Nanny” approach. And it looks like that’s the format they’ve settled on. Tired of hearing from Biggest Loser fans that the weight loss would be easy enough if they could make it to the ranch, Jillian and producers set to work to alleviate that problem. “So we’re telling people, we’ll come to you and teach you how to be healthy.”
Jillian says with “Losing It” there are no more excuses. She’ll spend five to seven days with a family and follow them to work, school and the rest of their day-to-day lives, then evaluate their lifestyles and offer tools and information they can implement to enact real change. She calls it their marching orders, and assures us they’ll be following up to see how the families are doing. She’ll also make sure that the changes she suggests fit in with the families situations. If they can’t afford a gym, she’ll show them how to get the workouts done at home.
To help, she’s recruited Chef Curtis Stone, a popular fixture in the Biggest Loser kitchen. Jillian calls him a “natural and obvious choice” for the show. Executive producer Ellen Rakieten says that “Losing It” will actually feature a host of consulting guests to help families in areas where Jillian is not the expert – like cooking or finance.
Think your family is ready to face the reality that Jillian will deliver? “Losing It” is casting!
Families with children ages 9 or older will be considered. Learn more casting details at CastingDuo.com.
October 20th, 2009