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Jillian Michaels Casting New Show “Losing It”

jillian michaelsIf 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

October 20th, 2009

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Eleanor Rodriquez

I really need Jillian's help for my family. Ive been watching her shows. I really feel she can help. My husband is probably 200 pounds overweight. I need to lose 1oo pounds. I just don't know how to do the food for 7 of us in my home. on a budget. want to be good ex sample for my 5 children and don't want my husband to have a heart attack. maybe Jillian can get thru to him. He wants to lose weight. Thanks Ellen Love you Jillian

posted Sep 6th, 2013 7:38 pm


I would love to have an opportunity to work with Jillian. I have weight issues and health issues. I am forty single mom. I am scared because I am over weight. I have problems with breathing and walking, and I am really ambarrassed by my looks. I get so depressed I have tried many diets and excerises. Right now I am scared to death cause my father passed away at the age of 47 and my older brother passed two yrs ago at the age of 40. They say it was heart attacks I'm scared cause of my wieght I might be next. I want to see my son graduate from school. and see him make something of himself. I am a heathcare worker. I help everyone else but I feels like I cant help myself to loose this evtra weight. I would really like to loose it and be healthy for myself.

posted Dec 28th, 2011 4:05 am


I agree with cheryl what about please that have only 60 pds to lose and can't get rid of it, and have tried more then ten different diets and will lose ten pds only to gain it back, and be back to the drawing board. Jillian help us as well, we are in need of a weight lose miracle, I would to go into law enforcement but I need to lose weight so I can do the job effectively.

posted Dec 23rd, 2011 1:52 am


i have been big all my life. it hass takenme 42 yrs to decide to take control and get healthy for me. please help

posted May 25th, 2011 3:44 pm


Jillian I would love to be on your show .Iam a 360 lbs of big teddybear .But it is going to kill me I have kids I want to see grow up I have grand babies I want to play with Ive been an athelete all my life and am still working in the oilfields in north dakota .I fell off an oil rig in 1985 busted my back up they said I would never walk or work again but here I am but this weight is making me go backwards PLEASE help me jillian .It hurts just to get up every day and is getting worse I can do this with your help I know this in my heart.

posted May 15th, 2011 5:48 pm


just checkn

posted May 15th, 2011 2:41 am

cheryl vanek

Its nice to see these very obese people trying to loose weight but how about the rest of us that have 60 to 80 pounds to loose, where is the interest in them at. They need to be on tv also to show the world that we all can succeed..
I would be the first one to sign up for sure...

posted Feb 21st, 2011 12:11 am

cheryl vanek

Hey!! What about us retired folks that need a helping hand and would love to loose weight with Jillian??
AND be on her new show!

posted Feb 21st, 2011 12:08 am

jimmy mcdonald

i would really like to lose weight with the help of jillian

posted Oct 12th, 2010 5:08 pm

Irene Johnson

I would learn how to lose weight and keep it off. Especially my husband he is at least 60 pounds overweight and eat all the time. It's like he can't survive if he don't have a dunkin donuts coffee in his hands. We need your help JM and I would like to meet you. You can help us I am sure.

posted Aug 23rd, 2010 2:29 pm


i am thirteen years old and weight 221 pounds ani am 5 ft 9 in and i am wondering if i could be on a episode of losing it with jullian plus my my family will to

posted Aug 13th, 2010 11:16 pm

shronda norris

my name is shronda norris and im 15 1/2 ill be 16 october 16th!! i was overwieght as i was younger.and as i got older i got into sports and got some of the weight not happy with the number that i weigh. some say its cause my hight. but this is not about me. i have some overweight family. my sister has always been bigger then my mom. her names tasha shes 22 and she has one child. and another on the way, and she just got ridd of all her cancer. i dont want her to have 2 kids and not be able to do anything with them. as it is im the one chasing the baby around the house and picking up after him. i just wish my sister would be more entergized. there would be a cofee table 3 feet in front of her and she would ask me to hand her something off of it. as for my mom. she gets ups and moves around but but nothing serious. and when it comes time for dinner she eats 2 times and then gos for the snaks. as for me. i walk everyday. even if its just around town with my friends. but i want to set a goal by time my birthday comes i just need help. but i would realy oppreciate if you realy helped my sister, mom and i!!

posted Aug 5th, 2010 9:03 pm

Lori Thompson

This is her daughter,Haley and I am 14. My mom and i love the show. in fact, my mom wishes Jillian would come visit her.My mom needs help Jillian! she never does anyhting with us anymore. she gets too tired and she is always crying because of her weight. It hurts to see her this way Jillian and if you read this: We need your help. Please help us


posted Jul 21st, 2010 7:38 pm


Ya know, Jillian.... I applied for this show in Nashville, TN and obviously did not get it.... and its a little frustrating to see people who DID get it and then they don't APPRECIATE it... quitters... :(
So sad...

posted Jul 13th, 2010 8:25 pm


But I want her to help out Kelley first. I've been a single mom and it is SO hard!!!!! Then Jillian can come see me and my fam ; ) lol

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 8:13 pm


I'm going to apply! Hope she can come to my house : )

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 8:11 pm


I think it would be better if there was a little less drama & a little more about the exercise & food / diet change.

posted Jun 1st, 2010 10:50 pm

Benn Conner

I don't like this show new show that JM has. Its one thing to teach people how to get healthy. It's another to put people a risk of having a serious event. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology/ Cardiac Rehabilitation and I compete in natural bodybuilding. i know everything there is to know about exercise and doing it the right way with people who have serious issue with health and weight loss. She puts these people at a very high risk of an medical event. she is wrong in everything that she says and does and is not helping these people.

posted Jun 1st, 2010 10:24 pm


This is a great idea. Jillian is a great trainer and should be able to get them fit no problem. My family and I are thin but I know some people who could really benifit from this show. If I was overweight I would contact this show somehow. Losing weight is hard and Jillian is just the push that most people need to reack their goals and be bikini(or swimming trunk)ready for summer. I will be tuning into this show if I can.

posted Jun 1st, 2010 12:00 am


I would love to have an opportunity to work with Jillian. My husband and I are both over weight (very) and 2 of our kids are as well. I would love to know how we could apply for the show. I am willing to work my butt off to lose more weight. I have lost 60 pounds on my own and can't seem to get anymore off. My husband needs to lose 80 pounds at least. He has suffered from a heart attack 9 years ago and has not done anything to better his health. I want to lose 80 more pounds and I know that if I had the help from someone like Jillian I could do it and maybe my kids could too. I have 6 kids and 5 of them live at home with us. My 15 year old is pushing 230 pounds and that is just wrong. My youngest daughter is almost 8 and weights over 80 pounds. I have been on a mission to lose weight since July 6th of last year. I need a really hard push and I really could use someone like Jillian!

posted May 23rd, 2010 10:09 pm


I have weight issues and health issues. I have broke my back twice in horse accidents, not to mention a rare liver disease that causes me to be nauseous a good part of each day, and the only way to make that better is to eat something bland. I would really like to know how to loose weight with the health issues I have, and how to work out with my issues!! I also wish I lived in Cali' or New York, sounds like I would have a better chance of getting some help!

posted Apr 21st, 2010 6:12 pm


Why can't this be a nation wide thing...nothing every happens for people who don't live in Cali or NY and it sucks!

posted Jan 25th, 2010 2:12 pm


I'd love to workout a day w/Jillian. You know the biggest loser always get the people that has over 100 pounds to lose, but what about us not as big, but yet does have weight to loss. I've got so many question that need to be answered. Example: If you burn 2000 Calories a day, how many do you need to take in. I feel Jillian can help other that has less to loss as well...Jillian come to my house!!

posted Jan 1st, 2010 11:52 pm

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posted Dec 4th, 2009 9:58 pm


I NEED this...I'm a single mom, working full-time, but my kids will be 6 and 9 next summer.....I WISH I COULD APPLY FOR THIS!!!!I I'm trying to make changes now, but really need more help

posted Nov 27th, 2009 9:35 pm


This is a great idea. But no options for where I live and I do not have access to video camcorder, and we do not take photos ( I refuse). I need the help as do my husband and son. They need other casting options.

posted Oct 24th, 2009 2:12 pm

Rebecca Scritchfield

Wow... this is exciting! I hope she brings a registered dietitian with her to handle the nutrition aspect.

posted Oct 20th, 2009 11:04 am


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