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Biggest Loser Season 8 Live Casting Call Schedule

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Have you dreamed of being the one to sweat, puke, cry and faint in America’s most famous gym? Think you have what it takes to train alongside Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels? Then your chance has arrived. Biggest Loser has released its live casting call schedule for 2009′s season eight. They are looking for individual and coupled contestants, as well as new trainers. NBC says they are “keeping creative options open” for the next season, which will debut in the Fall 2009 season.

An NBC statement explains who they are looking for. “Outgoing and charismatic individuals or teams of two are encouraged to apply, especially those who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000.”

Here is more information on contestant casting and trainer casting.

The live casting call schedule is as follows.

February 21, 2009

New York City  | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | NBC Experience Store | 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Oklahoma City | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill | 310 Johnny Bench Dr.

Louisville | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Louisville Athletic Club (near Bass Pro) | 951 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.

Chicago | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | NBC Tower | 454 N. Columbus Dr.

February 28, 2009

Dallas | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Dave and Buster’s Stemmons | 10727 Composite Dr.

Detroit | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Gardner-White Furniture | 45300 Hayes Rd. Macomb, MI

Charlotte | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Fitness Together | 1318-E2 Central Ave.

Nashville | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Wildhorse Saloon | 120 2nd Avenue N

March 7, 2009

Houston | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Dave and Buster’s | 7620 Katy Freeway #100

Miami | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | The Shops at Midtown Miami | 3401 N. Miami Ave.

Columbus | 10a.m. – 5p.m.| Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe | 1421 Olentangy River Rd.

Phoenix | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | US Airways Center | 201 E. Jefferson St.

March 14, 2009

Los Angeles | 10a.m. – 5p.m. | Citadel Outlets | 100 Citadel Dr.

San Diego | TBD

This information was provided by NBC and may be subject to change.

February 17th, 2009

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Mr. Eko

I thought it was funny that you said that Erie had a lot of Fat people. I am originally from Erie Pa (Whoo Hoo to my Peeps). Anyway, I now live in California, the land of anoxia and plastic surgery and I feel like I don't fit in anymore, and in 90 degree heat, I can't hide my fat under the layers of clothing I used to wear. I would love to lose weight.

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39 Responses to “Biggest Loser Season 8 Live Casting Call Schedule”

Feb 18th, 2009
12:00 pm

Is there nothing in the great Northwest? What about Seattle or Portland???

Feb 19th, 2009
1:13 pm

I live South of Seattle, and I have sent in my app. a few weeks ago and I haven’t heard anything back. Is it going to take this long? Is there anything around Seattle Portland area, or does everyone just have to send there info in around this area? Can anyone out there help, if so that would be great! Should I send in another casting info? -Thanks Taylor

Jaymme Hanrahan
Feb 19th, 2009
3:26 pm

Are you coming to Washington state at all????

Feb 19th, 2009
4:31 pm

Specific casting questions would need to go to NBC. We were provided the schedule above and there was only mention of a 14-city casting tour for season 8. Definitely mail in your app and video if you can’t go in person. Good luck!

Feb 27th, 2009
9:17 am

you guys should come to jacksonville nc!

Mar 3rd, 2009
10:22 pm

come to alabama

Cory Tanner
Mar 5th, 2009
6:14 pm

Indianapolis, Indiana would be a great place to come to.

johanna mattei
Mar 13th, 2009
3:36 pm

you should come to ERIE PA

Mar 13th, 2009
3:39 pm

come to Erie PA we have a lot off fat pepole her

Mar 13th, 2009
3:41 pm

Erie is the one places to go and find a lot of fat pepole that need this show The biggest loser is the beust

Franky ayala
Mar 13th, 2009
3:42 pm


Mar 13th, 2009
3:44 pm


Lynnette Voeller
Mar 14th, 2009
5:16 am

Fond du Lac Wisconsin or anywhere in Wisconsin would be great!!!!!!

David Acevedo
Mar 17th, 2009
9:03 pm

Will y’all be coming to the South at all (Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama)??? It would be great if y’all did!!!!!

Barbara Bandomir
Mar 17th, 2009
10:30 pm

Well they never came to me so I went to them. Twice in New York City and I just came home from the LA Casting call on March 14th. If Tad or Paul who were my casting call directors or reading these blogs. PLEASE PICK ME TO BE ON THE RANCH.

Rickey Holt
Mar 22nd, 2009
10:07 am

hay everybody my city of louisville kentucky has ah lot of large pepole in it and i am one of them,comeing in at 416 lbs with lots of motavation i am curently working out trying to get my weight down to 250lbs or more if posible,but i need the help of the best weight lose team in the world,i would love to be ah part of that team. so with that said i hope that you read this and pick me to be on the ranch and trust me ill never give up!!

Barbara Bandomir
Mar 25th, 2009
10:52 pm


Mar 26th, 2009
6:25 pm

does anyone know when the cutoff is for submitting application videos? Just got mine done… am psyched! Thanks and good luck to all! :o )

Apr 22nd, 2009
8:44 am

Are they still accepting applications?

Apr 25th, 2009
1:57 pm

I wish there was some miracle from God that i would be lucky enough to get on the show…I’m in alabama…But i would do anything to get on that show…I’m in desprate need to lose weight..I’ve been heavy ever since i was 4.

Apr 26th, 2009
2:45 pm

Are the auditions all over?

Apr 26th, 2009
9:32 pm

I noticed San Diego is still TBD….will you still be comming to San Diego…I was wondering or if you are still taking Video’s…


Apr 28th, 2009
2:39 pm

are the auditions over ?

Apr 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

San Diego’s location was TBD. The date was 3/14/09. Auditions for BL8 are closed.

May 11th, 2009
2:20 pm

Please come to Baltimore Maryland. I would love to audition for the show.

May 12th, 2009
7:28 pm

Hey Biggest Loser Executives,

May 13th, 2009
1:55 am

Ok guess what I was looking on the Biggest Loser site and they are now casting for season 9!!!!!! The open casting calls will be held in June/July from what it said on the site here is the lick
By the way they are looking for familys of two that need to lose 100 pounds or more!!!
Good luck to all-

May 14th, 2009
12:25 am

I am hoping to become the next biggest loser contestant on the show either as an individual or with a teammate (I have a very interested teammate) We feel that we meet the requirements. We grew up in the New Orleans and MS Gulf Coast areas which are known for it’s fine cuisine and we are living proof of just how fine it is after years of indulgence into the finer dining venues. Please give me a call at 228-860-0000 to let me know what we can do to hopefully participate in the show and begin living a more heathly, fulfilling and overall happy life.

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you or your representatives of the show in more detail for the probability of being on the fall 2009 show.

Natalie J. Olier’, Realtor

May 16th, 2009
4:33 pm

Please come 2 Atlanta Ga or any southern states

May 17th, 2009
10:08 pm

well iv watched the show from day one and became a member but never lost one pound. i wounder what to do

Maureen Eaton
May 18th, 2009
10:54 am

Please Please come to Sacramento California. I lost 70 lbs and put back on 50 lbs. I want so bad to be on this show. I nee to learn disapline and better eating habits.

May 19th, 2009
12:40 am

Jennifer your story sounds to much like mine, don’t lose hope

May 26th, 2009
11:16 pm

BTSouth & Jennifer…you can watch the show every week and become a member, but if you do not incorporate the meals plans and exercise into your daily routines you WON’T lose any weight. It doesn;t happen by osmosis. Remember, the contestants on TBL worked out HOURS a day (8). It was their job. All they had to think about 24/7 while on the ranch. I lost 62 lb last year. Lot of hard work and perserverance.

May 27th, 2009
3:51 pm

I would love for Jillian to train me. I am 61 and have 2 beautiful grandaughters. Sadly I also have the “grannywave”… NEED to tone badly. 5’2″ 111 lbs. Any suggestions…………

Ms. Pea
May 28th, 2009
3:06 pm

I am 24 and over weight i have been battling my weight problems since i was a little girl i have never been a winner at anything and would love a chance for myself and my daughter. I live in the New Orleans area Louisiana that is, i would really love to try out for the show my phone number is please give me a call secondary number is. Sincerely yours

Joyce Yalamanchili
May 28th, 2009
6:50 pm

HELP ME Plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I have been battling my weight problems since BIRTH…..

Big Luv
May 29th, 2009
7:30 pm

When will there be a casting in the Gerogia area. I am a prime canidate for this show. I am an entertainment manager, educator , father, husband, and over all family man. Because of my weight I suffer from Type II Diabetiesm, sleep apenea, and chronic fatiuge. I am a very hard worker, with great potential. Please contact me via emial and allow me to interview with your casting people.

Jun 2nd, 2009
12:05 am

COME TO MINNEAPOLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 6th, 2009
7:59 am

I want to know why anyone UNDER 200lbs have not been on the BL (at least the seasons I have seen) ? Their are people UNDER 200 pounds that are overweight or fat !!! I have a fat flabby tummy, fat thighs, and a double chin – yet I am not “big enough” to be on BL !!! Maybe people under 200 pounds wouldnt make it till the end but so what, its all about losing weight, and getting healthy …. who cares about the money ….. I want my sexy “before” kids body back !!!