Biggest Loser 2 teams revealed

The cast of The Biggest Loser 2 has been unveiled, and they’ll compete as teams of men versus women. The 14 competitors “includ[e] a stand-up comic, an attorney, two police officers and a physician,” according to an NBC press release. Most of the competitors are in their 20s; the oldest is 42.

The other cast members are the same as during the first season: Caroline Rhea returns to host, while the balls of endless energy known as Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will again work to train and motivate their overweight charges.

The show debuts Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

Biggest Loser 2 contestants [NBC]
Fourteen New Announced Contestants Will Find Losing Means Winning… [NBC press release]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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