NBC casting for a fourth season of Biggest Loser

NBC has announced a series of open casting calls for the fourth season of The Biggest Loser.

Producers will visit three cities on July 1, three more on July 8, and one on both July 2 and 9. The show’s “casting teams guarantee the first 800 people in line will be seen,” according to a press release, so get there early. You can also apply online.

It’s unclear if the network is referring to the “special edition” episodes as the third season, or if this is actually a fourth season. The application, however, says contestants must “be available to the production in Sept of 2006- Dec of 2007 and be willing to travel to various locations as part of production.” And considering that casting for the third season started last November, this may be an indication that the show will return for both a third and a fourth season.

The Biggest Loser: Season 4 Now Casting! [NBC]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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