Will Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels cross picket lines today? She says: “no”

Biggest Loser trailer Jillian Michaels said she will not be crossing picket lines today on the show’s set, where crew members are striking and producers are reportedly hiring replacement workers.

On Twitter, I asked Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper if they’d cross picket lines today.

Jillian responded to me with a single word: “no.”

While it’s possible that she isn’t scheduled to work today, and she didn’t respond, “no, I fully support the striking crew.” But as fans responding to her statement see it as an indication she will not cross picket lines, it seems less unlikely she’d respond publicly if she meant “no, but I will tomorrow or another day.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.