The production company that has been running the day-to-day production on The Biggest Loser is not producing the 12th season, which began production yesterday. However, its other two production companies, Reveille and 25/7 Productions, are still on board. The show is making major changes in addition to its trainer change-up.
Deadline reports that J.D. Roth and Todd Nelson’s 3 Ball Productions “has been suspended from the show”; their company “was brought in by Reveille and 25/7 at the very beginning to run physical production on the series created by Reveille’s Ben Silverman and Mark Koops and 25/7′s Dave Broome.”
Reveille told Deadline in a statement, “We can confirm that 3 Ball Prods. are not serving as active producers on The Biggest Loser for the time being. Reveille will be assuming all production responsibilities for the long running franchise, with 25/7 Productions also continuing to serve as executive producers.”
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva offers two theories as to why this happened, and also notes that 3 Ball now has its own weight loss series, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.
Perhaps the most visible change that will come as a result of this suspension–assuming it lasts all the way through post-production–has to do with the show’s narration: As he is on so many shows he produces, 3 Ball’s J.D. Roth is the show’s narrator.