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A weight-loss competition series, which aired 17 seasons on NBC before moving to USA Network. Both shows reward the person who's lost the biggest percentage of their body weight.

The Biggest Loser‘s longest-serving trainer, Bob Harper, will become the show’s host for season 17, and the NBC reality competition’s newest trainer will leave the show, as the aging show shifts around its parts to see what sticks. When the show returns, probably next year, Bob Harper will replace Alison Sweeney and host the show. …

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Alison Sweeney, who has hosted of NBC’s The Biggest Loser since season four, is leaving the show after eight years of watching that fake scale. (Sweeney replaced Caroline Rhea, who hosted seasons one to three.) NBC’s brief statement, delivered via its tabloid newsmagazine Access Hollywood, said only: “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will …

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