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The Biggest Loser 9

Biggest-ever Biggest Loser contestant Michael Ventrella wins after losing record 264 pounds

Michael Ventrella won The Biggest Loser 9 and $250,000 last night after losing 264 pounds, or 50.19 percent of his body weight. He started at 526 pounds, making him the fattest contestant ever in a season that had the three biggest contestants ever. Although he lost more weight than anyone else in the show’s history, …

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Biggest Loser’s brand of sensationalism is getting worse as the series ages

Of NBC’s three current reality shows, its stand-by workhorse is The Biggest Loser, which debut its ninth season last night. While it once had special super-sized two-hour episodes, it now just fills all of NBC’s non-Leno prime-time every Tuesday night (even though there’s not enough content to fill two hours, so the episodes drag, spending …

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Biggest Loser 9 debuts as Jillian Michaels says she’s bisexual (without using that word)

The Biggest Loser‘s ninth season and third couples season debuts tonight at 8 p.m. ET, consuming a now-normal two-hour timeslot that allows for plenty of product placement and plenty of time for Alison Sweeney to awkwardly say her lines. The new cast includes the three fattest people ever, including a 526-pound man, and in a …

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