NBC’s popular reality series “The Biggest Loser” is launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. Individuals and teams of two who have at least 85 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will begin airing in January, 2012.
Casting producers are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two and individuals who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.
People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves (and their partners if applying as a team).
SATURDAY, JULY 30
AUSTIN 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 West Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704
NY TRI-STATE AREA 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace Newark, NJ 07112
DETROIT 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gardner-White Furniture 45300 Hayes Road Macomb, MI 48044-3846
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
CHARLOTTE 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Planet Fitness 10215-B University City Blvd. (Located in the Back Creek Shopping Center) Charlotte, NC 28213
WASHINGTON, DC 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Road Landover, MD 20785
ATLANTA 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe 215 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
ST. LOUIS 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Chesterfield Mall 291 Chesterfield Mall (at the intersection of Highway 40 and Clarkson Rd) Chesterfield, MO 63017-4811
SALT LAKE CITY 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. KSL 5 TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84180
PHOENIX 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Superstition Springs Center 6555 E. Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85206
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
CHICAGO 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Chicago Home Fitness 2070 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
DALLAS 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Gilley’s Dallas 1135 South Lamar Street Dallas, TX 75215-1036
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape is available on www.nbc.com/casting and www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.