'Biggest Loser' preview: Jillian Michaels returns for Season 14 to tackle childhood obesity

Season 14 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" hopes to not only change the lives of the contestants competing to drop the most weight, but also to help tackle America's childhood obesity epidemic. "It's time to fight for our country's most valuable asset: our kids," says host Alison Sweeney in the sneak peek clip (below) of the new season, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 6.And to help do that, the show is featuring three kid participants for the first time in the program's history -- Lindsay Bravo, 13; Sanjana "Sunny" Chandrasekar, 16; and Noah "Biingo" Gray, 13.However, unlike the 15 adults from this season of "The Biggest Loser," the teens will not be doing the typical on-camera weigh-ins nor will they be eligible for elimination. The focus for the kids will be on getting healthy -- not numbers on a scale.To help whip the contestants into shape, trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince will be joining new...

Season 14 of ‘The Biggest Loser’: The Return of Jillian [Video]

Jillian Michaels  is back! Michaels returns to  The Biggest Loser  for the fourteenth season of the reality series that aims to help America get back into shape. This season there is a twist though because “age doesn’t matter” in the fight against obesity . For the first time ever the series is tackling childhood obesity by including three young participants, in addition to the 15 adult contestants. Childhood obesity specialist  and pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff is joining the team to help the kids achieve their goal of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Check out the trailer for the new season below.

NBC midseason premiere dates: 'Smash' returns in February and 'The Biggest Loser' spells 'The Voice'

"Community" isn't the only NBC show that got a midseason home on Tuesday (Oct. 30).The network has a host of changes to its schedule for early 2013, including the returns of "The Biggest Loser" and "Smash," premiere dates for new series "Deception" (formerly "Infamous"), "1600 Penn" and "Ready for Love" and the start for a new "Celebrity Apprentice.""The Biggest Loser" will be the first show back, launching on Sunday, Jan. 6 before settling into its Monday home at 8 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 7. "Deception" will also premiere on Jan. 7. "The Biggest Loser" will give "The Voice" a break between its two cycles, and "Revolution" is also getting a long break -- which in the past has been kind of a dicey proposition for serial dramas (see "FlashForward," "The Event" et al). "The Voice" and "Revolution" are both set to return March 25."Smash" will open its second season with a two-hour episode at 9...

‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 14 Set For A January 2013 Premiere with Jillian Michaels Returning

The NBC Network has announced the return date for their hit series   The Biggest Loser . The show along with Jillian Michaels, who is set to reprise her role as a trainer, is slated for a Jan. 2013 premiere and with it comes a few changes to the show’s format. This time around ‘The Biggest Loser’ will set out to try and conquer the ever growing number of youths with obesity . Kids ranging in age from 13-17 years old will now take part in the competition with the adults. Together they will all be looking to make it to their goal weight, undergoing a healthy transformation. Read More...  

She's Back! Jillian Michaels Returns to The Biggest Loser

Jillian Michaels is returning to The Biggest Loser next year — and she's got her eye trained on childhood obesity. Michaels, who left the reality weight-loss competition show in 2011 after 11 seasons, will return for Season 14, which will premiere in January, NBC announced Tuesday. And, in a new twist, the show will feature child contestants (ages 13 to 17) for the first time, in addition to adults.

'The Biggest Loser': Jillian Michaels returns, teens added to the contestant mix

Jillian Michaels, who took a leave from "The Biggest Loser" after Season 11 to pursue starting a family with partner Heidi Rhoades, is back on the popular NBC weight loss program for its 14th season.Season 14 will also add a new element to the show -- teenagers. The new "mission" of the show will be to combat childhood obesity. Teens between the ages of 13 and 17 will now join the teams trying to lose weight.Unlike the adults who are competing for the $250,000 prize, the teens will not be subject to elimination and will not be weighed for the television broadcast. Michaels says on "Today" of this new element, "It's brave, it's bold and I'm sure it's going to be controversial, and we'll do the best we can to handle it in the most positive and effective way possible."She also says that it's about getting the kids "on the softball team, not into a...

"The Biggest Loser" Run/Walk Events to Launch This Fall

The first event, slated for September 2, will take place in San Jose, California.

'Biggest Loser' Winner Jeremy Britt Says How He'll Keep The Weight Off

Jeremy Britt won The Biggest Loser last night with a total weight loss of 199 lbs. Today on a conference call with the media, Britt shared how he’s going to keep the weight off now that the show is...

TV ratings: 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' lead Tuesday, but most shows are down

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 1, 2012"Glee" gave back some of its ratings gains from last week, "The Voice" slipped a little in adults 18-49 and "NCIS" was down from its last original episode on a pretty bleak Tuesday night in the Nielsens. "The L.A. Complex" went even lower than its historically low debut on The CW, and "New Girl" drew its smallest audience ever.Among the few bright spots, the finale of "The Biggest Loser" was up in viewers over last week. But that's pretty much it.CBS averaged 14.3 million viewers and a 9.1 rating/14 share in households to lead the night. ABC (8.9 million, 6.0/10) came in second, followed by NBC (6.7 million, 4.4/7). FOX came in fourth with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.0/5, while The CW managed only about 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.CBS also topped the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating, beating out NBC's 2.3. FOX took third...

The Most Dramatic Season Yet Of 'The Biggest Loser' Crowns A Winner?

The most controversial season yet of " The Biggest Loser " (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) came to a close -- perhaps a little earlier than anticipated after two contestants walked out a few weeks ago -- and crowned its two winners. Mike took home top marks and $100,000 in the "At Home" prize for losing the most weight of the eliminated contestants. Those who quit the show were not allowed to participate in the finale. Mike's win was no surprise to those who saw how great he looked when he came back for that game-changing twist that had the final five so up in arms about how unfair it was. Ironically, it was that same twist that allowed Jeremy to earn his spot back in the game, as pointed out by The Clicker , and it was Jeremy who took home the title of The Biggest Loser and the $250,000 that goes with it. Does he still think it's unfair? But if the contestants were disgruntled, they weren't alone. Bob Harper has said this was a decidedly unpleasant bunch to work with, and fans weren't too happy with all of the complaining and entitlement on the Ranch. Reality wanted says, "It seems time for all of us to move to season 14 - and hopefully, happier and more positive times." Here's hoping! TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.