“The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels is striking out on her own in a new series where she’ll try to whip families into shape.
NBC has ordered eight episodes of a series called “Losing It with Jillian” that will take the pint-sized, intense wellness expert off the “Biggest Loser” ranch and into people’s homes. Each episode will chronicle a week Michaels spends with a family, helping put them on the path to a healthy lifestyle. The show is scheduled to premiere sometime next year.
“When your health is out of balance everything else suffers — finances, relationships, work and family dynamics,” Michaels says. “I’m moving in with families across the country, getting down and dirty and rooting out bad habits in every corner of their lives that are preventing them from health and happiness.”
Chef Curtis Stone (TLC’s “Take Home Chef”) will help Michaels out in those efforts by tossing out junk food and teaching the families how to cook and use healthy ingredients.
“Losing It with Jillian” comes from Reveille, which also produces “The Biggest Loser.” Michaels is an executive producer, along with Giancarlo Chersich, Ellen Rakieten (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) and Reveille’s Howard T. Owens and Mark Koops. A premiere date hasn’t been set, but a spring or summer run seems likely.
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