NBC Cancels Long-Running Weight Loss Competition THE BIGGEST LOSER?
The Daily Mail reports that NBC's long running weight loss competition series THE BIGGEST LOSER will not be returning for a new season. The show's resident doctor, Dr Robert Huizenga claims that a former contestant has alleged that the participants on the show were given drugs on set in order to lose weight.
The accusation appeared in court documents which were obtained by DailyMail.com. As of this morning, NBC has not officially announced the show's cancellation and has not commented on the report. DailyMail.com has reached out to the network for comment.
The theme for season 17 of the show was "Temptation," with contestants learning how to deal with all kinds of temptations in the real world, ranging from food to money to electronic devices. In keeping with that theme, one final temptation was introduced at finale for the first time ever in the history of the show. The three finalists were tempted with an offer of $50,000, but the prize came with a three-pound disadvantage on the scale and an uncertainty of whether giving in to temptation could cost them the grand prize. Colby Wright decided the risk was worth it and took the $50,000 temptation prize and the weigh-in disadvantage, coming in third place.