USA NETWORK TO REBOOT ICONIC REALITY SERIES ‘THE BIGGEST LOSER’
NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2019 – USA Network, cable’s #1 entertainment network, announced today that it will reboot THE BIGGEST LOSER, one of the most popular and longest-running unscripted franchises in television history. The 10-episode season from Endemol Shine North America, in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, is expected to debut on USA Network in 2020.
USA’s THE BIGGEST LOSER will feature a dynamic new team of experts determined to dramatically improve America's lifespans and waistlines. The revamped version of the iconic NBC hit competition series will feature men and women competing to not only lose weight, but to improve their overall wellbeing. Each episode will feature a team of experts including a trainer, chef and life coach, who will help guide the contestants as they embark on the biggest transformations of their lives. Experts to be announced.
“At NBCUniversal, we know the power of impactful content that connects with audiences on an emotional level, and USA is the perfect home for an iconic franchise like THE BIGGEST LOSER which does just that,” said Mark Miller, Executive Vice President, Ad Sales, NBCUniversal. “We are confident that these incredible stories of transformation will resonate with viewers and advertisers alike.”
“We’re re-imagining THE BIGGEST LOSER for today’s audiences, providing a new holistic, 360-degree look at wellness, while retaining the franchise’s competition format and legendary jaw-dropping moments,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks - USA Network & SYFY. “USA’s recent reboot of TEMPTATION ISLAND brought both new and younger viewers to the network, and we’re excited to add another big, buzzy show to our growing unscripted lineup.”
In addition to reboots, USA is building on the successes the network has had in unscripted, with popular family docu-comedies like CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST and its spinoff GROWING UP CHRISLEY, and WWE-inspired series like the hit MIZ & MRS. Docu-comedy THE RADKES joins the schedule this summer, while second seasons of freshman series TEMPTATION ISLAND, GROWING UP CHRISLEY and MIZ & MRS were recently announced.
THE BIGGEST LOSER is produced by Endemol Shine North America in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio. Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Georgie Hurford-Jones serve as executive producers for Endemol Shine. THE BIGGEST LOSER is based on the format created by David Broome. Todd Nelson, JD Roth and Broome also are executive producers.
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Endemol Shine North America:
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil and newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Paramount Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), MasterChef Latino (Telemundo), Swamp People (History), Mira Quien Baila (Univision/Televisa), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Below Deck (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Trading Spaces (TLC), Deal or No Deal (CNBC), LOL (Amazon) and the upcoming launch of Utopia (Amazon), Family Food Fight (ABC), Big Bounce Battle (FOX), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (HGTV) and The Biggest Loser (USA).
About Universal Television Alternative Studio:
Launched in 2016, Universal Television Alternative Studio is a leading supplier of hit unscripted content and alternative formats, and creates, develops and produces a diverse slate of original series domestically and internationally. The studio’s most recent breakout hits include athletic competition show “The Titan Games,” starring and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson; “Making It,” from executive producers Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman; and the #1 new series of 2017, “World of Dance,” starring and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. Additionally, the studio is responsible for the high-stakes game show “The Wall,” which has been sold into 27 territories internationally and has become the highest-rated game show in multiple territories around the world. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night” has been remade across 21 territories and recently completed production on its sixth season. Last year the studio debuted “In Search Of” with Zachary Quinto for History. Upcoming series include the songwriting competition series “Songland” from executive producers Adam Levine, Dave Stewart and Audrey Morrisey and the comedy competition series “Bring the Funny,” starring judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy with host Amanda Seales. Additionally current projects include, the miniature game show “Small Fortune,” “Blind Date,” the return of “Who Do You Think You Are?” to NBC and Jimmy Fallon’s “That’s My Jam.” Universal Television Alternative Studio is a division of NBCUniversal.
Katherine Nelson, USA Network
Joe Schlosser, Endemol Shine North America