NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Suspends Production After Contestants Walk Off the Set

February 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The remaining contestants on NBC’s "Biggest Loser" have reportedly walked off the show and are threatening to quit, reports TMZ.com.

The mutiny happened this week when the contestants learned that the producers were considering bringing back previous contestants to compete, the story notes. The current contestants, to protest that decision, decided together to walk off the show in the middle of shooting an episode, the story says.

The show has shut down production for at least a week, the piece adds. NBC and "The Biggest Loser" didn’t immediately respond, the story says.

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  1. I have watched the Biggest Loser every year since it first started. This season sucks! I’ve never seen a group of selfist mean spirited people in my life. I don’t like the game playing, the show is suppose to be there to help all of the contestants, not just some. The brother and sister that went home and came back were not treated fairly at all. Also, Devon (or whatever his name is) and Bob knew that the contestants were being unfair and couldn’t stop it. I REFUSE TO WATCH THE SHOW ANYMORE and found it to be offensive because of that kind of behavior. NBC should be ashamed.

  2. They can just keep on walking. No loss (pun intended) if they just shut down this season.

  3. I totally agree. This season is horrible with all the bickering and complaining. that brother and sister didn’t stand a chance. And i wish the contestants would use their own minds and stop letting Conda influence them. Becuase soon enough someone will turn on her. She is the most bickering person on the show from day one she had it in for the brother and sister. Keep walking and STOP talking so much! This show is suppose to be about encouraging, not discouraging.

  4. After Daphne’s terrible and vindictive performance this week got her kicked off, I had hoped that would be the end of this year’s contrived drama. I can see now that it is not. This show has positive and uplifting messages, but this year they have ruined those messages with a bitterness that is completely unwanted. If they bring back past contestants – specifically Team Aqua – to create more mean-spirited drama, I will consider the season over.

  5. NBC might end up as the Biggest Loser…

  6. Such a bummer. This is the only show I watch as I love the uplifting, inspirational message… which is COMPLETELY absent this season. Is this poor casting or is the editing being done this way on purpose?
    Conda has been completely nasty and the way Daphne and her brother were treated was deplorable. I wish Daphne would have risen above it but I don’t blame her (although it wasn’t a great choice).
    I love this show, but I assume it’s going away if they ever have another season like this. Be careful casting next season and for goodness sake, don’t set people up to fail again! A la aqua team.

  7. Not liking this season or gang AT ALL. I wouldn’t miss a single one of them. Let them go and bring back everyone who has already left. Conda is a nasty person. Daphne and her brother made it back to the ranch after working hard and the hateful treatment they recieved as outsiders was appalling. I would have been mad too. Bob said how supportive he was of Daphne last night but he talked about her behind her back as much as anyone. They need to stop sending people home and bringing them back because they are ALWAYS voted back off right away. It’s dejecting. And Allison sweeney was a bit to much like her alter ego “Sami” last night, stirring up conflict in her condescending, bitchy way. Way to be neutral and not attack someone Ms. Sweeney. There have been villans in the past but but it was usually more gamesmanship than anything. Daphne got accused of making things personal. The red and the black teams did it first so I have no problem with her reacting to their actions. I’m done with this season. I hope they all gain their ugly weight back for being ugly people – especially Condo, Chismo and the other instigators.

  8. I agree completely. This isn’t the show we once loved.

  9. I completely agree with all of you. The right thing to do would be to fire the remaining complaining children and bring back all of the eliminated contestants instead. No one has lost any real weight this season. No encouraging messages. They all act like whiny spoiled children Especially Conda. I have no idea why she’s still on the show and the fact that they threw the way in simply because she had them switch teams was beyond pety. They switched teams! They didn’t get kicked off. Seriously, grow up or get out. This season is awful!

  10. Please boot those petty, self-important, spiritually-vacuous losers who think they represent why people have watched BL over the years. Rather, bring back those whom they voted off the show. NBC, you took a terrific, inspirational show that afforded us wonderfully-inspirational people whom we enjoyed rooting for as they collaborated to transform their lives *and torpedoed it* into a show of losers — a veritable Lord of the Flies, replete with conniving, pig-headed, repulsive human beings with no sense of honesty, integrity or moral fiber. It’s truly a repulsive, uncomfortable show of petulant losers, rooting in the sludge of reality TV — wallowing in the messes they create as these bitter, weak-spined trolls (Conda,Jeremy, Liz, Chism, his father et al) blame others for the misery they themselves create.
    What sour, racist souls. I’m disgusted that so many well-intentioned viewers have had to endure the toxicity of this season and its juvenile cast of characters. It upsets me. America is NOT rooting for them, nor will we stoop to their sorry levels. I feel cheated, and I will not waste another hour watching this tripe. NBC, get rid of the *figurative* losers, replace the prima dons with people who are there for the right reasons and I (and my friends) will watch again. (Whew,that felt good!)

  11. I totally agree. I have been the Biggest Biggest Loser fan since day one. With that said, this group of individuals, including the youth that was brought in don’t deserve to be there. Diet first!! Second change your attitude. Third, walk off the show and don’t look back. Conda needs and adjustment to her body and mind. I miss the people who have inspired, made me cry, made me want to watch the show….not this season. I say, let all of them walk and bring back the eliminated contestants and go from there.

  12. Well, they are trying to make the show like
    Big Brother or Survivor and bring in “Big”
    personalities who seem to have “getting along” issues or have an “attitude”. That was never the spirit of the show…hopefully NBC learns a lesson.

  13. Biggest Loser has always been my favorite reality show to watch – that is until the 2012 season. When I saw that the brother and sister qualified to come back to the ranch I was happy for them, and could not understand why the contestants on the red team were so mean spirited toward Adrian. Adrian was very friendly and upbeat and the way he was treated was just downright wrong. I truly believe the team members are just racist and evil, especially, Conda, Kim and Mark. Watching this season has not been heartwarming and enjoyable as in past seasons – It has made me angry! Who wants to watch television to be stressed out and mad? Bob, Dolvett, and Alison did nothing the difuse the situations. It’s like they don’t care. I hope next season is different or I will no longer watch Biggest Loser!!

  14. I totally agree..I too have watched since the beginning but am very disappointed at the mean-spirited Conda…I can hardly watch it anymore.

  15. I totally agree..I too have watched since the beginning but am very disappointed at the mean-spirited Conda…I can hardly watch it anymore.

  16. What an awesome idea! I have no love for any of the remaining contestants, but do for many of those voted off. I’d be overjoyed to see a complete inversion of the contestants!

  17. Conda is a trouble maker and if they would get her off the show I think the drama might settle down a bit. Conda is a vile human being. It doesn’t matter how much she loses, she will always be ugly inside.

  18. My coworker & I have always enjoyed watching the show, but it’s slowly going down. Contestants are mean-spirited & hateful.I loved the season where 2 people waited for the 3rd stair climber contestant to pass them to win the car b/c he needed it more. Maybe the show rules should add a secret bonus to contestants that do kind acts, & penalize spiteful activity. Quit doing teams which pits them against each other. Have them workout w/ all the trainers. The person that goes home should be the slacker that week. Eliminate the voting off, at least for most weeks. I’m tired of seeing the game players munipulate the game. Set up tasks were the people that are selfless, kind and help each other out are the winners.
    It makes me sick to see a contestant get so bent out of shape when she/he can’t have her own trainer that week. They need to learn to live w/o a trainer,& do it themselves.
    I know some people have low self esteem but making the contest in a way that the nasty people keep coming out ahead is not what I’d like to see. I couple of years back ya’ll got it right. The contestants inspired me, not only about lifestyle,healthy eating, exercise but about giving back to the community, the world. THEY made the world a better place. I have little doubt this group will do anything beyond themselves or their family. They have so much potential but most are not working hard. Most are wheeling & dealing for themselves& their alliance.

  19. I agree. I totally wish the viewers had a say. I would vote Conda off in a second. I was even disappointed how mean Bob was to Dolvett.. Bob and Jillian worked for the goal of the contestants. I felt so bad for the aqua team. They lost more weight at home than contestants did on ranch. Then were questioned about worth ethic. I am truly disappointed with this season. I did enjoy seeing Bethany Hamilton (soul surfer).

  20. I am glad I am not the only one that dislikes this season. They are so selfish. BL needs to bring back the yellow line earlier!!!!

  21. For a season that is supposed to be “no excuses”, everyone sure has a lot of excuses. I get very annoyed at the contestants. All of them are just awful. There is not one person who I can support and get behind. Ordinarily I am always rooting for someone, in this case I am rooting for no one! The only people I like got kicked off as a result of Conda and her brother.
    Very annoying season.

  22. For a season that is supposed to be “no excuses”, everyone sure has a lot of excuses. I get very annoyed at the contestants. All of them are just awful. There is not one person who I can support and get behind. Ordinarily I am always rooting for someone, in this case I am rooting for no one! The only people I like got kicked off as a result of Conda and her brother.
    Very annoying season.

  23. This is the most annoying season ever. How can such a great show have come to this. There have always been such great people that you love to root for and are happy to see every week. I think I was tuning in all season because I was wanting to see Conda and Kim get voted off. Never did happen so instead have no one to really root for. So sad to see the BL loose it. They need better casting and to stop trying to pit contestants against each other. So sad. If BL has another season like this one, I’ll stop watching altogether.
    Such a shame…

  24. I too have watched since beginning. This season SUCKS!!!!! Worst ever!!! People are babies. Get rid of all. Why did you not do something to shore up this season it is awful. Just end it for all our sake.

  25. Most horrible season in BL history. Such hate and animosity among the contestants and I’ve not once felt inspired by the show this season. I really hope BL isn’t the same for next season, if so, I will need to find a new Tuesday night show. I hope BL hasn’t fallen to the likes of all the other reality tv makeup. Fingers crossed!

  26. My husband and I began watching this show at the beginning of this season…and became addicted.We were a little turned of by all of the drama but of course we never knew that previous seasons were better and more focused on weight loss and life changes. We also think that there’s too much personal drama and not enough team co-operation…the focus should be more on encouragement and less on humiliation.

  27. My husband and I began watching this show at the beginning of this season…and became addicted.We were a little turned of by all of the drama but of course we never knew that previous seasons were better and more focused on weight loss and life changes. We also think that there’s too much personal drama and not enough team co-operation…the focus should be more on encouragement and less on humiliation.

  28. My husband and I began watching this show at the beginning of this season…and became addicted.We were a little turned of by all of the drama but of course we never knew that previous seasons were better and more focused on weight loss and life changes. We also think that there’s too much personal drama and not enough team co-operation…the focus should be more on encouragement and less on humiliation.

  29. I say they raise the at home prize to spite the whiny-backstabbing contestants from this season!!!

  30. During the beginning, I totally hated the drama caused by Conda; it was frustrating to watch I totally wanted her to be gone. I am unhappy with the way the Aqua, team didn’t even get a chance on the Ranch. I totally was heart sick for them… but also Conda has some personal issues on why she is the way she is…and there are more people out there just like her. which makes this seasons show more realistic about how messed up this world is. It just shows you there is drama, whiny, and unhappy people out there, and it’s up to every person not to become one of them…. I am a BL watcher and hope next season is better than this one.

  31. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. Wonder if any BL producers read this? It would be one hell of a plot twist!!

  32. Wow! I thought I was the only one that hated Conda… Turns out she isn’t well liked. I have always thought she is the poison of the group. She is manipulative and not good hearted, it explains why she is single. If it is true that the team walked out because they were bringing in past contestants, then that is ridiculous! Did they forget that this is a weight loss show! Did they not realize that they don’t call the shots! Man oh man… Let’s team up and start a boycott of Biggest Loser!

  33. Wow! I thought I was the only one that hated Conda… Turns out she isn’t well liked. I have always thought she is the poison of the group. She is manipulative and not good hearted, it explains why she is single. If it is true that the team walked out because they were bringing in past contestants, then that is ridiculous! Did they forget that this is a weight loss show! Did they not realize that they don’t call the shots! Man oh man… Let’s team up and start a boycott of Biggest Loser!

  34. During the beginning, I totally hated the drama caused by Conda; it was frustrating to watch I totally wanted her to be gone. I am unhappy with the way the Aqua, team didn’t even get a chance on the Ranch. I totally was heart sick for them… but also Conda has some personal issues on why she is the way she is…and there are more people out there just like her. which makes this seasons show more realistic about how messed up this world is. It just shows you there is drama, whiny, and unhappy people out there, and it’s up to every person not to become one of them…. I am a BL watcher and hope next season is better than this one.

  35. i agree with a lot of the comments but i do like Kim and i don’t think she was being treated very nice either but she stuck in and has not done anything to be vindictive to any of the other players

  36. I haven’t read a comment saying that anyone loved this season. I think this season has been one of the best over the past 3-4 seasons. The show gets a little old when people fall on the sword to go home, vote for who deserves it. I like when contestants actually play the game. Yes, it is a weight loss show, but it is also a game, which most of these comments have failed to mention. It is a game for money, but also an experience for people to change their lives along the way. The drama has been over the top this season, but some of it is necessary to keep the show interesting, or it would be a complete snoozefest like it has been the past few season before this one.

  37. I too, have watched BL from the very beginning. I found it very inspirational in helping myself to lose weigh. I know it is a game BUT there is no need for such nastiness anaconda the snake and her helping weasel brother.
    As far as I am concerned they cheat as he forfets winning side games so that his sister can win prizes she covets.
    I only tune in these days to see if the pair have been voted off yet. They will rig it to the end to be the last two on the show and people, that will make me puke if she wins all the money! She deserves NOTHING for her meaness and he deserves nothing for playing into her games to make sure the two go to the end.
    If this persists and they do not get voted out, I will not watch this show next season, IF they have anyone even willing to subject themselves to this crap

  38. I don’t like that the contestants are forming alliances. They should be disqualified for that. The game is to help people and the focus needs to be on changing a life

  39. I have been wanting to vent since this season started… cant stand Conda and every week I wish she would gain weight..terrible right? The way she and the others treated the brother and sister who were brought back was the worse human behavior I have ever seen. My heart broke for the sister in the way she was treated. Conda is a bully and shame on the others who played along with her. I think NBC should disqualify her due to her behavior…. so sad this show allowed such bullying behavior :(

  40. ANACONDA is right. Who is responsible for casting this season? I’ve seen every season and if the constestants have too, then they know contestants voted off MAY get a chance to come back. Hello, thats how Ali won her season and deservedly so.

  41. If they are walking off. Don’t wait for them to come back.Replace them with some of the eliminated guest.

  42. Condas a bitch, sorry to say but i hate her. The way her and a few other contestants mostly the women treated the brother and sister when they returned was disgusting to put it mildly. let them all leave, their a bunch of ungrateful, selfish asses. but nbc has some blame too. they created these monsters, the show should be a feel good show where you lift people up, encourage them make them feel good about themselves. the show would still be good without all the drama. LET THEM GO HOME except kimmy i think thats her name. the others are just horrible human beings.

  43. My wife and I have watched the Biggest Loser for several years now, and I have to say this is the worst season ever. Where did you get these bunch of losers? All they do is cry and bitch. You treated to Hawaii, then Washington D.C.; meet the 1st Lady. And they still whine like little kids. Now, to top it all off, the two biggest losers (both pastors); decide they don’t like the rules and walk of the show. Tell Mark & Buddy to look at the contract they signed. Two self serving babies, who all they can think about is themselves. Good riddance….who needs these losers.
    NBC…please next season, clean up your act and get some contestants….who are appreciate to be on the show, and not a bunch of cry babies.

  44. What a bunch of cry babies. Conda probably worked everyone up so she would have a better chance of winning. She has been so manipulative! I agree they need to fill 3 slots with eliminated players. C’mon NBC…

  45. Worst season ever. I have stopped watching everything but the last 10 minutes on DVR to avoid any sponsors or advertising. I won’t support the advertisers who have furnished this horrible group with vacations and money. The most self centered group of contestants, Kim is just as mean spirited and back stabbing as Conda and both deserve to be booted for their behavior. NBC should fire those who selected this group of contestants. Season 13 is appropriately jinxed and terrible.

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