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‘Loser’ a Winner for a Third Season

Nov 21, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC has picked up its weight-loss reality series “The Biggest Loser” for a third season.

“Loser,” which was a surprise performer for NBC when it premiered last season, has been delivering solid ratings this season on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (ET). Last week “Loser” came in second in its time period in adults 18 to 49, behind only the first hour of the “Country Music Awards” on CBS.

The series, which takes a group of overweight challengers and has them compete to see who loses the most weight, will broadcast its two-hour second-season finale Tuesday, Nov. 29. The finale will culminate with a live weigh-in where one of the three finalists will win $250,000.

“Loser” is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions, 3 Ball Productions and NBC Universal Television Studio. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, John Foy and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers.