A TV trainer who was a fixture on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” takes a surprising career turn with her new show, which finds Jillian Michaels rounding up chickens and enjoying farm life. The AP reports that “Just Jillian,” which premiered Tuesday on E!, tracks Jillian and her partner, Heidi Rhoades, raising two kids on their farm near Malibu, Calif.
“Heidi’s dream farm, and her dream role as the raiser of chickens, is just one slice of life that brings the funny in ‘Just Jillian,’ an eight-part docuseries on E! that puts a spotlight on the personal side of the health guru as she navigates her rapid-fire existence,” the AP reports.
Michaels, who ended her run on the NBC weight-loss show two years ago, says she’s finished with the show. One reason: She wants the world to get to know her better. “No. 1, I love my life,” says Michaels. “On top of that, I am somebody that has been kind of put in a corner and become a cartoon character, so for people to see all sides of me now — the good, the bad, the soft, the hard, the laugh, the sad — is very welcome.”