Looking For A “Loser”

By Jeff Pfeiffer

biggest-loserNBC’s The Biggest Loser is launching a 15-city cross-country search to find new contestants for Season 9 of the weight-loss competition series, set to air in early 2010 (Season 8 begins this September). Casting producers are looking for outgoing and charismatic family teams of two (parent/child, siblings, husbands and wives, couples, cousins, in-laws, etc.). Individuals who don’t have a partner can audition on their own. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, and legal U.S. residents. The casting teams will attempt to see the first 500 people in line, and you will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Bring a non-returnable photo of yourself and your partner.

Open call locations:

June 27: Chicago — 10am-6pm at NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

June 27: Detroit — 10am-6pm at Gardner White Furniture, 45300 Hayes Rd., Macomb, MI 48044

June 27: San Jose — 10am-6pm at 24 Hour Fitness, 1610 Crane Ct., San Jose, CA 95112

June 27: Tampa — 10am-6pm at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. W.C. Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602

July 11: Atlanta — 10am-6pm at Dave & Buster’s, 4000 Venture Dr., Duluth, GA 30096

July 11: Mobile — 10am-6pm at Veets Bar and Grill, 66 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602

July 11: New York City — 10am-6pm at the NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

July 11: San Antonio — 10am-6pm at Nix Downtown, 414 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205

July 18: Dallas — 10am-6pm at Dave & Buster’s Stemmons, 10727 Composite Drive, Dallas, TX 75220

July 18: Kansas City — 10am-6pm at Nebraska Furniture Mart, 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas 66111

July 18: Philadelphia — 10am-6pm at NBC 10, 10 Monument Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

July 18: Phoenix — 10am-6pm at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

July 25: Oklahoma City — 10am-6pm at O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grill, 769 Asp St., Norman, OK 73069

July 25: Des Moines — 10am-6pm at Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266

August 1: Los Angeles — 9am-2pm at Citadel Outlets, 100 Citadel Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90040

For more info, or to apply online, go here.


Credit: NBC