“Biggest Loser” wellness expert Jillian Michaels to get her own show

NBC has announced that a new alterjilliannative series called Losing It With Jillian is in the works for 2010. It will follow Jillian Michaels, the popular fitness trainer and wellness expert from The Biggest Loser, as she meets a different family each week to give them her own brand of tough love. She will get to the bottom of the issues each family member faces — ones that affect their health and happiness — and arm them with the tools necessary to make life-altering changes. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will also be featured, as he enhances Michaels’ efforts by ridding the family’s kitchen of all unhealthy foods and educating them on proper nutrition and ingredients.

“It’s time for Americans to stop making excuses for being unhealthy,” says series executive producer Mark Koops, “and take back their lives. Jillian is going to show them exactly how to do just that starting in their own homes.”

“When your health is out of balance everything else suffers,” adds Michaels. “Finances, relationships, work and family dynamics. I’m moving in with families across the country, getting down and dirty and rooting out bad habits in every corner of their lives that are preventing them from health and happiness. Get ready America, because I’m heading out and you never know — I might just end up on your doorstep, so watch out!”

For info on how to apply to be on Losing It With Jillian, visit www.nbc.com/casting.


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