By Jeff Pfeiffer
NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser will be launching its 13th season in January, so appropriately it is embarking on a 13-city nationwide tour to find new contestants for this edition. Individuals and teams of two who have at least 85 pounds to lose are encouraged to apply. Casting producers say they are looking for outgoing and charismatic people and teams, who will end up competing for the grand prize of $250,000. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.
Here is a list of the cities where producers will be holding casting auditions. People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves (and their partners if applying as a team). For more information, and for those who can’t attend a casting call but would like to apply via videotape, visit nbc.com/casting or thebiggestlosercasting.com.
July 30 — Austin. 10am-6pm at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
July 30 — NY Tri-State Area. 10am-6pm at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace, Newark NJ 07112
July 30 — Detroit. 10am-6pm at Gardner-White Furniture, 45300 Hayes Road, Macomb, MI 48044-3846.
August 6 — Charlotte. 10am-6pm at Planet Fitness, 10215-B University City Blvd (in the Back Creek Shopping Center), Charlotte, NC 28213
August 6 — Washington, D.C. 10am-6pm at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785
August 6 — Atlanta. 9am-5pm at Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303
August 13 — St. Louis. 10am-6pm at Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Mall (intersection of Highway 40 and Clarkson Road), Chesterfield, MO 63017-4811
August 13 — Salt Lake City. 9am-5pm at KSL 5 TV, 55 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84180
August 13 — Phoenix. 10am-6pm at Superstition Springs Center, 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206
August 20 — Chicago. 10am-6pm at Chicago Home Fitness, 2070 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
August 20 — Dallas. 10am-6pm at Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215-1036
August 20 — Orlando. Info TBA
August 27 — Los Angeles. Info TBA
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