The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser

Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight-loss series since Season 1, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season. Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will also be returning for the 17th season, training eight contestant teams of two in an exciting return to team-versus-team competition.
Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight-loss series since Season 1, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season. Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will also be returning for the 17th season, training eight contestant teams of two in an exciting return to team-versus-team competition.

Season 17 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Money Hungry

    Original air date: 01/04/2016 Runtime: 84:30 min.

    Original air date: 01/04/2016 Runtime: 84:30 min. "The Biggest Loser," known for its incredible weight loss makeovers, will reveal an exciting makeover of its own when the popular series returns this season with new host Bob Harper, a new "Temptation" theme, an updated state-of-the-art gym, a new logo, fun format changes and a return to the popular team vs. team competition. Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories. Seven teams (spouses, parent/adult child, siblings, relatives, best friends) will know each other, but one team will be two strangers - former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant and the original "Survivor" winner, Richard Hatch, and "The Voice" season two semi-finalist Erin Willett.

  • 2. Taste Test

    Original air date: 01/11/2016 Runtime: 41:44 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2016 Runtime: 41:44 min. This week the contestants must face their biggest temptation of all - food. Host Bob Harper meets them at a food court where they must rely on their newfound nutrition knowledge to win a trivia challenge about unhealthy food. The winning team gets to choose a player from the opposing team to sit out at the weigh in. Then the contestants meet Dr. Huizenga at a medical research facility for a sobering look at how the food choices people make can mean the difference between life and death.

  • 3. Keep On Truckin'

    Original air date: 01/11/2016 Runtime: 43:06 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2016 Runtime: 43:06 min. Host Bob Harper greets contestants with the news that their challenge this week involves pulling food trucks. The team that wins gets a crash course in healthy cooking and eating from popular chef Lorena Garcia, while the losing team has to eat from the food trucks - a challenging task requiring them to resist temptation and choose wisely from the limited healthy food choices. Also this week, one trainer works to create better bonding and trust with their team while Bob surprises the contestants with a chance to win a weigh-in advantage before they step on the scale.

  • 4. Hooked on 'Tronics

    Original air date: 01/18/2016 Runtime: 41:46 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2016 Runtime: 41:46 min. This week, contestants must confront a temptation that people face every day - digital distractions. Dolvett's red team and Jen's black team navigate an obstacle course filled with digital distractions during a challenge that brings the winning team a very difficult choice. They can either reconnect with the real world and enjoy coveted video chats with their loved ones back home, or get exclusive use of the gym for an entire week.

  • 5. The Big Switch

    Original air date: 01/18/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min. This week the teams are mixed and the contestants are forced to create new bonds. The new teams compete in a physical and mental challenge and the winning team gets a three-pound advantage at the weigh in. Trainers Jen Widerstrom and Dolvett Quince are shocked to discover their new teams during the first workout of the week, but they cut no corners in pushing their contestants. Host Bob Harper meets the contestants and trainers in the gym for a last-chance challenge that proves to be one of the most difficult yet.

  • 6. Ready? Set. Auction!

    Original air date: 01/25/2016 Runtime: 41:45 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/2016 Runtime: 41:45 min. Host Bob Harper hosts an auction to win some flashy and functional prizes. One lucky contestant gets a one-on-one workout with Harper himself. Coaches Jen Widerstrom and Dolvett Quince are challenged during the workouts as some of their teammates are out enjoying the luxuries they won during the temptation challenge. During the last chance challenge the teams battle out a difficult physical activity to win the one-pound advantage for the weigh in.

  • 7. Ship Shape

    Original air date: 01/25/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min. The contestants have another luxury to tempt them and keep them away from their workouts. The challenge gives one team the choice of relaxing on a yacht for an entire day reading letters from loved ones or getting exclusive access to the gym. Although they all need a day of pampering the extra time in the gym could give them an edge during weigh in.

  • 8. Homeward Bound

    Original air date: 02/01/2016 Runtime: 40:31 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/2016 Runtime: 40:31 min. The winner of the opening challenge chooses a contestant from Team Jen and Team Dolvett to go home for the week. The only weights that matter in the final weigh-in are those of the contestants sent home, surrounded by old habits and temptations. Host Bob Harper makes a surprise visit to give a killer workout while the other trainers push their teams to the limit back on the ranch.

  • 9. Real World Problems

    Original air date: 02/01/2016 Runtime: 40:27 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/2016 Runtime: 40:27 min. This week the competition moves to singles. After nine weeks facing all types of temptations, the players face their biggest test yet: spending the entire week away from the ranch, eating, training and learning how to live their lives in the real world. Every day will bring a new menu of choices - some healthy and some not - for how they'll spend their time, so they have to rely on everything they've learned at the ranch to make smart decisions. Also, the winner of this week's grueling obstacle-course challenge wins the best prize of all at the weigh-in.

  • 10. Makeover Week

    Original air date: 02/08/2016 Runtime: 84:33 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2016 Runtime: 84:33 min. Fashion guru Tim Gunn and celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves star in popular makeover episode.

  • 11. I Got the Power

    Original air date: 02/15/2016 Runtime: 41:46 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/2016 Runtime: 41:46 min. With only two weeks left on the ranch, Bob welcomes the contestants at a challenge that will tempt the winner with a prize that could change the course of the entire competition.

  • 12. The Final Cut

    Original air date: 02/15/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 02/15/2016 Runtime: 43:29 min. The five remaining players gather for their final challenge, a time-honored tradition of contestants putting back on all the weight they've lost over the course of the season and then shedding it one last time at different stages.

  • 13. Live Finale

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 83:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/22/2016 Runtime: 83:15 min. In this must-see live finale, the 16 contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time and show America how much weight they've lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.