The NBC Network has announced the return date for their hit series The Biggest Loser. The show along with Jillian Michaels, who is set to reprise her role as a trainer, is slated for a Jan. 2013 premiere and with it comes a few changes to the show’s format.
This time around ‘The Biggest Loser’ will set out to try and conquer the ever growing number of youths with obesity. Kids ranging in age from 13-17 years old will now take part in the competition with the adults. Together they will all be looking to make it to their goal weight, undergoing a healthy transformation.
Speaking out, Michaels sounded keen on the idea of adding teens to the line-up. “As a former overweight teen, I know firsthand how dramatically weight issues can affect every aspect of a child’s life.” Adding, “Having recently become a mother of two, I am more passionate than ever about helping empower children and families with the information and resources they need to live a healthier life.”
In season 14 contestants of the show will be divided into three teams under the watchful eyes of trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and Dolvett Quince. From there every trainer and team will include at least one teen who will compete without the fear of elimination. The New Year will also bring several special celebrity guest stars with promises of “additional surprises that will be revealed closer to the premiere.”