Is The Biggest Loser over? According to the show’s resident doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, the NBC TV series has been cancelled after 17 seasons, The Daily Mail reports.
Hosted by Bob Harper, the reality competition show follows overweight contestants as they try to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight. The series’ last season finished airing in early 2016.
According to The Daily Mail, Dr. Robert Huizenga revealed The Biggest Loser was cancelled in recent court documents. The show’s resident doctor is in an ongoing legal battle with former contestant Joelle Gwynn, who accused trainer Bob Harper of providing contestants with illegal weight loss drugs.
NBC has not confirmed the show’s cancellation, but it wouldn’t be that surprising if The Biggest Loser has been axed. Ratings have been in decline over the past couple seasons, with the latest (season 17) bringing in an average rating of 1.06 in the 18-49 demo and only 3.518 million viewers. That’s a near 20% decline in viewership from the previous season.
What do you think? Do you watch The Biggest Loser? Do you think NBC should keep the show or not?