Michaels back for teen 'Losers'
The Biggest Loser" will return in January with the weight-loss show's first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty, The Associated Press reports. The show's 14th season will take on a new "mission" against the national increase in childhood obesity, NBC said yesterday. Youths between the ages of 13 and 17 will join teams trying to shed pounds and get fit. Unlike adults competing for a $250,000 prize, the teenagers won't be subject to elimination from the show and will not be weighed for the broadcast, NBC said. The show's producers discussed adding teens at length and are "incredibly sensitive" to safeguarding them, Michaels said.