After a four-year hiatus, reality weight loss competition show The Biggest Loser is back on TV, with a new cast, new trainers and a familiar face stepping into the hosting duties. It has moved from NBC to USA and premieres Tuesday, January 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of USA on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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USA is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of The Biggest Loser on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which will have new episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
USA is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of The Biggest Loser on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include USA. The “Plus” and “Max” packages come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of The Biggest Loser on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including USA. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with USA if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch The Biggest Loser live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘The Biggest Loser’ Season 18 Preview
The Biggest Loser originally aired on NBC from 2004 to 2016. Now after a four-year hiatus, it is back with an all-new cast of contestants ready to change their lives. The revival also boasts two new trainers, plus returning host Bob Harper, who was a trainer for most of the original series.
In the premiere episode, fans will meet the 12 contestants competing to see who can lose the highest percentage of their body weight over the course of the season. You can check out all 12 contestants in our cast gallery post here.
One thing this revival version is making sure to emphasize is that they are going to focus more on the contestants’ overall health. It isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about healthy habits and healthy numbers — cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes levels, etc. Harper recently told the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour that “all of these non-scale victories” are so great to watch.
“[I]t’s not just about, like, ‘I’ve got to lose weight.’ It’s about the people that are coming in that are just trying to manage their type2 diabetes, lower their blood pressure, and you get to see that. Being in the fitness industry and the health industry for as long as I have, I get to see people that have gotten off so many medications as a result of them making these lifestyle changes,” says Harper.
The show is also implementing more aftercare for the contestants.
“We wanted to give those people who did maybe go home early on in the process the best chance possible to continue a healthy lifestyle,” adds executive producer Heather Olander. “So we gave them a gym membership, and fitness is a part of it, but also, a nutritionist, because what you eat and to your point, every body is different, and every nutrition plan is different and needs to be specific to each individual. So we gave them that as well as one very important piece, guiding them towards a support group.”
One other big change is that the elimination is no longer “a popularity contest,” as Harper calls it. It will be strictly based on who lost the lowest percentage of body weight that week.
The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on USA.
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