February 19, 2009 / 7:41 AM / 9 years ago

"Biggest Loser" heading to "fattest cities"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Producers of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” are considering a return to the single-contestant format that launched the reality hit, but with a localized twist.

Kelly Min (C), a school teacher from Pennsylvania and contestant on the season one of the NBC reality series "The Biggest Loser", discusses her 79 pound weight loss as the series winner, and Ryan C. Benson (L) of Spokane, Washington who lost 122 pounds listens along with a personal trainer from the series Jillian Michaels (R) during the NBC Summer press tour in Beverly Hills July 24, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

For the fall edition of the show, the series’ producers intend to cast single competitors from cities topping an annual “Fattest Cities in America” list.

The show will explore why those cities are struggling so much, find people who embody the circumstances and challenge the contestant to inspire their city and improve their lives.

“Loser” has been on a ratings roll this season after returning to its popular couples format and has held up strong, even against Fox’s “American Idol.”

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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