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The Biggest Loser
Second Chances

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Second chances are hard to come by. This season, a second chance at life could be worth $250,000.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Alison Sweeney
Trainers Bob Harper
Jillian Michaels
Dolvett Quince
Creator Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Mark Koops
EP Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Eden Gaha
Lisa Hennessey
JD Roth
Todd A. Nelson
Packager Eyeworks USA
25/7 Productions
Shine America
Origins Malibu Creek State Park; Malibu, CA
Airs 8p ET Tues, NBC
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A Second Chance: 15 Compete
October 15
What if you were given a second chance at life? A second opportunity to correct the mistakes that have plagued you and stopped you from doing what you love? This season on "The Biggest Loser", the three hardest trainers in the world - Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and Dolvett Quince - will, for the first time ever, pick the 15 people who will head to the ranch and compete for a shot at $250,000 and the title of.. THE BIGGEST LOSER. For these 15 people, it's not just a TV show... it's a life-or-death intervention. October 15 will be the first day of the rest of your life.

.... A lot of 15s thrown around. Where's Ryan Reynolds? Anyway... the 15 of import are...

- Fernanda Abarca (3D Animation Artist/Cake Sugar Artist), 32, Montrose, CA.
- Craig Arrington (Warehouse Supervisor for Pharmaceutical Company), 30, Wilson, NC
- Chelsea Arthurs (Clinical Research Professional/Event Planner), 28, Raleigh
- David Brown (Project Manager for Construction Company and Social Commerce Leader for Phone Company), 43, Edmond, OK.
- Rachel Frederickson (Voice-over Artist), 24, Los Angeles
- Hap Holmstead (Sales Consultant/Entrepreneur), 26, Pleasant Grove, UT
- Matt Hooper (Retail Manager), 38, Georgetown, MA.
- Holley Mangold (Olympic Weightlifter/Caterer), 24, Columbus
- Jennifer Messer (Clerk/Bookkeeper), 42, Abingdon, VA
- Tumi Oguntala (Brand Strategist), 41, Clifton Park, NY
- Marie Pearl (Senior Staff Accountant at a Community College), 30, Springfield, MO.
- Bobby Saleem (Attorney), 28, Chicago
- Jay Sheets (Marketing Associate for a Food Company), 38, Farmington, MO.
- Ruben Studdard (Singer), 35, Birmingham, AL
- Tanya Winfield (Chief Operating Officer of a Restaurant Franchise), 41, Plainfield, IL

And yes, kids... THAT Ruben Studdard.

The group meets the trainers and the most underrated host of a game show to ever come from a soap opera. SORRY, DOUG! Anyway, it's time to pick teams. And that means... yeah, you gotta work with them.

Just for arriving on the ranch, they will get a free, gratis, here, take it, it's yours... membership to Planet Fitness, the official fitness center of "The Biggest Loser".

DAY ONE begins with a group workout with ALL of the trainers, just so everyone can get a feel through of what's going to happen and who works best with who. And because NBC likes to beat a dead premise, everyone is wearing their weight on their shirt. Unfortunately for Ruben, that is a not a 205. That's a 463.

And we have our first "MEDIC!" of the season, courtesy of Jay, who cramps up and falls. He gets back up on his horse, though. Way to cowboy up. Meanwhile, Jillian has found her favorite... Craig. He's here because his father passed away from heart disease when he was 10.

After all of that, it's time for an icedown. In a few cases, it's a bag on the top of the head. In Ruben's case...

... yeah. Time for a palate cleanser. Tanya is working to prevent a future of childhood obesity for her daughter, who was actually born overweight.

Now... it's time to choose up sides. The teams and their starting weights...

RED (Dolvett): Ruben (462), Jennifer (266), Rachel (260), Tanya (262), David (409)
WHITE (Jillian): Craig (385), Tumi (319), Jay (297), Fernanda (250), Marie (249)
BLUE (Bob): Holley (351), Chelsea (241), Bobby (358), Matt (356), Hap (403)

Dolvett takes a second to get to know Ruben, since he's dealt with famous people before. He was medicated for cardiomyopathy, got married, got divorced, started living like a frat brother, and... Bob's your uncle. Now he's trying to shed "Big Rube". It takes a lot of discipline. More than you know? More than you have? More than you think? Let's go to work.

David wants to know that his pain does not define him... his strength does.

Marie says that the White Team may not have an Olympian or an American Idol... but they do have strength and heart.


Tonight, a RED line is in play. The person on the losing team with the lowest percentage weight-loss will be eliminated... UNLESS THEY AREN'T. For the first time in Biggest Loser history, each trainer will be given a Trainer Save. Any one of the trainers can snipe an eliminated contestant back onto their team if they choose to do so, but they can only do it once, so they have to use it well, use it wisely.

Holley: 335 (-16)
Hap: 386 (-17)
Chelsea: 229 (-12)
Matt: 333 (-23)
Bobby: 338 (-20)
TOTAL: 88 lbs (5.15%)

RED: (needs to lose more than 85)
Ruben: 441 (-21)
Jennifer: 255 (-11)
Tanya: 236 (-16)
Rachel: 239 (-21)
David: ... who has the heart of a warrior down deep.... 371 (-38!)
TOTAL: 107 lbs (6.45%)

WHITE (needs to lose more than 77)
Tumi: 305 (-14)
Fernanda: 238 (-12)
Marie: 240 (-9)
Jay: 274 (-23)
Craig: 372 (-13)
TOTAL: 71 lbs (4.73%)

Which means that the WHITE team is in danger. So who falls below the Red Line?

1) JAY - 7.74%
2) FERNANDA - 4.80%
3) TUMI - 4.39%
4) MARIE - 3.61%
5) CRAIG - 3.38%

So unless Jillian wants to use her save, Craig is going home... HE'S NOT GOING HOME TONIGHT.

Go get some rest, everyone... judging from the clips from this season... you're going to NEED IT.

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