Jillian Michaels is returning to reality TV with a new docuseries called Being Jillian, which follows the former ragey trainer of TheBiggest Loser as she juggles family alongside her fitness and health business. Additionally Joel McHale will be expanding on his The Soup ‘tales from the week’ concept by executive producing a a new show focusing on snarking snark from outrageous and hilarious website comments found throughout the internet. <Crossing-Fingers Reality Tea makes an appearance!>
In Just Jillian, Jillian“strips down and bares it all” for an intimate and revealing docu-follow which exposes the real Jillian; thus giving viewers an “authentic, unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.”
Jillian Michaels famously left The Biggest Loser because she felt the show had taken a negative turn and destroyed her reputation as a health and wellness advocate in favor of promoting dramatic weightless results. But Jillian hasn’t left reality TV behind for good – she’s embarking on her own solo show and she’s also rebranding herself after taking a public beating.
In an effort to reestablish her image after her merry-go-round relationship with the Biggest Loser, Jillian now reveals a softer approach – and a more down-to-earth one. Like “hell no!” she doesn’t like to exercise, “I watch the clock every minute,” the personal trainer admits.
“People assume that I think I’m better than that show. I do not. Also, there’s a misconception that I keep leaving,” Jillian explains. “On season three, I was fired. On season 11, I asked for time off to start a family. In this go-round, it was a mutual decision. I wanted to make some creative changes, but I was not a producer. I need some control in something with my name attached to it.”
Season 16 of The Biggest Loser will kick off in September – less one familiar face, Jillian Michaels, but plus two new faces, Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom.
Last week, NBC announced Jillian will not return to The Biggest Loser. "After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, The Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways, and she will not be returning for Season 16 when it airs in the fall."
Reza Farahan and his two favorite Persian Princesses, Asa Soltan Rahmati and Lilly Ghalichi, hit the red carpet with a slew of other reality TV stars on Monday. Yesterday was Day 2 of NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour', held at the Langham Hotel.
In a controversial move, NBC's The Biggest Loser is tackling something new this season that has a lot of people talking. I guess that is the whole point of controversial moves, right?
For the first time in the reality show's history, it will be focusing on childhood obesity. Three young adults will be participating in the program, and trainerJillian Michaels will be returning to assist the two teen boys and one teenaged girl get their lives back on track with a healthier lifestyle.