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The Biggest Loser - Season 14

The live (prerecorded) 14th season finale of The Biggest Loser aired on Monday, March 18th, 2013.

Hoping to make the cut by popularity is Joe and Jackson.  They both look great versus their old cardboard cut out and original videos, but Jackson won the popularity contest and became one of the three finalists at the final weigh-in.

The youth representatives of the season, putting a spotlight on youth obesity, had three kids work at losing weight through the season.

The Biggest Loser - Season 14Lindsey lost 47 pounds,
Biingo lost 40 pounds,
Sunny lost 51 pounds.

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The Biggest LoserDuring the closing credits for Tuesday’s episode of The Biggest Loser, (2-18-13), they posted a homage stating, In Memory of David Gibbs.  David was an entertainment helicopter pilot who worked for the company that created the series.

If you did not hear the news, last week a helicopter crashed out in Acton, California, while on assignment for a new reality TV series.  Three people were killed in the crash and David Gibbs was one of the victims.  Darren Arthur Rydstrom, 46, of Whittier, Calif., and Michael William Donatelli, 45, of Indiana, Pa were the others.

David Gibbs was a resident of Valencia, CA., and was working for The Discovery Channel production company, Eyeworks USA.  (They created The Biggest Loser series.)

Per his IMDb resume, David Gene Gibbs had flown helicopters for The Amazing Race from 2007 to 2010.  He was a helicopter pilot for a few movies (Jackass 3D & aerial coordinator for Star Trek: Insurrection), is credited for stunts in Reno 911!: Miami & Blow.

When folks take on specific kinds of jobs, there are more inherent risks with some jobs than others.  Sitting in an office is not as dangerous as piloting an aircraft for one’s livelihood.  It’s a special kind of person who can make a career out of something so unique as being a pilot of any kind of aircraft for any industry, regardless of what it is.  Going up into the air has its inherent risks, that are usually minimized with rote safety routines that pilots conduct every time, before they step into the cockpit.  (My father flew aircraft for a few production studios some years ago, so I’m very familiar with what a seasoned pilot does to make sure their bird is flight worthy.)

Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this fatal accident and it seems shameful that it was for a reality TV series to boot.

-Resources:  IMDb, Huff Post.

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NBC 2012-2013 TV Mid-Season Premiere Dates

October 31, 2012

On Tuesday, (10/30), NBC released their 2012-2013 mid-season premiere date schedule.  In it, it includes new shows like Deception (replacing Revolution for a few months?), 1600 Penn, & Ready for Love.  While announcing new shows, they also announced return dates for some of their popular shows like The Voice, The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice […]

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‘The Biggest Loser’ Season Finale Recap of No Excuses [5-1-12] (w/ Pics)

May 1, 2012

After a seven month journey, it’s all boiled down to tonight’s season finale of The Biggest Loser, No Excuses. Alison, dressed in a purple wrap sort of dress (I’m no fashion expert folks!) recapped some of the highlights from the season including working out with the First Lady and other events.  The season finale of […]

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The Biggest Loser, Season 13 Season Premiere

January 3, 2012

The Biggest Loser started its 13th season, with brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters, a father and son and even a Santa and his wife.

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The Biggest Loser, Season 12 Season Finale and Winners

December 14, 2011

Tonight on the 12th season finale of The Biggest Loser, the first hour started out with the at-home contestants… those who were slowly but surely…

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‘The Biggest Loser’ Season Premiere fr Tues, 9-20

September 20, 2011

‘The Biggest Loser’ Season Premiere fr Tues, 9-20

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NBC’s 2011/2012 TV Fall Lineup [‘Chuck’ ‘SVU,’ Why no ‘Wonder Woman’]

May 15, 2011

NBC’s 2011/2012 TV Fall Lineup [‘Chuck’ ‘SVU,’ Why no ‘Wonder Woman’]

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NBC Announces Their Season Finale Dates

March 8, 2011

NBC Announces Their Season Finale Dates

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TV Series Mid Season Premieres Returning January 3 – 4, 2011

January 3, 2011

TV Series Mid Season Premieres Returning January 3 – 4, 2011, as our favorites like Castle, Hawaii Five-0, Parenthood, Detroit 187 & Caprica are returning to the tube!

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The Biggest Loser 2010 Season 10 Finale Recap & Winner

December 14, 2010

The Biggest Loser 2010 Season 10 Finale Recap & Winner

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TV 2010/2011 Fall Season: TV Shows Premiering on Tues, Sept 21st

September 21, 2010

TV 2010/2011 Fall Season: TV Shows Premiering on Tues, Sept 21st

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NBC Fall 2010/2011 Premiere Dates Announced

July 15, 2010

Today NBC released their Fall 2010 / 2011 TV series premiere dates. What we’ve all been more or less waiting for. If I don’t look at any other network, it looks like I’d turn on NBC on Monday nights and not change the channel… except to quite the pesky TV ads that NBC got $2 […]

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NBC 2010 – 2011 Fall Lineup [Updated with Previews]

June 12, 2010

[Originally published on May 17th, 2010, updated 6/12/2010]  If you’re wondering what’s up with the lineup for NBC for the Fall 2010/2011 schedule, here’s what it looks like right now, per the NBC press release: NBC FALL 2010 SCHEDULE *New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET) MONDAY 8-9 p.m. – “Chuck” 9-10 p.m. – […]

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Summer Time TV Premieres for June 2010

June 9, 2010

The following list is the Summer Time Premieres for June 2010.  If you’re wondering what new TV series are premiering in June, check out this list below.  Yes, I’m a bit late… so I’ve backtracked to the beginning of the month to include what has started up in the event you didn’t know about something […]

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The Biggest Loser 2010 Season Finale Recap & Winner (Terse)

May 25, 2010

NOTE:  See this link for the recap article about the December 14th finale.  And this link for season 12 finale, Dec 14, 2011. – The Biggest Loser season finale started up with a quick recap of the contestants.  We then got a look see at the contestants past, and Daris is looking pretty spry.  Daris, […]

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