The Biggest Loser - Season 11 Episodes
The Biggest Loser - Season 11
The Biggest Loser: Couples 4 is the eleventh season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Olivia Ward, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight loss. It premiered on January 4, 2011. Along with existing trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, two new trainers will be featured who were revealed in Week 3. One of the featured contestants is Rulon Gardner, a former gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics. It was the longest season in Biggest Loser history at 20 weeks long. This season is the second, after Pay It Forward, to be filmed in high definition. This season marks the first time in USA Biggest Loser history that a contestant left the show by choice. As well, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, a couple has made the finale together. And, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, all 3 finalists are women.
Eleven teams of two begin the competition in the Season 11 premiere. The players must choose whether to work out with Bob and Jillian or two new unknown trainers.
The players compete for immunity, which is awarded to the group that loses the most weight. Elsewhere, Dr. Huizenga provides health assessments of the contestants, whose loved ones are also briefed; the players compete in a bridge-building challenge.
The identities of the unknown trainers are revealed. Elsewhere, the players compete for a healthy meal prepared by Curtis Stone and a two-pound advantage at the weigh-in; Dr. Huizenga provides more health assessments; Bob and Jillian look for the roots of players' weight struggles; the winner of a water-carrying challenge receives the sole vote during elimination; and a team's weigh-in results surprise the trainers.
Bob and Jillian confront one of the players they believe threw the weigh-in the week before.
The off-site contestants move to the ranch and face their first elimination. The ranch players, however, learn they'll be able to skip elimination if they combine to lose more than 48 pounds. Elsewhere, a player's weight-loss secret is exposed; and the teams compete in a challenge involving weights.
A temptation challenge for Valentine's Day places the players in a room full of chocolate. The person who eats the most candy has the option to swap two players from each team. Later, the groups compete in a five-part relay race; Jillian goes horseback riding with a contestant; and a team receives videos from home.
The teams compete for use of the gym during the week; the losing team must work out elsewhere. Also: A trainer tries to help a player open up; a challenge requires the teams to push a train 800 feet while attempting to answer food-based trivia questions; and a contestant reaches a milestone at the weigh-in.
The teams learn two players will be eliminated this week, adding importance to a ball challenge that provides the winning team an advantage at the weigh-in. Elsewhere, Cara and Brett lead a workout at a mixed-martial-arts gym owned by Bas Rutten, while Bob and Jillian help their players push beyond their limits.
The players go home for two weeks before returning to the ranch to run a 5K on treadmills. After completing the challenge, the players must once again choose which trainers they want to work with. A few contestants reach a milestone.
The teams pick captains, and only two members from each team work out with the trainers. Elsewhere, a mud-pit challenge tests the players' balance; a pop challenge involves elaborate cakes; and some contestants discuss their problems with their trainers.
Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia from "America's Next Great Restaurant" judge a pop cooking challenge!
The players are split into four teams, and an eliminated player - who? - returns.
A team must leave the ranch and live on a limited budget after losing an egg-balancing challenge. Elsewhere, Bob's team visit an inner-city school to discuss fitness; the contestants participate in an Easter egg hunt, which includes 5000 eggs and a special golden egg; and a player reaches a milestone.
The teams compete for a night out on the town during a pop challenge to estimate the length of a mile. The losers must clean the ranch. Elsewhere, another challenge finds the players racing to light up a board; the losing team receives no votes at elimination.
The contestants head to New Zealand for an unforgettable adventure!
The players try river surfing during a challenge, and the winner receives immunity and a helicopter ride. Elsewhere, the contestants begin competing as singles; a special visitor makes a surprise entrance; and the group go zip lining, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
Ali, Tara and Sam return for Favorites Week.
“Week 18 “Makeover Week””
It's the Makeover Episode with Tim Gunn - and a private concert by OneRepublic!
The trainers test the players to see what they've learned during their time at the ranch. The contestants have a chance to add to their scores by playing a "Biggest Loser" video game. Later, the players compete for an advantage at the weigh-in during a stair-building challenge utilizing weighted sandbags.
Find out which two players make the finals! Season 10 winner Patrick House guest stars.
After viewer votes determine the third finalist, the winner of the $250,000 prize is crowned in the Season 11 finale. The eliminated players also return to weigh in for the $100,000 at-home prize