The Biggest Loser: Families is the sixth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. The sixth season premiered on September 16, 2008, featuring Alison Sweeney as the host and Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels as the contestants' trainers.
The cast was revealed on August 29, 2008. Eight duos began the challenge, adding up to a total of 16 contestants.
From Week 1 to Week 5, the Green, Red, Orange & Brown Teams trained with Bob, while the Purple, Gray, Yellow & Pink Teams trained with Jillian. In Week 5, these "Family Teams" were disbanded and the contestants were split into the Blue Team and the Black Team. In week 8, the teams were split again and the competition went into individuals. Amy Cremen was originally under Jillian's training, but in week 5, was placed in and eliminated under Bob's training. Phillip Parham started the competition under Bob's training but was eliminated under Jillian's training.
Michelle Aguilar was named the Biggest Loser on December 16, 2008, after losing 110 pounds. She won $250,000. Heba was named the Biggest Loser of the eliminated contestants, and won $100,000. However, if Heba were not eliminated during the finale by America's vote she would've become the Biggest Loser.
Trainers Bob and Jillian fly around the country, surprising their teams with the news they've been chosen for the show.
Chef Rocco DiSpirito teaches contestants to make healthy, tasty and affordable meals.
This week, the contestants take a road trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world - the Grand Canyon!
Family teams face their toughest challenge yet.
Contestants face longest challenge ever - from sun up to sundown.
Contestants try unusual workouts -- and get six-week progress reports.
One contestant breaks a record at weigh-in.
A week of surprises - including the return of all the eliminated contestants - shakes things up for "The Biggest Losers".
Contestants get a blast from the past 80's week.
NFL Superstars Jerry Rice and Steve Young and Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito guest star in the Thanksgiving episode.
Tyra Banks and "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano give the remaining five players a makeover!
Final four contestants reflect on their amazing weight loss journeys, and America votes to choose the third finalist!
It's the last episode before the season finale, and time for the final four contestants to reflect on their weight loss journeys and the amazing progress they've made. They'll try on their former "big" clothes and watch highlight videos with their trainers showing just how far they've come. Then, in their final challenge of the season, the contestants will have to carry all the weight they have lost as they race around a track, shedding one week's weight loss at each pit stop until they cross the finish line. Later, at the final weigh-in, two players fall below the yellow line, and then make their heartfelt pleas to viewers, as America will once again decide which of the two will become the third finalist at the season finale.
The third finalist is revealed and the winner of The Biggest Loser will be named in the two-hour Finale!