'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days' Kicks Off The New Year With 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up To The Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
December 17, 2014 – It’s an action-packed January on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days” with four, can’t-miss special episodes leading up to the exciting live finale on Thursday, January 29 (8-10 p.m. ET), when one contestant will be crowned the season 16 winner.
The previously announced Kauai episodes conclude on New Year’s Day, January 1 (8-9 p.m. ET), with contestants celebrating the New Year by facing their fears, island-style, and competing in a fun, Lacrosse-inspired challenge before returning to the ranch for a red-line elimination.
Then it’s time for one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season – the fan favorite makeover episode airing Thursday, January 8 (8-9 p.m. ET). Fashion expert Tim Gunn and celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves return to create amazing, inspirational transformations with the four remaining ranch contestants and the two eliminated players at Comeback Canyon. After the ranch contestants get incredible new looks, they are reunited with their loved ones on a downtown rooftop overlooking Los Angeles. It’s a magical night that also features a surprise live performance from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, performing his hit single, “Fire.”
Meanwhile, the made-over Comeback Canyon contestants are treated to emotional reunions with their loved ones separately, 15 weeks after leaving home. And the stakes have never been higher at Comeback Canyon, because this week’s weigh-in winner will be the one making a surprise return to the ranch with trainer Bob Harper, and securing a spot as a finalist.
The long-awaited episode on January 15 (8-9 p.m. ET) marks Bob’s stunning return to the ranch with his Comeback Canyon player, ready to re-join the competition. It’s a game-changing surprise for the ranch contestants, who don’t know Comeback Canyon exists or that Bob is even part of the current season. The four contestants left are excited to see their former teammate again, but fiercely determined to stay in the competition.
The “Today” show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent, Jenna Wolfe, shares her passion for fitness as a guest trainer on January 22 (8-9 p.m. ET), putting the contestants through an intense workout during their final week on the ranch. Then contestants watch heartwarming journey packages with their trainers and see just how far they’ve come since stepping on the ranch over four months earlier. Later, at a weigh-in where the stakes are higher than ever, the final four become the final three.
Finally, on January 29, in a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 “at home” prize. Then it’s the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season’s “Biggest Loser” and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
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