The Biggest Loser: Couples - Season 5
Premieres: Tuesday, January 1st at 8 p.m. EST (2-Hour Season Premiere)
Network: NBC
Creator(s):Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Mark Koops
Starring:: Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels

Just weeks after wrapping Season 4, The Biggest Loser returns with Season 5. It’s all about couples, with teams of two competing against each other: a mother and son, husband and wife, best friends, brothers, a divorced couple, and former football teammates.

The series has always featured an interactive element, but they’re kicking it up a notch with help from At-home viewers are encouraged to team up with a weight-loss buddy, and participants can sign up for the challenge to lose a million pounds on

The full site launches on January 1st and will feature a social networking community, exclusive health tips, and a sweepstakes. The top five teams will win a trip to L.A. to attend The Biggest Loser: Couples finale and wrap party. The winning team wins a luxury fitness trip and a personal trainer for one year.

There will also be a “Biggest Loser Million Pound Tour,” as MSN and The Biggest Loser travel to five of the fattest cities in America: Chicago, Houston, Miami, Wichita, and Mesa, AZ. The goal: Raise awareness, motivate people, and encourage participation in the Million Pound Match-Up.

There’s something so motivating about watching a group of obese people lose weight and get excited about life again. It makes you think twice about eating that chocolate-covered donut or heaping extra spaghetti on your plate. And hey, get your butt (and your spouse’s butt) off the couch and take a walk! After The Biggest Loser: Couples, that is.

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