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The Best Seasons of The Biggest Loser

Updated January 30, 2020 1.1k votes 312 voters 29k views17 items

Each of all The Biggest Loser seasons have been unique stories of contestants working to reach their ideal weights, but which seasons really stand out? Introducing new themes, trainers, and challenges each season, some of the most memorable episodes of The Biggest Loser come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of The Biggest Loser are, let's rank every The Biggest Loser season from best to worst.

The Biggest Loser is a competition reality show that finds overweight contestants working to lose the highest percentage of their body weight and win a cash prize. The Biggest Loser premiered on NBC on October 19, 2004 and ran for 17 seasons. After a four year hiatus The Biggest Loser was rebooted to returned with a new season on USA Network in 2020.

Vote up your favorite seasons of The Biggest Loser, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one The Biggest Loser season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    The Biggest Loser: Couples 2 - Season 7

    The seventh season of "The Biggest Loser" premiered on January 6, 2009 and contains 20 episodes. This season finds eleven couples competing to see who can lose the largest percentage of body weight.

    Trainers: Bob Harper, Jilian Michaels

    Contestants: Estella Hayes, Gerald "Jerry" Hayes, Nicole Brewer, † Damien Gurganious, David Lee, † Daniel "Dan" Wright, Carla Triplett, Joelle Gwynn, Blaine Cotter, Shanon Thomas, Gregory "Dane" Patterson, Amanda "Mandi" Kramer, Cathy Skel, Aubrey Cheney, Nicole Brewer, Sione Fa, Laura Denoux, Kristin Steede, Filipe Fa, Ronald "Ron" Morelli, Tara Costa, Michael "Mike" Morelli, Helen Phillips.

    This season features several unforgettable challenges including kayaking, jumping over a Styrofoam bar and unwrapping a heavy rope.

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    • Helen Phillips is named the winner of Season 7.
    • Bob's team gets blindsided.
    • Jerry goes to the hospital.
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    The Biggest Loser: Couples 4 - Season 11

    The eleventh season of "The Biggest Loser" premiered on January 4, 2011 and contains 21 episodes. This season finds 25 contestants competing in pairs to see who can lose the largest percentage of body weight.

    Trainers: Bob Harper, Jilian Michaels, Cara Castronuova, Brett Hoebel

    Contestants: Leann Jackson, Vance Jackson, Ana Alvarado, Dan Evans, Don Evans, Larialmy Allen, Jaquin "Q" Allen, Jay Jacobs, Denise "Deni" Hill, Jesse Wornum, Arthur Wornum, Sarah Nitta, Marci Crozier, Justin Pope, Jennifer 'Jen' Jacobs, Courtney Crozier, Moses Kinikini, Ken Andrews, Rulon Gardner, Kaylee Kinikini, Austin Andrews, Jay Jacobs, Irene Alvarado, Hannah Curlee, Olivia Ward.

    This season features several unforgettable challenges including building a bridge of rafts, carrying heavy buckets of water, pushing a 24-ton train, and stacking weights.

    Memorable moments from Season 11 include:

    • Olivia Ward being named the winner of Season 11.
    • The contestants go on a giant easter egg hunt, which includes an immunity prize.
    • Rulon voluntarily quits the competition.
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    The Biggest Loser: Second Chances 2 - Season 15

    The fifteenth season of "The Biggest Loser" premiered on October 15, 2013 and contains 15 episodes. This season finds 15 contestants competing to see who can lose the largest percentage of body weight.

    Trainers: Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince

    Blue Team Members: Holley Mangold, Matt Hooper, Hap Holmstead, Chelsea Arthurs, Bobby Saleem.
    Red Team Members: Ruben Studdard, Tanya Winfield, Jennifer Messer, David Brown, Rachel Frederickson.
    White Team Members: Fernanda Abarca, Craig Arrington, Tumi Oguntala, Jay Sheets, Marie Pearl.

    This season features several unforgettable challenges including carrying buckets of water, nutrition trivia and lifting dumbells.

    Memorable moments from Season 15 include:

    • Rachel Frederickson is named the Winner of Season 15.
    • Jillian gives her team supplements and they suffer a penalty.
    • Bob saves Matt from elimination.
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    The Biggest Loser: Couples - Season 5

    The fifth season of "The Biggest Loser" premiered on January 1, 2008 and contains 16 episodes. This season finds 10 couples competing to see who can lose the largest percentage of body fat. The contestants competed as two-person teams under the trainers.

    Trainers: Jilian Michaels, Bob Harper

    Contestants: Lynn Westphal, Jenni Westphal, Curtis Bray, Mallory Bray, Amanda Harmer, Neill Harmer, Ali Vincent, Bette-Sue Birkland, Jenn Widder, Jackie Evans. 49, Trent Patterson, Paul Marks, Mark Kruger, Bernie Salazar, Maggie King, Brittany Aberle, Dan Evans, Jay Kruger, Mark Kruger, Kelly Fields, Roger Shultz, Ali Vincent.

    This season features several unforgettable challenges including using a seesaw, walking up the down escalator and running an obstacle course.

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Ali Vincent is named the winner of Season 5.
    • The Blue team gets matching tattoos.
    • The contestants go to Australia.
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