NBC Cancels 'The Biggest Loser'?
According to The Daily Mail, NBC cancelled the weight-loss reality show "The Biggest Loser" after 17 seasons.
The revelation was made in court documents obtained by DailyMail.com in which the show's resident doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, accuses a former competitor for giving "The Biggest Loser" negative press.
Huizenga has blamed former contestant Joelle Gwynn who alleges she and other participants on the show were given pills containing ephedra extract (banned by the FDA) and Adderall by one of the show's trainers Bob Harper, in order to lose weight—with approval by the doctor—when she was on the show in 2008, according to an article about the show by The New York Post.
According to Huizenga, "Ms. Gwynn's outrageous accusations, which resulted in the cancellation of 'The Biggest Loser' and Dr. Huizenga losing two other opportunities on television, are particularly egregious given Dr. Huizenga's strict life-long anti-drug beliefs and strict anti-drug policy on 'The Biggest Loser,' where he did not even permit contestants to take legal, over-the-counter caffeine pills or drink more than one cup of coffee, much less illegal drugs," according to court documents obtained by the Mail.
Gwynn stands by her statements in the Post, and demanded his suit be tossed out of court.
NBC has yet to make an official statement about the status of "The Biggest Loser."