However that plan changed in April when NBC announced the Fall 2008 installment would be a "family edition" featuring teams consisting of two family members each, with the minimum age requirement being 18-years-old.
At the time, The Biggest Loser: Families was also scheduled to air 90-minute episodes in the Tuesdays at 8PM ET/PT timeslot. But the reality series' broadcasts have since ballooned and will now air, similar to the show's fifth season, as two-hour episodes.
As was previously announced, Alison Sweeney will reprise her hosting role for The Biggest Loser: Families, which will also include the return of fifth-season trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper.
WhileThe Biggest Loser: Families was initially scheduled to serve as the lead in for Kath & Kim -- a new half-hour sitcom starring former Saturday Night Live comedian Molly Shannon and actress Selma Blair -- that is also no longer the case.
Instead, The Biggest Loser: Families will serve as the lead in for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which will air Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT beginning September 23. Kath & Kim will now air in the Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT time period beginning October 9.
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