'The Biggest Loser 3' to debut September 20 with two-hour premiere
By Reality TV World staff, 07/21/2006
NBC has announced that the third edition of its The Biggest Loser reality weight loss competition will debut on Wednesday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere.
Although regularly scheduled to air in the Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT time period, The Biggest Loser 3 -- which will feature the introduction of new The Biggest Loser trainer Kim Lyons -- will air special two-hour 8-10PM editions for each of its first two weeks. After two weeks, the show will resume its normal one-hour format and begin airing Wednesdays at 9PM effective October 4.
As a result of The Biggest Loser's two initial double-size broadcasts, Twenty Good Years and 30 Rock, two new NBC sitcoms scheduled to air in the 8-9PM proceeding The Biggest Loser, won't premiere until later in October. Twenty Good Years will premiere with back-to-back episodes on October 4, with 30 Rock premiering the following week on October 11 at 8:30-9PM ET/PT.
Earlier this week, ABC announced that Dancing with the Stars 3 will premiere on Tuesday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere. Its first hour-long results show will air the following night in the show's new Wednesdays at 8PM regular time period.