NBC orders new fitness reality series from 'Biggest Loser' creator, Sylvester Stallone to produce
NBC has ordered a new fitness-centric reality show from Biggest Loser creator Dave Broome to be executive produced by Sylvester Stallone.
This show is set to have a different premise than Broome’s current TV phenomenon. The program is entitled S.T.R.O.N.G. (Start to Realize Our Natural Greatness) and instead of focusing on losing weight, it will show six men and six women looking to reach their full potential by getting fit. The series has a 10-episode order and will be casting everyday people who are looking to get into better shape.
“There’s a monumental shift in the world of health and fitness,” Broome told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve seen this interviewing trainers over the years. We’ve gone away from ‘thin’ and ‘skinny’ and into fit and strong.”
Stallone, who will executivealong with Broome, credits the longevity of his career as an action star to the time he spends in the gym.
S.T.R.O.N.G. will eliminate one contestant every week. Each contestant will be paired with a trainer—also six men and six women—creating mixed-gender teams of two.
It takes time for physical transformations to occur, so production is expected to last close to three months—with a premiere happening sometime in the next year.
This story has been updated.