http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=5981122Caroline Rhea Adding Weight to NBC's 'Loser'
Mon Aug 16, 2004 01:40 AM ET
By Cynthia Littleton
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Caroline Rhea is expected to be named host of "The Biggest Loser," the upcoming NBC reality series that challenges contestants to lose weight.
NBC announced the pickup of "Loser" in May, though it's uncertain if the network has settled on a premiere date. Reps for NBC and producer Reveille ("The Restaurant") declined comment Friday on the prospect of Rhea signing on as host.
When the show was unveiled, NBC described the series as a "life-altering" competition that would employ medically sound weight-loss techniques to help contestants change their lives and lifestyles without resorting to surgery to shed pounds. Rhea's credits include a season-long stint as host of her own syndicated daytime talk show, "The Caroline Rhea Show," in 2002-03, as well as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."