Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

NBC Schedules Extra Biggest Loser Casting Calls In Detroit And What It Means For You


Casting-call-picNBC has opened up an additional Open Casting Call for Metro Detroit!  The casting call takes place this Saturday August 21st, 2010 from 10:00 am – 6:00pm. at the Gardner-White Furniture Store at 39453 Ford Road in Canton.  Michigan is like pure gold for NBC’s The Biggest Loser, as 13 contestants in the last 5 seasons have come through the Open Casting Call lines here in Michigan.

Additional Open Casting Call dates have mostly positive but some negative implications for anyone who has already applied for or is thinking of applying for The Biggest Loser. Let’s start with the negative implications of NBC opening up additional Open Casting Calls.

If you have already applied to be cast on the show and received a call back or ‘On Camera Interview then you will now have more competition for being cast on the upcoming season of show. This should just make sense since more open casting calls equal more potential contestants equal more competition.

More competition is bad for current applicants right?  Well, if competition from other potential applicants worries you then your probably not going to make it on the show anyway. The casting directors typically cast ‘Type A’ personalities and we tend to think the planet revolves around us – lol!  So actually additional Open Casting Calls are not really a negative if you’ve done a good job with your casting video or have made a great impression on the Casting Directors at an Open Casting Call.

If you have not yet applied to become a contestant on The Biggest Loser and even if you have applied but did not receive a call back,  right now may be the perfect opportunity to make a great impression. Now is the time to make an impression that stands out above everyone else. Here’s why:

A couple of years back a casting director told me that when NBC – 3-Ball schedules a late Open Casting Call they are obviously looking for additional potential contestants. But it also means they are looking for ‘specific’ people or groups of people.

For example, Casting knows what potential contestants they have. To use a card game analogy they know what cards they have in their hand. Now they just need to ’round out the deck’ so to speak with a few specific cards.

Here’s another way of saying it: Lets hypothetically supposed that NBC is casting for teams and they are missing a Mother – Daughter team. Then additional Open Casting Calls are announced. Well at those additional Open Casting Calls they are looking at everyone but specifically they are looking for a Mother – Daughter team. Make sense? In other words casting may be looking for that final piece of the casting puzzle.

An example of this was the last minute Open Casting Call in the winter of 2008. I remember the day. The weather was horrible, single digits and a snowstorm to boot. I remember that a guy flew all the way from the west coast and ended up being the very first person in line.

Well this ‘last minute’ open casting call ended up casting Mother – Daughter team, Amy and Shellay Cremins and Father – Daughter team Jerry and Colleen Skeabeck all for that upcoming Season 6. In addition Mother – Daughter team Helen Phillips and Shannon Thomas were noticed and eventually were cast for Season 7 and of course Helen ended up the eventual champion of Season 7. That means that 6, count them 6, contestants were cast from one Open Casting Call that happened to be a last second addition to the schedule.

In conclusion, if you are serious about being cast on The Biggest Loser then one of the late or recently added open casting calls could very well be your best opportunity to make it on the show. Check here for the dates of the upcoming casting calls including the one here in Michigan.

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Lastly, if you dont get cast you can still Lose Weight Like a Biggest Loser.

Talk to you soon and remember,
There’s a Winner Within You!

Pete Thomas


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  3. Rodney says:

    Take Pete’s Lose it fast, Lose it forever course. You don’t have to wait for a “chance” to get on the show.

  4. wymetto says:

    I would like to join but i’m not the size as most of the contestants – I would like to see a “out of shape” type show..