While walking to work this morning, I passed the Fox building, where guys holding balloons were handing out Ring Pops in order to promote More to Love. I've seen them give out roses or fake rings for dating shows before, but giving out Ring Pops (you know, the delicious little lollipops you can wear on your finger) seems kind of gross. Like way to promote a show about overweight people by adding to the obesity problem in America.
Tonight there is something for everyone, no matter what their size.
First up, The Biggest Loser, where the contestants try desperately to lose a lot of unwanted pounds so that they can be thin, healthy and win some cash. The new season debuts tonight, with Daniel (the largest contestant ever, who was on last season), back again. But he's no longer the biggest contestant ever; there's a new titleholder -- Shay. She's starting off at 476 lbs, which means that Jillian and Bob have their work cut out for them this season, though supposedly they won't be split into teams with the trainers going head-to-head. Instead, they'll be working together to get their people in shape. Boring. Guess Bob was tired of losing all the time. Also, the contestants are solo this time around, though they will eventually get teamed up with strangers, but there are no families to contend with and no pre-existing couples at the outset.