Departing “Biggest Loser” trainer will share her fitness expertise on two series
It's a good thing that Jillian Michaels is in such good shape, because she's going to need all of the energy she can get.
The personal trainer and media fitness guru, who announced that she was leaving "The Biggest Loser" in December, has signed on for not one, but two shows — the health-centric talk show "The Doctors," on which she'll co-host, and "Dr. Phil," on which she'll serve as a special correspondent.
Both syndicated series are distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
Michaels, who signed a multi-year deal to join the panel of experts on "The Doctors," already has a history with the series. The Los Angeles-based trainer has appeared regularly on the show, most notably on a 2009 episode on which she revealed a picture of herself as a severely overweight pre-teen.
"Jillian has been one of our most popular guests, and we’re thrilled to give her a permanent seat at the table on 'The Doctors,' where she will focus on Wellness, Prevention and Lifestyle dynamics in addition to other health-related issues," the show's creator and executive producer, Jay McGraw, said of Michaels' addition to the cast.
Michaels will address similar topics in her role as special correspondent on "Dr. Phil."
The soon-to-be-former "Biggest Loser" trainer — she's wrapping up the series' 11th season — said "The Doctors" is "the most informative show in daytime, and it allows me to continue to educate people on how to make powerful health choices enabling them to take control of not only their physical well-being, but every facet of their lives."