According to TMZ, and they are a fount of accurate information (yes, sarcasm), filming has resumed on the Biggest Loser Ranch without two of the contestants that walked. There’s also a strong possibility that it will be worked into the story of the season.
Of course it will be worked into the season! Guaranteed, they will tease it for weeks ahead of time and get better ratings for that episode than even the finale! It will be a free advertising goldmine for the show.
On another note, the producers had to cut them. Otherwise it sends a message to reality contestants everywhere that they can team up and hijack a show. That can’t be an option for the networks, there’s too much money on the line for them to not have absolute control over everything that happens.
I wonder, though, if the producers still don’t quite know what they’re doing. NBC switched production away from 3 Ball studios after season 12 for undisclosed reasons and gave it to Reveille. Every other reality show in existence is usually filmed in the space of 3-5 weeks. They may portray them as 12-18 week shows (Apprentice, Survivor, etc.), but each of those ‘weeks’ only take 2-3 days to film. Because of the actual reality of weight loss, Biggest Loser is the only show out there that has an isolated cast for as many as six or more months filming on location. This does something to contestants, and 3 Ball had learned through trial and error a LOT about how to make that work.
I’m not sure that Reveille is there yet.