The Biggest Loser

A strike that temporarily shut down production of The Biggest Loser has ended after the crew members' union and the show's production company reached an agreement that secures health benefits for the crew of the NBC series, a network rep confirms.

The Biggest Loser shuts down production following walkout

Two weeks ago, the Biggest Loser crew walked off set in an effort to unionize. Production resumed shortly after, but the crew picketed the series.

The International Alliance of Stage Employees union and Reveille, the company that produces the show, reached an agreement to provide the crew with health benefits, and the crew unanimously approved the deal on Monday.  Further details of the deal were not released.

"This agreement is a positive step forward for the crew of The Biggest Loser, especially in the area of health benefits," Mike Miller, the vice president of the union, said in a statement. "We are pleased to see them go back to work."