Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition Casting FAQ's

Are there any restrictions to apply?

1. You must be 18 years or older as of May 25, 2013
2. You must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.

Should I send in a video submission if I plan to attend an open casting call?
It is not required, but we recommend you do so. There are several reasons why it is an advantage to submit a video even if you plan to meet our casting team in person. It gives our casting team a chance to get familiar with you and it also could act as a second chance if you were having a bad day at the open casting call or feel you didn't do your best.

Must I Pre-Register?                                                                                                                                                                 It is not required, however it gives the casting team the chance to get to know you a little bit before viewing your video or meeting you at a casting call.  Also, if we cannot read something on your application or if your application becomes misplaced then we will be able to cross-reference the pre-registration. 

Is Pre-Registration the same thing as Applying?
No, You will still need to attend a casting call or send in a video submission as well as fill out the Season 4 full length application.

What should I bring to the open casting call? 
Bring a non-returnable recent photo of yourself and a pen (to fill out the Casting Call Application). You do not need to bring the Contestant Application to the open casting call. However, you will be required to fill out the Casting Call Application, which we will hand out the morning of the casting call. You should also consider bringing water, healthy snacks, and something to sit on in line. Please check the weather prior to attending so you can dress weather appropriate and bring an umbrella or sunscreen if needed.

What should I expect at the open casting call?
Our casting team will be holding group interviews. You may receive a call 1-2 days after the open casting call for a "callback," which is a full- length on-camera interview with our casting directors.

After the open casting call, when will I know if I am moving on to the second round?
Those who are selected for callbacks are usually told by the end of day. However, it could be 1-2 days after the open casting call. If you do not get a callback, we encourage you to send in a video submission.

If I'm selected for a callback interview when will my interview be?
We try to do callback interviews for those that drove 4+ hours to get to the casting call the day afterwards (in most cases on Sunday, subject to availability) and then locals between Monday-Wednesday following the casting call.

If I am selected to participate on the show, what is my time commitment?
Although you will not be required to relocate for the show's duration, If you are selected as a contestant you must be available to commit yourself to the taping of the show for approximately one year. Dates are always subject to change.

What should I wear to the open casting call?
Wear something that best represents you and that is comfortable and weather appropriate, as you may be waiting in line.

Will everyone in line have the opportunity to be seen by the casting team at the open casting call?
It is highly likely that we will see everyone who shows up. If for some reason we are unable to see everyone the day of the open casting call we will collect the Casting Call Applications of those that were not seen and follow up with them at a later date.