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What Do NBC, Dallas and the "Fattest Cities" in America Have in Common? Plenty, As It Turns Out.

Three items for the price of one: Men's Health says Dallasites are a bunch of fatties -- as in, we're the sixth-fattest city in the U.S. and A. Top of the list of reasons why? "Mayor Thomas C. Leppert participates in fewer fitness-related events than most mayors." (Blaming Leppert for anything is the way straight to Schutze's heart -- and on Valentine's Day, no less.) Not coincidentally, then, there's this "news": NBC's casting peeps are coming to Dallas this Saturday to cast the sixth season of the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser, beginning at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. at the Uptown Bar & Grill on McKinney Avenue; says here producers chose "reduced their contestant search to what they have determined to be the 'fattest cities' in America."

And speaking of NBC, the network's shuttering its Dallas bureau. Reports TVNewser in an exclusive, Dallas and Chicago are losing their bureaus -- "however some NBC News staffing is expected to remain at the O&O stations in those markets," which means, of course, KXAS-Channel 5. Nonetheless, "Dallas will fall under the Los Angeles hub." --Robert Wilonsky

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