Average Joe

NBC (ended 2005)


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The series involves an ex-beauty queen/NFL cheerleader who's lead to believe she'll be on a dating show where she'll get to pick from a group of handsome men, a la "The Bachelorette." The first twist comes when she arrives and discovers the guys are actually "Average Joes." In the first season, the bachlorette is Melana Scantlin. NBC Studios is behind the series which will contain original twists and turns for the current dating/reality genre. Specifics however where not revealed. In the show, each week the beauty learns about her suitors during group and individual dates, as she determines which one might be her soul mate. She faces tough decisions as she must eliminate some guys in order to focus on those she has the most chemistry with. As the host and confindant, Kathy Griffin will offer her take on the behaviors and personalities af the men and is on hand to introduce the many twists and turns the show takes. The Peacock has committed to six episodes of the reality series from Executive Producers Stuart Krasnow ("America's Most Talented Kid") and Andrew Glassman (CNBC). Kathy Griffin ("The Mole") will host the project which, like FOX's "Mr. Personality" will test how important looks are in the dating process. Average Joe 2: Hawaii Hot on the heels of this Fall's hit Average Joe, NBC premieres the second installment of the series, Average Joe: Hawaii, on Monday, January 5 (10-11 p.m. ET). This new series was taped before the first series ever aired, thus protecting the twist. "As soon as we saw the first tapes of the original ‘Average Joe,' we knew there was rich potential for a second helping of this twisted take on the dating show. The fact that we taped both series before either hit the air allows for the surprise twists to hit the new participants with the same impact they had on the original show," said Zucker. In this new series, the crown of "Average Joe's" former beauty queen and NFL cheerleader Melana Scantlin is passed on to another former Miss USA contestant and model - Larissa Meek, who is swept away to a secluded island paradise with the promise of romance to be found among a group of 18 Prince Charmings. With no way of knowing the secret twist to "Average Joe" in advance, our new beauty must decide how to proceed when she meets the unexpected group of guys with big personalities, but admittedly average looks, ranging from a 5-foot-3 engineer to 340 pound sewage contractor. While finding themselves on what one dismayed ‘Average Joe' describes as "nerd island," the guys happily greet their beauty unaware that in a few short weeks a group of eight traditional dating-show-studs will join the competition to vie for her affection. As the series proceeds, new takes on the twists of "Average Joe" are in store for the audience along with brand new dramatic surprises; and tensions between the two groups of men reach new levels in several emotionally charged ‘joe' vs. ‘jock' showdowns. Average Joe 3: Adam Returns NBC will be premiering the third season of the series, Average Joe: Adam Returns, on Monday, March 15 (10:00 PM). The new season will be having new twists, and the biggest one would probably be Adam Mesh's return to the show. After Melana Scantlin's choice to take Jason as a winner on Average Joe's first season finale, instead of Adam, Adam's fans sent a big number of e-mails for bringing Adam back. Finally, after second season finished its airing, Adam Mesh will return to the show as a main bachelor in Average Joe 3: Adam Returns. Now Adam Mesh has the power to choose over some girls... Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back The newest and boldest installment of NBC's popular relationship series Average Joe about average-looking guys with big hearts and great personalities hoping to win the love of a beautiful woman returns with more twists, turns and conflicts than ever before. This time, stunning 26-year-old red-headed beauty Anna is the alluring bachelorette. Born in Poland and raised in Las Vegas, Anna has a degree in business administration and is now a model and entrepreneur. Once again, the unsuspecting model thought she was on a traditional dating show only to be surprised by a swarm of average Joes, including a tool salesman, a pest control guy and a computer-science student pursuing his Ph.D. In the six-episode series, the 18 enthusiastic average Joes hope to woo and win her over with their charm and personalities. But first, they'll have to navigate through an all new series of dramatic twists and turns, outrageous surprises ? and their toughest competition yet ? seven strikingly handsome jocks who are cocky and confident that Anna will only have eyes for them. Also included are a romantic getaway to exotic Tahiti, surprise visitors for both the Joes and Anna, and the return of three of the most popular former Average Joes in the premiere. NBC Broadcast History November 2003 - April 2004 -- Mondays 10:00 PM June 2005 - July 2005 -- Tuesdays 8:00 PM NBC Broadcast History - Special Night: Season 4 FINALE - July 27 2005 -- Wednesday 8:00 PMmoreless

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  • Melana Scantlin

    Melana Scantlin

    Herself / The Bachelorette (Season 1)

    Larissa Meek

    Larissa Meek

    Herself / The Bachelorette (Season 2)

    Adam Mesh

    Adam Mesh

    Himself (Season 1) / The Bachelor (Season 3)

    Anna Chudoba

    Anna Chudoba

    Herself / The Bachelorette (Season 4)

    Kathy Griffin (I)

    Kathy Griffin (I)


    Elizabeth Griggs

    Elizabeth Griggs

    Herself (Season 3)

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    • PLEASE bring this show back. There are so many dating shows out there and of course they are real. However, they aren't real enough to the millions of average Joe/Jane's out there.moreless

      I LOVED this show cause it was just average people looking for love. they weren't all glamour and paparazzi..i know me and my friends planned our whole night around the show..real people w/ real live and real feelings...these are the people that really want this to work and not just "another" adventure for them...i for one would love to be cast on average jane...w/ my head held high..w/ the grief of a woman and the grace of a child!...PLEASE bring the show back for all of us "average" peoople out there who like to see good things happen to "average" people"

    • This show is completely hippocritical.

      I watched this show for the first and last time tonight. I found this show to be completely hippocritical. The reason beeing is that she is offended by what the guys say about her cousing that is a little larger. I find it hard for her to be upset with what the guys say about the fat cousin, as every contestant on the show is rather good shape, if all that matters is what is on the inside, why is there no overweight guys on the show?moreless
    • Unique and interesting!

      A dating show where she'll get to pick from a group of handsome men, a la "The Bachelorette." The first twist comes when she arrives and discovers the guys are actually "Average Joes." The moral of this show is pick the guy that is pretty on the outside or the inside.
    • Average Joe is addicting!

      Average Joe is so addicting. You always want to see who gets the boot. The average joe or the hot guy. Obviously the hot guys are hot but some of them are just plain rude like the one time the pretty girl dreesed in a fat suit and then the men made fun of her and then the guy got kicked of. I also love the whole concept of the woman picking either a hot guy or an okay guy. Of course the moral of this show is pick the guy that is pretty on the outside or the inside.moreless
    • A pretty good reality dating show.

      Average Joe is a pretty funny show if you give it a chance. If this is a show that you do not normally watch and you are sitting at home with nothing to do, you are going to with you had it on tape. Having it "on tape" had become the generic term for recorded programs. Tody you are more likely to have the show on Tivo or DVR than VHS, od god forbid Beta!! It is kind of like how a lot of people still call CD's "records" or "albums." Anyway, back to the show. This is the type of show that is really pretty good if you would just give it a chance. So on those cold, lonely, rainy days, pop in your tape or DVR or whatever if you were smart enough to tape it. If not, check to see if it is on as a re-run. Afterall, as they say, if you have never seen it, it is new to you.moreless

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