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    The Voice

    The Voice

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    NBC (Returning Fall 2014)
    Four celebrity artists each will form teams of singers that they will coach and mentor throughout the competition. Individuals will be eliminated until each celebrity only has one team member left who will compete in the finals to be named "The Voice" of America in a live finale. In order for the most talented to be picked, the audition process is blind...the coaches can only hear the singers performing and cannot see them. In 2013 The Voice won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.moreless
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    Fear Factor

    Fear Factor

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    NBC (ended 2012)
    "Imagine a world where your greatest fears become reality." In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants recruited across the country battle in extreme stunts. These stunts are designed to challenge the contestants both physically and mentally. If a player is too afraid to complete or fails a stunt, the player is eliminated. If they succeed, they are one step closer to the grand prize: $50,000.moreless
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    The Biggest Loser

    The Biggest Loser

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    NBC (Returning September 11th, 2014)
    The biggest winner is "The Biggest Loser" in this compelling new weight-loss reality drama in which two celebrity fitness trainers join with top health experts to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") hosts the unscripted, two-hour series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers. Unique physical challenges, surprising alliances and irresistible temptations make the competition even tougher for the contestants, who ultimately have to decide which player gets eliminated each week. In the end, "The Biggest Loser" becomes the biggest winner, walking away with a healthier body - and $250,000. "The Biggest Loser" is a production of NBC Universal Television Studio, Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Restaurant," "The Office (US)"), David Broome ("Jingle Ball Rock"), J.D. Roth ("NBC's "For Love or Money," "Endurance"), John Foy ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") and Todd A. Nelson ("For Love or Money," "Endurance") are the executive producers. After the first Biggest Loser was crowned in January of 2005, a second Biggest Loser began in September, pitting the men versus the women in the ultimate chance of losing weight and feeling good about yourself. With the success of the second season, a special edition version of six episodes started in January 2006, with a third season starting in March 2006. Final Weight Loss of Season One Contestants: This is all of the contestants in the order of most weight lost. It is shown in pounds. 1 (1) Ryan 330 > 208 (122 lost) 37% 18% 55% 2 (2) Gary 227 > 156 (71 lost) 31% 23% 54% 3 (8) Dave 250 > 179 (71 lost) 28% 25% 53% 4 (3) Kelly 242 > 163 (79 lost) 33% 17% 50% 5 (6) Andrea 215 > 156 (59 lost) 27% 21% 48% 6 (7) Kelly 223 > 151 (72 lost) 32% 15% 47% 7 (10) Aaron 261 > 200 (61 lost) 23% 21% 44% 8 (5) Lisa 236 > 179 (57 lost) 24% 7% 31% 9 (9) Matt 310 > 246 (64 lost) 21% 6% 27% 10 (4) Maurice 436 > 365 (71 lost) 16% 8% 24% 11 (11) Lizzeth 167 > 145 (22 lost) 13% 11% 24% 12 (12) Dana 175 > 153 (22 lost) 13% 8% 21% NBC Broadcast History October 2004 - Present: Tuesdays @ 8:00pm EST/PST. January 2005 - February 2005: Wednesdays @ 9:00pm EST/PST (Special Edition version) The Theme Song for the first season of The Biggest Loser is called "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," by RuPaul. Seasons two through five featured "Proud" by Heather Small.moreless
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    Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

    Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

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    Self-help guru Tony Robbins is coming to NBC. This reality series is set to be a transformational-style program in the tradition of The Biggest Loser.
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    The Celebrity Apprentice

    The Celebrity Apprentice

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    NBC
    The Apprentice is the ultimate job interview, where sixteen Americans (eighteen in seasons two through six, fourteen in seasons seven and nine) compete in a series of rigorous business tasks, many of which include prominent Fortune 500 companies and require street smarts and intelligence to conquer, in order to show Donald Trump, the boss, that they are the best candidate for his companies. In each episode, the losing team is sent to the boardroom, where Trump and his associates, Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross, and later, his children, Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump, judge the job applicants on their performance in the task. One person is fired and sent home. Who will succeed? Who will fail? And who will be The Apprentice? The eleventh season of The Apprentice will be the fourth celebrity candidate format, with the cast set to be announced by January. The tenth season of The Apprentice returned to having real people compete to become the Apprentice. The theme of this season was candidates who'd been badly affected by the country's recent economic recession, and all sixteen candidates competed to try and get a second chance and ultimately change their lives. The teams were divided into men vs. women once more, and again, the drama between team members was plentiful, and the boardroom battles were epic. The tasks were a bit predictable, as most were simple marketing tasks or fundraising tasks, but at least Trump returned to making understandable, actually fairly rational firing decisions in the boardroom. The season also contained the first-ever firing by disqualification when a candidate illegally sent text messages to friends outside of the game and was caught for it. In the end, Brandy Kuentzel faced off with Clint Robertson in the first-ever pre-taped final boardroom, with Kuentzel walking away as the seventh (regular) Apprentice (and the third female Apprentice). The ninth season of The Apprentice was the third celebrity edition. Fourteen celebrities competed for the title of the third Celebrity Apprentice and the grand prize of $250,000 for the charity of the choice. The season was already rife with big personalities and lots of drama, and many tough competitors emerged early on. However, like the prior season, Trump made firings that weren't very credible, and the drama was almost nonexistent. In the end, rock star Bret Michaels faced off with actress and author Holly Robinson Peete in the final two, and quite possibly due to a sympathy factor from him getting sick weeks before the live finale, Trump crowned Michaels as the third Celebrity Apprentice, though Robinson Peete got a large cash donation to her charity, anyway. The eighth season of The Apprentice was yet another celebrity edition. Sixteen celebrities competed for the title of the second Celebrity Apprentice and the grand prize of $250,000 for the charity of their choice. The cast was more interesting than the previous batch of celebrities, and the drama was a lot more intense. However, Trump started making less credible decisions in his firings, and the episodes were soon more about the drama among the celebrities than it was about the actual tasks. In the end, comedienne Joan Rivers faced off against professional poker player Annie Duke in the show's second all-female final two, and despite the majority opinion that Duke's performance throughout the season had been better overall, Trump ended the season on a sour note with the controversial decision to name Rivers as the second Celebrity Apprentice. The seventh season of The Apprentice saw the show returning to New York City. And this time, instead of real people being the candidates, celebrities were. Fourteen celebrities vied for the title of the first-ever Celebrity Apprentice, including a returning Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth from the first season. Among the changes were both teams facing the boardroom following the task to hear what each team did right and wrong, in case that team ended up in the boardroom. The season certainly wasn't without its share of drama, and it showed some pretty smart celebrity candidates. In the end, America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan and country singer Trace Adkins faced off in the final two, and Morgan took the title of first-ever Celebrity Apprentice, taking $250,000 for the charity of his choice along with him. The sixth season of The Apprentice saw the show leave New York City and move to an all-new location: Los Angeles, California! Here, Carolyn Kepcher and George Ross were gone and replaced as viceroys by Donald Trump's children, Donald, Jr., and Ivanka. While the candidates, among whom were the show's first Asian-American man, the first Jamaican woman, a cervical cancer survivor, and not one, but two openly gay men, were interesting, the season pulled the show's lowest ratings ever, with too much focus on Trump and his brands, as well as Los Angeles pop culture, and not enough on the candidates and the tasks. Also, Trump's logic behind his firing decisions made less and less sense. In the end, Stefani Schaeffer, James Sun, Nicole D'Ambrosio, and Frank Lombardi all faced off in the show's first-ever final four finale that saw Stefani and James ending up as the final two, and Stefani walking away as the sixth Apprentice (and the second female Apprentice, to boot). The fifth season of The Apprentice started with something new: the first Project Managers were chosen by Trump, and they got to pick their own teams. Also, exemptions were wiped clean from the rules. The season started out with promise, with four international candidates from Canada, Cuba, Great Britain, and Russia, but lost steam as the more interesting, colorful candidates, including three of the four international ones, quickly bit the dust and were fired earlier than the blander, less interesting ones. The show ended up with what's been considered to be its worst final two ever, and in the end, the final international candidate, Sean Yazbeck, claimed victory over Lee Bienstock, the youngest candidate to ever make it to the final two, and won the title of the fifth Apprentice, as well as the honor of being the first winner to not be a native-born American. The fourth season of The Apprentice returned to the basics -- the same men vs. women format and winning Project Managers winning exemption -- but this time, with a twist. The winning Project Managers would only receive exemption from Trump if the team cast a majority vote to okay it. The season, which featured the first-ever openly gay contestant and first-ever Russian immigrant, easily shaped up to be one of the best seasons of the show, with an interesting cast, exciting tasks, and even the show's first-ever quadruple-firing! In the end, Dr. Randal Pinkett faced off with Rebecca Jarvis in the final two and won his rightful title as the fourth Apprentice and the first African-American winner. However, the finale was marred by his refusing Trump's offer to hire Rebecca, as well, in what would've been the show's first double-hiring. The third season of The Apprentice included a new twist: there are already two preset teams, "Book Smarts" and "Street Smarts" (Magna Corporation and Net Worth Corporation, respectively). They went head-to-head to see which team was smarter. In the end, the question was answered in the showdown of the century -- Kendra Todd, a college graduate, faced off against Tana Goertz, a high school graduate, in the show's first all-female final two. While in the end, the Book Smarts won the battle, as Kendra was given the grand prize and the title of the third Apprentice (and the first female Apprentice, to boot), the experiment of season three showed that both groups of people can be very successful. The second season of The Apprentice pitted men and women against each other again, but with several changes. The winning Project Manager, or team leader, received an exemption the next week should his or her team lose the task. The tasks became tougher, the judging became harder, and the contestants became fiercer. By the end of the season, Kelly Perdew, though met with tough competition by Jennifer Massey, took his place with Trump on the other side of the boardroom table as the second Apprentice. The first, and now classic, season of The Apprentice asked the age-old question: which gender is smarter? Packed with memorable contestants and mesmerizing moments, the first season was an enormous hit, garnering some of NBC's best ratings in years. By season's end, Bill Rancic was told, "You're hired!" and named the first and original Apprentice over Kwame Jackson, and all of the cast members became instant celebrities, with Donald Trump, as always, at the head of the pack. NBC Broadcast History January 8 & 15, 2004-- Thursday 8:30pm January 14 & 28, 2004 through April 14, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Repeats) January 21, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (First Run Episode) January 29, 2004 - Present Day -- Thursday 9:00pm September 11, 2004 - September 25, 2004 -- Saturday 8:00pm October 2, 2004 - October 23, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (Repeats) Special Presentations February 5 & 12, 2004 -- Thursday 8:42pm (Special Supersized Episodes) April 17, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (2 Hour Rebroadcast Season 1 Finale) September 9, 2004; January 20, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season Premieres) September 16, 2004 -- Thursday 9:20pm (Special Supersized Episode 1 Hour & 40 Minutes) September 29, 2004 -- Wednesday 9:00pm (Day Early) December 1, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Recap Special, Day Early) January 27, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Supersized Episode) March 24, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Time) CNBC also airs episodes of The Apprentice on a rotating schedule (when the season is current) Global Broadcast History (Canada) January 8 & 15, 2004 -- Thursday 8:30pm January 14 & 28, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Repeats) January 21, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (First Run Episode) January 29, 2004 - Present Day -- Thursday 9:00pm October 2, 2004 - October 23, 2004 -- Saturday 9:00pm (Repeats Special Presentations in Canada April 18, 2004 -- Sunday 1:06am (2 Hour Rebroadcast Season 1 Finale) September 9, 2004 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season 2 Premiere) September 16, 2004 -- Thursday 9:20pm (Special Supersized Episode 1 Hour & 40 Minutes) September 29, 2004 -- Wednesday 9:00pm (Day Early) December 1, 2004 -- Wednesday 8:00pm (Recap Special, Day Early) January 20, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (1 1/2 Hour Season 3 Premiere) January 27, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Supersized Episode) March 24, 2005 -- Thursday 8:30pm (Special Time) The Apprentice (US Version)in Other Countries: New Zealand: 8:35 PM on TV2 Hong Kong: 8.35 PM Saturdays on TVB Pearl Latin America:9PM Wednesdays on People+Arts (a BBC-Discovery Channel) Turkey: 9PM Thursdays on CNN Turk Sweden: 10:30 PM Sundays on Kanal 5 United Kingdom: 6 PM Weekdays on BBC-2 Brazil: 9PM Wednesdays on People+Arts (a BBC-Discovery Channel). A Brazilian version, O Aprendiz airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM on People+Arts and at 10:15 PM on Rede Record The Apprentice Theme Song is "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays. The Apprentice is created by Mark Burnett, the mind behind series like Survivor, The Contender, and The Restaurant. The Apprentice has been instantly successful, garning Emmy ratings, spinoffs (the upcoming The Apprentice: Martha Stewart), copycat series, spoofs, DVD sets, and books. While only premeiring a year ago, it is regarded as a shining classic in a genre filled with junk.moreless
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    The Sing-Off

    The Sing-Off

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    Vocal-only groups get a chance to compete for a recording contract from Sony Music in this NBC take-off on American Idol.
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    Hollywood Game Night

    Hollywood Game Night

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    Love in the Wild

    Love in the Wild

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    Prospective couples are placed in exotic locations and put to the test with multiple challenges in order to see if a romance can bloom.
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    I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

    I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

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    NBC
    ABC took 10 former Hollywood "big shots" and put them in the Australian Rain forest. Together, with host John Lehr, these celebrities have to battle it out in competition to be the King/Queen of the Jungle, celebrity style, of course. An updated version is currently on NBC taking 11 celebrities and placing them into the Costa Rica jungle. The celebrities compete for their charities and one will be crowned king/queen of the jungle.moreless
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    Momma's Boys

    Momma's Boys

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    Ryan Seacrest produces this NBC reality project featuring mothers in search of mates for their eligible bachelor sons.
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    Crime & Punishment

    Crime & Punishment

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    "Crime & Punishment" has been described as a cross between a drama and a documentary or "drama-mentary". The series follows a real-life case from the San Diego County District Attorney's office from preparation through trial, presenting the case in a fashion similar to co-creator and executive producer Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" franchisemoreless
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    Celebrity Cooking Showdown

    Celebrity Cooking Showdown

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    NBC (ended 2006)
    Celebrity Cooking Showdown will pit nine celebrities in a timed cook-off to make three gourmet meals before a live studio audience. The viewers vote one person from each episode to advance to the finals. In the finals the three celebrities are to make a three course gourmet meal for the judges. This will determine the winner of Celebrity Cooking Showdown. The show is set to air over five consecutive nights from April 17 through April 21 at 8:00|7:00C pm. The celebrity chefs will be coached and trained by professional chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora, and Govind Armstrong.moreless
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    Siberia

    Siberia

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    NBC
    When a reality show suddenly turns real the contestants must band together to escape an isolated land with a mysterious past.
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    Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls

    Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls

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    Just as in Trading Spaces, two families trade homes for two days with no interaction during that time - it's all a surprise. The twist in Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls is that a boy and a girl, each aided by a friend, get to redesign each other's bedrooms based on a "theme" supplied by the bedroom's occupant. Unlike the adult version, there is no budget, which leads to rooms that tend to be more "over the top", often in the neighborhood of $5,000! The one caveat: NO PARENTS ALLOWED!moreless
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    The Baby Borrowers

    The Baby Borrowers

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    NBC (ended 2008)
    Most teenagers can't wait for adulthood, and five couples who are itching to be on their own get a taste of the real world in this unique reality show. Beginning with infants, these couples graduate to care for toddlers, pre-teens, teenagers, and eventually senior citizens. Are they ready for this kind of responsibility?moreless
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    Age of Love

    Age of Love

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    NBC (ended 2007)
    Age of Love centers on Melbourne tennis champion Mark Philippoussis (age 30) as he's wooed by a group of thirteen special ladies. What Philippoussis doesn't know is that these women range in age from 21 to 48. Will he go for one of the younger gals, or will he become smitten by someone more mature?moreless
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    The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

    The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    The goal of The Apprentice was to find the best business man or woman to join Donald Trump in his organization. Now, from the people who brought you The Apprentice, Survivor, The Contender, and The Restaurant, they bring you The Apprentice: Martha Stewart where the goal is for Martha Stewart to find the best homemaker like her to head one of her businesses. Who will be Martha Stewart's Apprentice? The theme song for The Apprentice: Martha Stewart is "Sweet Dreams" by Annie Lennox whom personally allowed Martha to use the song.moreless
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    Average Joe

    Average Joe

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    NBC (ended 2005)
    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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    For Love or Money

    For Love or Money

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    NBC (ended 2004)
    A NBC version of ABC's The Bachelor with fifteen ladies vying for his affections and the secret they'll be forced to keep. This is The Bachelor with a twist. The girl that he picks gets a check for $1 million. The bachelor knows nothing about the money, so there will be plenty of deception and war between the ladies. At the end of each episode, each lady who was removed will go to a secret room, in which there is a folder with a check for each one. They express their feelings as they throw their check in the fire next to them. The season finale came to Paige and Erin fighting for Rob Campos to pick them. By this time, the host, Jordan Murphy Jordan, told Rob about the million dollars but Rob is not allowed to tell the girls that he knows. Rob picks Erin and takes the million dollars. Jordan tell her that she can burn her check and go for two million dollars and a guy. But if the guy doesn't pick her, she gets nothing but a small prize. She takes the gamble and burns her million dollar check. FAQS: Question: When is Season 4 going to start? Answer: It begins July 12, 2004 at 9pm it a two-hour season premiere Question: Are Erin Brodie and Chad Viggiano still together? Answer: Yes! after 3 months they appeared on the Today Show and also : They're getting married!!! NBC announced it. NBC Broadcast History June, 2003 - July, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm July, 2003 - September, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm June, 2004 - Present .... Monday, 9:00pm Special Presentations September 1, 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm CTV Broadcast History (Canada) June, 2003 - July 2003 .... Monday, 9:00pm July, 2003 - September 2003 .... Monday 9:00pm June 7th, 2004 .... Monday 9:00pm June 14th, 2004 - Present .... Monday 8:00pmmoreless
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    Howie Do It

    Howie Do It

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    NBC (ended 2009)
    Howie Mandel's unscripted NBC comedy series is produced simultaneously for NBC and Canada's Global Television.
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