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    Outback Jack

    Outback Jack

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    TBS (ended 2004)
    It's Crocodile Dundee meets The Bachelor. A dozen city girls from the USA prepare themselves for a luxurious holiday, only to discover that they're heading for the Outback. Their prize? A fair dinkum Aussie hero named Vadim Dale. Outback Jack starts out as a promising venture for the 12 young romantic hopefuls. Having responded to a casting call looking for beautiful women with an eye for adventure, the contestants expect to spend weeks in a mansion being wooed by an amorous bachelor. With this in mind, they dress appropriately in stunning ball dresses and sky-high stilettos. Upon arriving at the mansion, the twist is revealed. The bachelor is Australian and the competition will be held on his turf. They are then dumped from a charter plane heading over the Australian desert. Outback Jack creates the ultimate test of love as twelve high-maintenance women vie for the affections of a rugged Australian adventurer. The twelve female contestants arrived at a Los Angeles mansion. The girls thought they were to stay at this beautiful home, but were instead whisked away to Australia, unaware of what lies in store. However, the women don't realize until it's too late that to meet Jack, they'll have to parachute into the middle of the untamed Australian Outback! After making it to the ground, they're shocked to discover the potential man of their dreams is not living a life of luxury, but roughing it in one of the world's most unforgiving terrains. Over the course of eight episodes, these pampered women will be put to the test, to see which one of them has the stamina to survive in the Outback and win the affection of their handsome hero. In the program's climatic finale, Vadim Dale had narrowed his original group of twelve high-maintenance city girls to two; Natalie, and Marissa. As Vadim's final selection, Natalie received a diamond necklace valued at $20,000, as well as the opportunity to go on a 30-day, all-expenses-paid European vacation with Vadim.moreless
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    The Mansion

    The Mansion

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    TBS (ended 2004)
    The Mansion is an exciting reality competition series in which eight supercharged competitors renovate a mansion that one of them will eventually get to own for themselves. The show starts with an outdated estate desperately in need of repairs. In an effort to fix it up, eight amateur home remodelers will work their magic to turn the eyesore into a paradise. For eight weeks, these creative competitors live in and work together on the house, one room at a time. Before the beginning of each project, the renovators vote for one person to serve as project foreperson. That person leads the group to complete the project by managing assignments, making executive decisions and trying to maintain group collectiveness in the face of looming deadlines and challenging obstacles. The team's work is then evaluated by the judges, who give their critiques on the finished projects, and who decide the amount of each monetary award that is given as each area of the house is renovated. The show ultimately culminates in a poll of the viewers, who will vote to give one of the eight competitors the keys to the newly renovated house.moreless