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Fifth Season: The Mole 3.0 The Mole, the "smartest reality show ever," returned to ABC on June 2, 2008. This is the fifth run of the program and the first time the program has produced new content in over four years. The program returned with its third batch of regular, non-celebrity contestants who are trying to win up to $500,000 by avoiding the machinations of a saboteur in their midst. The show has a new host -- Jon Kelley (ex-anchor of Extra) and features new challenges, locations and an exciting new interactive element on the official website. Stone & Company (formerly Stone Stanley) continues to produce the series. The new season has been picked up for ten episodes, with twelve contestants. The return of the program was generally greeted warmly by both fans and critics. Unfortunately, the show fared extremely poorly in the ratings and will not be returning again. Past Seasons: Celebrity Mole: Yucatan Yucatan, Mexico was the home of the second celebrity edition of ABC's reality series, The Mole. Eight celebrities: six new and two returning from the previous celebrity edition are competing for a pot of $250,000, which can be earned by successfully completing challenges. One of the celebrities, however, is the mole, a double agent hired by the program to secretly sabotage the games. At the end of each episode, the celebrities take The Quiz - ten questions regarding the mole. This knowledge is important because the celebrity that scores the lowest on the quiz is executed and sent back to their previous show business existence immediately. The celebrity left standing at the end of the game that isn't the mole and scores the highest on the final quiz takes home all of the money in the pot. Can you figure out which celebrity is the mole? Celebrity Mole Yucatan won an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Achievement for Enhanced Television. "Celebrity Mole: Yucatan" came to an end and ABC declined to renew the series for a fifth season -- until 2008 (see above!) Check the guide to learn all about past seasons. Celebrity Mole: Hawaii - The first celebrity edition of the series. Anderson Cooper has left to pursue television news, so Ahmad Rashad, known for his work as the host of RealTV, takes over hosting duties. Seven celebrities come to Hawaii, where they face challenges designed to test their mettle and maybe even disprove traditional notions about celebrities. One of them, however, is the mole, a secret agent hired by ABC to try to secretly sabotage the games. Celebrity Mole: Hawaii ran in January and February 2003. Season Two: The Next Betrayal - A group of strangers, working together to earn up to $1 million, that in the end only one of them will win. One of these players is the mole, a double agent we hired, working for us against the other 13. At the end of each episode, the players take the quiz, ten questions about the mole. The quiz determines who stays and who goes because the player who scores the lowest on the quiz is executed and sent home immediately. Up to $1 million hinges on discovering who is the mole. - Anderson Cooper's introduction. The Next Betrayal began in September 2001, but after airing only three episodes, it was placed on "hiatus" by ABC. Its original broadcast run finally ended in August of 2002. Season One: A Saboteur - The first season of the program introduced viewers to this brilliant program, which was hailed by MENSA as the "smartest show on television." There were only ten players in this series, but as always, one winner and one mole. This edition ran in January and February 2001. On March 16th, 2004, cable/satellite's GSN (formerly Game Show Network) began showing repeats of The Mole. The fun began with "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" and continued with the first season, "A Saboteur." Unfortunately, GSN did not continue airing the program. Instead, you may now catch repeats at various times (watch listings for special marathons and other airings) on FOX Reality.moreless
Ahmad Rashad

Ahmad Rashad

Host (Celebrity Editions)

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Host of Seasons 1 & 2 (2001- 2002)

Michael Boatman

Michael Boatman

Himself - 4th Executed (Celebrity Mole: Hawaii)

Ali Gorman

Ali Gorman

Herself - 2nd Executed (Season Two)

Heather Cambell

Heather Cambell

Herself - Runner-Up (Season Two)

Lisa Noller

Lisa Noller

Herself - 3rd Executed (Season Two)

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  • A number of strangers meet . They all do odd tasks to earn a amount of money . One of them is a mole, or a saboteur who is paid to make sure the group earns no money. they answer tests on the mole. The winner is the person who can answer who is the mole?moreless

    10
    The first time I heard about this TV show was in a joke someone told me. I don't remember the joke, but after I heard the joke I asked the guy to tell me what the show was about. After I heard about the show I all most instantly had a gut instinct that I was going to love the show. I watched all the seasons and I was totally correct. It has suspense, action, comedy and a little drama. I loved the first season the best. When they said Steven was an "Undercover Cop" I thought he was the mole. Was I wrong or what? I always end up thinking that the mole was this guy and he ended up to be the winner and I always thought that this guy would win, but he was the mole! I still find it fun. Even if I am "young" I find it AWESOME! Watch the MOLE, and find out "Who Is The Mole?". P.S.

    I miss Anderson Cooper, he was a good host. :(moreless
  • The mole US is one of my favourite reality shows ever. The contestants have to complete games to earn money for a group pot. But there's a mole among them a player who sabotages the games. Doing so losing money for the group. It's just so good tv.moreless

    9.0
    The mole US is one of my favourite reality shows ever. The contestants have to complete games to earn money for a group pot. But there's a mole among them. A player who sabotages the games . Doing so losing money for the group.

    It's just so good tv. During the games some times strange things happen that can turn things completly around for the players. The players cant trust anyone on the show. There are situations where they might betray their own teammates for an excemption. A way to go to the next round without taking the quiz. The quiz contains quistions about the mole.

    At the end of a show they answer them and who got the most quistions wrong had to leave the game. The mole cant be executed. So when there are three players left their can onely be a winner of the group pot ,the mole and a loser left. It's also nice that in the last episode all of the former contestants are together for the reveiling. Some of them where way of by their suspicions. The moles actions to sabotage are also reveiled. Sometimes incredibly sneaky, making it look like other player did it. In this show you can become a litlle bit paranoid about who is the mole. Some players screw up easy games. And then there are the comments of the players about eachothers actions. So funny to see. Definitly excellent tv.moreless
  • good show

    9.3
    This show is really smart. There are a lot of dumb shows on abc. The mole and i survived a japanese game show are the only good shows on abc. This show is underappreciated because its got a original idea unlike a lot of other shows. Ive only seen a couple episodes but it is really good! The season finale is next week and I want mark to win but he could be the mole. Personally I think nicole is the mole!! It is on monday at ten on abc. You should catch this show. I really like it and you will too!moreless
  • I love this show. John Kelley is a very good host, but I miss Anderson Cooper as well. The Celebrity version I liked to see Corbin Bernson and Stephen Baldwin going at it.moreless

    10
    I always loved this show from the first time I saw it. I saw the very first episode by accident, during the height of Regis and the Millionaire show, my wife and I set up a tape to tape Millionaire while we went to the movies and came back to see this, we watched it and loved it from the start. Back then for half the season everyone who I thought was the Mole was executed. I would recommend anyone to see this show and hope it comes back for season six. This is a show that really makes you use your mind. Mahalomoreless
  • Not many people I know watch this or want to watch it, but it is a pretty decent show. It involves a game show as well as mysterey solving and espionage. I just miss AC!moreless

    9.0
    When the show wasn't on for a few years, I figured we'd seen the last of the Mole, but you have no idea how happy I was when I heard that the show would be back on the air for the summer. I watched every season and loved not knowing who the Mole is so I could play along with the contestants. I have told others that if I ever try out for a reality show this is the one I would try. For the 5th season, they have reverted back to the original game with no "celebrities" and just have real people, which I think is better to watch.moreless
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    • Favorite Clue/Challenge
      What was your favorite mission/game/test/challenge from any of the five mole seasons? (My personal favorite was the 'Three Rooms'...
      02/19/11
      3
    • Where are they now?
      I was just re watching The Mole season 1 on DVD and I was just wondering if anyone knows what happen to the players for season 1 a...
      01/04/10
      4
    • Nicole S5
      I never thought that Nicole was the mole, she just tried to hard to sabotage the group. Completely over the top wining and causing...
      10/29/09
      1
    • who was the best mole
      I'd say Craig, because he was the only mole who I didn't guess at the final three
      10/01/08
      11
    • Mark Look-a-like
      Am i the only person who think Mark looks like Steve Carell, and everything he says, he just sounds like him, even in his mannerisms.
      09/10/08
      8
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    cultural phenomenon, pop culture references, extraordinary situations, facing danger, weekly elimination