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Old 02-19-03, 10:35 PM
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Fox Ponders Doing Another "Joe Millionaire" sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was a smash hit TV show by any standard, drawing millions of viewers and concluding with a two-hour special that drew some of the best ratings in years -- but at the heart of "Joe Millionaire" was a deception that may be hard to repeat.





So that perhaps explains why the Fox network was cagey on Wednesday about how it will put up a new series.


Sandy Grushow, the chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group, told the Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety that the network was close to figuring out a way to do a sequel next season, but he did not elaborate other than to say the sequel would involve "lots of money."


The whole basis of "Joe Millionaire" was essentially a fraud; female contestants vied for the heart of a man they were told had inherited $50 million, but as the "winner," a substitute teacher named Zora, learned, "Joe" was in fact a $19,000 a year construction worker. But as a consolation prize the network gave Joe and Zora $500,000 each.


An average of 34.6 million viewers tuned in to Monday night's final episode, according to Nielsen Media Research; at one point fully 50 percent of all women between the ages of 18 and 34 watching TV were glued to the show.


Excluding post-Super Bowl programming, it was the highest-rated entertainment programming on any network since August 2000.


Fox is a unit of News Corp. Ltd.



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Old 02-20-03, 04:44 AM
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You wouldn't be able to do the same premise now that everyone is in on the joke..
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Old 02-20-03, 07:37 AM
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How about:

Joe Herpes?
Joe Homicidal Ex-Wife?
Joe Heroin Addict?
Joe Restraining Order?
Joe Grandfather?
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Old 02-20-03, 08:57 AM
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How about a Beauty and the Beast type of show? 25 women in a house with one gorgeous man who's been put through makeup and prosthetics to make him look terrible? The girl who sticks with it through the end finds out he's actually Prince Charming instead of the Beast and Fox lives happily ever after.
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Old 02-20-03, 10:08 AM
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Ya, they'll do it again, but this time he'll be a millionaire posing as a pauper... And in the end they'll reveal it, but this time take $1mil away from him so he's poor and see if the woman stays with him...
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As long as there are women, FOX will be able to find 20 who will do anything for greed. It's in their nature.
 
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What about a man who was formerly a woman?
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Old 02-20-03, 10:28 AM
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Ya, they'll do it again, but this time he'll be a millionaire posing as a pauper... And in the end they'll reveal it, but this time take $1mil away from him so he's poor and see if the woman stays with him...
The problem with this is that what kind of millionaire would want to be on a show like this....they don't want to date/marry these kind of women..


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Jane Transvestite. Have a show like the Bachalorette but the catch is the chick is really a dude. Tell the "lucky" guy the news during the final episode. See if love really matters.
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Coming this fall to UBC.....from the people who brought you Joe Milionaire. Now comes a new phase in reality television....

Joe Homeless!!

This time it's for money!!
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I think on SNL they had Joe Hetero
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What about a man who was formerly a woman?
[Austin Powers] That's not a man, it was a WOMAN baby!! [/Austin Powers]
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I don't have a link but before the show premiered, Fox TV execs were quoted several times saying this was a one shot deal, no possibility of a sequel, etc. Guess those plans changed
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SNL sketches

JOE HETERO
Announcer: This ordinary Joe just inherited a fortune.
Announcer: And these are the twenty women who are vying for his heart.

Woman: He's a hottie!

Announcer: And this is the secret you'll know from the very beginning:
Announcer: Joe.. is stone-cold gay!

Joe: Y'all look fierce in those gowns!

Announcer: "Joe Hetero". Coming soon on FOX.

JOE CAUCASIAN
Announcer: This ordinary Joe just inherited a fortune.
Announcer: And these are the twenty women who are vying for his heart.

Woman: This is a dream come true!

Announcer: And this is the secret you'll know from the very beginning:
Announcer: Joe.. is a black dude. But they won't know until the bitter end.

Joe: I'm gonna get all these white chicks pregnant.

Announcer: "Joe Caucasian". Only on FOX.

JOE NOT-A-RAPIST
Announcer: Meet Joe. He's a construction worker from New Jersey, who makes $19,000 a year. He's young, handsome, and not a convicted rapist. At least, that's what these ladies think. [ Joe turns around and winks at the camera ] Wink!

Woman: This is a dream come true!

Announcer: And this is the secret you'll know from the very beginning:
Announcer: Joe.. is a convicted rapist!
Announcer: "Joe Not-A-Rapist". From your friends at FOX.

JOE DUDE
Announcer: This ordinary Joe just inherted a fortune.
Announcer: And these are the twenty women who are vying for his heart.

Woman: He's a hottie!

Announcer: And this is the secret you'll know from the very beginning:
Announcer: This Joe isn't a Joe at all.

Joe: I wish I could pick all of you. Damn!

Announcer: "Joe Dude". Coming soon on FOX.
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if they were smart they would have shot a few shows with a "joe millionaire" type plot before anyone even knew "joe" existed. that way they can capitalize on the success of the show without the contestants being suspicious. thats what i would have done anyways.
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I don't see why this is a big deal. OF COURSE they can get away with it.

All the girls know is that they're on a dating show. Period.

There can always be some sort of hidden secret.
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