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Old 04-14-03, 09:02 PM
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Celebrity Mole II is coming!

For all the MOLE fans out there. Can't wait... wonder who they will get... probably no one as funny as Kathy made the show.

ABC Still Digs 'Celebrity Mole'

Fri Mar 14, 3:42 AM ET
By Josef Adalian

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - ABC is readying another round of "Celebrity Mole."

The network has ordered up seven hourlong segments of the unscripted hit, with casting set to begin immediately and the series targeted for either a summer or fall premiere.

Ahmad Rashad is expected to return as host, while Clay Newbill -- who produced the first two editions of "The Mole" as well as "The Bachelorette" -- is set to serve as showrunner.

First incarnation of "Celebrity Mole" proved to be a solid fit behind ABC's "Bachelorette." The show gave ABC its best ratings among adults 18-34 in the 10 p.m. Wednesday slot in six years.

ABC reality guru Andrea Wong said she's "thrilled the show's coming back."

"It was a huge success for us in its last run and performed fantastically well in the time period," she said, adding that the return of Newbill was another positive.

Exec producer David Stanley said the timing of the pickup should help in casting for "Celebrity Mole 2."

"The fact that we can begin casting during scripted series hiatus should prove helpful, but we are even more confident this time around because the celebrities that were on the show last time have all been very vocal that they had an awesome time," he said.

While the stars in the first celeb edition of "The Mole" weren't huge names, Stone said their performance backgrounds helped make the show work.

"This show is all about acting -- either you are the mole or want others to think you are," he said. "So in the end, the celebrity element made for a perfect fit."

Season-to-date, the first "Celebrity Mole" ranks as ABC's fourth highest-rated show among adults 18-49 and 18-34, trailing only "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" and "Monday Night Football."
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Ugh. Bring back the non-celebrity Mole. I know Anderson won't be there, but still.
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Nah celebrity is more fun.
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Originally posted by Static Cling
Ugh. Bring back the non-celebrity Mole. I know Anderson won't be there, but still.
Absolutely. The Mole won't be quite the same w/o Anderson, but at least it's better than this celebrity junk.
Old 04-15-03, 04:54 PM
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While I preferred regular Mole, I still enjoyed the celeb version a lot. Ahmad is probably the biggest weakness, although he's still not as bad as some of the reality hosts out there. If anything else, I would change the setting. The sunny Hawaii thing didn't work for me, and the fact that it's an English-speaking setting takes away from the spy/intrigue aspect a lot. An Asian setting would be cool.
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I didn't watch this show but c'mon, with the people they put on there last time even Kathy Griffin scoffed at the way they threw around the term celebrity.
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Season Premiere! Wednesday, January 7, 10/9c

WHO IS THE MOLE?
Stephen Baldwin-Corbin Bernsen-Mark Curry-Angie Everhart


Tracy Gold-Ananda Lewis-Keshia Knight Pulliam-Dennis Rodman


I am really looking foward to another edition of Celebrity Mole, since I thought the last one turned out way better than I thought it was going to be. It's good to see that Corbs and Baldwin are back again, for I really enjoyed watching those two nut jobs the last time, although I don't think they will have anyone as funny as Kathy Griffin was.
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Ok... I know who one is and recognize the names of two others.
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Tracy Gold? Could this be the first time a reality-show contestant arrives at the show already emaciated?
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Originally posted by Static Cling
Ugh. Bring back the non-celebrity Mole. I know Anderson won't be there, but still.
True. One of the best reality shows ever.
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Should be called:

B Celebrity Mole
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Originally posted by BizRodian
Ok... I know who one is and recognize the names of two others.
Stephen Baldwin - Actor, one of the Baldwin brothers. I know him best from Usual Suspects
Corbin Bernsen - Actor. I know him best from the Major League movies
Mark Curry - TV Actor and Comedian. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Angie Everhart - Model, former fling for Sly Stallone if I remember right
Tracy Gold - Actress from Growing Pains.
Ananda Lewis - Former MTV VJ and failed talk show host
Keshia Knight Pulliam - Actress who played Rudy on the Cosby Show
Dennis Rodman - Crossdresser/Former basketball player
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Originally posted by Deftones
True. One of the best reality shows ever.
Second only to Survivor for me.
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The non-celebrity one was great...I think Anderson made it though. It's silly to have two of the same idiot celebrities come back
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I can't wait for Celebrity Mole 2. I wish they can bring back the 3rd installment of non-celebrity version.
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Angie Everhart, hmmm...maybe I will watch it.

I said maybe...
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Baldwin and Rodman are going to make a pretty good team. This has a lot of potential.
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I thought Mark Curry was dead.
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Who is hosting Celebrity Mole 2? Ahmad Rashad was terrible on the last Celebrity Mole.
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HOST:

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Re: HOST:

Originally posted by monkyskunk
I was afraid of that, oh well, a Mole series is better than none, even with a crappy host, and has been celebrities.
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It just wont be the same without Kathy Griffin!

But Ill be watching Thanks for the heads up! I wondered when they were gonna premiere it.
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This can possibly be the worst show in the history of television.
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Why Ahmad Rashad? Man, he sucks (IMHO) and with this lineup of "celebrities" I'm not sure this is worth my time. Too bad, cos it's a cool show!
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