NBC's 'Average Joe' series to premiere Monday, November 3
By Reality TV World staff, 10/18/2003
Watch out FOX and David Smith, NBC has announced that there'll soon be a second "Joe" airing on Monday nights. Following on the heels of The Next Joe Millionaire's premiere on Monday, October 20, NBC has announced that NBC's own six episode twisted Average Joe take on the reality relationship show genre will premiere on Monday, November 3 at 10PM ET.
“This new series puts real, everyday guys in a dream situation—being isolated in Palm Springs with the chance to get to know and date a beautiful and seemingly unattainable woman who might not otherwise give them the time of day,” said Jeff Zucker, President, NBC Entertainment
In the dramatic new unscripted relationship series, former beauty queen, NFL cheerleader, andMeet My Folks contestant Melana Scantlin arrives in Palm Springs to live in a multi-million dollar estate high atop a hill, where she awaits the arrival of 16 Prince Charmings to win her heart. What she doesn’t know is that the men she will meet are not handsome princes, but are actually “Average Joes”—guys with great hearts, but admittedly average looks, ranging from 5-foot-2 to 6-foot-8 and weighing up to 360 pounds, some even describing themselves as ‘nerds’ and ‘geeks.’
While Melana must decide how to proceed with the motley crew assembled before her, the guys form bonds and rivalries and experience a range of emotions as the concept of the series unfolds. Some see the chance of a lifetime when they size up their competition, while others face an ego-blow when they find themselves grouped among men they term as losers. But the surprises don’t end on the first night. Melana and her suitors are shocked when a new twist is added mid-series that turns all of their expectations upside-down.
Hosted by Celebrity Mole Hawaii alum Kathy Griffin, Average Joe is a production of NBC Studios and Krasnow Productions. Stuart Krasnow (Dog Eat Dog, Weakest Link) is executive producer, Andrew Glassman is co-executive producer, Jason Raff is supervising producer.