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Reality television isn't about real people

...humiliate them. I won't begin to get into the dating shows (think Temptation Island, Paradise Resort, Average Joe, Joe Millionaire, For Love or Money and The Ultimate Love Test) that gain viewers by ruining relationships, tempting couples with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/13/xtr_422067.shtml
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TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

It's not racy, like "The Bachelor." There are no cruel jokes, like on "Joe Millionaire." No one wins a million dollars or gets a nose job. Instead, "Colonial House" makes unscripted TV something more than a spectacle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/17/tel_415901.shtml
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Fox chief on "Joe Millionaire": We got greedy

...we got greedy" in ordering a second edition of "Joe Millionaire." In nine months, the show has gone from one of...Our instincts told us from the very beginning that 'Joe Millionaire' was a one-time stunt and I think we got greedy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/25/tel_395435.shtml
Television
Fox cancels low-rated new drama 'Skin'

...pornographer's daughter and a district attorney's son. In its place, Fox will run back-to-back episodes of "Joe Millionaire" from 8-10 p.m. EST on Nov. 10 and 17, leading into the reality series' two-hour finale Nov. 24. Last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/07/tel_389539.shtml
Television
World Series gives Fox third straight ratings win

...seen by 27.6 million people. Fox's celebration was muted, however, by the disastrously poor showing of the "Joe Millionaire" season premiere and first-ever showing of "Skin." Both shows were seen by fewer than 7 million people, despite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/29/tel_398864.shtml
Television
Baseball fails to draw viewers to Fox's new shows

...Skin" and the new season of "Joe Millionaire." Despite the heavy promotion...what happened last night." "Joe Millionaire" was last winter's surprise...many people considering the "Joe Millionaire" premise a one-shot joke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/22/tel_398081.shtml
Television
Simon Cowell moves to dating game from 'American Idol'

...train wreck that could have been anticipated, with so many shows were rushed into production after the success of "Joe Millionaire" and "The Bachelor" last winter. Networks figure viewers are more open to creating a new sensation in the summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/07/tel_380536.shtml
Television
'American Idol' gives Fox an easy ratings win

...last Wednesday's "American Idol" finale was watched by 38.1 million viewers, second only to the finale of "Joe Millionaire," which drew 40 million, for the season's most popular entertainment program. A day earlier, more than 25 million...

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Television
Big, easygoing guy beats skinny crooner to win 'American Idol'

...the 52 million who saw Richard Hatch win the first "Survivor" and the 40 million who watched the end of Fox's "Joe Millionaire" earlier this year. Mel Torme was renowned as "The Velvet Fog." They call James Brown "The Hardest Working Man...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/23/tel_373452.shtml
Television
At end of TV season, 'CSI" is top show and CBS top network

...been the nation's most popular show. Its average of 26.2 million viewers each week easily beat second-place "Joe Millionaire" of Fox, which had 22.9 million in a limited run. NBC's "Friends," last season's top show, was third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/23/tel_373453.shtml
Television