January 08, 2008 06:51 PM by Joe Reality
ABC is bringing back a fan-favorite reality TV show. The Mole originally aired for four seasons. Two of the four seasons were celebrity editions. The new season will be a return to the non-celebrity format. The new version of The Mole will also feature new “whodunit” game elements, interactivity and a new host.
In The Mole, a group of players attempt to figure out who among them is The Mole. The Mole is a saboteur, who tries to keep the other players from winning money. At the end of each episode, the player who knows the least about The Mole is eliminated form the game. On the finale, one of two final players wins a substantial cash prize when The Mole is revealed.
The original non-celebrity editions of The Mole were hosted by Anderson Cooper. Because Cooper is currently tied up with CNN, producers are launching a nationwide search to replace Cooper as host. The new series will also feature new games, new locations and online and mobile interactivity. Casting for players on The Mole is currently underway, and casting information can be found at www.molecasting.com.
The Mole is based on the original Belgian format, and the show is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment. Scott A. Stone serves as executive producer.