Watch The Mole
- 5 Seasons
The Mole was an American reality competition show that premiered on ABC in January 2001. The show was based on a Belgian TV series called De Mol and was hosted by actor Erik von Detten. The premise of the show was that a group of contestants would work together to complete various challenges and earn money for a pot that only one of them would ultimately win. However, one of the contestants was secretly designated as the "mole" and tasked with sabotaging the group's efforts and trying to keep the pot from growing. Throughout the season, the contestants would work to try and figure out who the mole was, with weekly quizzes testing their knowledge of the mole's identity and behavior. The person with the lowest score on each quiz was eliminated from the competition. Some of the challenges that the contestants faced were physical tasks like bungee jumping or rock climbing, while others involved more mental challenges such as decoding secret messages or navigating a maze. The Mole has been praised for its innovative format and skill in keeping viewers guessing until the very end. Each season had a grand finale episode where the contestants would reveal their guesses as to the mole's identity, leading up to the final reveal of the true mole. Over the course of its five-season run, The Mole developed a dedicated fanbase who were drawn to the show's clever challenges, engaging contestants, and element of mystery. However, despite widespread critical acclaim, the show struggled to find a consistent audience and was ultimately cancelled in 2004. Despite its relatively short run, The Mole remains a beloved and influential show in the reality TV genre. Its unique format has been the inspiration for numerous spin-offs and imitators, and Erik von Detten's hosting has become an iconic part of the show's legacy.