Average Joe was a reality-based, dating game show which premiered in the NBC television network in 2003.
The premise of the series involved nearly 20 men of average looks who attempted to win the heart of a beauty queen.
A former beauty queen is wooed by 16 men who are seldom mistaken for hunks.
The midseason addition of a batch of good-looking guys to stir the pot amped the ratings, which led to the more scenic (if equally tacky) follow-up series `Average Joe: Hawaii' and `Average Joe: Adam Returns,' a four-week second chance for the first season's loser.
This indicates that the presence of people of color in ABC programming is acceptable so long as there is no exhibition of actual romance between non-whites or whites and people of color.""When it comes to romance and love, I just don't think African-Americans ...
and can't have that fairytale."Young minority viewers might end up watching a show like "The Bachelor" and thinking, 'I'm not good enough to get on this show, but I'm good enough to get on the show where I can beat somebody up and fight all day long,' like "Basketball Wives" or "Flavor of Love," she said.
Set in the Caribbean Islands, it features single men and women.
After face-to-face meetings, a participant picks a mate based on instant chemistry.
The direct descendants and would-be heirs to the family — of varying success rates and life spans.
MORE: These 7 'Bachelor' Scandals Rocked Bachelor Nation Throughout the Years' A smash hit in 2003, the FOX reality show had a regular Joe masquerading as a rich dude.