Season one of “Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer” has wrapped, but you can still watch full episodes on Fox. This first season is the newest spin-off of Fox’s original “Joe Millionaire” reality show from 2003. Episodes are also available to stream or purchase on Tubi, fuboTV, Hulu Plus, Vudu, and Google Play. We’ve gathered all the info you need to know about the “Joe Millionaire” series, including the latest news about the most recent season finale couples.
What Is “Joe Millionaire” About?
“Joe Millionaire” is a reality dating show created by Fox producers in the early 2000s. In the original series, 20 women competed for the affection of one man they believed was a rich millionaire. The joke was on them because he was just an “average Joe.” The show begged the question: would the women contestants love the man for himself or for his money? “Joe Millionaire” was a huge success among viewers, so Fox produced a second season and two spin-off shows.
About the First Season of “Joe Millionaire”
The first season of “Joe Millionaire” starred bachelor Evan Marriott. He was a construction worker with an annual salary of $19,000, but the women contestants believed he had just inherited $50 million. The show was filmed on location in France. Alex McLeod was the host, and Paul Hogan was the butler. Fox aired nine episodes of “Joe Millionaire” from January to February 2003.
Evan dated each woman to determine who was the best match for him, and in the end, he chose Zora Andrich. Evan told her at the finale that he wasn’t a millionaire, but Zora chose to stay with him anyway. The pair split a $1 million prize, but they broke up soon after the show. The Joe Millionaire star used his winnings to start his own construction company and is actually a millionaire today.
About “The Next Joe Millionaire”
More than 34 million people tuned in to watch the season finale of “Joe Millionaire,” which was a huge success for the network. Fox tried to capture lightning in a bottle twice with a second season of the show called “The Next Joe Millionaire,” but it turned out to be a major flop. Episodes were mainly filmed in the Tuscany region of Italy and starred David Smith, a cowboy from Midland, Texas. Smith was part of the rodeo circuit and earned only $11,000 a year.
Americans were now wise to the show’s premise so producers had to cast women from Europe as Smith’s potential love interests. Paul Hogan returned as the butler, and Samantha Harris was the new host. The series ran from October to November 2003 for a total of nine episodes. Smith chose Linda Kazdová as the winner. She received $250,000, and he got a ranch in Texas. Like the couple from season one, their relationship ended shortly after the season finale.
About “Joe Millionaire UK”
“Joe Millionaire UK” is a British version of the show produced by Wall to Wall Television for UK audiences. In this series, 15 British women vie for the affections of Dominic Lijertwood, a millionaire bachelor playboy who’s really a club bouncer. “Joe Millionaire UK” ran for six episodes from November to December 2003. The show wasn’t renewed for another season due to poor viewer ratings. The British series is available to watch on Channel 4.
About “Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer”
Fox Alternative Entertainment recently decided it was time to revisit the “Joe Millionaire” series. A third season called “Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer” premiered on January 6, 2022 — exactly 19 years after the original pilot episode of “Joe Millionaire.” The twist this time is that there are two bachelor contestants: one is a millionaire and one is not. The viewers know who’s who from the beginning, but the contestants are left in the dark until the end of the show.
Kurt F. Sowers is a construction manager and CEO from Charlotte, North Carolina. At 32 years old, Kurt is the older of the two men. He was paired with 27-year-old Steven McBee, a farmer and CEO from Gallatin, Missouri. The two developed quite the bromance by the end of the season and parted ways as friends. Martin Andrew fulfilled the role of butler and host.
“Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer” was filmed in Georgia and featured the following 18 contestants:
A project manager from Dallas, Texas.
A fashion designer and entrepreneur from Newport, California.
A digital creative strategist from New York City, New York.
A skincare company owner from Orlando, Florida.
A talent acquisition executive from Lake Oswego, Oregon.
A realtor from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A graduate admissions specialist from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
A supplier management operator from San Antonio, Texas.
An attorney from San Diego, California.
A realtor from Los Angeles, California.
A travel blogger from Los Angeles, California.
A restaurateur from Newport, Rhode Island.
An influencer and model from Houston, Texas.
An attorney from Los Angeles, California who quit the show.
A dance company owner from Bethpage, New York.
An Olympic fencing medalist from Brooklyn, New York.
A model from Los Angeles, California.
A recruiter from Nashville, Tennessee.
To recap the end of the series, Kurt Sowers chose Amanda Pace as the winner, and Steven McBee chose Calah Jackson. The show wrapped in October 2021, and Kurt and Amanda had split by the first week of December according to Variety. The latest news about Steven and Calah is that they’re still dating.
How Many Seasons and Episodes of “Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer” Are There?
Season one “Joe Millionaire” is nine episodes long as is season two “The Next Joe Millionaire.” “Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer” is the third season of the “Joe Millionaire” series and has a total of 10 episodes for your viewing pleasure.
Below is an episode guide in order of air date:
- “2 Joes Are Better Than 1”
- “Admit It, You’re a Gold Digger!”
- “Movie Night Meltdown”
- “Campfire, Cuddles, S’more Drama”
- “Pool Party Paradise”
- “Ready, set, JOE!”
- “Your Daughters are Double Dipping”
- “Meet the Joes’ Families…”
- “You’re the Joe for Me”
- “Dates, Decisions, and Dollar Amount Revealed”
Fox has yet to announce the premiere date for another season of “Joe Millionaire,” but they haven’t canceled the series either.
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