Network: The CW
Episodes: 13 but only four aired (hour)
TV show dates: September 14, — October 5, 2011
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Mario Lopez (host)
TV show description:
On this reality show, celebrities go head-to-head with regular people who don’t like them. They try to win their adversaries over and, in the process, reveal person behind the famous name. Mario Lopez hosts the program which includes two celebrities in each episode.
The haters are not told about the show’s actual premise when they’re recruited. Producers tell them a different type of documentary or show is being shot but extensive background checks are done to ensure the haters are not also stalkers. In some cases, the celebrities nominate their haters, who they know from the Internet or Twitter.
In the first episode, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from Jersey Shore surprises her hater and tries to win over his entire family. Also, Jake Pavelka from The Bachelor faces his biggest adversary at the bachelor pad. Other celebrities include Eva Longoria, Barry Bonds, Leah Remini, Kim Kardashian, and Kat Von D.
Lopez says that, if the show has a message, it’s “Hate is not cool. Celebrities, believe it or not, have feelings too.” The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Extra host Mario Lopez, and Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey executive-produce the show.
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