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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Survival of the Richest Image

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Starring: Jim Perkins, Hal Sparks, Esmeralda Nunez
  • Summary: In this six-week reality challenge, teams of two compete in different taks to win a large cash prize. The catch? Each pair consists of a working-class person in debt, and an ultra-rich person with a huge net worth. (It's up to you to figure out why watching a multi-millionaire attempt to win even more money is compelling television.) Expand
  • Genre(s): Game Show
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Although the series hypocritically and formulaically exploits stereotypes before proving some of them wrong, "Survival of the Richest" is rich in entertainment value in spite of itself.
  2. 50
    Doesn't quite rise to the cheerful, sweetly clever quality level of WB's "Beauty and the Geek."
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Viewers will immediately locate the central flaw. If half of the contestants are so rich, then why go to all this trouble for $200,000?
  4. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    Everyone appears far too prepared to play a part, and any self-realization comes far too fast without any real transformation. Either producers picked a bunch of duds to participate or else the editing team was so hopped up on caffeine they cut out the juicy parts.
  5. Reviewed by: John Maynard
    Really rich kids, it turns out, make for really annoying reality TV stars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. liannehunterfan
    May 31, 2006
    i think this is totaly an awesome show, any1 can hook me up wid dat hottie hunter ?
  2. shirinn
    Jun 14, 2006
    it is great show
  3. GloriaC
    Dec 3, 2006
    I have to say that SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST has been one of the best series next to Top Model. I'm from Belize but saw the series in Sweden and it was very entertaining. Marcus was my favorite, and Hunter was so annoying but kept me laughing. Keep up the good work and keep making more shows like this. Expand
  4. MazieL
    Apr 25, 2006
    I look forward to this show.
  5. TierraJ
    May 6, 2006
    i like it. it's good entertainment
  6. MaryanneJ
    Apr 22, 2006
    This is a great show! Very entertaining! The cast members seem truthful and not like their playing a part.
  7. JohnK
    Apr 13, 2006
    Horrible Horrible Horrible H HORRIBLE

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