FOX show will follow women as they pursue a fake multimillionaire.

FOX show will follow women as they pursue a fake multimillionaire.
FOX has finished production on a reality TV show that will follow 20 women as they seek the affections of a millionaire, a la The Bachelor. But there’s a “twist: The as-yet unidentified man is actually a construction worker with an annual income of $19,000,” according to Variety. At the end of the show, the winner will be told by the man that he’s just a construction worker with a makeover. FOX’s Mike Darnell tells Variety it’s “a spectacular ending” as they “find out whether [the contestants are] really doing this for love.” Joe Millionaire debuts Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET, and will be hosted by Trading Spaces‘ first host, Alex McLeod.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.