The Mole will be rebroadcast on Fox Reality in July

One of the earliest and best competition-based reality series will be rebroadcast on cable next month. The Fox Reality Channel will air the first season of The Mole starting Monday, July 2, a network spokesperson told reality blurred.

The whole season will air in one week, with two episodes airing every night starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 PT. The remaining seasons–The Mole 2 and the celebrity seasons–have been acquired by the network, the spokesperson said, but no broadcast date has been set for those yet.

The show first debuted more than six years ago, in January of 2001. It was hosted by Anderson Cooper, who is now a CNN anchor and reporter; since taking that job, he said he was “happy to have been involved with” the ABC reality show.

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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.