Joe Millionaire was worth millions to Fox Entertainment Group
Fox boasted blockbusters other than Joe Millionaire, as well: American Idol, for instance -- a show that's about nothing but singing tryouts, and the Michael Jackson "Interview They Wouldn't Show You," consisting of extra footage from an earlier ABC
Because of this, don't expect the current craze of Survivor/Bachelorette-type reality shows to go away anytime soon. Don't even expect Joe Millionaire -- a seemingly one-shot concept -- to disappear. Fox says it will produce a sequel with "all the same values" as the original. "There will be men, there will be women, there will be romance, there will be money at stake," said network chairman Sandy Grushow.
What more could a couch potato ask for?