Production Companies: RDF USA
Producers: Hope Moore, Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman, Bruce Toms
Creator: Stephen Lambert
Secret Millionaire is a reality program which showcases millionaires who give up their lives of luxury to spend one week in poverty, during which they meet worthy, needy individuals. At the end of the week, the millionaires must decide who will receive upwards of $100,000 from their own private fortunes.
This series promises to highlight positive messages of charity, altruism, and generosity. However, violence may be an issue as the “secret millionaires” must stay in crime-ridden areas. Promos of the series showed police officers arresting several men. Language was a concern in the first episode; the millionaires reacted to their deplorable living conditions by swearing profusely. The expletives were bleeped and the mouths of the speakers are blurred. Nevertheless, the amount of cursing might turn parents off, especially since Fox marketed the series as a family-friendly show. Sex was not a problem in the first episode.
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