ABC somehow got five seasons out of “The Mole” despite the show never being particularly popular, which means it of course trotted out a “celebrity” version to hopefully goose ratings.
The third season of the reality show competition — in which contestants try to complete tasks while being sabotaged by one member of the team, aka “The Mole” — was hosted by former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Ahmad Rashād but did not feature any celebrity contestants.
That changed in the fourth season when producers brought on Dennis Rodman, and “The Worm” won!
It’s a show about a dating service that caters to wealthy people.
Of course, there are going to be famous professional athletes on it.
With NFL Films running the show, it’s a top-notch production in every regard — from the game footage down to the individual stories of rookies, veterans and camp invitees desperately battling for one of the team’s final roster spots (spoiler: They almost always get cut).
It can be difficult convincing teams to give close-to-unfettered access to “Hard Knocks,” but on the viewers’ end at least, the drama is always worth it.
The show featured Rodman interviewing celebrities from his bed, hanging out with rock stars like Henry Rollins and generally behaving like the goofball that he is.