Are You Hot?
|Are You Hot?|
|Starring||JD Roberto (On-Stage Host)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Production company(s)||Next Entertainment
|Original run||February 13 – March 20, 2003|
Are You Hot?: The Search for America's Sexiest People is an American reality television series that premiered February 13, 2003 on ABC. A panel of judges including Lorenzo Lamas, Rachel Hunter, and Randolph Duke evaluated contestants on the sole criterion of their physical attractiveness. It was cancelled after one season due to low ratings.
While aired on prime time, many male contestants appearing bare-chested were censored at times due to lower body hair being exposed.
A lawsuit filed by Howard Stern and his production company claimed that the premise and format of Are You Hot? was lifted from the Stern radio show's regular segment The Evaluators as former Stern TV producer Scott Einziger was a producer and exec on Are You Hot?.
ABC and Stern settled the suit since the ABC/Einziger version of the show was a ratings failure.
It was spoofed by SNL for its TV Funhouse segment, in which a 2D version of Lorenzo Lamas judges 11 popular cartoon characters, including Betty Boop, Popeye, Cinderella, Olive Oyl, Strawberry Shortcake, Droopy, Marvin the Martian, Dagwood, Optimus Prime, Yosemite Sam, and Barney Rubble.
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