Battle of the Bods
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|Battle of the Bods|
Battle of the Bods title card
|Created by||Endemol UK|
|Starring||Olivia Lee (hostess), Revolving cast|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Executive producer(s)||Glenda Hersh
Shari Solomon Cedar
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||Fox Reality Channel|
|Original run||December 29, 2007 – August 8, 2009|
Battle of the Bods is a Fox Reality Channel show, hosted by Olivia Lee. Devised by Endemol, it is based on the short lived British show Hot Tub Ranking (which was presented by former Torchwood star Naoko Mori).
In Battle of the Bods, the first of three rounds begins with five female contestants who are being ranked by three men with something in common (such groups included Reality Stars, Momma's Boys, Surfers, Businessmen, Nerds, and Gays). The first two rounds have the women being told by hostess Lee that the men are ranking them according to a specific body part—legs, abs, butt, etc.--and the final ranking is for the whole package from head to toe. The conflicts in ranking often centered on most (not all) of the women insisting they were the best in every category and being angry when the group made them accept a lower predicted ranking, and the reactions of the women to being admired/panned by the voting men. Based on how many positions (ranks) the contestants got right determined how much money they made, and the final ranking was worth the most money. At the end of the show, the three males have to strip to their shorts and the five women get to do a "whole package" rating that earns them $5,000 if they get all three spots right—and $0 if they get even one spot wrong.
The show returned in 2009 for a season with new contestants, but Lee continuing as host. It was discontinued when Fox Reality Channel ceased production and was taken off the major American cable networks.