Room Raiders

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Room Raiders
Genre Reality Show, Competition, Dating
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run 2004 – present

Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.[1]

Premise[edit]

On the show, three men or women have their rooms inspected, or "raided" by another single man or woman. The raider does not meet or see any of the three singles (any personal photographs of the contestant are removed from the room or covered with a smiley face sticker) and chooses to go on a date with one of them based on the contents of their rooms. The three contestants watch and comment, while sitting in a van, as their rooms are inspected. After the raider has finished with each of the rooms, the three contestants then raid the raider's room. Finally, the raider confronts the three contestants and makes his or her choice.[2][3]

Locations[edit]

The first episode was filmed at Tulane University, and featured Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey to promote the program. Nick Lachey was found to have nude pictures of himself located in his room. The first seven seasons were Room Raiders (in the New York metropolitan area), Room Raiders II, Room Raiders: Miami, Room Raiders: Hotlanta (in the Atlanta area), Room Raiders: California, Room Raiders: Texas, Room Raiders: Florida featured comedian Daniel Dickey and was one of their most popular episodes, Room Raiders: Arizona. The current season is entitled Room Raiders: 2.0. Starting with the Miami season, episodes were given themes such as Best Friends, Twins, Beauty and the Freaks, Double Trouble, Hidden Beauty, Boy Toy, Opposites Attract, Threes a Kind and celebrity guests.

International versions[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

The show debuted in 2010 on LNK.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanqing, Liew (10 January 2006). "Celebs lack clout in MTV show". The New Paper (Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings). 
  2. ^ Murphy, Kerrie (14 October 2006). "Dating show gets up gross and personal". The Australian. p. 38.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Chow, Jason (10 May 2004). "How MTV sav'd reality: It makes trash with a wink - and viewers are smiling". National Post. p. AL1 / Front.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Lithuania