Opposite Worlds

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Opposite Worlds
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Genre Reality competition
Created by Sergio Nakasone
Directed by Hans van Riet
Presented by Luke Tipple
Country of origin United States
Chile (Franchise)
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Curtis Colden
Running time 43 minutes
Release
Original channel Syfy
Picture format (HDTV) (2014–present)
Original release January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21) – February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Chronology
Related shows Mundos Opuestos
External links
Website

Opposite Worlds is an American reality game show that premiered on January 21, 2014 on the cable channel Syfy. The show previously aired on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with the latter being a live elimination episode. The format of the reality game show is based on the successful Chilean series Mundos Opuestos (2012-13) on the cable channel Canal 13. The series revolves around a group of strangers living in a house that is divided by a "future" and "past" theme. The contestants are divided into two teams, and compete in weekly challenges to determine where they will live. One contestant, known as the Decider, selects two contestants to compete in a challenge, with the loser being eliminated from the game. The winner of the series, determined after six weeks, will win a $100,000 prize. The series is hosted by Luke Tipple.

History[edit]

The Chilean series Mundos Opuestos first premiered in January of 2012, and featured a total of thirty-two contestants who were both celebrities and non-celebrities, including Richard Rubin of Beauty and the Geek.[1][2] The series proved to be an early success, and editions for Turkey, Mexico, and the United States were later announced to be in the works.[3][4] The series was first announced in October of 2013, and was slated for a January 2014 release.[5] The series officially launched on January 21, 2014.[6] The first season ended on February 26, 2014 and as of August 2015, a second season has not been announced.

Format[edit]

Opposite Worlds is a game show in which a group of contestants live in isolation from the outside world in a custom built "house", constantly under video surveillance. The house is divided by a "future" (luxurious Space Age) and "past" (primitive Stone Age) theme, with a glass wall dividing the two areas.[7] The contestants are divided into two teams, and participate in a weekly "Worldly Challenge" to determine which area the teams will stay; the winning team is given the option to live in the future or the past.[8] The two teams later select one of their own to be "protected" for the week, thus are not able to be eliminated that week. The viewers then vote for one of the two protected contestants to become the "Decider", who will then select one player from each team to face off in "The Duel of Destiny".[9] The loser of the duel is eliminated from the competition.[10] The series also features a "Twitter Popularity Index" (TPI), which is used to determine the popularity of each contestant; the most popular contestant receives a reward, while the least popular receives a punishment.[7]

Season details[edit]

Season Launch date Finale date Days Contestants Winner Prize money Average viewers
(millions)
Episodes
Opposite Worlds (season 1) January 21, 2014 February 26, 2014 42
14
Frank Sansonetti $100,000 TBA 12

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