My other favorite show has been on for several years. And I was hooked on it from the start. It premiered on September 5, 2001 (yes, less than a week before you-know-what). It ran for a couple years, but couldn't seem to find an audience. CBS thought it to be a worthwhile show, however, and kept renewing it. It won for Best Reality Show at the Emmys in 2003, 2004, and 2005. There was speculation that it would lose this past fall to "American Idol", but...didn't happen.
won for the 4th consecutive year.
I like it a lot better than "Survivor" (there's less backstabbing and a lot more going on since contestants are traveling all over the world instead of being stuck on a crummy island solving puzzle games). It's just a much more "positive" show. I'm looking forward to seeing the All-Star edition which starts up on February 18th.