The Mole is an American reality game show that originally aired on ABC from 2001 to 2008. It is based on other versions of the original Belgian TV series De Mol that have aired in numerous countries.
The series is a reality competition in which the contestants work as a group to add money to a pot that only one of them will eventually win. Among the contestants is one person who has secretly been designated “the Mole” by the producers and is tasked with sabotaging the group’s money-making efforts.
At the end of each episode, the contestant who knows the least about the mole, as determined by the results of a multiple-choice quiz, is eliminated from the game. The last contestant standing wins the game and all of the money.
Can the Mole Be Eliminated on ‘The Mole’?
No, the mole can never be eliminated. He is untouchable throughout the show.
The Mole is recruited by the producers to act as a double agent to decrease the money in the prize pot. The mole does not stand any chance to win the prize money.
The mole is offered total immunity. Unlike the other contestant, The Mole gets all the answers to the questions right. He, therefore, does not score a lower number than any other contestants.
Is the Mole on ‘The Mole’ Paid?
It is not known if the Mole is paid or not. After 7 successful seasons, no one has witnessed any of the moles being given prize money for being on the show.
It is however believed that they are paid privately.