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.
Why Did ABC Cancel The Mole?
After the conclusion of Season 5 of The Mole, ABC did not make any comment or discuss any plans of continuing the show. On April 8, 2009, they announced that the show had been cancelled.
The main reason behind d the show behind cancelled was because the show had very low ratings after the end of season 5.
During the season’s premiere, the show had 4.7 million views. However, the numbers dropped to below 3 million by the end of the season finale.
How Long Did The Mole Run On ABC?
On ABC, The Mole ran for eight years (1001 to 2009).
The show first premiered on the channel from January 9 to February 28, 2001. The show faced a 4-year hiatus in 2004 but it resumed with season 5 in 2008.
It was after the season 5 that ABC decided bot run the show again.