Starting Over [TV Series] (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Makeover Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Touted somewhat inaccurately as "Daytime's first reality show," Starting Over born discernible traces of the earlier cable weekly The Real World -- not surprisingly, since it was created and produced by Real World alumni Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray. On each of the daily, 60-minute episodes, six women, sharing the same posh Chicago home, endeavored to change and/or redirect their lives, putting their negative romantic and professional experiences behind them. A team of "life coaches" -- financial experts, physical trainers et al. -- helped the ladies make the transitions. To keep things fresh, a new group of "house guests" was introduced every ten weeks or so. Packaged by NBC Enterprises, Starting Over first aired the week of September 8, 2003.

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life-changes, transition, women