Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A clever blend of the reality show and mystery genre, this weekly Australian series was set in the fictional Queensland community of Fat Cow. Each episode featured a new murder or mystery, which in its own small way, revealed a secret about the titular village. Advertised as Australia's first interactive program, the series lived up to its billing by allowing the viewers to solve clues via telephone and internet, and on some occasions permitting the fans to cast the next episode or determine the outcome of the story at hand. Broadcast on the Austar pay-TV cable network, Fat Cow Motel debuted in 2002.