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So is "The Mole", the successful reality that the U.S. channel ABC recorded in Chile
First it was James Bond. It is now one of the most important channels for the American television ABC, which elected Chile to produce one of its most successful programs: the reality show "The Mole."
Its return was announced for May 26, in prime time, and it began with a suprise alert, issued at the end of the season of "Lost."
"We chose Chile because it gives us the opportunity to go to the beach to the mountains and desert to the forest," said Scott Stone, the producer of the reality show, by telephone from Los Angeles.
"The Mole" returns to the screen after four years of recess. The program began with two successful seasons in 2001 and 2002, and its contestants must complete challenges, use equipment, and most importantly, look for evidence to find out who one is "the mole"; (ie, an infiltrator from the production to impede the tasks.) In 2003 and 2004 were two versions VIP, the latest in Yucatan (Mexico). "This program is different from other reality shows, because nobody is eliminated by popularity; Only those who know how to play succeed, not because they are more popular," says Stone, about the program, which this time will be led by Jon Kelley.
The producer said that the decision to record in Chile was made eight weeks ago and explained: "We were there three weeks and now we are going." It also adds: "The Chilean people were very kind to us and it was very easy to work."
The "Mole" was recorded in the Salto del Laja, Los Angeles, Concepcion, Santiago and several locations in Pomaire, which revolutionized the people last weekend. Will there be local aspects portrayed in reality? "There are many elements of Chilean culture that will emerge in the program: filmed in Pomaire with his famous Chanchitos, and also show the food, music, history, architecture and folklore of Chile" says Stone, who does not reveal how many of the 10 episodes of the program are conducted in the country.
The production said that was not associated with the James Bond movie, which was filming at the same time in the north. "The only thing that happened to us was that the police stopped us because of a broken mirror. That was the only thing that scared us," said a relaxed tone Stone, who still does not know if it is still an issue in Chile.
"Chile has a very beautiful landscape to record our program."
Scott Stone, who has produced all cycles of "The Mole" is not taking over the high expectations generated by the return of reality to the screens in the U.S.: ""You have to ask how ABC is important. For me, as producer, is the most important thing." John Saade, executive Channel, left the point clear at the prestigious specialized "Variety": "This is a show that truly love and making people ask us all the time." ABC is one of the chains more views of U.S. Gives "Desperate Housewives" and "Dancing with the Stars", where contests Cristian de la Fuente. Scott is also the producer of "1,000 Places to do before dying", in which Chile has drawn up the cable channel Travel & Living. http://molehypogroup.yuku.com/topic/6015