The Benefactor: Season 1 (2004)


Season 1
The Benefactor

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A water-downed version of The Apprentice, Mark Cuban's attempt to be the next Donald Trump is incredibly hard to watch in The Benefactor.

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 13, 2004

The 16 finalists wait to meet Mark Cuban and are unknowingly monitored; a game of Jenga ends with one hopeful being sent home.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2004

Contestants are split into three teams for the test, leaving one "odd man out"; the teams need to schedule three hours of Mark Cuban's time.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2004

Each contestant is given $1,000 and must spend it in 12 hours.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2004

The contestants must troll the streets of Dallas to form two basketball teams; members of the losing team will be offered a tempting bribe to leave the game.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2004

A contestant is eliminated within the first 10 minutes; the contestants get 48 hours to perform random acts of kindness for the people of Dallas.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2004

Mark Cuban visits the hometowns of the remaining contestants and learns shocking things about some of the competitors.

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Tv Season Info

Cast & Crew

David Young
Executive Producer
Clay Newbill
Executive Producer
Todd Wagner
Executive Producer

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