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Ari Shapiro Is the New Host of The Mole

Netflix has announced that Ari Shapiro is the new host of The Mole, which will debut its second season on the streaming service on June 28, 2024. Consisting of 10 episodes, the season will continue through July 12.

Ari Shapiro is an award-winning anchor of NPR’s All Things Considered, one of the most listened-to radio news programs in the United States, as well as a host of NPR’s daily afternoon news podcast, Consider This. He has been a question on Jeopardy! and an answer in the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Ari Shapiro Is the New Host of The Mole

Shapiro’s debut memoir, The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening, was an instant New York Times bestseller. As a singer, he has performed in some of the world’s most storied venues, from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.

The Mole is an unpredictable, high-stakes competition series. In this version, twelve players work together in challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will win at the end.

The Mole

Among the players is one person who has secretly been designated “the Mole” and tasked with sabotaging the group’s money-making efforts. In the end, one player will outlast their competition and expose the Mole to win the prize pot.

From Eureka Productions and distributor Primitives, the show is executive produced by Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, David Tibballs, Judy Smart, Peter Faherty, and Michiel Devlieger. It is based on the original format created by Michiel Devlieger, Tom Lenaerts, Michel Vanhove, and Bart De Pauw.

The Mole

The first season of the show’s revival debuted on Netflix on October 7, 2022, and was a successful experiment for the service.

The Mole Season 1 consisted of ten 45-minute episodes that aired weekly for a three-week event. The season was hosted by Alex Wagner, who is the host of Alex Wagner Tonight.