Steven McBee and Kurt Sowers in 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer'
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'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer' Has a One-of-a-Kind Premise — When Is the Season Finale?

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Mar. 2 2022, Updated 9:34 p.m. ET

The original Joe Millionaire series lasted for two seasons and a total of 18 episodes. That's not very much by today's standards, but viewers ate each episode up with enthusiasm. Now, people want to know what to expect from the reboot, Joe Millionaire: For River or Poorer,and when the season finale airs.

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That's right — at this point in the season, it's time to think endgame as the male leads narrow down the contestants. Naturally, we need to know when to expect the finale and the bomb to be dropped on them about which "Joe" is the millionaire.

Because, like the original series in the franchise, the men, Steven McBee and Kurt Sowers, are deceiving the women. Only one of them is truly a millionaire, and none of the women knows which man is the pauper, so to speak.

Steven, Sara Rose, Amber and Kurt in 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer'
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When is the 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer' finale air date?

The Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer finale airs on March 10, 2022. There could be a reunion special, not unlike the After the Final Rose specials that air after each season of The Bachelor. But right now, March 10 is the date we're looking at for when everything comes to a head.

Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer lasts almost two months. That's enough time to figure out if one of the two leads, Steven and Kurt, found their perfect brides-to-be, right?

By comparison, the typical Bachelor season lasts 12 episodes. At 11 episodes, the Joe Millionaire reboot isn't off by much.

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The 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer' is made up of hopeful women looking for love.

The original series, which premiered in 2003, saw 20 women pitted against each other for the affections of one guy whom they all falsely thought was a millionaire. If the final woman at the end chose to stay with him anyway after the big twist was revealed, the couple would end up sharing prize money.

This time around, things start off with 18 women and two men. It might seem like there's a lot less pressure, but the contestants have to make the tough decision of choosing the right man for them and deciding if love is more important than wealth. It's a whole thing.

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Do the women on 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer' know about the twist?

The trailer for Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer says the women aren't aware which man is rich and which one isn't. The contestants are led to believe one of the men is wealthy and looking for love, while the other is still in search of romance, but not exactly dripping in diamonds.

Jennie and Annie in 'Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer'
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The show's official description reads, "Women from across the country are in search of love on Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer, a fresh twist on one of the most-watched dating shows in reality history. The new series features two incredible single men … with one huge difference. One's a millionaire, and the other is definitely not."

It's the twist you never knew you needed in a show that's already sure to be dramatic enough. Think The Bachelor meets the "expect the unexpected" nature of Big Brother.

Fans are already totally into the premise and let's hope the positive reception paves the way for more seasons that don't take almost 20 years to premiere.

Watch Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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