Split Decision

Paradise Hotel

Fox

Paradise Hotel
Image credit: Paradise Hotel: Joe Viles/Fox

See if ''Paradise Hotel'' is a winner or a loser

VIEWERS 5.6 million on Mondays, 6.6 million on Wednesdays

WHAT HAPPENED Fox's perversely addictive fleshfest unleashed a rotating cast of 11 sexed-up singles in a private hotel, with the purpose being...well, we're still not exactly sure.

WHY WE'RE SPLIT There are many different definitions of paradise, but none of them ever included backstabbing, bawling, and near constant ego brawling. At least not until now. And while ratings weren't great, viewership skewed young, so don't be shocked if ''Hotel'' reopens next summer.

LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GENRE Another show besides ''Queer Eye'' where men could study the fine art of chest waxing.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2003