THE FAMILY PLAYS A SURPRISING POLO MATCH, AND RINGO GIVES THE SKEPTICAL GROUP ETIQUETTE LESSONS, ON "THE FAMILY," TUESDAY, MARCH 11 ON ABC
"Episode 102" -- Ringo, the social secretary, gives his first etiquette lesson to the dubious group with hilarious results. The family gets suited up for an exciting day of polo with a twist -- instead of polo ponies, they ride donkeys. Winners get a moonlit dinner on a yacht, and losers make do on land with hamburgers. And, an infuriated Anthony demands to know who painted his toenails while he slept. Find out which family member joins the already-eliminated Cousin Robert, on "The Family," TUESDAY, MARCH 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"The Family" follows the exploits of an extended clan of 10 family members as they compete to win a million dollars on a Palm Beach estate, with their every need attended to by a full domestic staff. In each episode, they compete in fantasy competitions for amazing prizes and also in elimination contests. The elimination contests result each week in two losers whose names are put before a secret board of trustees -- the household help. The identity of the secret board is hidden from the family until the final episode. One family member is eliminated each week, but they all stay on in the house, competing in the fantasy competitions. And, in the last episode, the family itself will vote for one eliminated person to re-enter the competition for the million dollars.
The series, which is the first internally created project for ABC from Buena Vista Productions, is executive-produced by Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner, who helmed "Big Brother" 2 and 3. Mindy Moore ("The View") is co-executive producer. Danny Salles is director. "The Family" is produced by Buena Vista Productions in association with Shapiro / Grodner Productions.