The Family is a reality television series that aired on ABC spanning one season in 2003. It starred ten members from an Italian-American family, who were each fighting for a $1,000,000 prize.
The Family gets the chance to vote back in one member, to take on Cousin Mike. Anthony is voted back into the game. Cousins Mike and Anthony must first identify three of five gourmet dishes. If they do, they only have to eat the three dishes they identify. If they do not, they must eat all five dishes. Then, they must dive into a pool and bring up tiles with the first and last names of the Staff, and assemble the names in the correct order. Finally, they must successfully answer a True/False quiz about each other. The winner gets a distinct advantage in Part 2 of the finals. Winner: Cousin Mike Cousin Anthony is brought in front of three safes, and Cousin Mike is placed behind them. Anthony then gets to open each safe, and see which one contains the milion dollars. Mike then gets to ask Anthony two questions, and then gets two guesses at which safe holds the money. If he is wrong, Anthony gets the money. The winner then gets sequstered for the night and must decided if they want all the money, or to split it evenly among the family.
Anxiety levels rise in this double-elimination episode where the eighth and ninth family members are ejected from competition. The identity of the Secret Board of Trustees is revealed to the family, and the remaining players plead their case to stay in the game. After deliberation, the Board announces their decision of who will advance to the final competition. Also, the family begins to ponder which previously-ousted relative they should allow to re-enter the game. Find out which family member joins the already-eliminated Cousin Robert, Cousin Melinda, Cousin Maria, Aunt Donna, Cousin Anthony and Cousin Jill.