Finding J Smith

Finding J Smith is a New Zealand reality show,[1][2] also known as Finding J Smith with Vodafone Live! The show aired in 2003 on TV2.[3] The show consisted of contestants calling up as many people in New Zealand with a J. Smith name. $250,000 was the amount of money that was up for grabs making it at the time the biggest prize ever offered by a New Zealand television program.[4][5][6][7] The show was hosted by Nick Young, Eric Young and Dominic Bowden.[8][9] Team Murphy was the winning team for the show who found Jenny Smith, a 32 year old from Taihape. She was revealed as the real J Smith.[7] The show only ran for one season.[10][11]

Finding J Smith
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TV Show Logo
Presented byNick Young
Eric Young
Dominic Bowden
Country of originNew Zealand
Production
ProducerJulie Christie
Production companyEyeworks Touchdown
Release
Original networkTVNZ2
Original release2003 (2003)

Teams & CandidatesEdit

Candidate Team Age
Heidi Watson Team Watson 20
Chris Watson Team Watson 49
Richard Watson Team Watson 46
Karen Galvan Team Watson 33
Jacqui Watson Team Watson 37
Bev Gillard Team Te Pahu 25
Tim Lockhart Team Te Pahu 25
Justin 'Jae' Dwen Team Te Pahu 25
Mark Neal Team Te Pahu 26
Alice Reid Team Te Pahu 23
Jodi Cockburn Team Murphy 27
Greg Cockburn Team Murphy 30
Lisa Murphy Team Murphy 28
Grant "Spud" Murphy Team Murphy -
Jill Ellison Team Murphy 34

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Drinnan, John (2003-06-22). "Firm plans U.S. Touchdown". Variety. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  2. ^ "FINDING J SMITH WITH VODAFONE LIVE - FINDING J SMITH WITH VODAFONE LIVE SERIES 1 PROGRAMME 4". ngataonga.org.nz. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  3. ^ "TV2 - New Zealand television channel - Programmes". 2003-06-04. Archived from the original on 2003-06-04. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  4. ^ "Finding J Smith on TV2". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  5. ^ "Vodafone Finding J Smith: the incredible race, survivor..." www.geekzone.co.nz. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  6. ^ "THE TV GUIDE: "Best On The Box" - People's Choice Awards". 2003-12-13. Archived from the original on 2003-12-13. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  7. ^ a b c "FINDING J. SMITH" (flash required). 2003-11-18. Archived from the original on 2003-11-18. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  8. ^ "Dominic Bowden | NATIONAL ANTHEM | TV2 | tvnz.co.nz". webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  9. ^ "Eyeworks New Zealand & Australia - Finding J. Smith". 2008-10-14. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  10. ^ "Don't call us". natlib-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com. Retrieved 2021-07-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "NZ on Air - Local Content Report 2003" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)