Man O Man

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Man O Man
Also known asMann-o-Mann
GenreGame show
Presented byPeer Augustinski
Country of originGermany
Original languageGerman
Running time180 minutes approx including commercials
Original release
NetworkSat. 1
Release11 January 1992 (1992-01-11) –
8 July 1995 (1995-07-08)

Man O Man (spelled as Mann-o-Mann) was a game show created in Germany, originally airing on Sat.1 from 1992 until 1995 produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Peer Augustinski. The show was loosely in the format of a beauty pageant but with male contestants. An all-female audience voted for the winner via a series of elimination rounds. Losing contestants would be pushed into a swimming pool.


The male contestants would compete in a number of rounds where characteristics a woman may seek in a romantic partner - such as general knowledge, romantic aptitude, conversation skills and sense of humour - would be tested.

At the end of each round, members of the entirely female audience each voted for their favourite man using a remote control device and the least popular male would be eliminated from the competition by being pushed into the swimming pool that formed part of the show's set by one of the show's hostesses.

At the beginning of each episode, the ten male contestants would come out on the stage and introduce themselves to the audience, and from these first impressions the audience would eliminate the 3 least popular guys.

The 7 that were left then progressed to the next round, which is a true or false game and saw the guys to see how much they know about women.

The next 2 rounds would have the final 5 doing a fairground hammer bell and then performing various songs for karaoke.

The final 3 surviving guys go through to the final 2 round, which were to answer the girls questions and how much can they cope under pressure.

After this, the audience voted for the winner, with the two runner-up contestants being pushed into the pool simultaneously.


A board game[1] based on the show was released by Schmidt Spiele in 1994.

International versions[edit]

Country Title Broadcaster Presenter(s) Premiere Finale
 Argentina Man O Man Canal 13 Horacio Cabak 1997 1997
 Australia Man O Man Seven Network Rob Guest 5 February 1994 25 November 1994
 Denmark Mand O Mand TV3 Michael Carøe 1994 1994
 France Le Chéri de ces dames (1995)
Chéri Chéries (1998-1999)
TF1 Jean Philippe Lustyk
Pascal Brunner
25 August 1995 15 January 1999
 Greece άvτρες έтoіμoі γіα όλα
Andres etoimoi gia ola
ANT1 Andreas Mikroutsikos 1998 2000
 Indonesia[2] Sang Lelaki Indosiar ? 2004 2004
 Italy Beato tra le donne Rai 1 (1994-1995; 2003)
Canale 5 (1996-2000)
Paolo Bonolis (1994-1997)
Enrico Papi (1999)
Natalia Estrada (2000)
Massimo Giletti (2003)
1994 2003
 Netherlands Man O Man Veronica Hans Kraay Jr. 1995 1995
 Norway Mann Oh! mann TV3 Ragnar Otnes
Lars Eikanger
29 March 1994 24 March 1996
 Poland Trafiony, Zatopiony TVN Andrzej Supron 28 August 2000 25 December 2000
 Portugal Ai os Homens SIC José Figueiras 1996 1998
 Spain Uno para todas Telecinco Goyo González 19 April 1995 12 September 1996
 Sweden Man O Man TV3 Peter Ahlm 1996 1996
 United Kingdom Man O Man ITV Chris Tarrant 4 May 1996 7 August 1999
 United States Man O Man UPN Michael Burger 12 August 1995 12 August 1995
 Turkey Ah Kızlar Vah Erkekler (1995-1996)
Erkek Dediğin (1997)
Kanal D Özlem Savaş (1995-1996)
Halit Ergenç (1997)
1995 1997
 Vietnam Quý Ông Đại Chiến VTV3 Lại Văn Sâm (2018)
Thành Trung (2019-2020)
5 May 2018 25 July 2020


  1. ^ "Mann O Mann (1994)". Board Game Geek. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Indosiar Mencari Pria Sejati Lewat 'SANG LELAKI' -". Retrieved 18 September 2018.