Room Raiders
GenreReality show, competition, dating
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
Running time30 minutes
Original networkMTV
Original releaseOctober 13, 2003 (2003-10-13) –
May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13)

Room Raiders was a dating/reality series on MTV.[1]


On the show, three men or women have their rooms inspected, or "raided" by another single man or woman. The raider does not meet or see any of the three singles (any personal photographs of the contestant are removed from the room or covered with a smiley face sticker). At the end of the episode, the raider chooses to go on a date with one of them based on the contents of their rooms. The three contestants watch and comment, while sitting in a van, as their rooms are inspected. After the raider has finished with each of the rooms, the three contestants then raid the raider's room. Finally, the raider confronts the three contestants and makes his or her choice.[2][3]


Room Raiders

The first episode was filmed at Tulane University, and featured Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey to promote the program. It was branded as "Dorm Raiders", although the rest of the season used the branding "Room Raiders."

Room Raiders II

Room Raiders: Miami

Room Raiders: Hotlanta

Room Raiders: California

Room Raiders: Texas

Room Raiders: Arizona

Room Raiders 2.0

International versions


  1. ^ Hanqing, Liew (10 January 2006). "Celebs lack clout in MTV show". The New Paper. Singapore: Singapore Press Holdings.
  2. ^ Murphy, Kerrie (14 October 2006). "Dating show gets up gross and personal". Review. The Australian. p. 38.
  3. ^ Chow, Jason (10 May 2004). "How MTV sav'd reality: It makes trash with a wink - and viewers are smiling". Arts & Life. National Post. p. AL1 / Front.
  4. ^ Lithuania