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DESCRIPTION: (from VH1's web site, September 2009) "The Pickup Artist 2" is a tale of transformation. For these nine lovable losers, "socially awkward" is the understatement of the year. And when it comes to this lonely hearts club, desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter Mystery, best-selling author and ultimate pickup artist—a former nerd from the Great White North who has discovered the secret to wooing women. Under his expert tutelage, he'll guide this group of hapless horndogs through the rough waters of romance and help them find the courage to overcome their biggest fear—talking to women. In "The Pickup Artist 2", nine misfits will live together, learn together and love together as they compete for the title of "Master Pickup Artist." Over the course of eight episodes, the men will learn the ins and outs of the Mystery Method—"how to open a set," "the number close" and "the kiss close" among others. Aided by his faithful wingman Matador and wing-woman Tara, Mystery will teach these average guys how to turn the women of their dreams into the women of their reality. But this seduction school isn't confined to the classroom. After each lesson, Mystery's awkward apprentices will put theory into practice, hitting bars, clubs and coffee houses in an attempt to make a love connection. Via hidden cameras, Mystery is always watching to see who's got potential and who's got to go. In each episode, one contestant will be declared the winner of a challenge and granted immunity from elimination, while one sad sack will be sent packing. At the end of the eight weeks, one winner will be named "Master Pickup Artist" and awarded $$50,000. They may not all win the prize, but every pickup protégé departs with the tools he'll need to change his life forever. Who will rise to the occasion? Who will crack under the pressure? And who will become...The next Pickup Artist?