The Winner is an American comedy series created by Ricky Blitt about a 32-year-old man still living with his parents who transforms his life with the help of the first girl he ever kissed.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 4 March - 18 March, 2007. The series was cancelled after six episodes had aired.
The Winner premiered in South Africa on DStv's go channel on Monday 28 January 2008, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly
The summer of 1994 was magical – Snoop Dogg was climbing the charts, Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the knee and 32-year-old Glen Abbott was finally on his way to becoming a man.
Back in 1994, when the series begins, Glen is still living a sheltered life with his parents when the only girl he’d ever kissed, Alison McKellar, returns to town with her 13-year-old son Josh.
The recently divorced Alison inspires Glen to become a grown-up and win her heart.
There may be hope for late-bloomers everywhere as Glen moves through his formative years a mere 20 years later than most. But, hey, some people’s "Wonder Years" just happen a little later.
Luckily, Glen doesn’t have to go through this awkward period alone. He becomes best friends with Josh – a fellow hypochondriac and the only person he can truly relate to – and receives parental advice from his enabling mother Irene and quasi-rage-aholic dad Ron.
Narrated by present-day Glen, this coming-of-middle-age story proves that an unlikely underdog can eventually transform from fear-riddled underachiever to the richest man in Buffalo.