The first season of the American television reality game show series Madness! began airing on July 9, 2011 and ended on November 12, 2011. The actual filming for the show took place during the summer of 2010. The season aired a total of twenty episodes and featured a total of twenty contestants. The season was hosted by American comedian Chris Rock. The theme of the season was nations & politics and it was as such set in Washington D.C. which is the capital of the United States of America.
During this season of Madness!, there were two teams of twelve contestants. To fit with the political theme of the show's first season the teams where named Team Liberty and Team Noble.
During this season of Madness!, the challenges will be team based and political themed. Most challenges wil test the contestants knowledge of United States history and decision making abilities. The two teams will act as micronations which the contestants will have to run successfully. Likewise teamwork is emphasized deeply.
In compliance with the season's political theme, teams must have leaders known as Presidents. At the beginning of the season the members of both teams will hold an election to see who will be the leader of the team. Whoever gets the most votes will become the team's leader. The elected 'president' of the team will then choose a vice-president will be the teams co-leader. In the event that the team's president is voted off, a new election will be held to decide a new leader. In the event that the team's president is unable to continue participating and/or leaves the show the team's vice president automatically becomes leader.
During this season of Madness!, the elimination process was known as elections. Instead of voting for someone to take up a position, losing teams will be forced to 'elect' someone to be voted off the show. Whoever recieves the most votes from their teammates will then be eliminated from the competition. The actual meeting where the losing contestants will be announced is known as an elemination conference.
|Winner||1st||This contestant won first place and $100,000.|
|2nd||This contestant was the runner-up.|
|Gender||Name||This contestant's gender is male.|
|Name||This contestant's gender is female.|
|Team||Liberty||This contestant was pre-decided to be on Team Liberty.|
|Noble||This contestant was pre-decided to be on Team Noble.|
|Challenges||WIN||This contestant won the challenge for their team.|
|WIN||This contestant won the episode's challenge for themselves only.|
|WIN||This contestant was on the winning team.|
|Elimination Conferences||IN||This camper is still competing as of that episode, and had their name called at the elimination conference.|
|LOW||This camper is still competing as of that episode, but had their name called last at the elimination conference.|
|Eliminations||OUT||This contestant was voted off.|
|OUT||This contestant was eliminated.|
|OUT||This contestant was not voted off, but was eliminated from the show via the challenge.|
|OUT||This contestant was unintentionally voted off by unwarranted circumstances.|
|LEFT||This contestant was not voted off, but left the show.|
|Season Two Qualifiers||PASS||This contestant met the qualifications in season one and was permitted to advance to season two.|
|FAIL||This contestant did not meet the qualifications in season and was not permitted to advance to season two.|
|Other||N/A||This contestant was inactive during the episode.|
|Episodes||*||This episode had no winners or eliminations|
|^||This episode had no eliminations.|
|+||This episode had no winners.|
|Contestants||1||This contestant was elected the original leader of their team.|
|2||This contestant was at one point elected the leader of their team.|
There are a total of twenty episodes in the first season of the series, in order to see a full synopsis of the events of the episode, click the link located in the episode's title.
|1||"Contestant Elect"||July 9, 2011|
|2||"Unpredictable Debate"||July 16, 2011|