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Esquire Network
Original Airdate: 4/7/15 - 4/28/15

In a four-part documentary series starring Clay Aiken, the second-place star of American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice embarks on his third attempt to win American hearts and votes. From his home state of North Carolina, Clay launches a grassroots Congressional campaign on the blue ticket, endeavoring to bring a fresh, honest voice to Washington politics. But throughout his run, Clay struggles to be seen as a viable, relatable candidate to the conservative voters around him. Can he convince his district that there is more to him than the celebrity they know from reality television? 


"The Runner-Up is a stunning unscripted television series" -- Reality Blurred
"Clay Aiken Hints At Political Future During ‘The Runner-Up’ Panel – TCA" -- Deadline