facebook twitter rss
"The Joe Schmo Show" on Spike TV turns the tables on the reality show genre. The series features one real guy who believes he is on a new, over-the-top reality show looking for America's next bounty hunter, but is actually surrounded entirely by actors. His cast-mates are a motley crew of reality show clich├ęs including Lorenzo Lamas, playing himself, who must do their best under these unusual circumstances to follow a pre-determined outline.

One of television's biggest and riskiest experiments once again looks to discover how would a reality contestant react to encountering a show filled with every outlandish element reality television has showcased. How far can producers push this 'reality,' and the ensuing ridiculous competitions? And of course, will the actors be convincing enough or will the unsuspecting "contestant" figure it all out?

The true hero of the show undoubtedly is the "Joe," Chase Rogan, who demonstrates a keen sense of integrity and humanity, even under duress from the absurd predicaments he finds himself in.
In this installment, Chase believes he has been cast as one of several contestants in a new reality-competition series where the winner will become a bounty hunter. He'll face an assortment of bounty hunting-related challenges from learning how to defuse a bomb to interrogating a hostile witness, totally oblivious to the fact that all the crazy situations he is placed in are scripted. Ralph Garman reprises his role from the first two "Joe Schmo" seasons as the show "host" along with a cast that showcases stereotypical reality show participants, ranging from the ditsy model to the self-absorbed, attention-grabbing jerk.

The original season of "Joe Schmo" debuted on Spike in September 2003 and was among television's first faux reality series. One of the highest rated series in the history of Spike TV, the finale drew 3.4 million viewers.

"The Joe Schmo Show" is produced by Barry Poznick and John Stevens of Zoo Productions, an All3 media company. J. Holland Moore serves as executive producer. Sharon Levy is Spike's Executive Vice President, Original Series and Jeff Savaiano serves as Executive in Charge of Production, Spike.

Joe Schmo's reveal: pleasure from pain
What to Watch Tonight: NCIS, Justified, and the Season 4 Finale of White Collar
Survivor engagement; Sean Duffy's vagina problem; truTV star arrested; buy Honey Boo Boo's cookies
Joe Schmo is as good as the original, despite having too much anxiety
What to Watch Tonight: Pretty Little Liars, Justified, and the State of the Union Address
How Joe Schmo's cast and crew pulled it off
TV.com's Weekly Podcast: Totally Tubular! Episode 014 (AUDIO)
Can Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty live up to the original's greatness?
What to Watch Tonight: Tons of Season Premieres, Including Justified, Cougar Town, and The Joe Schmo Show
Joe Schmo Show will return next year


Network: Spike TV
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 8, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Zoo Productions

Chase Rogan in "The Joe Schmo Show" 'The Joe Schmo Show' Reveals Its Mark — Chase Rogan has been named as the "Joe," the only real contestant on the audacious Spike TV faux reality show, premiering Tuesday, January 8. Read more...
"The Joe Schmo Show" (TV show) scene 'Joe Schmo' Returns with 'The Full Bounty' — Spike TV brings back the audacious faux reality show where only one contestant is real. Read more...
"Rat Bastards" (Spike TV show) Spike TV Picks Up 'Full Bounty,' 'Tattoo Nightmares' and 'Rat Bastards' — The network will also create new episodes of the popular series "World's Wildest Police Videos" and air a two-part special "Urban Jungle Man." Read more...

Got The Joe Schmo Show spoilers? What did you think of the last show?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
  BB code and links are not permitted.