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Spike TV brings back “Joe Schmo”

U.S. cable network Spike TV is bringing back its fake reality show in which only one contestant is real, with a 10 x one-hour run of Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty.
August 15, 2012

U.S. cable network Spike TV is bringing back its fake reality show in which only one contestant is real, with a 10 x one-hour run of Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty.

Premiering in the first quarter of 2013, the Zoo Productions series will take one guy, the “Joe,” who thinks he is on an over-the-top reality show looking for America’s next bounty hunter, and put him among actors playing out stereotypical reality show characters. The cast includes soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas, playing himself.

Facing a series of bounty hunting-related challenges, including how to defuse a bomb and how to interrogate hostile witnesses, the “Joe” won’t realize he is in scripted situations. Ralph Garman returns as the host of the third installment of Joe Schmo.

Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty is created and produced by Barry Poznick and John Stevens of Zoo Productions, an All3Media company. J. Holland Moore serves as executive producer. For Spike, Jeff Savaiano serves as executive in charge of production, with Sharon Levy as the network’s executive VP of original series.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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