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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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