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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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