Holy crap, you don’t know how excited I was when I heard this show was coming back. I never expected this show to return but here we are today. I have very fond memories of this show from when I was younger when it initially aired… I can’t wait to watch this season premiere. For those of you who do not know what The Joe Schmo Show is, I’ll give you a bit of a history about it. Created by Rhett Rheese & Paul Winick (yes, the writer’s of Zombieland), The Joe Schmo Show was Spike TV’s signature reality series when it was transitioning away from being known as The TNN network (like AMC, TNN had a meaning before being declared sans of meaning by the executives). The basic premise of the show is that it is a reality show where all the contestants are actors, besides one, and the entire show is to get the greatest comedic reaction from the Schmo. It’s a real take on premise The Truman Show established. Just to give an idea of what legacy this show has left behind, some actors who have appeared have gone on to big, big things; including David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Cricket and creator/star of How to Be a Gentleman), Jon Huertas (costar of Castle), Ralph Garman (Family Guy, Red State), Natasha Leggro (comedian), Valerie Azylnn (costar of Sullivan & Son), Jonathan Torrens (Canadian TV personality and host of Wipeout Canada), oh and Kirsten Wiig…

Though, I do not know if Rhett & Paul are involved in the show’s new season I will say that I’ve got high hopes for the new season and I cannot wait to see what happens with it. Hopefully it keeps up with the quality of the first two seasons and warrants a potential fourth season. I love it when an old reality favorite gets revived. My hope is that The Mole gets renewed next somewhere.

The Joe Schmo Show: The Full Bounty premieres tonight at 10:00pm over on Spike TV. Will you be watching?


CBS: NCIS (crime drama)
FOX: Raising Hope/Ben and Kate (comedies)
NBC: Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (hidden camera)
PBS: History Detectives (docu)
ABCFAM: Pretty Little Liars (drama)
OXYGEN: The Bad Girls Club (reality)
CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 (news showcase)


ABC: Happy Endings/Don’t Trust the B- in Apt 23 (comedies)
CBS: NCIS: LA (crime drama)
FOX: New Girl/The Mindy Project (comedies)
NBC: Go On/The New Normal (comedies)
CW: Emily Owens, MD (medical drama)
A&E: Storage Wars Texas (reality)
ABCFAM: The Lying Game (drama)


TBS: Cougar Town (comedy)
ABC: Private Practice (medical drama)
CBS: Vegas (crime drama)
NBC: Parenthood (drama)
PBS: Frontline (news showcase)
A&E: Storage Wars NY (reality)
STYLE: Chicagolicious (reality)