The Joe Schmo Show Starts 2013 With a Bang

December 10, 2012

Spike is proud to announce that Joe Schmo, the audacious faux reality show where only one contestant is real, IS BACK starting Tuesday, January 8 at 10 PM, ET/PT. But there's only real one question, can we actually pull it off without blowing everything?

Watch the first 10 minutes right here:

Preview The First 10 Minutes Of The Joe Schmo Show
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Spike has once again turned the tables on the reality show genre with "The Joe Schmo Show." The one-hour, 10-episode series features one real guy, 'Joe,' who believes he is on a new, over-the-top reality show looking for America's next bounty hunter, but in reality is actually surrounded entirely by actors. His cast-mates are a motley crew of reality show clichés including Lorenzo Lamas, playing himself, who must do their best under these unusual circumstances to follow a pre-determined outline. "The Joe Schmo Show" premieres on Spike with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, January 8 from 10 PM – midnight, ET/PT.

The Not So Real Reality Show - Joe Schmo Is Coming
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Easily one of television's biggest and riskiest experiments EVER once again looks to discover how a reality contestant would 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.

Chase Rogan is an all around good guy. This 28-year-old Pennsylvania native and sports fanatic lives in Pittsburgh with his wife. A certified professional agronomist, he owns and operates his own business, PureTurf Consulting, LLC. Always up for a good time and adventure, Chase willingly submitted a casting video of himself to be on a new competition reality show.

Fans are encouraged to join in the "The Joe Schmo Show" conversation by following @SPIKETV on Twitter and using #JoeSchmo. Character and actor biographies, photo galleries, blog posts, full episodes and video exclusives can be found on Spike's dedicated "Joe Schmo" destination online at