Joe Schmo will star one guy being faked out by producers, cast of actors.

Joe Schmo will star one guy being faked out by producers, cast of actors.
Spike TV’s fall reality TV show Joe Schmo will feature one guy who “believes he’s competing for $100,000. The twist is that his housemates and competitors are actually actors–manipulating him for all the laughs they can muster,” The New York Post reports. The bait, er, star, is Matt Kennedy Gould, who dropped out of law school and now delivers pizzas. The show, which debuts Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. ET, is produced by Stone-Stanley, the production company behind The Mole, and was created by the screenwriter of Monster’s, Inc., and a Big Brother 2 producer.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.