Joe Schmo Show 2 will feature two victims and mock relationship shows.

Joe Schmo Show 2 will feature two victims and mock relationship shows.
The Joe Schmo Show 2 will take on the form of a reality relationship show. Two victims, a woman and a man, “think they’re competing in a reality show called ‘Last Chance for Love.’ The pair plays among eight faux contestants for the hearts of a bachelor and bachelorette in a series of wacky challenges while living together in an Agoura Hills mansion,” Variety reports. At least one cast member will return: “Ralph Garman, who emceed the original, returns in disguise as pompous, randy British host Derek Newcastle.” Stone-Stanley’s David Stanley says they “basically skewer every show you can imagine.”
+ plus: first season will be on DVD June 12.

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about the writer

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.