Spike TV’s Joe Schmo 2 debuts tonight.

Spike TV’s Joe Schmo 2 debuts tonight.
Tonight at 10 p.m. ET, Spike TV debuts a second season of its spoof reality TV show. Joe Schmo 2 tackles relationship reality TV shows as it fools two people into thinking that they’re on a real reality TV show, not a fake show populated entirely by actors. Jane Schmo, aka Ingrid Wiese, who holds a master’s in international relations from Syracuse, tells the Seattle P-I that being tricked “was a little embarrassing, but it’s been a great experience so far.” She wasn’t even angry: “I feel like I’m really lucky to have been on this show, as opposed to a lot of the other shows that are out there, because I don’t think this show was making fun of the people who were on the show, but the genre itself.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.