Joe Schmo 2 producer says he regrets “let[ting] Tim get a little too into Piper.”

Joe Schmo 2 producer says he regrets “let[ting] Tim get a little too into Piper.”
Joe Schmo 2 executive producer Rhett Reese writes on the show’s blog that he has regrets about the series, and identifies “two key missteps.” The first is that “we let Tim get a little too into Piper. … Tim ended up forming a bigger crush on Piper than I was comfortable with. In our defense, we kept asking Tim in his morning interview if he were falling in love with Piper, and he kept pooh-poohing the idea. So, to hear Tim tell it, he wasn’t overly smitten.” Tim was a little pissed, telling Zap2it.com, “I sort of felt deceived a little bit, having now to [learn the cast’s real names]–you’re like, ‘Oh. Who are you?'” But he adds, “They were just acting. They were doing their jobs. I can’t condemn them for doing their jobs. So at first I was pissed, but eh, who cares? If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?” Reese’s other misstep was less severe; he writes, “I would have pushed the comedy a little further, particularly during Ralph’s confusing falcon twist speech when he talked about all the possible choices available to Piper and Austin.” He also blogs about the possibility of a third season of the show: “I don’t know if there will be a Joe Schmo 3 (or a Joe Schmo 2 DVD), but I will definitely come clean once I know anything concrete.”

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.