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The Joe Schmo Show is a reality television hoax show created by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The series is broadcast in the U.S. on the cable network Spike. The show's premise is that a target person or persons are led to believe that they are contestants on a reality television show; in reality, all of the other participants in the purported show – including the host – are actors, and their actions and the outcome of the purported show are all scripted in an attempt to elicit comedic reactions from the targets. The show's first season, The Joe Schmo Show, aired in 2003, and its second season, Joe Schmo 2, aired in 2004. The first season's hoax was conducted as a typical reality competition show while the second hoax was a Bachelor-like dating series.

On December 10, 2012, Spike announced it was bringing The Joe Schmo Show back for a third season, which premiered on January 8, 2013.

The only constant presence in all three Joe Schmo seasons has been voice actor Ralph Garman, who has served as the "emcee" for all three editions.

Series Cast

  1. Natasha Leggero

    Natasha Leggero

    Rita 'The Drunk'

    27 Episodes

  2. Tim Herzog

    Tim Herzog

    27 Episodes

  3. Brian Keith Etheridge

    27 Episodes

  4. Jon Huertas

    Jon Huertas

    27 Episodes

  5. Jana Speaker

    27 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

2013 | 10 Episodes

Season 3 of The Joe Schmo Show premiered on January 8, 2013.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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