“The Joe Schmo Show” is a clever idea where instead of getting a group of people and putting them in a house, giving them challenges etc. only one contestant is brought in, the rest of the house are actors. Everyone is geared to messing with the Joe, and not letting him know things aren’t what they seem.
While everyone is “in” on the joke, it is interesting to see the producers set up particular scenarios, only to have the contestant decide to do something different, and totally unexpected. With so many shows on, it seems to me it would be difficult to keep this idea going. It should be very hard to get a good contestant who knows very little about reality shows.
Season One was quite remarkable and they probably should have stopped there.