It's hard not to feel jealous of the contestants on Fire Me... Please. The CBS hidden-camera show (Tuesdays, 9 pm/ET) features freshly hired employees trying to get themselves fired for a $25,000 prize. These baristas and salesclerks let loose and loony at work, acting out many a low-wage toiler's revenge fantasy, while host Dave Holmes secretly watches all the dramedy go down from a nearby van. The former MTV personality — himself a runner-up in the music channel's reality experiment Wanna Be a VJ — tells TVGuide.com why his new gig is worth holding on to.
TVGuide.com: Had you been looking to do reality TV before you landed Fire Me?Dave Holmes: Sure. For a while, it just seemed like every [reality show] was [about] having your face put back together or doing something really mean to somebody. This is funny and smart and not mean.
TVG: Do you really spend the whole day in the van while the contestants are