AMC's view on Kevin Smith isn't askew. The cable network has renewed Smith's unscripted series Comic Book Men for a fourth season and also has two new projects from the writer/director/podcaster in development.
As part of AMC's expanded relationship with Smith, the channel has ordered a pilot for the late-night series Hollywood Babble-On. The TV show would be based on the popular live show and podcast of the same name hosted by Smith and Ralph Garman (Joe Schmo Show).
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Mojo, Marvel's disgusting alien villain who programs addictive TV fare throughout the universe, shows up on this weekend's episode of Disney XD's Marvel's Avengers Assemble.
Voiced by actor and radio star Ralph Garman (Joe Schmo, Family Guy), this version of Mojo is an intergalactic broadcasting master whose reality competition show pits characters against each other in a death match. The more viewers who watch, the more powerful and richer Mojo becomes. (Actually, that does sound like a few TV executives we know.)
The Joe Schmo Show
When fired Storage Wars star Dave Hester ("Yuuup!") filed suit in December against A&E and Original Productions, accusing them of rigging the show by planting valuable items in some storage units, he reignited an old debate questioning how "real" reality TV actually is. Other series, like TLC's Breaking Amish, have weathered criticism that participants' backgrounds were embellished. And it's now widely accepted that docusoaps like MTV's The Hills were heavily scripted.