He didn't win the tug-of-war for beauty pageant queen Larissa Meek's heart, but Average Joe: Hawaii runner-up Brian Worth hopes to fare better with an actual rope on Bravo's Battle of the Network Reality Stars (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET). Can the Beantown bean counter drop people into the dunk tank as easily as he drops his R's? TVGuide.com spoke with Worth about Joe, rubbing Larissa's face in it and living up to Gabe Kaplan's legacy.
TVGuide.com: One of those online petition sites is lobbying for you to get your own Average Joe: Adam Returns-type spin-offs.
Brian Worth: I saw that! I have Googled my name a few times
Look out, reality TV addicts. NBC's Average Joe 2: Hawaii debuts Jan. 5 at 10 pm/ET. Can producers Stuart Krasnow and Andrew Glassman top our surprise at Melana picking Jason the pretty boy over Adam the underdog? They hope so. Here, we pump 'em for dish on how Joe's second edition will be dramatically different.
Like Melana, Larissa Meek has done the beauty pageant thing — but that's where the bachelorettes' similarities end. "She's not an actress-model wannabe, let's put it that way," Krasnow says with a smirk. "She's an artist. She is intelligent and sophisticated."
Also, expect Larissa to react more strongly (and honestly) at the first sight of her schlocky suitors. "Pure anger is a good description," Krasnow says. Adds Glassman: "You know how people are on Punk'd? That moment right before they find out they were punk'd — that's what we were dealing with."
Unlike those prank show