Average Joe

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Is It Showtime Yet?

No, not quite?Yeah, same deal as every year. The press check-in for the Emmys is 1 pm/PT, many hours before the telecast begins. So here am I, laptop all set up, Red Bull No. 1 half empty, and... and I wait.While Nina and Ben will be blogging live about the preshow and the Emmycast, respectively, I will be here sharing the reactions and choice sound bites of the winners as they come backstage, gold in hand.I must say, it's rather pretty in the "tent" this year. (See photo.) Purple "crystal" chandeliers! A cool backdrop on the winners' stage. And did I mention the unlimited Red Bull? I drink Red Bull one night a year, and this is it.But perhaps the bestest part of this year's Emmys, no matter who wins? Free Primetime Emmys baseball caps! And in a gym-friendly black.With so much time to kill, I may venture back to the red carpet, but honestly it is deathly hot out there, and it takes a good 30 minutes back in the press room to cool/"dry" off. While I swear by my Gillette deo, it must ...  Read Full Article

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Is It Showtime Yet?

No, not quite?Yeah, same deal as every year. The press check-in for the Emmys is 1 pm/PT, many hours before the telecast begins. So here am I, laptop all set up, Red Bull No. 1 half empty, and... and I wait.While Nina and Ben will be blogging live about the preshow and the Emmycast, respectively, I will be here sharing the reactions and choice sound bites of the winners as they come backstage, gold in hand.I must say, it's rather pretty in the "tent" this year. (See photo.) Purple "crystal" chandeliers! A cool backdrop on the winners' stage. And did I mention the unlimited Red Bull? I drink Red Bull one night a year, and this is it.But perhaps the bestest part of this year's Emmys, no matter who wins? Free Primetime Emmys baseball caps! And in a gym-friendly black.With so much time to kill, I may venture back to the red carpet, but honestly it is deathly hot out there, and it takes a good 30 minutes back in the press room to cool/"dry" off. While I swear by my Gillette deo, it must ... read more

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The lighter side of reality TV

It's easy, sometimes even enjoyable, to disparage reality TV, a genre so notorious for bottom-feeding it just asks for abuse. (When I heard someone was shopping a show reuniting Amy Fisher with the Buttafucos, I thought about early retirement.) Despite all the soul-numbing creepshows we've witnessed — Anna Nicole Smith, the Gottis, Danny Bonaduce, we know ye too well — there is a gratifyingly popular trend to deliver shows with one goal in mind: to entertain, leaving you with a grin instead of a grimace for having wasted your time. Here's my ranking of the current crop. American Idol Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 pm/ET, FoxThe hook: Watching someone’s musical dreams come true —  eventually. But not before we endure weeks of painful auditions by people who are way t read more

Average Joe Champ on Life After Anna

He succeeded where affable Adam Mesh and Beantown's Brian Worth couldn't. In the third round of NBC's Average Joe, former Air Force missile technician Nathan Griffen, of Tampa, got the high sign from Las Vegas model Anna Chudoba, leaving Rocky-the-jock to lick his chiseled wounds. But was this Cinderella story too good to be true? TVGuide.com chatted with Nathan about his big "W," his bigger ear studs and the even bigger shock about his current love life. TVGuide.com: You got the big "W" for average Joes everywhere!Nathan Griffen: I definitely wouldn't consider it a "W" because it wasn't a football game, but I made it to the end, and that's an experience in and of itself. TVGuide.com: Did the fact that a Joe has never won temper your expectations?Nathan: All I hoped to gain was the chance to me read more

Is Anna Still with Her Average Joe?

Reality-TV history was made last week when Average Joe's Anna Chudoba chose Nathan Griffen, a former Air Force missile technician — need we spell it out any further, not one of the pectorally gifted hunks — to be her beau. But how did Anna fall for a third round of Joe's  "Surprise, we're hitting you with geeks!" gag? Did NBC have a hand in her landmark decision? And are she and Nathan still an item? At least one of these answers will shock you. TVGuide.com: Your NBC bio says you weren't familiar with Average Joe, so you never suspected you'd get a busful of misfits?Anna Chudoba: I took night courses for years at UNLV and never watched any reality show, so I had no idea. They told me that it was a dating game show, and that I'd have 20 guys compet read more

WHO SAYS IT'S LONELY AT THE TOP?

Or, for that matter, lonely at the middle. Lloyd Levine, a Democratic assemblyman from Van Nuys, Calif., has been asked by the producers of The Bachelor to submit an application to be the show's next one-man florist, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. From what the paper says, he'd be perfect for the job, too: He's 36, 6-foot-3 and believes in physical fitness. On a related note, unmarried politicians who endorse tubbiness are being encouraged to sign up for Average Joe.
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Premiered: November 03, 2003, on NBC
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Premise: A former beauty queen is wooed by 16 men who are seldom mistaken for hunks. The midseason addition of a batch of good-looking guys to stir the pot amped the ratings, which led to the more scenic (if equally tacky) follow-up series `Average Joe: Hawaii' and `Average Joe: Adam Returns,' a four-week second chance for the first season's loser. In 2005, NBC rounded up even more geeks for `Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back.'

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