USA to debut new 'Dr. Steve-O' reality makeover series on October 1
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/21/2007
USA Network announced that it will premiere Dr. Steve-O, a new reality series will that chronicle former Jackass and Wildboyz star Steven "Steve-O" Glover's attempts to toughen up men across the country, on Monday, October 1 at 11PM ET immediately following that night's Monday Night Raw broadcast.
"Steve-O brings his unique personality and sensibility to USA's incomparable line-up of characters," said Jeff Wachtel, USA Network's executive vice president of original programming. "By joining him with WWE Monday Night Raw, USA will guarantee the most thrilling night for male viewers on cable."
Dr. Steve-O could be considered the polar opposite of Bravo's now-canceledQueer Eye reality series. According to USA, instead of helping men dress better and live a more cultured lifestyle, the 33-year-old daredevil will seek to "'de-wussify' wimps, nerds and couch potatoes" by administering his unique brand of "extreme attitude adjustments."
Dr. Steve-O's makeover subjects will nominated to appear on the show by their friends, girlfriends, wives, mothers, coworkers, or even by themselves. Once selected, Steve-O -- who claims to be "disgusted with the alarming number of 'wussified' men in America" -- will use a "specifically tailored" series of "shockingly hilarious stunts and embarrassingly funny and demented dares" to shake each subject out of their old habits.
The seven-episode series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions -- the same company behind MTV's The Real World and E!'s The Simple Life -- with Jonathan Murray and Jeff Jenkins serving as executive producers.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with USA Network in bringing back someone with such a sizable, existing fan base on cable," said Murray. "Steve-O is certain to complement USA's innovative programming."