Reality Bites Back

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Reality Bites Back
Written by Ethan T. Berlin
Tom Johnson
Directed by Brian Smith
Starring Michael Ian Black
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Adam Greener
Producer(s) Scott Zabielski
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run July 17, 2008 – September 4, 2008
External links
Website

Reality Bites Back is a reality show hosted by Michael Ian Black that parodies various reality show formats. It premiered July 17, 2008 on Comedy Central. The name is derived from the 1994 film Reality Bites.

Premise[edit]

Ten comedians compete in a variety of contests that spoof popular reality shows. Each week one contestant is eliminated. The winner is then declared the "Lord of All Reality" and receives a $50,000 prize.[1] The show is stated to be about 50% sketch comedy and 50% actual reality.[2]

Contestants[edit]

Standings[edit]

Elimination Chart
Contestant Eliminated
Ep 1 Ep 2 Ep 3 Ep 4 Ep 5 Ep 6 Ep 7 Ep 8
Theo Vonkurnatowski WIN IN IN IN WIN LOW WIN WINNER
Amy Schumer IN LOW IN IN IN IN LOW RUNNER-UP
Mo Mandel IN WIN WIN LOW IN WIN OUT
Chris Fairbanks IN LOW IN IN WIN OUT
Bert Kreischer IN IN LOW IN OUT
Red Grant IN IN IN OUT
Tiffany Haddish IN WIN OUT
Donnell Rawlings LOW OUT
Kyle Cease OUT
Jeffrey "Jeff" Garcia LEFT
     WINNER means the contestant won the competition.
     RUNNER-UP means the contestant came in second over all in the competition.
     WIN means the contestant won the immunity challenge, and was safe from being eliminated.
     LOW means the contestant was eligible for elimination, but survived.
     OUT means the contestant was eliminated
     LEFT means the contestant voluntarily left the show.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Extreme Manipulation: House Edition" July 17, 2008 (2008-07-17)

The contestants' parents live with them for four days.

Parodies: Extreme Makeover and Big Brother
2 "Shock of Love" July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24)

Competitors must seduce foul-mouthed comedian Luenell Campbell.

Parodies: Rock of Love and Surreal Life
3 "The Biggest Chubby" July 31, 2008 (2008-07-31)

The comedians compete to gain the most weight.

Parodies: The Biggest Loser
4 "Almost-American Gladiators" August 7, 2008 (2008-08-07)

A series of immigration-themed physical challenges are presented to the contestants.

Co-host: A. D. Miles as Jack Gordon
Border guards: Gunter Schlierkamp as USA Hole, Brookelyn Freed as Teetz, Paul Vinson as 2nd Amendment Mike

Parodies: American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
5 "So You Think You Can Dive?" August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14)

The contestants participate in a diving competition.

Celebrity judge: Greg Louganis

Parodies: So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelor, The Apprentice
6 "Hunting With the Stars" August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21)

Contestants are paired with D-list celebrities.

Celebrity partners: Kato Kaelin, Chyna, Leif Garrett, Susan Olsen

Parodies: Dancing with the Stars
7 "The Amazing Disgrace" August 28, 2008 (2008-08-28)

The bickering escalates in a number of shame and humiliation-based challenges.

Parodies: The Amazing Race, Deadliest Catch, Deal or No Deal
8 "American Surv-idoler's Kitchen" September 4, 2008 (2008-09-04)

The contestants navigate a mash-up of challenges.

Parodies: American Idol, Survivor, Hell's Kitchen

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