An Adam Carolla reality show is one of 11 so-called unscripted dramas that Spike TV has on the drawing board.
Spike is reportedly trying to broaden its television audience beyond dudes wearing backwards baseball caps drinking beer in their mother’s basement. The network feels that the reality — if you could call it that — genre is the way to go about doing it. In particular, it wants to get more women tuning in to the channel. Evidently Spike has had ratings success with such shows as Ink Master, Tattoo Nightmares, and Bar Rescue, and it wants to expand its reality franchise to capture more viewers up to age 49.
According to Spike TV executive Sharon Levy, “We’re partnering with some of the most innovative and creative producers in nonscripted entertainment to produce series that further our goal of widening our audience.”
Adam Carolla’s reality show pilot will feature the comedian and TV/radio/podcast personality going after rogue contractors for their shoddy workmanship. If you’ve had a bad experience with a home improvement contractor — the kind that make their own rules and show up or not on their timetable rather than yours — you might find Carolla’s program to be compelling programming.
The show is called To Catch a Contractor (which may be a play on the famous To Catch a Predator NBC series), and it is described as follows: “In this pilot, Carolla serves as a vigilant watchdog to homeowners or businesses who have been cheated by a contractor and left with an unfinished disaster. Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell, hunts down the shoddy builder and gets retribution for the owner by making them fix the disaster and finish the job.” Adam Carolla apparently has a background in carpentry, so his role on the show is something other than a mere dilettante.
Would you be interested in watching To Catch a Contractor if it makes it from development to the Spike TV schedule?