yes, yes, we’ve all heard over and over that “reality shows” are in fact actually far, far from reality but i still get a bit disappointed in learning how “set-up” some of these shows really are. why even bother labeling some of these shows as “reality” or in the case of Scott Baio is 45 and Single, “celebreality”. when i watched the first episode a couple weeks ago, i was a bit intrigued by the premise. you know, a middle-aged has been working out his inner-demons and making his way toward some sort of personal epiphany. but alas, ’tis not the case here. after watching the fourth episode last night, it’s quite obvious that the bulk of these scenes are scripted or at least pre-planned. it seems everything’s geared toward making this show some sort of career comeback for Baio and his so called friends and C-listers are all along for the ride and TV exposure. turns out Jason Hervey, who appears on the show as one of Baio’s buddies, is actually one of the show’s main producers. on a side note, Hervey’s producing partner is from the TV wrestling world - Eric Bischoff. and what three words are synonymous with TV wrestling? yup, that’s right - FAKE, FAKE, FAKE. at this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if the “villain” on the show, Johnny V. is actually a decent lovable guy in real life. Hervey, Bischoff and Baio probably needed an on-going foil in the storyline and they assigned Johnny V. for the “role”. i mean really, would someone as level-headed as Baio seems to be really have a close friend that constantly acts like a totally self-serving idiotic buffoon?? whatever the case, i now feel that Baio made a bad career decision in signing-off on this “celebreality” show. yes, he’s getting a bunch of press for this show but in the end, it’s going to leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouths and Baio will be left alone and forgotten five minutes after the series finale. sad, sad, sad.