The Miz On His Reality Show: ‘It Was Pitched To Us 3 Years Ago’

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The Miz recently did an interview with Gamespot about his reality show “Miz & Mrs.” got started. Miz revealed that the idea for the show was brought up many years ago in their ‘Total Divas’ days.

“They saw the way we were together on Total Divas a little bit and, from there, they were like, ‘They need their own reality show,’ but I was a little hesitant because I was on The Real World about 20 years ago. I loved being on The Real World and I always thank MTV and Bunim/Murray for putting me on that show because it gave me, I feel like, everything.” The Miz felt like him and Maryse could make something special with a new reality TV series. “We have the family, we have the friends, and we have the support we need.”

He credits WWE for helping with creating stories, characters, and entertainment for an audience. “When people watch it, the only negative thing that I ever see or ever hear is that it’s not long enough, it’s not 60 minutes, and I like the 30 minutes, though, because I think it’s fast-paced, it’s fun, and you can watch it with your whole family.”

The series finale aired this past Tuesday. No episodes from the second half of the season posted a better rating than 1.10 while the worst episode from the first part of the season was 1.16. The USA Network has renewed the show for a second season.

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