Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A spinoff of the outrageous stunt series Jackass, Dr. Steve-O was a vehicle for the earlier show's daredevil veterinarian (real name: Steven Glover). Dedicated to the proposition of "de-wussifying" the men of America, Dr. Steve-O travelled across the country in his tricked-out ambulance (orginally a camper van in the pilot episode), searching for wimps, nerds, geeks and couch potatoes to rescue from a dismal future. Descending upon these sorry examples of manhood (who'd been selected to appear on the show by their friends and loved ones), Steve-O and his well-endowed nurse Trishelle Cannatella embarked upon an intensified program of attitude adjustment, showing unmanly men how to overcome such problems as bullying bosses and nervousness around the opposite sex by submitting themselves to silly stunts and public embarrassments. Each episode was divided into three phases: "Initiation Treatment", "Personal Procedure" and "Group Therapy." Those who survived the treatment to become a "real man" were given a clean bill of health--which Dr. Steve-O usually stapled to the guy's chest. Also appearing was Reggie Pace as Steve-O's fearsome-looking chauffeur and general factotum. Dr. Steve-O joined the USA Network family of reality series on October 1, 2007.