The Iowa caucus is but the first episode of the presidential reality show.

If the networks want to cope with the writer’s strike, they would put this reality show on right after “The Biggest Loser” and right before “American Idol.”

Mike Huckabee could make an appearance on “The Biggest Loser,” thanks to his best-selling weight-loss program.

Ron Paul is this year’s version of “American Idol’s” Sanjaya Malakar, detested by the experts but beloved by a small group of dedicated followers who keep voting him into the next round.

John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCummings to lie in state at the Capitol Elizabeth Warren should concern Donald Trump 'bigly' Lawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show MORE would do well on “Survivor,” having survived a miserable campaign start to get back into contention.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky Biden struggles to reverse fall MORE should star on “Supernanny.” Her plans to create a nanny state would play well there.

After watching Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaClinton suggests Russia grooming Gabbard to run as third-party 2020 candidate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington mourns loss of Elijah Cummings Obama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' MORE dance with Ellen, he is a natural for “Dancing with the Stars.”

John Edwards, the trial lawyer, could make an appearance on any number of shows, but the best would be “Judge Judy.”

Fred Thompson has already starred on “Law & Order,” and while that series will never get canceled, his campaign might be if he doesn’t do well in Iowa.

Mitt Romney — the successful capitalist — would rather be the guy saying “You’re fired” on “The Apprentice,” but let’s face it, he is no Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE.

And what about Rudy Giuliani? There’s no show called “Da Mayor,” but wouldn’t it be great if there were?

In any event, today’s episode is only the first of many to follow. Most experts think the drama will wrap up quickly, but I think it may be a season-long mini-series that could stretch into the summer.