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 McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE would do well on “Survivor,” having survived a miserable campaign start to get back into contention.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE should star on “Supernanny.” Her plans to create a nanny state would play well there.

After watching Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThose on the front lines of climate change should be empowered to be central to its solution The Memo: Trump's justices look set to restrict abortion Minorities and women are leading the red wave 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 TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official 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.