By Dan Snierson
March 19, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

What a fine Mesh NBC has gotten itself into: Average Joe’s Adam Mesh — the Wall Street trader who almost won Melana’s heart — exacts his revenge by having women woo him on Average Joe: Adam Returns, debuting March 15.

‘Sup, playa?

[Laughter fading to an awkward pause] Hello?

Is Melana all over your jock now that you’ve got a show on NBC, and she’s doing some cable game show?

Nope. Spoke a couple times and it was friendly, but she didn’t come crawling back.

Do you think you would have dominated Average Joe: Hawaii?

I think I would have done well. I got the chills at the end of that show. When Brian didn’t win, I was screaming at the TV like ”Oh, my God, I can’t believe he didn’t win!” Then I was like, ”Oh, that’s how everyone feels about me.”

Have you considered using a pickup line like ”Hey, baby, you and I should mesh, if you know what I’m sayin”’?

Hmmm, I’d say no.

Average Joe is known for its twists. Will we learn something surprising about you?

I’m going to be revealing that I used to date Fabio too.