Mark Burnett: “the stakes have to be real.”

Mark Burnett: “the stakes have to be real.”
In an interview about his book, Survivor: The Ultimate Game, Mark Burnett suggests a reason for Big Brother‘s suckiness: “If you don’t have A-type people who are not likely to be driven and you put them in a completely boring situation, it is going to be boring.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.