creating a villain allowed Mark Burnett to turn Survivor into good vs. evil.

creating a villain allowed Mark Burnett to turn Survivor into good vs. evil.
Producer Mark Burnett “turned Survivor Africa into a good v. evil showdown,” Chris Wright writes. “The fact that he lacked a true villain did not deter him. Burnett did what all TV producers do: He created one.”

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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.