reality show producer and writer says Queer Eye script is “a shooting plan.”

reality show producer and writer says Queer Eye script is “a shooting plan.”
More on the Queer Eye script scandal. Just to recap, so far we’ve heard that the document might be evidence that the show is fake, or it could have been written for post-production. An anonymous producer writes to reality blurred that it’s a combination of the two, a detailed analysis written before filming but not used to control the outcome. He or she writes:

I’ve been a reality show writer/producer for eight years, and I can tell you that Queer Eye script is from pre-production, although that doesn’t mean it’s a big smoking gun, as the MPAA-sycophants at LAT would like everyone to believe.

Creating a shooting plan (which is what the Queer Eye doc clearly is) is not the same as scripting. In fact, shooting plans always get thrown by the wayside when you get out in the field and real things start happening. The point of the exercise is not to pre-script, but to think through the story, so that you have something to fall back on and you’re not flailing around when the unforeseen happens.

Especially considering the weird tense changes in the document’s writing, that certainly seems plausible. Now, since we seem to have covered all bases, that’s probably the final word–until, like, someone actually talks to someone who’s involved.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

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, 36, 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.