Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett appears to disagree with Survivor executive producer and host Jeff Probst about what makes good TV.
Jeff Probst: “Villains are who you want to watch on TV. … All the main characters [on certain dramas] are evil people who are often breaking the law and certainly are immoral. They’re certainly the most fun to watch. I’m not interested in watching, I don’t know, ‘The Cosby Show.’ That’s not fun.”
Mark Burnett: “There has been a shift, I’m sure of it. People are genuinely hurting. The last thing the audience wants to see is people ripped apart.”