How Capture created its own game system, network

One of the questions I had about production of The CW’s Capture–how exactly the tracking and game technology works, especially the screens on the contestants’ wrists–has been answered by an informative, behind-the-scenes feature.

In it, the show’s game technology producer, Matt Lewis, says “the technology you see in the show wasn’t fake for TV, it was all real.” He talks about the wireless network they created in the wilderness (where there was no power) and the technology the players wear, including their wrist screen/phone (a “customized Android device”) that connects them to the producers via software they created.

That’s visible in the video below, as are other behind-the-scenes things, like wireless routers strapped to trees and makeshift cell phone towers.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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, 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.