Mike Fleiss, creator and executive producer of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, is horrified about reality shows that are fake and/or loosely scripted and/or heavily manipulated. I agree completely with what Fleiss told the Calgary Herald:
“I think most of the shows are fake. I think there’s all kinds of bullshit going on behind the scenes with, I would say, outside of the talent shows and the Bachelor, where we really kill ourselves and spend a lot of money and time and destroy our staff to make sure its real, that 70 to 80 per cent of the shows on TV are bullshit. They’re loosely scripted. Things are planted. Things are salted into the environment so things seem more shocking.”
Thankfully, The Bachelor has never done any of those things, ever.