How does Survivor capture audio of its players? What are those bumps or devices under their clothes at challenges? Everything you wanted to know about Survivor’s sound.
Exclusive reports, interviews, details, and observations from behind the scenes of reality TV productions, from soundstages to islands, Trading Spaces to Survivor.
In my exclusive interview with The Challenge USA season 2 showrunner Kevin Lee, we discussed the season one cast’s complaints, the use of the randomizer, bringing in MTV vets, and much more.
After someone leaves History Channel’s Alone, whether they’re the winner or tap out, there’s much more to their experience, including a nutrition program and connection with past contestants.
As The Mole is revived by Netflix, I went back to its beginning, interviewing people who produced ABC’s seasons of The Mole. Here are their stories about everything from how the mole was chosen to the crew’s mutiny to Anderson Cooper’s audition.
Survivor, Love is Blind, Big Brother, Drag Race, and The Real World: To appear on reality television shows like these, people sign long, detailed contracts that control their behavior before, during, and after a reality TV show’s production. Read those contracts here.
An indigenous person hired to work on Life Below Zero: First Alaskans as a story producer talked to me about the show’s diversity and inclusion efforts, as did the show’s showrunner. LBZ:FA is currently filming season two.
American Ninja Warrior season 14 showrunner Anthony Storm answers my questions about how editors decide who to focus on, the success/fail rate for obstacles, and much more. He also teases a first-time “end result” this season.