13 deep dives into how Survivor works behind the scenes, from casting to The theme song, the rule book to Jeff Probst’s shirts.
Exclusive reports, interviews, details, and observations from behind the scenes of reality TV productions, from soundstages to islands, Trading Spaces to Survivor.
Three of Queer Eye’s Emmy-winning (and once again Emmy-nominated) editors discuss their process of taking raw footage of the Fab Five and turning it into episodes for Netflix.
Emmy-winning production designer Scott Storey talks about his work on the Big Brother house, which he’s been designing since season six.
Reality TV production designer Scott Storey shares behind-the-scenes details about his designs of two of cable TV’s most well-known reality competitions.
What does a reality TV story producer do? How do you find work in reality show post-production? In this edition of The Confessional, Eric Reynolds shares his story.
Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko on how much appraisers are paid, how the show is filmed, and why it made a major change this season.
Answers to questions about what happens behind the scenes of CBS’ Big Brother: from the casting process to live feed cuts, producer manipulation to what’s behind the mirrors in the house.
Drag queens give up everything from rights to revenue in order to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and everything from per-episode compensation to Drag Race’s rules are covered in this 51-page participant agreement that contestants sign during the casting process.
I went behind the scenes with new Mythbusters Jon Lung and Brian Louden during filming of part of their “Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Rage” episode.
Behind-the-scenes details about American Ninja Warrior’s city qualifiers and city finals production: How it’s filmed, how locations are chosen, and more.
I interviewed American Ninja Warrior stars Jessie Graff & Drew Drechsel, and hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila & Matt Iseman, about how the show created celebrities.
John Cena’s reality show left the Pacific Northwest for the swamps outside of Savannah, Georgia, for season two.
An interview with John Cena about American Grit season two, which changes the Fox show in significant ways, starting with the contestants themselves.
A person who appeared on CBS’ Hunted reveals key details about how the show works—and Channel 4’s version of Hunted also offers insight.
How does CBS’ Hunted work? How do the hunters get access to private information? CBS wouldn’t grant an interview, so I dug into one scene to find out.