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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.

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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.

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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.

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