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Interviews with reality TV show producers, cast members, and television executives about how shows are produced, what happened on certain episodes or seasons, and what's fake and what's real.

Hell’s Kitchen’s producer on what Gordon Ramsay does off-camera, casting, editing, and more

“This is honestly my favorite season since season five,” Hell’s Kitchen showrunner Kenny Rosen told me. In this interview, read his answers to my questions about everything from casting the show to editing, and also about the show’s move to Las Vegas for season 19.

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Amazing Race producers on alliances, future rules, TAR 33’s status, and much more

I interviewed The Amazing Race executive producer and creator Elise Doganieri, and director and executive producer Bertram Van Munster, and we talked everything from season 32’s alliance and future rule changes to the status of The Amazing Race 33.

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Team Onyx captain Cliff Lyles on Eco-Challenge, food, and the connection between the two

Clifton Lyles, the captain of the first all-Black team on Eco-Challenge, shares behind-the-scenes details about World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, and also talks about how his adventure racing and his career as a chef are connected.

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Life Below Zero: Next Generation’s creation and casting; Life Below Zero season 14 details

An interview with Life Below Zero executive producer and showrunner Joseph Litzinger about the creation of a new series in the franchise, Life Below Zero: Next Generation (watch its first five minute), and how covɪd-𝟷𝟿 affected the production of Life Below Zero season 14.

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Matt Paxton on Hoarders (he’s back!) and Legacy List (his great new PBS show)

Extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton is back on Hoarders—and on PBS, with Legacy List, a show he created that cable networks rejected, because they didn’t think anyone would want to watch old people or uplifting stories about their possessions and lives.

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Holey Moley questions, answered: Where is Steph Curry? Why did some holes change? and so much more

Holey Moley II: The Sequel made several changes from season one, and I talked to one of its executive producers about those changes, including why Stephen Curry is now animated instead of on the course.

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