Creating The Perfect Non-Traditional Network TV Show


Scripted TV is heading into edgy mainstream territory. Indie commercial. Conservative radical. As with every industry of the day, DISRUPTION is the current industry paradigm. With a mature TV marketplace, audiences are growing tired of rehashed stories, characters and situations. They are less inclined to accept the status quo, but not quite ready to embrace the…

Types Of Reality TV Shows


Reality is a staple of current TV programming. It is often called “Alternative Programming” in that is must be differentiated from entirely scripted TV show formats. The distinction is becoming blurred as many of these shows aren’t truly “real” and contain an element of “semi-scripting” as determined by the story producer. There are many genres of Unscripted TV…

The Reality TV Scene


Unscripted, semi-scripted, reality or whatever euphemism you chose, reality TV is a mainstay of our TV screens. It includes game shows, video clip/ blooper shows, competitions and reality TV. This type of programming gained popularity with broadcasters and netcasters during the great writers strike of 2007/8. They needed content. It was also considerable cheaper to…

Writing For Reality TV


Reality TV still remains a much maligned source of television by critics and scripted drama aficionados, but adored by audiences and executives. Back in the day when “Big Brother” was the only reality tv show on television, it was criticized for exploiting our voyeuristic tendencies and insatiable appetite for celebrities. It was a place for…

State Of The Nation


Well the good news is… things aren’t getting any worse. Not that there was much scope for the spec script market to fall any more. Universal and Sony have used up their development budgets for this year, or had it taken away form them The other studios aren’t faring much better. So far this year,…