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…

Current TV Show Formats


Ahh. The good old days. Three TV networks, two TV formats; 30 minute comedy and 60 minute drama, 26 episodes per season. Ahh. the good new days; 5 terrestrial TV networks, 500+ cable channels, 5 online VOD providers; seasons ranging from 8 to 26 episodes and 5 TV show formats. Throughout this chaos emerges a…

Will Film Studios Favor Original Material Again?


Here are excerpts from an article written by L.A.-based script consultant Danny Manus on the relative lack of original material among Hollywood studios. Studios and producers have been salivating over adaptations of book series, TV shows, videogames, remakes (reboots), comic books, graphic novels, children’s action figures and board games – not to mention sequels and…