Reality. Unscripted. Docu-series. Competition. Lifestyle. With so many sub-genres, how do studios, networks, and producers navigate which version of “reality” they want? Hear producers and executives discuss the growing popularity of the genre, how much of what audiences see is “real”, the importance of casting to the success (or failure) of a show, and the stigmatism that comes with Reality Television, including why audiences can’t seem to get enough.
Panelists: Charlie Ebersol, Rachel Brill, Gary Shapiro, Christie McDonnell
Moderator: Sonia Saraiya (The AV Club)
Season 6: June 8-11, 2017