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Today's media minute about the future of reality television from an American family to.
Today's duck dynasty has the bubble burst and joining me now reality TV producer.
Director Jason Carbone who -- yet another show we've got -- -- on the American public thanks for being with us Jason.
So you know what every time I think that the reality bubble has burst and there's nothing left to do.
They come out with more -- do you think the bloom is off this rose.
Most definitely not Dennis this bloom has a very very long way to go and wife that.
Well the old adage truth is stranger than fiction has never been true -- You can't invent the folks from -- dynasty or else how someone here in Hollywood some scripted genius would have written about them.
Right and what is -- show you've got coming up.
We have a couple of shows coming up this Thursday we -- -- -- -- -- geo called mountain movers which involves us know.
Company called snow park technologies.
They designed all the courses that this year's X games and made design courses for athletes like Shaun White or resorts like -- northstar in Tahoe.
I see okay and out.
Is there'd be alert -- went along here what works better today -- then.
Worked a few years ago -- particular kinds around -- No I thought I think to your question I think what really works is people that are wide open.
People that are willing to share their truths warts and all on television.
I think that's really what rings true on all of these hit shows is that -- seen something that you wouldn't otherwise see and what you're seen as a true representation of who these people are.
Yes we chart here on the average cost the 32 ads in these reality shows and they're meant to quite a bit of course he got American Idol at three or 40000 dollars -- thirty.
Even though that shell has been a ratings disaster this season it's a fox show I should say and the voice.
Is out there at 240000.
And so on.
But at the same time some of that seems a little long in the -- say the real housewives of DC that entire series I mean how many cities can you do.
-- -- tired of that kind of genre.
-- you know I think things get long in the tooth when they get long in the tooth I think -- you we were too.
You know if that if the real housewives franchise -- to move to another city let's say Boston.
Or New Orleans if you find a cast of compelling characters people are gonna -- and yes you know I was talking to the one of them ensemble stars of reality show that hasn't aired yet.
And up what I call that a reality show this person -- but not a reality show we don't use the word reality it's unscripted document area I asked why and the president's above that we we kind of worried that realities kind of overdone.
Have you what do you call your shows is a reality of it unscripted documentary.
You know there's a million names for this kind of television there's reality there's -- scripted.
There's -- you series there's -- you so -- you pick a name whichever one you like I think they're all the same.
It's hard to do this I got asked about the quiz show scandals back in the 1960s.
Where my gosh they were -- giving contestant answers.
Will we ever have a reality TV's get a -- I realize that my little -- The fact is some of the stuff is not reality at all it is staged characters are told what they should do chase after your ex boyfriend or go ahead and make -- -- this other guy it's not.
Really reality that they're lying to -- -- nothing.
Think that the tiniest scandal here he had that lawsuit and that option show the the for the guy -- -- they're planting gold coins inside store houses is there something going on here that no -- quite noticed yet.
Well I certainly don't remember the scandals of the fifties and sixties on game shows.
But it's as it relates to today's television.
I think that just like in any business there are businesspeople -- reporters and their business people that are unscrupulous.
The market will decide who they'd want to be in business what.
Yet that watching us just like South Beach tell.
And our guys -- had a guy and a face for the tennis racquet.
Wolf I did that I would let -- use my -- but they do because you guys actually pay us for being outrageous -- thanks for being with us today it's a great business you do a great job of it Jason Carbone.
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