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Rick Hansberry's picture
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Reality Television Scripts

Curiosity question. I know these shows have 'writers' but I've never seen an actual script for this platform. Has anyone else? 

Lily Blaze's picture
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Reality TV shows never have scripts in the traditional sense. What might be written beforehand, is more like a proposal. I have seen a few. To me, they look more like video scripts.

Rick Hansberry's picture
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Thanks, Lilly.. Any idea where you saw it or a link? Curious of format. Single camera?

Lily Blaze's picture
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Scripts don't exist for reality TV shows. Proposals, treatments, but that's it. I guess I should have said first, reality shows don't have writers. Every episode is unscripted. Each episode might follow a proposed guideline of sorts, but no script. What little I've seen in passing are only proposals that reminded me of video scripts, because they're also unscripted. Instead, at most, there might be a list of what should happen by the point in the episode, for example, and it really depends on the show. It varies too much.

https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/reality-tv.htm#:~:text=Reality%20shows%20also%20often%20use,and%20a%20team%20of%20editors.