Reality TV Quotes

I’ve always seen “Survivor” as a reflection of our culture. That is a big part of what has kept me so wildly enthusiastic for 22 years. The game is the MacGuffin. It provides a framework that forces behavior from the players. That human behavior is what we’re after.

The “Survivor” editing teams are regarded as the best in the unscripted world. And I don’t in any way mean this as a slight to any other show. There are some insanely talented people making some wonderful shows! We’re just very fortunate to have an extremely experienced and talented team of storytellers who have been […]

We work really hard to deliver a big, prime-time adventure show but with stories that often turn on tiny moments of human behavior. So, for all the talk of game design and twists and advantages, “Survivor” lives and dies with the people we put on the show.

I think people get frustrated by what they see as a lack of justice in this country, and sometimes watching my show gives them the opportunity to see justice in action.

The question of what justice means depends on the audience witnessing the process. It could be the litigants, or the people watching courtroom television (for whom it may be entertainment). When we talk about the litigants, there’s rarely grey areas in a case, it’s black or white.

I think people would assume that I got everything handed to me being on a TV show, but being on a reality show, let alone a reality show girl with a sex tape, does not open doors. And so I always felt like I had to work extra hard and harder to be taken seriously […]