3 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT REALITY TV FROM TALKING TO UNREAL'S SARAH GERTRUDE SHAPIRO

UnReal co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro tells us how her past experience working on The Bachelor led to the creation of a show all about the behind-the-scenes machinations of a reality TV producer. Hear the whole interview: http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business/a-producers-past-in-reality-tv-led-to-lifetimes-unreal
  1. 1.
    Reality crews are generally made up of working class people
    Typically it's the kids who couldn't afford to go to film school OR had to immediately start paying off student loans
  2. 2.
    Shows will cast "characters" (good girl, villain, etc.) without telling the people who go on the show
    No one knows they're the villain until later
  3. 3.
    Average viewers make $150,000 per year with a bachelors degree.