Hey there, thanks for following! And I apologize for the delay on my response. Just haven’t felt like writing since my last big post. But now, I’m getting back into the swing of things and happy to be back!
There’s actually not really a simple answer. I touched on it here but didn’t get specific. I’ll start with how TV is made because I didn’t really know until I started in the industry. Bear with me if I’m explaining something you already know, but I still get questions from my own family, so maybe I’ll send them this post. Shows are made by production companies but air on networks. For example, Endemol (production company) makes Big Brother (CBS), Deal or No Deal (NBC), and Wipe Out (ABC). That’s why you may see a show being promoted on NBC, and they’ll say, “From the producers of Survivor!” or something to that effect. True, Survivor is on CBS, but Mark Burnett Productions can have multiple shows on multiple networks.
So back to those shows listed above. They each have/had hundreds of people on staff. So it’s very possible to work for Big Brother but not for CBS. I used to work on Wife Swap but not ABC. After that gig ended, I took a job at the network in the reality department.
Although networks don’t make some shows, they do have final say on most decisions including casting, production, and editing. My boss happens to handle the The Bachelor franchise, among other shows. So even though I don’t work on the show or for the production company, all things Bachelor come my way by default. I haven’t actually participated in any castings, but I do try to make it out to the house for rose ceremonies sometimes, and I usually attend the Men/Women Tell All and After the Final Rose tapings if I can. I was a super fan before joining the network, so it’s a bit of a dream job. It’s fun to watch in a different way when you know the ending. Like Ali and Roberto? All the so-called spoilers said Ali wound up alone. I knew the truth, and I got to watch Ali and Roberto fall in love. Sometimes it’s hard keeping the secret for months and months, but I love what I do, & I love the show.
As far as this season goes, I certainly have my favorites! I never get sick of talking about it. Still a super fan! From day one, I’ve loved Emily! I mean c’mon. Is she not adorable? Sure her story is tragic, but I find her personality endearing. Crazy Michelle is just that—CRAZY. And she gets worse and worse. Although I must admit, she’s almost grown on me. I kind of look forward to the next ridiculous thing out of her mouth. Love Shawntel N.! She didn’t have much screen time until Vegas, but there’s something about her I really like. Maybe it’s that she has such a kickass job! Alli reminded me of Jennifer Garner. I think it’s the mouth. Chantal, I go back and forth on. Same goes for Ashley H. Quit your whining ladies! They both seem way more fun when they are relaxed!
Tell me your thoughts and predictions! And please let me know if you have anymore questions! And again, thanks for following!