September? Already?


Holy Earth, Wind and Fire… it’s already September?  I can’t believe I haven’t posted since July.  How’s everything with you? On August 17, YouTube Red launched FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: EXPERIMENT 88, an original series I served on as Supervising Producer earlier in the year. Just last week, I started work on a new showContinue reading “September? Already?”

Consulting: What It Is, What It’s Not


When I first moved to California, long before reality television seemed like a real career, I was hell-bent on writing for sitcoms and films.  I shelled out what I could afford (and what I couldn’t afford) on pitchfests, consultants, and anything that I thought would help me get a leg up in the entertainment universe.Continue reading “Consulting: What It Is, What It’s Not”

Want to be on a Reality TV Show? Read This First. No, Really.


Let’s say you’ve been approached about being on a reality television show.  You’ve given it some thought, and you think that the experience might be fun.  There are some nagging doubts in the back of your mind about whether or not you should sign on the line, but you’re not even really sure what youContinue reading “Want to be on a Reality TV Show? Read This First. No, Really.”

Bracing for the Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Finale.


I’ve been trying to find time to finish my second book, 50 REASONS TO LOVE REALITY TV, for the last year or so, but I’ve been utterly swamped.  Too bad, because it means my number one reason to like reality TV will be moving on next week:  Anthony Bourdain, whose Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations airs its finaleContinue reading “Bracing for the Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Finale.”

Upcoming Event: TV Writers Summit in London / Also: Consulting & Personal Appearance Announcement


Just wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming London TV Writers Summit in June. Information here: http://www.tvwriterssummit.com.  Come see me and some other great folks! London – June 23-24, 2012 What TV Writers’ Summit  Starring Ellen Sandler, Troy DeVolld, Chad Gervich & Jen Grisanti When June 23-24, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) Times 8:30am to 6:30pmContinue reading “Upcoming Event: TV Writers Summit in London / Also: Consulting & Personal Appearance Announcement”

Contest Update: Yikes.


Well, the contest is still on through the end of March, so pass it on — You can win dinner with me here in LA or $100 in http://www.mwp.com titles just for sending me a picture of you with your copy (or any copy, really) of Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to TV’s Hottest Market.Continue reading “Contest Update: Yikes.”

I’ll Be Back Soon!


You’ve no doubt noticed that I haven’t posted in a little while save for the link to the TODAY show appearance. Things have been hectic with the ultra-whammy of the book launch, multiple shows in production and loads of other crazy things going on. Things should be back to normal by early next month, soContinue reading “I’ll Be Back Soon!”

Educators: Find me at UFVA 2011 in Boston August 3-6


It’s my pleasure to announce that I’ll be a panelist at UFVA11: The Future of Media Education at Emerson College in Boston on Thursday, August 4 at 1:30 in Walker 310 as part of MWP’s Jump Start Your Career and Make Your Scripts More Saleable, Too. I’ll also be attending the picnic and closing nightContinue reading “Educators: Find me at UFVA 2011 in Boston August 3-6”

And the Winner is: Reality Stars Nude!


Thought you would find it amusing to know that as I continue to fine-tune and promote this blog prior to the release of Reality TV, the most common search terms landing folks here are: reality stars nude troy devolld nude reality stars reality tv stars nude american idol audition process 2011 This, of course, leadsContinue reading “And the Winner is: Reality Stars Nude!”