Editors of The Hollywood Reporter zeroed in on those who know this climate best: the sellers.
Arthur Smith, A veteran with Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares" on his lineup, Smith sees the return of NBC's ratings-dependable "American Ninja Warrior" in May and seven other cable series back on the air throughout the year.
The Reality Player sounds off on his craziest pitch, and the moment he knew when we'd pushed a contestant too far.
It was for our ABC series I Survived a Japanese Game Show. We had a variety of videos, sketches and demonstrations featuring staff submerging their heads in icy cold water and putting nylon stockings on their head while trying to stuff their face full of marshmallows.
Moment I knew we'd pushed a contestant too far:
We brought back eliminated contestants for a reunion on Paradise Hotel. The show was happening in real time, so the eliminated contestants had seen the show and absorbed all the negative comments the remaining contestants had said about them. A war broke out, and we stopped production for 24 hours so everybody could calm down.