Reality television can work without being mean: Burnett
PASADENA, California (AP) - Mark Burnett says reality TV shows don't have to be mean to work.
The veteran producer of Survivor and The Voice is working on a new CBS show, The Job, which premieres on Feb 8. It depicts candidates applying for jobs at several companies, and takes viewers through the whole nerve-racking experience.
"I think I've proved in the last few years a kinder approach on television does work," said the British-born producer, who was brought on to help at The Job by series creator Michael Davies. Burnett said Saturday that The Voice avoids "ripping people for entertainment value" and has "crushed" Fox competitor The X Factor as result.
The Job also has no intent to humiliate people, producers said.