Reality TV is a totally different animal than the infomercial world.
Bob Altman got nothing from the TV series 'M*A*S*H,' and the royalties for the theme song went to his oldest son, Michael, who wrote it as a 15-year-old poet!
I am a competitive person. But more good TV is more good TV.
Believe it or not, I don't own a TV. Crazy huh? I'm not a big movie-goer either. I just feel like I'm watching work. I am always outside and couldn't care less about what's on TV these days.
I am not interested in considering another TV series. This one was a wonderful experience which will be hard to top, and It's caused me to turn down several good film opportunities because of the schedule.
I have to tell you, TV is an incredibly difficult medium. The most challenging show to do is the hour long dramedy. It's a very tricky format.
Everything that comes along with 'The Bachelorette' as far as the media was a crazy experience. Crazy fans and trolls and the things that come with the reality side of TV.
I know the commitment that TV requires but it's nice to come to work and have fun.
The best thing as a director is being able to be part of the thing that's so cool about a TV show, like running a character arc over six episodes or multiple series.
I always doodled as a kid while I was talking on the phone or watching TV.
Not to say there's not good TV out there, but I think TV is better when it accurately reflects the world as it is.
The real challenge in doing a TV show is in what I would call the maintenance energy. You take that creative energy and you use it every week, of course. But you then need to maintain the quality of the stories, and it's harder to do.