I'm constantly being contacted by people who have read some of my blogs about participating in reality television and have questions about jumping into the game themselves. I get it! I know the feeling. Believe me, if there had been a "Doing Reality TV for Dummies" book available when I signed up to make Wedding Island for TLC, you can believe I would have bought it. And read it cover to cover. Taking notes. Twice.
But there is no guide like that, and that's not by accident. Production companies and networks are perfectly comfortable with the idea that new reality talent have absolutely no idea what they're doing. Seriously. It makes their jobs easier.