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Go behind the scenes of the TV industry to learn how TV shows are produced.


10 Most Game-Changing Developments in the TV Industry

 10 Most Game-Changing Developments in the TV Industry

Many things have contributed to America's obsession with the boob tube. See 10 of the biggest developments in the TV industry to learn more. See more »

10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

 10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

TV actors' salaries can skyrocket when a show is a hit. Find out which 10 actors are the highest-paid of all time at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do reality TV shows choose their cast?

 How do reality TV shows choose their cast?

Reality shows tend to be over-the-top and highly unrealistic. Learn if reality TV shows really choose their casts at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do they decide which TV shows to air?

 How do they decide which TV shows to air?

Shows are often canceled because of ratings and cost concerns. Learn more about how they decide which TV shows to air at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do they really shoot reality TV shows?

 How do they really shoot reality TV shows?

Ever wondered how reality TV shows really film all of that unscripted insanity? Find out how reality TV show filming works. See more »

Just how fake are reality TV shows?

 Just how fake are reality TV shows?

Reality TV shows are unscripted, but they aren't as real as you think. Learn just how fake reality TV shows are at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can a TV actor live off royalties forever?

 Can a TV actor live off royalties forever?

Can one big hit TV show provide you income for life? Find out if a TV actor can live off royalties forever. See more »

What does a showrunner do?

 What does a showrunner do?

Showrunners have a lot of creative authority. Learn what a showrunner does at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who decides what words you can't say on TV?

 Who decides what words you can't say on TV?

There's a limit to how crass and vulgar you can be on TV. Learn who decides what words you can say on TV at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How did cable TV become a staple?

 How did cable TV become a staple?

Cable TV is ubiquitous now, but it wasn't a little more than 50 years ago. Learn more about how cable TV became a staple at HowStuffWorks. See more »