Love It… Always
My aunt and uncle were on “Love It Or List It” they had them record both endings and the network chose which one they thought was best. They are still in the house and they love it, but the show says they listed it. (xXGARR377Xx)
I know someone who was on that show when it was in Raleigh. Here’s how the show works, according to what they told me: 1. As mentioned, nobody wants to list their house- they just want a free renovation and to be on TV. However… 2. …the show only pays for 50% of the work they do on your house, and the producers do what they want for TV and don’t really respect the homeowners’ wishes. 3. They shoot a bunch of episodes in one market at a time, so they use one set of contractors for all of the homes. If they get behind on the work on a given home, they pretend that the work is done so they can wrap on the episode, then they take the crew with them to the next house. You then have to live in an unfinished renovation until the whole set of episodes is finished and the crew can get back to you. This can be months or not at all.
It has been an awful experience for many in this market, but the contract is so immensely in the favor of the production company, the homeowners don’t really have any reasonable recourse to get things finished or fixed in the cases stuff was done wrong. (TWANGnBANG )
My sister’s fiancé was on 16 and Pregnant. The children are real. (heylmAdam)
Hey, you never know.
Not So Blind Date
My cousin was on a Toronto dating show called Matchmaker many years ago. She said it was completely scripted and she met her “blind date” before filming so the producers could go over the script with them. They were given a list of ridiculous and racy questions to ask each other and encouraged to make out if they actually liked each other or to cause a scene and be dramatic if they didn’t really click. (DomashnaRakija)