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Reality TV now represents 57% of American television… and yes, they need writers! This might just be the easiest way to break into the entertainment industry. Want to know more? Find out all the goods on reality TV, with author, writer, and producer Troy Devolld.

Troy DeVolld is a writer and producer in the reality television genre.

He began his career with Mtv’s Fear and The Osbournes and has gone on to write and/or produce major reality hits Dancing With the Stars, The Surreal Life, Flipping Out, Black Gold and more, including his current show, VH1’s Basketball Wives.  In 2009, he was jointly nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on Style Network’s Split Ends.

Troy is a graduate of Full Sail University and a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Caucus for Producers Writers and Directors, and the WGA West’s Nonfiction Writers Caucus.

Follow Troy Devolld on Twitter: @RealityTVTroy

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Graham “Gray” Jones is a seasoned TV editor/writer located in Valencia, California (on the northern outskirts of LA). He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.

He hosted one of the world’s leading TV-themed podcasts, "Chuck vs. the Podcast," about NBC’s Chuck, and currently hosts the "TV Writer Podcast," in partnership with Script Magazine.

He runs several companies, including,, and Check them out!