Reality TV: What People are Willing to Share
Jason Carbone is the Executive Producer of Tia & Tamera and has been at the forefront of growing the TV show’s fan base digitally by having the stars actively Tweet and post Twitpics to promote episodes throughout the season, driving tune-in.
This reality TV veteran first achieved success with Road Rules and The Real World on MTV, followed by the The Life of Ryan about the then 17 year old teen skateboarding phenomenon. Carbone was the Co-Executive Producer and Director of ABC’s pop culture powerhouses The Bachelor & The Bachelorette for three years, launching and shaping both series. He helmed six seasons of the NAACP Award-winning MTV reality show Run’s House.” chronicling the lives of the first family of hip hop, led by rap pioneer Rev. Run of Run DMC fame.
In addition to being the Executive Producer of Tia & Tamera, Jason Carbone has projects in development at NBC, E!, WE and Logo. through his production company, Good Clean Fun which has state-of-the-art studios located in LA.
We asked Carbone what is the biggest difference now in reality TV. He replied, “What people are willing to share with the rest of the world… You gotta know what you’re getting into before you sign up for a show.” Carbone’s programming tends to illuminate people’s best stories. “Anywhere you go these days,” he continued, “there’s less human interaction because we’re interacting more with our screens and not with each other. I’m not necessarily a fan of that even though I make a lot of content.”
Carbone said he’s no longer surprised at reality TV’s success. He added,
“Everyone’s looking for their 15 minutes of fame. People today can choose who they want to listen to… I’m excited every morning when I wake up trying to figure out what’s next,” – Jason Carbone, Executive Producer, Tia & Tamera.