I still don't understand the casting thing on reality shows. But I have a theory.

We all know Hollywood is a pretty bizarre organism. It's also very powerful. It has all sorts of unions & guilds & who knows how that all works? In ways in seems like a powerful mafia.

I also know Hollywood in general isn't very happy about reality shows because they don't cost much to make & they don't employ the usual numbers of "Hollywood" people that normally are employed in making a "regular" show.

So maybe casting a certain percentage of the "contestants" on reality shows is their way of placating the Hollywood powers that be? Maybe they have to cast people in order to get the writers, cameramen, etc?

What do y'all think?