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Reality TV’s Ruling Class: Top 10 Power Players of 2017

From the producers behind A&E's Scientology breakout to TV's new favorite host, THR's annual list hones its gaze on the forces who made the biggest impact in an ever-shifting landscape as they dish on their dream docuseries and what they would title a series about Trump's first 100 days.

NBC Reality Chief Paul Telegdy on the Arnold-Trump ‘Apprentice’ Feud, Nick Cannon and Netflix

THR's Reality Power Player of the Year — with TV's No. 1 unscripted brand and a busy new alternative studio — also opens up about what it would take for him to revive 'American Idol.'

MIPTV: Can SVOD Save the Reality Star?

Big hits like 'American Idol' are fading but Amazon is leading the way in online investment in reality TV programming.

Kim and Kanye: 17 Top Reality Producers Pitch Their Dream Kardashian Spinoff

From living on $40 a day to their own 'Naked and Afraid' special, the biggest names in unscripted share what they'd do with Kimye on the payroll.

Reality Power: The Declining Clout of the Broadcast Unscripted Chief

Big gambles (and big failures) have led to more turnover in the executive ranks, leaving posts vacant for months on end: "It isn't a thankless job; it's a tough job. … You've really got to knock it out of the park every single time."

Reality TV Power List: The 30 Most Powerful Sellers of 2015

The business of unscripted never has been more challenged as new hits are as scarce as Kardashians at a TED conference — but these superproducers buck the trend, commanding influence and, in many instances, nine-figure deals.

MIPTV: Israeli’s Keshet Does Real-Time Investing With ‘Elevator Pitch’ (Exclusive)

UPDATE: The new format from the producers of "Rising Star" comes as Israeli competitor Reshet started production on its own interactive entrepreneurial reality show.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Reality Players of 2014

THR ranks the sellers pushing the boundaries of unscripted television as old franchises fatigue, new trends emerge and producers and networks alike are desperate to find the genre's next big hit.

ITV Picks Up Danish Format Group United

The U.K. TV giant has snatched up several indie production companies recently, including “Teen Wolf” producer DiGa Vision and Gurney Productions, who produce “Duck Dynasty.”

MIPTV: Paul Buccieri on the ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ Revolutions

The head of ITV's American and international operations discussed how the new wave of reality and global shows are transforming the TV business.

Why Nancy Dubuc Isn’t on THR’s 2012 Reality Power List

The president of History and Lifetime Networks graduates from the annual ranking, on which she had been a mainstay for many years.

Ryan Seacrest as Potential Matt Lauer ‘Today’ Replacement: What the Media Is Saying

The reactions to news that Seacrest had a meeting with NBC about possibly succeeding the morning anchor drew mixed reactions from journalists and bloggers, with one calling him the "perfect fit" and another saying he would be "terrible" in the job.