Life is too short to think small.
Until you've done it, ... you can't really understand what it's like to have a camera on you 24-seven.
We thought of a family, in a sense, ... that we put together, just starting out and making decisions they had to live with. You never know what the dynamic is going to be once you put these seven larger-than-life characters together, so it's hard to tell what's going to happen. Generally, we look for seven really interesting, really diverse people.
When you think of the number of hours that go into casting, shooting and assembling the tape into a coherent story, ... it's not an easy process to do. For our audience, it's a show that's very 'relate-able.' It's a lot of fun to watch because you can see people have personal disasters, which is something our audience really enjoys watching.
But people living together in their 40s, it's like: Is that pathetic? So there has to be a reason why these people live together.
Society will have to deal with some very substantial issues.
The rapid transition created by the network effect do not increase the digital divide.
Write down exactly what you're spending -- every time you go to the ATM, if you go to McDonald's, and if you get that pair of shoes, make sure you keep a ledger of it for at least two months.
We've had all sorts of things that have come up over the years. The whole point of the show is to tell a truthful story about life at this critical point in their lives, when Mom and Dad aren't there to solve every problem.
I'm hoping this season is a real breakthrough year. Thanks to the courageous women who have come into the house, we've gone into some really interesting areas that television doesn't normally explore.
The mission is to identify nice, rich families to work with. That is what we want - nice rich people. We have turned down investors with $10 million because they were jerks and didn't share our values.
Aren't you glad you are not Dave's 5-year old daughter, Liz? ... He sounds like Cinderella's stepsister.