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Become a star by learning how to get onto a TV show; the insider advice is all in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- D-list stardom
- Altruistic profession
- Reality show pitch
Bring the drama
Bring the drama; you'll never get your own reality show if you don't. But don't be the villain; they're rarely rewarded with their own series. The trick is to goad others into behaving badly around you.
Always have an amusing wisecrack or two for the confessional part of the show. Go for laughs at your cast mates' expense.
Be the runner-up
Be the runner-up in a dating show. Audiences love to see the underdog get a second chance.
Be a D-list celebrity
Be a D-list celebrity. If you can convince your extended family to participate, so much the better. Bonus points for being a hot, D-list mess.
Help the downtrodden
Have a career helping people whose problems are cringe-worthy, tear-jerking, or animal-related.
Pitch your own show
Pitch your idea for a show to network executives and Hollywood agents. It's a long shot, but if your life is wacky enough, someone just might go for it.