10 Questions with Mark Burnett

The reality TV honcho and ex- paratrooper on the Kardashians, casting Jesus and the one that got away

How did you go from making reality TV like Survivor and The Voice to taking on the Bible three times--with last year's miniseries, the Son of God movie and the upcoming A.D.?

I don't even know what "reality TV" means, but unscripted dramas are made on a pretty large scale, with multiple helicopters and a crew of about 400. And most of my things are extremely family friendly or even morality plays. For instance, in Survivor, the person who gets a million dollars is asking the people they eliminated to give them a million dollars. So the worse you treat others,...

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