How Real Is It?

010125 Early Show - Mark Burnett - Producer, Survivor: The Australian Outback
It's sure to fuel the simmering debate over just how real reality TV is.

“Survivor” creator Mark Burnett says he sometimes re-enacts scenes of contests on the hit show.

He told The New York Times that none of the re-enactments affected the outcome of the contests or the show itself.

He says he used stand-ins to re-shoot a river swimming race in Survivor: The Australian Outback.

He says stand-ins were filmed and then mixed in later with shots of the actual race. Burnett says he only used re-enactments when he was lacking camera angles of a given event.

He adds “I absolutely couldn't care less - I'm making great television.”

CBS says it has no problem with Burnett using stand-ins, saying it's only “window dressing.”

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