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Is Selling The OC scripted?

by Millie Payne |
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Regardless of the form a reality TV show takes, the question: 'Is it scripted?' always appears to crop up. And real estate Netflix series Selling the OC has faced this very scrutiny as season three has unfolded. Here is what we know.

Conjecture that Selling the OC is scripted was whirring even when the show first aired in 2022, with the debate escalating on a Reddit forum. None of the cast members have directly addressed whether or not the series is staged to some extent, but real estate tycoon Jason Oppenheim - who also stars in Selling the OC's sister show, Selling Sunset - previously told Metro: 'At most, I would say that in some situations, if some things need to be addressed or we’re meeting a client or something, we’ll be asked to wait to make sure if we get everything on camera, but that’s certainly not scripted.'

Is Selling The OC scripted?

As most reality TV devotees can vouch, it's not typically lost on viewers that the storylines in shows such as Selling the OC are real, but just amped up and sensationalised in certain cases to enhance the watching experience.

And considering that Selling the OC has this week been crowned Netflix's number one unscripted show in the world, the victory speaks for itself - No, Selling the OC is not scripted.

Jason wrote of the achievement, 'Huge congratulations to the entire production team, everyone at Netflix, and the awesome cast on the unbelievable success of our new season of Selling the OC! I guess [lightning] can strike twice, with the Oppenheim Group’s Selling Sunset and Selling the OC!'

Agent Polly Brindle also marked the occasion with the following message: 'Number 1 unscripted show in the [world] on @netflix. Having a major-pinch me moment and so PROUD to be a part of this incredible brokerage and cast. So happy that you have all been able [to] see my career journey go from strength to strength. My hustle will never stop (not ever) but boy, is it nice to take a step back and see how far I have come. #LFG #number1baby SEASON 3 streaming now.'

Well, there you have it!

Millie Payne is a News and Entertainment Writer for Grazia. She has specialised in showbiz interviews, features, articles and roundups for over three years and loves combining her love for writing, talking and all things popular culture.

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