'Super Size Me' Filmmaker Plugs Reality TV
Jul 24, 8:29 AM EST

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Morgan Spurlock, who created the documentary "Super Size Me" and the television show "30 Days," says the reality TV boom has been good for documentaries.

"It's opened the door for people to be more accepting of documentaries," he says in the July 31 issue of Time. "I don't think 'Super Size Me' would have done as well as it did in theaters had it not been for reality TV. But I really don't watch a lot of TV. I watch the news, and once in a while 'Entourage' or 'The Sopranos.'"

He also promised more unusual switches in the second season of his own reality show, "30 Days," in which people on different sides of an issue trade lives for 30 days.

But he said one person who won't be making more switches is his wife, who last season lived with him on minimum wage for the show's debut episode.

"She said, 'you're on your own this time, pal.' In this season's finale, I get locked up in jail for 30 days. She sees me off before I go, visits me and greets me when I get out. So she makes cameos."