After nearly 10 seasons of Chrisley Knows Best, some fans are dying to know: Is the series scripted? Todd Chrisley exclusively tells Life & Style that he and his family “can’t be scripted” while shutting down speculation.
“Who would go on television and allow that to be their script?” the family patriarch, who is a Nutrisystem ambassador, quips while promoting Nutrisystem’s Better Together Week and $100,000 Better Together Partner Plan Giveaway.
“I mean, you can’t script us,” continues Todd. “First of all, we’re not bright enough to follow you in a script, so you’re going to get whatever — if it comes up, it comes out.”
In March 2014, the world was introduced to the real estate mogul and his gorgeous family on Chrisley Knows Best. The USA Network reality series is now one of the most beloved programs on TV today. If you’ve been a fan since day one, there’s a good chance Todd’s memorable one-liners are your favorite aspect of the show. His hilarious musings are why some people wonder if he gets help from a writer’s room.
Prior to any serious speculation that Chrisley Knows Best might be scripted, Todd explained that his mannerisms, expressions and sense of humor come from where he was raised. “I am a son of the South,” the “Chrisley Confessions” podcast host told Southern Living in a July 2015 interview.
“I’ve had so many people say to me over the course of my life in rearing my children, ‘You guys do things differently in the South. You’re a little slower,’ he recalled. “And I say, ‘We are a little slower. And we take the time to tell our children why we’re going to smack their ass.'”
Todd went on to note that the overall message of Chrisley Knows Best is to deliver “a glance at a real family with real issues that deal with problems with patience, love and understanding.” Ultimately, even if the dialogue does get a little help from Hollywood, fans don’t seem to mind one bit! According to multiple outlets, Chrisley Knows Best ranks No. 1 among all cable unscripted entertainment series in VOD (video on demand).
As of 2022, the show is going on its 10th season with new episodes returning to the network soon. Todd, his wife, Julie, his children Chase, Savannah and Grayson and, of course, his mother, Nanny Faye, are truly more entertaining than ever.