The world of unscripted television has never been bigger, broader or arguably better than right now. The emergence of new platforms, the eagerness of big-name talent to sign onto such series, and the new generation of content creators bringing fresh ideas to market has made unscripted the place to be for those looking to entertain, educate and also inspire real-world change.

Here, Variety celebrates the executives and producers making the biggest impact across formats, competition programs, structured, unstructured and docuseries.