The producers are unseen characters who are mentioned throughout the series. They are the creators of the show and create the challenges with the assistance of Chris. Chris describes them as members of a "board of shadowy figures composed of producers, directors, and Harold-haters." Throughout the show, Chris constantly mentions that the producers are more sadistic than him and that they come up with the challenges the campers are put through.
In X-Treme Torture, Chris mentions wanting to pitch a cannibalistic challenge idea to the producers.
In Camp Castaways, when Gwen becomes afraid that she and the others will be stuck on the island, Duncan insists that the producers will send a search party.
It is implied in I Triple Dog Dare You!, that the campers (except Gwen, Owen, and Heather) met the producers since Chris says that they ran out of ideas on how to torture the remaining contestants and asked those who had been voted off for ideas.
In 3:10 to Crazytown, the producers phone Chris in the middle of the show yet again to inform him that the contestants won't be quickdraw gun fighting to the death as they originally hoped, but rather they would use water guns in the quickdraw contest to prevent lawsuits.
In The Sand Witch Project, Chris mentions that after Chef Hatchet messed with the competition by helping the Screaming Gaffers, the producers called him to a disciplinary meeting to discuss his actions.
In Full Metal Drama, the producers call Chris halfway through the first challenge, skydiving out of a plane, to tell him the PM agreed to let them force the castmates to jump off the plane without parachutes, stating that parachutes weren't used in World War One, though this had little to do with the challenge. Complying, Chris knocks the crate of parachutes out of the plane. However, it is then revealed that the plane was fake and that there was no danger in jumping from it without parachutes.
In Ocean's Eight - Or Nine, the producers allowed Courtney to rejoin the cast as a contestant, after she filed a successful lawsuit against the producers for wrongful termination from the competition. Chris's financial interests were hit hard by the lawsuit, as revealed at that episode's award ceremony.
In One Million Bucks, B.C., Courtney is allowed to eat lobster for dinner and own a private bathroom as part of her benefits from her lawsuit.
In Dial M for Merger, Chris mentions that the Producers heavily dislike every castmate, but have great respect for Duncan and Courtney due to their ruthlessness. In their words, "I knew there was a reason we picked Courtney. She's nasty. We love nasty!"
By The Aftermath: IV, the producers are rarely mentioned since Ocean's Eight - Or Nine. However, it has been also stated by Chris that the producers financed a third season and to do this they had heavily sliced the budget for the final episodes of the current season.
In Chinese Fake-Out, the producers repeatedly call Chris throughout the episode, informing him that the budget was running low, which results in Chris eliminating both Courtney and Blaineley to save money.
He continued on, until Three Zones and A Baby where they finally called back, telling Topher that they agree to replace Chris with him. This excited Topher; however, due to this he cost his team the challenge. Once he was eliminated at the Bonfire Ceremony, he announced that Chris is leaving and that he's taking over as host. However, Chris was the one that called Topher, pretending to be one of the producers.
In Hello and Dubai, Don asks the producers if they're sure legal clear this, and is shocked by their answer.
- Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is currently the only season to not mention the producers.