->''"Fundamentally, a ''Series/RedDwarf'' script is a battle plan for making a TV show, and as UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte once remarked, 'No battle plan ever survived contact with the enemy'. In ''Red Dwarf''[='=]s case the enemy is what's possible, given a tight budget, a short production period, and the physical laws of the natural universe."''
-->-- '''Grant Naylor''', ''Red Dwarf: The Least Worst Scripts''
This covers a number of areas where real life circumstances alter the plot of an episode, e.g. the lack of suitable locations, timing when filming, the pregnancy of a lead actress (which happens a ''lot''). Occurs often in ProfessionalWrestling. May overlap with ActorSharedBackground.
Not to be confused with VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, RomanAClef, or RippedFromTheHeadlines, where real-life events merely provide inspiration for a plot.