Reality television

Type : TV Genre
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded. Reality television began in 1948 with Alan Funt's TV series Candid Camera. The genre exploded as a phenomenon around 1999–2000 with the success of such television series as Big Brother and Survivor. Programs in the reality television genre are commonly called reality shows and often are produced in a television series. Documentaries, television news and sports television are usually not classified as reality shows. The genre covers a wide range of television programming formats, from game show or quiz shows which resemble the frantic, Japanese variety shows produced in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s (such as Gaki no tsukai), to surveillance- or voyeurism-focused productions such as Big Brother. The most...
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Madhu Lakshmi
Madhu Lakshmi commented on the discussion by Monika Rawal
1 hr ago
Monika Rawal - Bigg Boss 8: 'Deepshikha's eviction is UNFAIR'
More than being surprised, I was shocked to see Deepshikha Nagpal being evicted after last week's nominations. She was such a strong contender and a great entertainer too; andI almost saw a finalist in her but just because of three nominations, she more »
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Junaidhbk
Junaidhbk reposted the poll
11 hrs ago
Junaidhbk - Most Beautiful Housemate of Bigg Boss Seasons 1-7
Sana Khan(Bigg Boss 6)
Sunny Leone(Bigg Boss 5)
Payal Rohatgi(Bigg Boss 2)
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Junaidhbk
Junaidhbk reposted the poll
11 hrs ago
Junaidhbk - Most Handsome Housemae of Bigg Boss 1-7
Ashmit Patel(Bigg Boss 4)
Amit Sadh(Bigg Boss 1)
Vishal Karwal(Bigg Boss 6)
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Dr      Mandar Kalwari
Dr Mandar Kalwari and Raghavendra Reddy Busireddy commented on the poll by Shankar Manakkal
on Nov 22, 2014 , 08:48 pm
Shankar Manakkal - Your Take: Why is Kim K not coming on Bigg Boss 8?
Kim K is too expensive for a show like Bigg Boss
Show makers didn't get approval from the channel
Fearing that Indian viewers might go crazy watching her
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Dr      Mandar Kalwari
Dr Mandar Kalwari and Raghavendra Reddy Busireddy took the poll by Shankar Manakkal
on Nov 22, 2014 , 08:48 pm
Shankar Manakkal - Your Take: Why is Kim K not coming on Bigg Boss 8?
Kim K is too expensive for a show like Bigg Boss
Show makers didn't get approval from the channel
Fearing that Indian viewers might go crazy watching her
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Jayesh Patel
Atul Raj Menon
Atul Raj Menon and 3 more took the poll by Minakshi Negi
on Nov 22, 2014 , 07:52 pm
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