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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Rohan Jain commented on the discussion by Kanika Yadav
on Sep 01, 2014 , 11:05 pm
Kanika Yadav - 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7' is a big FLOP!
I have never missed a single episode of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for last six seasons. But this year, in its seventh season, I was just so surprised to see how the show has become so boring. I really don't even feel like watching it more »
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Naveen Gupta commented on the poll by Nina S
on Sep 01, 2014 , 08:45 pm
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Naveen Gupta took the poll by Nina S
on Sep 01, 2014 , 08:44 pm
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Pravesh
Pravesh commented on the blog by Monika Rawal
on Sep 01, 2014 , 02:51 pm
Monika Rawal - Splitsvilla 7: Sunny Leone trying too hard to impress!
I don’t understand what made the show makers of Splitsvilla take Sunny Leone as the host for the new season of their reality show. She might be a hit when it comes to flaunting her bikini body and woo men with her sexy avatars but other than that, Sunny still needs to hone a lot of her skills to be able to connect with her viewers. The adult entertainment star shot to fame when she first appeared on Indian television as a contestant on controversial reality show Bigg Boss and eventually, more »
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