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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Sajjan Singh
Sajjan Singh commented on the blog by Monika Rawal
11 hrs ago
Monika Rawal - Bigg Boss wild card Renee Dhyani a blot on Indian culture?
So finally we have two new wild card contestants on Bigg Boss 8. Interesting!!! While Dimpy Mahajan's claim to fame is already known to the entire world being controversial Rahul Mahajan's wife, I am sure viewers would want to know who really Renee Dyani is. For all of you who are still unacquainted with her whereabouts, let me spill some beans here.Being an ex-Roadies contestant, Renee isn't new to the world of reality television; rather I'd say she has an edge over other Bigg Boss hous more »
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Godfather Senior
Godfather Senior commented on the discussion by Tanmay Dutta
on Jan 25, 2015 , 11:41 pm
Tanmay Dutta - Should Kim enter Bigg Boss 8 house?
If latest rumours are to be believed, American reality TV star Kim Kardashian would soon enter Bigg Boss 8 as a guest. Recently, Kim K has been trending a lot on social networking after she posted nearly naked pictures of her on the twitter with more »
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