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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Hina Patel
Hina Patel and commented on the poll by Kanav Mehra
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Hina Patel
Hina Patel and 4 more took the poll by Kanav Mehra
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Anand Keshri
Anand Keshri
Ashu Kumar
Ashu Kumar commented on the blog by Urvashi Dholakia
1 hr ago
Urvashi Dholakia - FLIP it like Bigg Boss 8 contestants!
"FLIP" is the new word for this week in the Bigg Boss 8 house. Last weekend when I had gone there as a guest, I kinda had a feeling of what's going to transpire next.It all started with Diandra openly expressing her desire to become the next captain of the house, but the moment the rest of the herd went against her opinion, she FLIPPED and befriended Ali who then was the captain of the house. (Imagine Diandra never liked Ali as a person in the first place). Anyway!So this is where the story more »
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Praful Datkhile
Praful Datkhile commented on the photo by Anjum Seth
1 hr ago
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Praful Datkhile
Praful Datkhile reposted the photo by Anjum Seth
1 hr ago
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Indranil Roy
Indranil Roy commented on the poll by Pankaj Rana
1 hr ago
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Indranil Roy
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