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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Pushpendra Singh
Pushpendra Singh and 2 more commented on the discussion by Pramod Agarwal
8 hrs ago
Pramod Agarwal - Reality Shows on TV
A number of reality shows are shown on TV by various channels.Do you feel that these are in fact real? more »
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Junaidhbk
Junaidhbk created the Poll
9 hrs ago
Most Handsome Housemate of Bigg Boss 1-7
Ashmit Patel(Bigg Boss 4)
Amit Sadh(Bigg Boss 1)
Vishal Karwal(Bigg Boss 6)
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Junaidhbk
Junaidhbk created the Poll
9 hrs ago
Most Beautiful Housemate of Bigg Boss 1-7
Sana Khan(Bigg Boss 6)
Sunny Leone(Bigg Boss 5)
Payal Rohatgi(Bigg Boss 2)
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Zinc
Zinc and commented on the discussion by Kanika Yadav
10 hrs ago
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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Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh and commented on the poll by Nina S
on Sep 15, 2014 , 02:06 pm
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Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh and 2 more took the poll by Nina S
on Sep 15, 2014 , 02:04 pm
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Pradeep Singh Mahar
Pradeep Singh Mahar commented on the poll by Jyoti Sharma
on Sep 14, 2014 , 10:35 pm
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