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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J Badiyani
J Badiyani commented on the poll by Samira Kapoor
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Aayush Tiwari
Aayush Tiwari and 2 more commented on the blog by Piyali Bannerjee
on Apr 21, 2014 , 04:36 pm
Piyali Bannerjee - Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayatey' a flop?
The Khan's have ruled the world of Bollywood since over a decade now with Aamir and Salman leading the pack, leaving SRK behind somewhere grappling for publicity. Not just the big screen but the world of TV has started seeing an increase in the footfall of these high flying celebrities into its realm. One of the most highly anticipated show on TV these days is Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayatey which is all set to launch on May 6.Being the amazing business and creative mind behind this show, Aa more »
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Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar
Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar commented on the photo by Nina S
on Apr 20, 2014 , 07:04 pm
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Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar
Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar commented on the photo by Nina S
on Apr 20, 2014 , 10:08 am
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Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar
Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar commented on the photo by Nina S
on Apr 20, 2014 , 10:08 am
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Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar
Hari Mohan Singh Gangwar commented on the photo by Nina S
on Apr 20, 2014 , 10:07 am
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Satyesh Singh
Satyesh Singh commented on the blog by Nina
on Apr 20, 2014 , 02:30 am
Nina - Armaan & Tanisha: Mirror images of each other
I've been hooked to Bigg Boss over the seven seasons it's been on air but never have I seen two inmates who are almost identical to each other. In fact so similar are Armaan and Tanisha that the two are almost mirror images of each other. It's no wonder then that it's not only sympathy that keeps them joined at the hip but a sense of complete empathy. In fact so much has their canoodling in corners and licking of each other's wounds that it hasn't escaped Salman's eye. He even made a more »
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Bharat Wd
Bharat Wd took the poll by Sagar Potnis
on Apr 18, 2014 , 10:19 pm
Sagar Potnis - Will Sunny be a better Splitsvilla host than Sherlyn?
Yes, Sunny has an edge because of her porn star image
No, Sunny won't be able to connect with contestants & viewers
No comments, as both are equally dumb
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