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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The Truth
The Truth and 3 more took the poll by Pankaj Rana
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Shubhra Dastidar
Shubhra Dastidar and commented on the poll by Pankaj Rana
1 hr ago
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Mukund Roy
Mukund Roy and 3 more commented on the blog by Monika Rawal
1 hr ago
Monika Rawal - Bigg Boss 'caller of the week': Real or Fake???
No matter what you see, say, think or ask, whatever Bigg Boss wants, eventually happens on the show. Maybe that's why, every weekend the caller of the week appears to be nothing else but Bigg Boss alter ego only... asking exactly the same question that you and I, as viewers have on our mind for the week gone by. Strange, isn't it?No wonder it makes me think whether these "callers of the week" on Bigg Boss are actually real or not, for most of the time, they sound and appear to be spoon-fed. If more »
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Mukund Roy
Mukund Roy commented on the blog by Monika Rawal
1 hr ago
Monika Rawal - Enough of bullying, Sonali snaps back at Bigg Boss 8 contestants!
Just when Bigg Boss 8 seemed to lack lustre and housemates weren't giving much spice, the otherwise coy and calm Sonali Raut came in her true form and gave a hard time to co-contestant Soni Singh. Needless to say, Sonali was just too awesome in the latest nomination episode of the show. Inviting more problems among the housemates and creating more rifts, Bigg Boss decided to have open nominations and that's not it. Adding more to the drama and spicing it up, contestants had to put foam on more »
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