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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Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar and Aritra Adhikary commented on the blog by Monika Rawal
1 hr 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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J.jyoti13
J.jyoti13 and 7 more commented on the discussion by Abhishek Luthra
1 hr ago
Abhishek Luthra - Bigg Boss 8: Renee is NOT being selfish!
Renee Dhyani, the much foul mouthed wild card entry on Bigg Boss 8 has finally come out of her zone. In the latest luxury budget App task, she refused point blank to recharge her batteries, due to which other housemates couldn't get their wishes more »
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Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar reposted the blog by Monika Rawal
8 hrs ago
Monika Rawal - Bigg Boss 8: Classic case of missing CLASS!
What the hell has happened to the contestants on Bigg Boss 8??? Having watched the previous seven seasons of the reality show, I feel this season, by far, has brought the worst non-classy bunch contestants on the show. Talk of their fashion sense or the way they talk and behave on the show, everything is just so not happening. OTT or below average, I'd leave up to you to decide! Mannerism and etiquette seem to be passe on Bigg Boss 8, for no one really seems to have it in them. Sometimes, more »
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Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar commented on the blog by Tomar
8 hrs ago
Tomar - Bigg boss 8
Bigg Boss 8 is the eighth season of the indian reality television show bigg boss, which started broadcasting on the tV channel colors from 21st september 2014. Bigg boss is the indian edition of BIG BROTHER based UK. Salman khan returned as the host of the series for the fifth time. Snapdeal was chossen to be the new presenting sponsor of the show which ended colors' five- year deal with vodafone india fr bigg boss.The official eye logo was unveiled by colors tv on 15th august more »
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Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar reposted the blog by Tomar
8 hrs ago
Tomar - Bigg boss 8
Bigg Boss 8 is the eighth season of the indian reality television show bigg boss, which started broadcasting on the tV channel colors from 21st september 2014. Bigg boss is the indian edition of BIG BROTHER based UK. Salman khan returned as the host of the series for the fifth time. Snapdeal was chossen to be the new presenting sponsor of the show which ended colors' five- year deal with vodafone india fr bigg boss.The official eye logo was unveiled by colors tv on 15th august more »
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