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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Ani Paul
Ani Paul and 4 more commented on the poll by Pankaj Rana
1 min ago
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Jagannath Tripathy
Jagannath Tripathy and 4 more took the poll by Pankaj Rana
12 mins ago
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Indranil Roy
Indranil Roy commented on the poll by Pooja Misrra
20 mins ago
Pooja Misrra - Will Ali Quli's entry on Bigg Boss spice up things?
Yeah, Ali is damn good and would surely bring masala
Nah, he seems to be just like any other random contestant
So far so good, rest, time would tell
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Indranil Roy
Indranil Roy took the poll by Pooja Misrra
22 mins ago
Pooja Misrra - Will Ali Quli's entry on Bigg Boss spice up things?
Yeah, Ali is damn good and would surely bring masala
Nah, he seems to be just like any other random contestant
So far so good, rest, time would tell
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Sidspilankar
Sidspilankar commented on the blog by Kanav Mehra
26 mins ago
Kanav Mehra - Bigg Boss 8: Interesting facts about Ali Quli Mirza
Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza has entered the controversial Bigg Boss 8 house as the first wild card entry. Surprise or shock for other contestants, he even has been made the first captain of the house. While everyone is wondering whether he would be the troublemaker or the peacemaker on the game show, Ali has made it quite evident that he is here to be the 'king' of the Bigg Boss house and give other housemates a tough time. Having said this all, Ali comes cross as a dynamic, more »
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Krishnagaur Gaur
Krishnagaur Gaur 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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Yashwant Paradkar
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