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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Sahil Kakkar
Sahil Kakkar started the Discussion
4 hrs ago
Are KKK5 stunts a bit too much?
I have been keenly watching ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 5’ from the very first episode. The promos promised a bigger and better season of the stunt based show. And believe you me it was rather too much. The celebrity contestants have been put in really t more »
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Gopal Raju
Gopal Raju and 8 more took the poll by Sagar Potnis
8 hrs ago
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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Bharat Wd
Bharat Wd commented on the poll by Sagar Potnis
on Apr 16, 2014 , 10:07 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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Arindam
Arindam and 2 more took the poll by Gayatri Goswami
on Apr 16, 2014 , 09:11 pm
Gayatri Goswami - Will Sunny Leone make a good TV host?
She should learn Hindi first!
She's the best choice to host Splitsvilla.
Don't know, don't care.
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