reality television

What is reality television?

reality television meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A genre of television programming in which ordinary people, instead of actors, are presented in unscripted and supposedly unrehearsed situations (example: Allen Funt’s Candid Camera series which premiered in 1948). The category includes game shows and quiz shows, but not documentaries, television news, or sports broadcasting. The early 21st century has seen a rise in the popularity of reality shows, sparked by the series Big Brother and Survivor.

 

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