What Is reality Television

The concept of reality television is something that has become bigger than anyone would have ever dreamed. The reality shows tend to beat out the scripted dramas and sitcoms that have professional actors. Still, there are some viewers that may not be very familiar with the concept at all. The following information highlights the concept of reality television and how it has become the center of attention in households worldwide.

Amateurs that Become Stars

If the truth is told no one would really know who Kim Kardashian was if she had not started her career with a scandalous video. She has no acting skills and she doesn’t sing. By definition, she is not an entertainer. Yet, this has not stopped her from creating several successful spend off shows from the original “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

This is the classic reality TV formula: amateurs – in this case riches ones – walk around and talk about their problems while cameras follow. People like Kim will explore their relationships on the show. They will have the fights with siblings that become public knowledge. With reality shows people are basically letting everything come to light. They are putting their business out there for the world to see.

Built Around a Theme

Shows like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have been around for a while, but this is actually the new generation of reality TV. In the infancy of the reality concept there were shows like “Big Brother.” This was built more around a theme. In this case total strangers would live with one another as the cameras rolled. It was a “survival of the fittest” type of momentum that drove these shows.

The same goes for reality fitness TV like “The Biggest Loser.” Other shows like “Pimp My Ride” are also built around a concept. These transformation type of shows are interesting because these things are happening to everyday working people. They are not celebrities. These are simply the people that could live down the street.

Fallen Stars

Reality shows are also sometimes built around the lives of celebrities that are no longer in the limelight. These are stars that are known for their names alone. They may have not current projects to solidify their current star status.

In many of these cases the celebrities are broke and they are trying to make a comeback. These reality shows will often become an open door into the lives of those that have fallen from entertainment grace. This type of reality television is geared towards a targeted market. People that like Toni Braxton, for example, may desire to tune in to “The Braxtons.” Others that are not fans of this artist may pass the show up.

Altered Reality

Many people argue that the “reality” shows are about as fake as some scripted shows. The average viewer looks to these shows for some level of drama. This is what makes the reality shows so popular. The cutting edge real life drama keeps viewers tuned in.

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