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23rd Jan '16 12:17:18 PM nombretomado
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->Armed & Famous ''took celebrities, mostly the bad kind, and gave them jobs as police officers. This wasn't that crazy an idea when it was [[StevenSeagal 600 pounds of aikido action star]], but when it's La Toya Jackson, that's irresponsibly insane.''

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->Armed & Famous ''took celebrities, mostly the bad kind, and gave them jobs as police officers. This wasn't that crazy an idea when it was [[StevenSeagal [[Creator/StevenSeagal 600 pounds of aikido action star]], but when it's La Toya Jackson, that's irresponsibly insane.''
6th Nov '15 8:07:52 PM nombretomado
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''TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of [[DancingBear the whole show]]. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.

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''TheRealWorld'' ''Series/TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of [[DancingBear the whole show]]. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.
5th Jun '15 1:03:30 PM Morgenthaler
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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality showed quite a few during its existence, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.

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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality showed quite a few during its existence, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.
24th Mar '15 3:17:20 PM StFan
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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality showed quite a few during its existence, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.

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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality showed quite a few during its existence, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.
24th Mar '15 4:10:24 AM C2
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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality shows quite a few, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.

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See RealityTV for examples. These types of programs, due to their cheap production values and broad appeal, are often at the root of NetworkDecay. One important thing to remember about shows of this nature is that their benefit to a network is almost completely short-term. Their cheap production value and frequent high ratings send investors flocking to them, which make them great shows for filling in bare spots on a TV schedule; however, since most of them involve some type of contest, their appeal dies the second they announce the winner. Most are never released on DVD (those that are are usually better classified as "documentaries" instead of "reality TV"), and syndication is very hit or miss. Fox Reality shows showed quite a few, few during its existence, and ''America's Next Top Model'' has had some success on MTV, VH1, and Oxygen, but that's usually for daytime filler (similar to the endless ''Real World'' marathons MTV used to do), and ''American Idol Rewind'' works mostly because they have commentary and "where are they now" style interviews with the contestants, similar to DVD episode commentary. Also, the likes of ''TheOnlyWayIsEssex'' also counts too, although that is notably [[{{Bowdlerize}} bowdlerized]] for daytime airings. There are notable exceptions; ''Series/PawnStars'' and ''RestaurantImpossible'' are the most re-ran shows on their respective networks (and arguably among any network). They, and most re-ran Reality Shows however, tend to be {{DocuSoap}}s almost exclusively.
4th Mar '15 6:06:51 PM jormis29
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A more recent type is a "reality-documentary" (a sort of {{Oxymoron}}) where police shows like ''PoliceCameraAction'' (since its 2007 ReTool) and ''RoadWars'' go "on patrol" with police forces. This is a sort of BlackComedy but is ''never'' staged, and is the antithesis of shows like ''JerseyShore''. The drama comes from the conflict between police, or occasionally just day-to-day police business.

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A more recent type is a "reality-documentary" (a sort of {{Oxymoron}}) where police shows like ''PoliceCameraAction'' (since its 2007 ReTool) and ''RoadWars'' ''Series/RoadWars'' go "on patrol" with police forces. This is a sort of BlackComedy but is ''never'' staged, and is the antithesis of shows like ''JerseyShore''. The drama comes from the conflict between police, or occasionally just day-to-day police business.
2nd Jun '14 6:47:02 PM Mullon
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''TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of [[DancingBear the whole show]]. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Survivor'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.

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''TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of [[DancingBear the whole show]]. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Survivor'' ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.
16th May '14 2:42:13 PM Ramidel
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''TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of the whole show. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Survivor'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.

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''TheRealWorld'' was the first break-out reality show, and introduced one of the basic concepts of many reality programs -- [[BreakfastClub a group of diverse people]] living together in a single home. In ''The Real World'' that was the "[[HighConcept hook]]" of [[DancingBear the whole show.show]]. Future reality series expanded on the premise by introducing competitive elements -- [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne participants could be expelled from the show]] and the last person standing would win a prize. The ''Survivor'' series is perhaps the most triumphant (and extreme) example of this genre, confining the groups in dangerous exotic locations and forcing them to survive both the physical and social environment while offering a substantial cash reward for the one who could "outwit, outplay, [and] outlast" the competition.
24th Jul '13 1:17:25 AM johnnyfog
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->Armed & Famous ''took celebrities, mostly the bad kind, and gave them jobs as police officers. This wasn't that crazy an idea when it was [[StevenSeagal 600 pounds of aikido action star]], but when it's La Toya Jackson, that's irresponsibly insane.''
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-strangest-tv-shows-ideas-ever-made_p2/#ixzz2ZwtGRQPu "The 8 Strangest TV Show Ideas Ever Made"]]
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