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* ''DanceMoms'' (2011)

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* ''DanceMoms'' ''Series/DanceMoms'' (2011)
23rd Nov '17 2:34:36 PM AnitaShower
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* ''Film/{{Catfish}}: The TV Show'' (2012)

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* ''Film/{{Catfish}}: The TV Show'' ''Series/CatfishTheTVShow'' (2012)
17th Nov '17 3:10:00 AM civetcatcoffee
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* ''Series/MythBusters2017'' (Science)
8th Nov '17 5:05:20 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/ExOnTheBeach'' (2014-)
7th Nov '17 10:30:29 AM WillyFourEyes
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In 1989, the fledgling Fox Network began airing ''Cops'' as the result of the 1988 WritersStrike (and probably the quickly-filling graveyard that was Fox's sitcom development at the time), which carries many of the hallmarks of modern documentary-style reality TV. ''Cops'' has been criticized for focusing on the trashier and more sensational elements of police work; if one image summarizes the legacy of ''Cops'', it would be a white male, possibly shirtless and probably drunk, being pinned down by the police after a short and ill-advised attempt to escape.

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In 1989, the fledgling Fox Creator/{{Fox}} Network began airing ''Cops'' ''Series/{{Cops}}'' as the result of the 1988 WritersStrike (and probably the quickly-filling graveyard that was Fox's sitcom development at the time), which carries many of the hallmarks of modern documentary-style reality TV. ''Cops'' has been criticized for focusing on the trashier and more sensational elements of police work; if one image summarizes the legacy of ''Cops'', it would be a white male, possibly shirtless and probably drunk, being pinned down by the police after a short and ill-advised attempt to escape.



In the third type, the so-called "reality game shows" (see RealityShow), participants are filmed intensively in an enclosed environment while competing to win a prize -- thus they are game shows and discussed more thoroughly in that article. The reality game show genre has become pervasive enough to be parodied by Spike TV with ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow''.

One difference that makes these more like "reality television" than other game shows is that the viewing public and/or the contestants usually (but not always) play an active role in deciding the outcome. Usually this is by eliminating participants (disapproval voting, often one per week) or voting for the most popular choice to win (with either the least popular contestant being eliminated outright, or the bottom 2-3 contestants competing head-to-head to see who continues). Some popular reality-based game shows of this sort are ''Series/BigBrother'', ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. There is also a Spanish-language show taped for Latin American audiences, ''Protagonistas De La Musica'', filmed in Miami by Telemundo USA.

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In the third type, the so-called "reality game shows" (see RealityShow), participants are filmed intensively in an enclosed environment while competing to win a prize -- thus they are game shows and discussed more thoroughly in that article. The reality game show genre has become pervasive enough to be parodied by Spike TV Creator/SpikeTV with ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow''.

One difference that makes these more like "reality television" than other game shows is that the viewing public and/or the contestants usually (but not always) play an active role in deciding the outcome. Usually this is by eliminating participants (disapproval voting, often one per week) or voting for the most popular choice to win (with either the least popular contestant being eliminated outright, or the bottom 2-3 contestants competing head-to-head to see who continues). Some popular reality-based game shows of this sort are ''Series/BigBrother'', ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. There is also a Spanish-language show taped for Latin American audiences, ''Protagonistas De La Musica'', filmed in Miami by Telemundo Creator/{{Telemundo}} USA.
6th Nov '17 7:52:56 AM CorahsUncle
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* ''Series/LittlePeopleBigWorld'' (2005)
25th Oct '17 11:16:30 AM RicPot
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* ''Series/LoveIsland'' (2005-2006, 2015-)
25th Oct '17 11:13:45 AM RicPot
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* ''Series/ExtremeMaleBeauty'' (2009)
15th Oct '17 1:32:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Beauty and the Geek'' (2005)

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* ''Beauty and the Geek'' ''Series/BeautyAndTheGeek'' (2005)



* ''TheBiggestLoser'' (2004 - present)

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* ''TheBiggestLoser'' ''Series/TheBiggestLoser'' (2004 - present)



* ''FearFactor'' (2001)

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* ''FearFactor'' ''Series/FearFactor'' (2001)
8th Oct '17 3:22:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Survivorman}}'' (2004) (Discovery Channel)

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* ''{{Survivorman}}'' ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'' (2004) (Discovery Channel)
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