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16th Jan '16 8:16:26 AM FordPrefect
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However, given that producers can control the format of the show, as well as manipulate the outcome of some of them, it is questionable how "real" reality television actually is. However a legacy of the [[GameShow Quiz Show]] [[GenreKiller Scandals]] of the late [[TheFifties Fifties]] means that many of these programs have to run under the same rules and regulations as regular old 'host and contestant' game shows, so unless a program is completely fictionalized like ''Joe Schmo'', the producers can't meddle too much unless they want to be dragged before the courts.
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However, given Given that producers can control the format of the show, as well as manipulate the outcome of some of them, it is questionable how "real" reality television actually is. However However, a legacy of the [[GameShow Quiz Show]] [[GenreKiller Scandals]] of the late [[TheFifties Fifties]] means that many of these programs have to run under the same rules and regulations as regular old 'host and contestant' game shows, so unless a program is completely fictionalized like ''Joe Schmo'', the producers can't meddle too much unless they want to be dragged before the courts.
13th Jan '16 9:32:34 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/ScreamQueens'' (2008)
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* ''Series/ScreamQueens'' ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2008}}'' (2008)
25th Dec '15 3:57:16 PM LLSmoothJ
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* ''The Surreal Life'' (2003)
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* ''The Surreal Life'' ''Series/TheSurrealLife'' (2003)
21st Dec '15 8:18:16 PM MissMokushiroku
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* ''Series/JunkRaiders'' (2009)[/index] * ''Lagos Airport'' (UK; Channel 4's take on Airport focusing on the third world conditions in and around UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}'s main airport)[index]
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21st Dec '15 8:17:51 PM MissMokushiroku
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* ''Series/JunkRaiders'' (2009) * ''Lagos Airport'' (UK; Channel 4's take on Airport focusing on the third world conditions in and around UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}'s main airport)
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* ''Series/JunkRaiders'' (2009) (2009)[/index] * ''Lagos Airport'' (UK; Channel 4's take on Airport focusing on the third world conditions in and around UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}'s main airport)airport)[index]
1st Dec '15 4:50:01 PM kablammin45
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* ''Series/MysteryDiners'' (2012)
28th Nov '15 4:05:53 PM kentman1984
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* ''Series/PorterRidge'' (2013) (Discovery Channel)
6th Nov '15 4:43:36 PM nombretomado
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Though there were earlier precedents on radio and television, the UrExample for this type of reality show was probably the Creator/{{PBS}} series ''An American Family''. Twelve parts were broadcast in the United States in 1973. The series dealt with a nuclear family going through a divorce. The parents had several children and one of them, Lance Loud, was openly gay; he occasionally wore lipstick and women's clothes and, in the second episode, took his mother to a drag show. Scholars sometimes mention that Lance came out of the closet on TV, but this is technically incorrect -- he was simply gay without announcement. His family confirmed that he had been out for some time. ''An American Family'' was controversial in its time and was excoriated by the press, particularly ''The New York Times'', which published a piece criticizing the series and especially Lance Loud. However, this didn't stop it from achieving {{ratings}} in the 10 million range, proving that there was an audience for reality TV as early as TheSeventies.
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Though there were earlier precedents on radio and television, the UrExample for this type of reality show was probably the Creator/{{PBS}} series ''An American Family''. Twelve parts were broadcast in the United States in 1973. The series dealt with a nuclear family going through a divorce. The parents had several children and one of them, Lance Loud, was openly gay; he occasionally wore lipstick and women's clothes and, in the second episode, took his mother to a drag show. Scholars sometimes mention that Lance came out of the closet on TV, but this is technically incorrect -- he was simply gay without announcement. His family confirmed that he had been out for some time. ''An American Family'' was controversial in its time and was excoriated by the press, particularly ''The New York Times'', which published a piece criticizing the series and especially Lance Loud. However, this didn't stop it from achieving {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} in the 10 million range, proving that there was an audience for reality TV as early as TheSeventies.
5th Nov '15 1:47:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DogBorstal'' (2006)
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* ''DogBorstal'' ''Series/DogBorstal'' (2006)

* ''DontTellMyMother''
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* ''DontTellMyMother''''Series/DontTellMyMother''
24th Oct '15 11:56:17 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Boot Camp''
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* ''Series/BombPatrolAfghanistan'' (2011) (G4 Network) * ''Boot Camp''Camp''
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