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8th Apr '16 5:17:52 PM HoursGoneBy
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* ''TheCasino'' (2004)

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* ''TheCasino'' ''The Casino'' (2004)
17th Mar '16 8:23:03 AM SurviveTheRace
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* ''Series/ISurvivedAZombieApocalypse''

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* ''Series/ISurvivedAZombieApocalypse''''Series/ISurvivedAZombieApocalypse'' (2015) (UK)
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* ''Series/Siberia'' (2013)

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* ''Series/Siberia'' ''Series/{{Siberia}}'' (2013)
9th Mar '16 7:41:18 AM SurviveTheRace
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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}}'', 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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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.
9th Mar '16 7:39:25 AM SurviveTheRace
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* ''Series/HotelHell'' (2012) (US)


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* ''Nanny 911'' (2004) (US)
9th Mar '16 7:37:28 AM SurviveTheRace
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* ''13: Fear Is Real'' (2009)


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* ''Series/ChaseGameShow'' (2008)


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* ''Expedition Impossible'' (2011)


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* ''The Great Escape'' (2012)


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* ''Opposite Worlds'' (2014)


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* ''There Goes The Neighborhood'' (2009)


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* ''Series/Siberia'' (2013)
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* ''Treasure Hunters'' (2006)
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* ''Series/KidNation''

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* ''Series/KidNation''''Series/KidNation'' (2007)
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* * ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' (2015)
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.
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