Education in India Search Add your Institute Institutions Courses Entrance Exams Career Options Alerts Coaching Centres Articles Knowledge Date Sheets Languages Home / Articles / Reality Shows - Facts and Effects Report Error Reality Shows - Facts and Effects Reality Shows are genre of television shows or programmes which feature common people and or celebrities or both, in real life or scripted situations/environment or a mix of both real and scripted incidents.Reality Shows are also referred as ‘Reality Television’.It has been called the "granddaddy of the reality TV genre." In 1948, talent search shows Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour and Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts featured amateur competitors and audience voting.The Miss America Pageant, first broadcast in 1954, was a competition where the winner achieved status as a national celebrity.The irony of ‘Reality Shows’ is that even though they are known as ‘Reality Based Shows’; most of them are ‘Unreal’. The idea of placing people in situations, just to see how they react, became imaginable and almost ‘Passé’. As such, previous projections of human behaviour do not hold that much ground as compared to the ones that are being churned out with all the melodrama and unexpected spoofs or stunts.Real Life on day to day basis is not as much Dramatic and entertaining as is depicted in these shows.Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article.Please read the layout guide and lead section guidelines to ensure the section will still be inclusive of all essential details.
Documentaries and nonfictional programming such as news and sports shows are usually not classified as reality shows.
These shows and a number of others (usually also competition-based) became global franchises, spawning local versions in dozens of countries.
Reality television as a whole has become a fixture of television programming.
These maybe licensed to other countries which work on the same format to produce a local show like ‘India’s Got Talent’ is the Indian version of AGT. Fly on the Wall Shows – Fly on the Wall Shows are those shows which are styled in a documentary format but maybe scripted partially or wholly to create sensationalism; camera shooting and footage editing gives the viewer the impression that they are passive observers following people going about their daily personal and professional activities.
These are known as ‘Fly on the Wall Shows’ as events are seen candidly, as a fly on a wall might see them.