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are any reality shows real?

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  • 2 months ago

    Judge Judy is real. So is Dr. Phil. Some of the other reality shows seem fake.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    I wouldn't say absolutely not, but none that I know of

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  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Not really...........

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  • 3 months ago

    No, none of them are totally real.

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  • 3 months ago

    No.  At least, not in the sense that I think you mean.  'Reality' of course covers a large number of formats.  Some are game show style reality programs, and I suspect at least SOME of the competition is real.  But I also have heard anecdotes of various ways producers lean on the outcomes to ensure the people likely to get them the best ratings (either the villain or the fan favorite) stick around the longest.  

    But these shows aren't real in the sense that you're seeing a true slice of people's lives or whatever.  When you used to watch Jersey Shore or Big Brother or Survivor, the people who are acting garishly or provoking fights are often prompted by producers to do so...or are at least deliberately manufacturing things because they know it's what the audience wants.

    The best you can say about reality TV is that it's unscripted.  The people aren't memorizing dialogue.  But they usually know 'My job here today is to provoke a fight with Tina, and I know the thing that will make me look like a heel is to make fun of her weight.  And being the villain is what the producers want.  Doing what they want will keep me on the program longer and therefore lead to a bigger paycheck.'  

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  • Moloch
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Yes.

    Mythbusters was real.

    • Entropy
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Calling Mythbusters 'reality' is a stretch. 

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  • Robert
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    None whatsoever. The only characteristic they share is stupidity.

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They are all very real, in contrast to staged shows with written scripts. Hence the name "reality" show.

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Not too many of them. A lot of the shows where they're following police (Cops and LivePD) or other EMS units (parking wars, nightwatch, etc) tend to be real reality shows, but most of the rest of them are heavily scripted.

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