From “Reality craze is over for broadcast TV” in Media Life magazine:
“These shows are like scripted shows. After a while there’s some fatigue,” says Brad Adgate, senior vice president and corporate research director at Horizon.
“Rather than sit through another season of an unscripted show, people want to see what else is on. And there’s more competition than ever before. Cable is just littered with these shows.”
Do broadcast executives really think we believe that reality shows are unscripted? (If they aren’t, some people are really bad at playing themselves and I say this as an avid watcher of Gene Simmons Family Jewels).