The end of reality (TV)

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).

1 comment for “The end of reality (TV)

  1. Suzanne
    November 26, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    You are spot on with your comment regarding Family Jewels. It is sometimes so seemingly scripted that it is uncomfortable to watch. Yet? I keep watching. Dog the Bounty Hunter – now that is some high-brow programming that is truly uncluttered by any sort of “acting” or “script”.

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