Als Reality-TV (deutsch: Realitätsfernsehen) bezeichnet man ein Genre von Fernsehprogrammen, in denen vorgeblich oder tatsächlich versucht wird, die. Von Reality-TV oder Reality-Show wird in Deutschland seit dem Ende der er Jahre gesprochen. Als ein amerikanisches Programmformat kam es Anfang. Reality-TV. dt. manchmal: Realitätsfernsehen Das, was heute verkürzt Reality TV heißt und eine Sammelbezeichnung für eine Klasse sehr heterogener Genres. Christian Ulmen lehrte den deutschen Fernsehzuschauer mit Mein neuer Freund, was Fremdschämen bedeutet. In jeder Episode der Reality-Show trat. Mediales Volkstheater zwischen „Dschungelcamp“ und „Plötzlich reich, plötzlich arm“: Warum Reality-TV-Formate boomen.
Mediales Volkstheater zwischen „Dschungelcamp“ und „Plötzlich reich, plötzlich arm“: Warum Reality-TV-Formate boomen. Heute fasziniert die «Bühne» Fernsehen: Wer Menschen und ihr Tun und Lassen sehen möchte, nutzt die Angebote des «Reality-Fernsehens», etwa in. Reality-TV. Bedeutungen:  Sammelbegriff für Fernsehsendungen, die unterhaltsam sein sollen und zugleich vorgeben, Wirklichkeit widerzuspiegeln, vielfach.
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TV 45 min Reality-TV. Votes: 14, Comedy, Reality-TV. Hosted by Rebel Wilson, 10 top Australian comedians battle it out to see who can keep a straight face while trying to make the others laugh.
Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. Votes: 2, The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team. Votes: 1, TV 60 min Reality-TV.
Follows the crew of a multi million dollar charter boat in the Caribbean. Votes: 25, On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle.
But there's a twist. Votes: 6, TV 43 min Reality-TV. A reality show following the crew of the Ionian Princess, a luxury charter yacht in the Mediterranean.
Votes: 13, The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.
Votes: , Follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together.
Nothing is off limits while they come of age, figuring out who they are and who they want to become. A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back.
The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars. Votes: 21, Votes: 7, Shows that show people working in the same non-business location include Airport and Bondi Rescue.
Shows that portray a set of people in the same line of work, occasionally competing with each other, include Deadliest Catch , Ice Road Truckers and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and its spinoffs.
One notable subset of shows about professional activities is those in which the professionals haggle and engage in financial transactions, often over unique or rare items whose value must first be appraised.
Two such shows, both of which have led to multiple spinoff shows, are Pawn Stars about pawn shops and American Pickers. Other shows, while based around such financial transactions, also show elements of its main cast members' personal and professional lives; these shows include Hardcore Pawn and Comic Book Men.
Such shows have some antecedent in the British series Antiques Roadshow ,  which began airing in and has since spawned numerous international versions, although that show includes only appraisals and does not include bargaining or other dramatic elements.
While for "documentary-style" shows it is implied that the events shown would still be taking place even if the cameras were not there, in other shows the events taking place are done overtly for the sake of the show.
These shows differ from "reality competition" shows or "reality game shows" see below in that participants do not compete against one another.
Some documentary-style programs place cast members, who in most cases previously did not know each other, in staged living environments; The Real World was the originator of this format.
In almost every other such type of programming, cast members are given specific challenges or obstacles to overcome. Road Rules , which first aired in as a spin-off of The Real World , created a show structure where the cast would travel to various countries performing challenges for prizes.
Big Brother is probably the best-known program of this type in the world, with around 50 international versions having been produced.
Other shows in this category, such as The House and Lads' Army , involve historical re-enactment , with cast members living and working as people of a specific time and place.
There are around 30 people who compete in different challenges to win and vote people against each other to try to win money, similar to Big Brother.
U8TV: The Lofters combined the "special living environment" format with the "professional activity" format noted earlier; in addition to living together in a loft , each member of the show's cast was hired to host a television program for a Canadian cable channel.
Originally, court shows were all dramatized and staged programs with actors playing the litigants, witnesses and lawyers. The cases were either reenactments of real-life cases or cases that were fictionalized altogether.
The People's Court revolutionized the genre by introducing the arbitration-based "reality" format in , later adopted by the vast majority of court shows.
The genre experienced a lull in programming after The People's Court was canceled in , but then soared after the emergence of Judge Judy in Though the litigants are legitimate, the "judges" in such shows are actually arbitrators, as these pseudo-judges are not actually presiding in a court of law.
Typically, however, they are retired judges or at least individuals who have had some legal experience.
Courtroom programs are typically daytime television shows that air on weekdays. The globally syndicated format Dragons' Den shows a group of wealthy investors choosing whether or not to invest in a series of pitched startup companies and entrepreneurial ventures.
The series Restaurant Startup similarly involves investors, but involves more of a game show element in which restaurant owners compete to prove their worth.
The British series Show Me the Monet offers a twist in which artworks' artistic value, rather than their financial value, is appraised by a panel of judges, who determine whether each one will be featured at an exhibition.
Another subgenre places people in wild and challenging natural settings. This includes such shows as Survivorman , Man vs.
The shows Survivor and Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls combine outdoor survival with a competition format, although in Survivor the competition also involves social dynamics.
Some reality television shows cover a person or group of people improving their lives. Sometimes the same group of people are covered over an entire season as in The Swan and Celebrity Fit Club , but usually there is a new target for improvement in each episode.
Despite differences in the content, the format is usually the same: first the show introduces the subjects in their current, less-than-ideal environment.
Then the subjects meet with a group of experts, who give the subjects instructions on how to improve things; they offer aid and encouragement along the way.
Finally, the subjects are placed back in their environment and they, along with their friends and family and the experts, appraise the changes that have occurred.
The concept of self-improvement was taken to its extreme with the British show Life Laundry , in which people who had become hoarders, even living in squalor, were given professional assistance.
The American television series Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive follow similar premises, presenting interventions in the lives of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding.
In one study, participants who admitted to watching more reality television were more likely to proceed with a desired plastic surgery than those who watched less.
Some shows makeover part or all of a person's living space, workspace, or vehicle. The American series This Old House , which debuted in , features the start-to-finish renovation of different houses through a season; media critic Jeff Jarvis has speculated that it is "the original reality TV show.
Pimp My Ride and Overhaulin' show vehicles being rebuilt in a customized way. In some shows, one or more experts try to improve a failing small business over the course of each episode.
Shows geared for a specific type of business include Restaurant Makeover and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares for restaurants , Bar Rescue for bars and Hotel Hell for hotels.
The show Nathan for You is somewhat a parody of the genre, with host Nathan Fielder offering ludicrous advice to unsuspecting business owners.
Another type of reality program is the social experiment that produces drama, conflict, and sometimes transformation. British TV series Wife Swap , which began in , and has had many spinoffs in the UK and other countries, is a notable example.
In the show, people with different values agree to live by each other's social rules for a brief period of time. Faking It was a series where people had to learn a new skill and pass themselves off as experts in that skill.
Shattered was a controversial UK series in which contestants competed for how long they could go without sleep. Solitary was a controversial Fox Reality series that isolated contestants for weeks in solitary confinement pods with limited sleep, food and information while competing in elimination challenges ended by a quit button, causing winners to go on for much longer than needed as a blind gamble to not be the first person to quit.
Another type of reality programming features hidden cameras rolling when random passers-by encounter a staged situation.
Candid Camera , which first aired on television in , pioneered the format. The series Scare Tactics and Room are hidden-camera programs in which the goal is to frighten contestants rather than just befuddle or amuse them.
Not all hidden camera shows use strictly staged situations. For example, the syndicated program Cheaters purports to use hidden cameras to record suspected cheating partners, although the authenticity of the show has been questioned, and even refuted by some who have been featured on the series.
In many special-living documentary programs, hidden cameras are set up all over the residence in order to capture moments missed by the regular camera crew, or intimate bedroom footage.
Supernatural and paranormal reality shows such as MTV's Fear , place participants into frightening situations which ostensibly involve paranormal phenomena such as ghosts , telekinesis or haunted houses.
In series such as Celebrity Paranormal Project , the stated aim is investigation, and some series like Scariest Places on Earth challenge participants to survive the investigation; whereas others such as Paranormal State and Ghost Hunters use a recurring crew of paranormal researchers.
In general, the shows follow similar stylized patterns of night vision , surveillance, and hand held camera footage; odd angles; subtitles establishing place and time; desaturated imagery; and non-melodic soundtracks.
Noting the trend in reality shows that take the paranormal at face value, New York Times culture editor Mike Hale  characterized ghost hunting shows as "pure theater" and compared the genre to professional wrestling or softcore pornography for its formulaic, teasing approach.
In hoax reality shows, a false premise is presented to some of the series participants; the rest of the cast may contain actors who are in on the joke.
These shows often served to parody the conventions of the reality television genre. Other hoax shows are not intended for comedic effect and do not include actors.
In some shows, a person of wealth or power has their identity disguised so that they can go among less-privileged people in order to see them in their natural state and judge their worthiness for largesse; the other participants are not told the true nature of the show during filming.
Popular examples include Undercover Boss though that show is also intended to let bosses see their business more accurately and The Secret Millionaire.
Other shows, though not hoax shows per se, have offered misleading information to some cast members in order to add a wrinkle to the competition.
Another subgenre of reality television is " reality competition ", "reality playoffs ", or so-called "reality game shows," which follow the format of non-tournament elimination contests.
In many cases, participants are removed until only one person or team remains, who is then declared the winner. Usually this is done by eliminating participants one at a time or sometimes two at a time, as an episodic twist due to the number of contestants involved and the length of a given season , through either disapproval voting or by voting for the most popular to win.
Voting is done by the viewing audience, the show's own participants, a panel of judges, or some combination of the three.
A well-known example of a reality-competition show is the globally syndicated Big Brother , in which cast members live together in the same house, with participants removed at regular intervals by either the viewing audience or, in the American version, by the participants themselves.
There remains disagreement over whether talent-search shows such as the Idol series, the Got Talent series and the Dancing with the Stars series are truly reality television or just newer incarnations of shows such as Star Search.
Although the shows involve a traditional talent search, the shows follow the reality-competition conventions of removing one or more contestants in every episode, allowing the public to vote on who is removed, and interspersing performances with video clips showing the contestants' "back stories", their thoughts about the competition, their rehearsals and unguarded behind-the-scenes moments.
Additionally, there is a good deal of unscripted interaction shown between contestants and judges. In addition, there is more interaction between contestants and hosts, and in some cases, they feature reality-style contestant competition or elimination as well.
These factors, as well as these shows' rise in global popularity at the same time as the arrival of the reality craze, have led to such shows often being grouped under both the reality television and game show umbrellas.
Some reality shows that aired mostly during the early s, such as Popstars , Making the Band and Project Greenlight , devoted the first part of the season to selecting a winner, and the second part to showing that person or group of people working on a project.
Dating-based competition shows follow a contestant choosing one out of a group of suitors. Over the course of either a single episode or an entire season, suitors are eliminated until only the contestant and the final suitor remains.
In the early s, this type of reality show dominated the other genres on the major U. In Married by America , contestants were chosen by viewer voting.
This is one of the older variants of the format; shows such as The Dating Game that date to the s had similar premises though each episode was self-contained, and not the serial format of more modern shows.
In this category, the competition revolves around a skill that contestants were pre-screened for. Competitors perform a variety of tasks based on that skill, are judged, and are then kept or removed by a single expert or a panel of experts.
The show is usually presented as a job search of some kind, in which the prize for the winner includes a contract to perform that kind of work and an undisclosed salary, although the award can simply be a sum of money and ancillary prizes, like a cover article in a magazine.
The show also features judges who act as counselors, mediators and sometimes mentors to help contestants develop their skills further or perhaps decide their future position in the competition.
Popstars , which debuted in , may have been the first such show, while the Idol series has been the longest-running and, for most of its run, the most popular such franchise.
The first job-search show which showed dramatic, unscripted situations may have been America's Next Top Model , which premiered in May One notable subset, popular from approximately to , consisted of shows in which the winner gets a specific part in a known film, television show, musical or performing group.
Fortune , who won the show, went on to be INXS's lead singer until Some shows use the same format with celebrities: in this case, there is no expectation that the winner will continue this line of work, and prize winnings often go to charity.
The most popular such shows have been the Dancing with the Stars and Dancing on Ice franchises. Other examples of celebrity competition programs include Deadline , Celebracadabra and Celebrity Apprentice.
Most of these programs create a sporting competition among athletes attempting to establish their name in that sport.
The Club , in , was one of the first shows to immerse sport with reality television, based on a fabricated club competing against real clubs in the sport of Australian rules football ; the audience helped select which players played each week by voting for their favorites.
Golf Channel's The Big Break is a reality show in which aspiring golfers compete against one another and are eliminated.
The Contender , a boxing show, became the first American reality show in which a contestant committed suicide after being eliminated from the show; the show's winner was promised a shot at a boxing world championship.
Sergio Mora , who won, indeed got his title shot and became a world champion boxer. In The Ultimate Fighter , participants have voluntarily withdrawn or expressed the desire to withdraw from the show due to competitive pressure.
In sports shows, sometimes just appearing on the show, not necessarily winning, can get a contestant the job. Not all sports programs involve athletes trying to make a name in the sport.
The U. The Netflix reality series Hyperdrive combined the elements of drifting which is a form of auto racing that is not usually broadcast on terrestrial or cable television with professional stunts.
One concept pioneered by, and unique to, reality competition shows is the idea of immunity, in which a contestant can win the right to be exempt the next time contestants are eliminated from the show.
Possibly the first instance of immunity in reality TV was on Survivor , which premiered in in Sweden as Expedition Robinson , before gaining international prominence after the American edition titled Survivor premiered in On that show, there are complex rules around immunity: a player can achieve it by winning challenges either as a team in the tribal phase or individually in the merged phase , or, in more recent seasons, through finding a hidden totem.
They can also pass on their immunity to someone else and in the latter case, they can keep their immunity secret from other players.
On most shows, immunity is quite a bit simpler: it is usually achieved by winning a task, often a relatively minor task during the first half of the episode; the announcement of immunity is made publicly and immunity is usually non-transferable.
Immunity may come with additional power as well, such as in Big Brother where the winning contestant usually has influence over deciding who faces an elimination vote later in the week.
In one Apprentice episode, a participant chose to waive his earned immunity and was immediately "fired" by Donald Trump for giving up this powerful asset.
The authenticity of reality television is often called into question by its detractors. The genre's title of "reality" is often criticized as being inaccurate because of claims that the genre frequently includes elements such as premeditated scripting including a practice called " soft-scripting " , acting, urgings from behind-the-scenes crew to create specified situations of adversity and drama, and misleading editing.
It has often been described as "scripting without paper". In many cases, the entire premise of the show is contrived, based around a competition or another unusual situation.
Some shows have been accused of using fakery in order to create more compelling television, such as having premeditated storylines and in some cases feeding participants lines of dialogue, focusing only on participants' most outlandish behavior, and altering events through editing and re-shoots.
These shows cannot be manipulated in any way that affects the outcome of the game. Reality television's global successes has become, in the view of some analysts, an important political phenomenon.
In some [ quantify ] authoritarian countries, reality-television voting has provided the first opportunity for many citizens to vote in any free and fair wide-scale "elections".
In addition, the frankness of the settings on some reality shows presents situations that are often taboo in certain conservative cultures, like Star Academy Arab World , which began airing in , and which shows male and female contestants living together.
In India , in the summer of , coverage of the third season of Indian Idol focused on the breaking down of cultural and socioeconomic barriers as the public rallied around the show's top two contestants.
The Chinese singing competition Super Girl a local imitation of Pop Idol has similarly been cited [ by whom? Super Girl has also been criticized by non-government commentators for creating seemingly impossible ideals that may be harmful to Chinese youth.
In Indonesia , reality television shows have surpassed soap operas as the most-watched broadcast programs.
Reality television has also received criticism in Britain and the United States for its ideological relationship with surveillance societies and consumerism.
Reality television generally costs less to produce than scripted series. VH1 executive vice president Michael Hirschorn wrote in that the plots and subject matters on reality television are more authentic and more engaging than in scripted dramas, writing that scripted network television "remains dominated by variants on the police procedural The episodes have all the ritual predictability of Japanese Noh theater," while reality television is "the liveliest genre on the set right now.
It has engaged hot-button cultural issues — class, sex, race — that respectable television Television critic James Poniewozik wrote in that reality shows like Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers showcase working-class people of the kind that "used to be routine" on scripted network television, but that became a rarity in the s: "The better to woo upscale viewers, TV has evicted its mechanics and dockworkers to collect higher rents from yuppies in coffeehouses.
Reality television has the potential to turn its participants into national celebrities , at least for a short period.
This is most notable in talent-search programs such as Idol and The X Factor , which have spawned music stars in many of the countries in which they have aired.
Many other shows, however, have made at least temporary celebrities out of their participants; some participants have then been able to parlay this fame into media and merchandising careers.
Participants of non-talent-search programs who have had subsequent acting careers include Jacinda Barrett , Kristin Cavallari , Jamie Chung , Stephen Colletti , David Giuntoli , NeNe Leakes and Angela Trimbur ; though Barrett and Trimbur were already aspiring actresses when they appeared on reality television.
Several cast members of MTV's Jersey Shore had lucrative endorsement deals, and in some cases their own product lines, when the show aired and in subsequent years.
Tiffany Pollard , originally a contestant on Flavor of Love , was eventually given four additional reality series of her own on VH1.
In Britain, Jade Goody became famous after appearing on Big Brother 3 in ; she later appeared on other reality programs, wrote a bestselling autobiography and launched a top-selling perfume line.
She later received extensive media coverage during her battle with cervical cancer , from which she died in