1. Reality TV’s modern game shows include Weakest Link and So You Want to be a Millionaire? Test of endurance shows include Fear Factor.Examples of court shows are The People’s Court, Judge Joe Brown. Gamedoc competitions include Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, and The Biggest Loser. [return to essay]
2. Greenhouse reports,
4. Reality TV programming can be inexpensive to make when compared to television shows that rely professional writers for scripts and the involvement of unionized actors or celebrities and others who are able to negotiate for high wages. For instance, for the hugely popular show, The Real World, cast members were paid a pittance and each episode cost only $107,000 to produce (Huff 2006:13). In the late 1990s and early 2000s,
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