Is it really reality?

Is it really reality?

Reality Shows
I am not really much of a TV watcher.  So, I imagine there are many of you who could speak more knowledgably about reality TV shows than I can.  My husband likes Survivor, so I do watch that with him.  Every once in a while I might watch Dancing w/ the Stars, and even more rarely, American Idol.  I suppose those two of the three shows are “contests”, sort of reality shows, but not really.  That leaves me with Survivor as my only glimpse at a reality TV show.
I did a little research and came up with this list – it’s five pages long, if you care to peruse it.  I did discover that I have watched Celebrity Apprentice, and Undercover Boss (not on a regular basis, but I have seen them).  Some of these must have been “one hit wonders” while others have been on for many seasons. You know which one really caught my eye?  The People’s Court – wow that has been on for decades!
So, my point here, and I have to use Survivor as that’s the one I have the most info on – how much of a reality show is it when there are camera men around, constantly?  I mean really  – are you truly stranded on a desert island?  How about those Bachelor shows?  I’ve only ever seen commercials but – how steamy is that scene – truly – with a camera catching all the action? 
Some of the commercials I’ve seen for shows are just like – who in the world would want to submit themselves to that in front of the entire world?!  Yikes.
Ok, I know there are many of you who enjoy reality shows, so I won’t keep up my tirade. I have actually enjoyed the episodes of Undercover Boss that I have seen (and Survivor, although I wouldn’t watch it if my husband didn’t).  Check out some of the ridiculous things being shown on TV below – and have a wonderful weekend.
All Shows Listed Alphabetically

 
• The $25 Million Dollar Hoax
• 13: Fear is Real
• 16 & Pregnant
• 19 Kids & Counting
• 30 Days
• 30 Seconds of Fame
• 50 Cent: The Money and the Power
• 8th & Ocean
• 9 by Design
• A Double Shot at Love
• A Model Life with Petra Nemcova
• A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila 1
• Ace of Cakes
• Addicted
• Adventures in Hollyhood
• Age of Love
• The Agency
• Airline
• Airplane Repo
• All American Girl
•The Amazing Race
• America’s Best Dance Crew
• America’s Got Talent
• America’s Most Smartest Model
• America’s Next Great Restaurant
• America’s Next Muppet
• America’s Next Producer
• America’s Next Top Model
• America’s Toughest Jobs
• American Chopper
• American Gladiators
• American Hot Rod
• American Idol
• American Inventor
• American Loggers
• American Pickers
• American Dream Derby
• American Juniors
• Amish In The City
• Amne$ia
• Anchorwoman
• The Anna Nicole Show
• Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
• The Antonio Treatment
• Anything For Love
• The Apprentice
• Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
• Are You Hot?
• Armed & Famous
• Arranged Marriage
• The Ashlee Simpson Show
• Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust
• The Assistant
• Average Joe
• Ax Men
• The Baby Borrowers
• Bachelor Pad
• The Bachelor
• The Bachelorette
• The Bad Girls Club
• Baldwin Hills
• Bank of Hollywood
• Basketball Wives
• Battleground Earth
• Battle of the Network Reality Stars
• Beauty And The Geek
• Beg, Borrow & Deal
• Being Bobby Brown
• The Benefactor
• Bethenny’s Getting Married?
• Better Half
• The Beverly Hillbillies
• Big Brother
• The Biggest Loser
• Big Man on Campus
• Bindi: The Jungle Girl
• Black Gold
• The Block
• Blonde Charity Mafia
• Blood Dolphins
• Blow Out
• Blush
• Boarding House: North Shore
• Boot Camp
• Born Country
• Boy Meets Boy
• Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business
• Brat Camp
• Breaking Bonaduce
• Breakthrough with Tony Robbins
• Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
• Bridal Bootcamp
• Bridalplasty
• Bridezillas
• Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches
• Britain’s Got Talent
• Britney And Kevin: Chaotic
• Bromance
• The Buried Life
• But The Sex Is So Good
• Cake Boss
• Can You Duet?
• Canadian Idol
• Carnie Wilson: Unstapled
• Cash Cab
• The Casino
• The Celebrity Apprentice
• Celebrity Circus
• Celebrity Cooking Showdown
• Celebrity Duets
• Celebrity Fit Club
• Celebrity Mole
• Celebrity Rap Superstar
• Celebrity Rehab
• CHA$E
• Change of Heart
• Chasing Farrah
• Chef Academy
• Chopped
• The Chopping Block
• The City
• Clash of the Choirs
• The Club
• Coal
• Cold Turkey
• College Life
• College Hill
• The Colony
• Color Splash
• Combat Missions
• The Complex
• Confessions of a Matchmaker
• Confessions of a Teen Idol
• The Contender
• Cops
• Craving Comfort
• Criss Angel Mindfreak
• Croc Hunter Challenge
• The Crocodile Hunter
• Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants
• Cupcake Dreams
• Cupid
• The Cut
• Dad Camp
• Daisy of Love
• Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
• Dance Machine
• Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
• Dance Your Ass Off 1
• Dance Fever
• Dancelife
• Dancing with the Stars
• Date My Ex: Jo & Slade
• Date My House
• Dating in the Dark
• The Dating Experiment
• DEA
• Deadliest Catch
• Deal Or No Deal
• Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love
• Denise Richards: It’s Complicated
• Destination Truth
• Destroyed in Seconds
• The Detonators
• Dice Undisputed
• DietTribe
• Dinner: Impossible
• Dirty Jobs
• Dog The Bounty Hunter
• Dog Whisperer
• Dog Eat Dog
• Don’t Forget the Lyrics!
• Double Exposure
• Downfall
• Dr. Steve-O
• Dream Job 1
• Dress My Nest
• Driving Force
• Dudesons in America
• Eco-Challenge
• Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke
• ego trip’s The (White) Rapper Show
• Engaged and Underage
• Estate of Panic
• Ex-Wives Club
• The Exterminators
• Extreme Makeover
• Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
• Fake-A-Date
• Fame
• The Family
• Family Foreman
• Family Business
• Family Plots
• Fantasia For Real
• Farmer Wants a Wife
• The Fashion Show
• The Fashionista Diaries
• Fast Cars & Superstars
• Fat March
• Fear Factor
• Find My Family
• The First 48
• Flavor of Love
• Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo’Nique
• Flip This House
• Flipping Out
• Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham
• Fly Girls
• Food Detectives
• Football Wives
• For The Love of Ray J 2
• For Better Or For Worse
• Forever Eden
• For Love Or Money
• Frank the Entertainer… in a Basement Affair
• From G’s to Gents
• Funniest Mom in America
• Gay, Straight or Taken?
• Gene Simmons Family Jewels
• Ghost Hunters
• Ghost Lab
• Gimme My Reality Show!
• The Girls Next Door
• Giuliana & Bill
• Giving Hope
• Gone Country
• Gone Too Far
• Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live
• Grease: You’re the One That I Want
• Great American Road Trip
• Greatest American Dog
• Growing Up Gotti
• Hair Battle Spectacular
• Hammertime
• Hard Knocks
• Harlem Heights
• Harry Loves Lisa
• The Hasselhoffs
• Have Fork, Will Travel
• Heli-Loggers
• Hell Date
• Hell’s Kitchen
• Here Come the Newlyweds
• He’s A Lady
• Hey Paula
• HGTV Design Star
• High School Musical: Summer Session
• High School Reunion
• High Society
• The Hills
• Hit Me Baby One More Time
• Hoarders
• Hoarding: Buried Alive
• Hogan Knows Best
• Hole in the Wall
• Holly’s World
• Holmes on Homes
• Homeland Security USA
• Hooked Up
• Hope for Your Home
• Hopkins
• Househusbands of Hollywood
• House Rules
• How to Look Good Naked
• Howie Do It
• Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling
• I Can Make You Thin
• I Get That A Lot
• I Love Money
• I Love New York
• I Propose
• I Survived a Japanese Game Show
• I Wanna Be a Soap Star 4
• I Want To Be A Hilton
• I Want to Work for Diddy
• I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
• I’m From Rolling Stone
• I’ve Got Nothing to Wear
• Ice Road Truckers
• The Imploders
• In Harm’s Way
• In Search of the Partridge Family
• Intervention
• Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein
• Invasion Iowa
• Iron Chef America
• The It Factor
• Jackass
• The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty
• Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
• The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
• Jersey Couture
• Jersey Shore
• Jesse James Is A Dead Man
• Jingles
• Joe Millionaire
• The Joe Schmo Show 1
• Jon & Kate Plus 8
• Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
• Keeping Up with the Kardashians
• Kell on Earth
• Kendra
• Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design
• Kid Nation
• Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
• King of Cars
• King of the Crown
• Kirstie Alley’s Big Life
• Kitchen Nightmares
• Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami
• Kourtney and Kim Take New York
• LA Ink
• Lady or a Tramp
• Laguna Beach
• Last Comic Standing
• Last One Standing
• The Last Resort
• Launch My Line
• The Law Firm
• Leave it to Lamas
• Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods
• Let’s Dance
• Life of Ryan
• The Little Couple
• Little Miss Perfect
• Little People, Big World
• The Littlest Groom
• Live for the Moment
• Live to Dance
• Living Lohan
• Liza & David
• The Locator
• Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska
• Losing It With Jillian
• Love Cruise
• Love Shack
• Luke’s Parental Advisory
• Mad Mad House
• Make Me a Supermodel
• Making It Home: Greensburg
• Making Menudo
• Making News: Texas Style
• Making The Band 2
• Mall Cops: Mall of America
• Man vs. Wild
• Manhunt
• Manhunters
• Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen
• The Marriage Ref
• Married By America
• Mary Knows Best
• Master of Dance
• MasterChef
• Maui Fever
• Meerkat Manor
• Meet Mister Mom
• Meet My Folks
• Meet The Barkers
• Megan Wants a Millionaire
• Miami Social
• The Michael Vick Project
• Million Dollar Listing
• The Millionaire Matchmaker
• Minute to Win It
• Miracle Workers
• Miss America: Reality Check
• Model Citizens
• Models NYC
• Models of the Runway
• The Mole
• The Moment of Truth
• Momma’s Boys
• Monster Garage
• More to Love
• Moving Up
• Mr. Personality
• Mr. Romance
• Murder
• Murder in Small Town X
• Must Love Kids
• My Antonio
• My Big Friggin’ Wedding
• My Big Redneck Wedding
• My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad
• My Super Sweet 16
• My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss
• My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance
• My Fair Brady
• My Life Is A Sitcom
• Mythbusters
• Nanny 911
• NASCAR in Primetime
• Nashville
• Nashville Star
• National Bingo Night
• New York Goes to Hollywood
• Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica
• Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
• The Next Best Thing
• The Next Food Network Star
• The Next Great American Band
• The Next Iron Chef
• Next Action Star
• The Next Great Champ
• The Next Joe Millionaire
• No Boundaries
• No Opportunity Wasted
• NYC Prep
• Obsessed
• The OCD Project
• Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
• Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger
• The One: Making a Music Star
• One Big Happy Family
• One Ocean View
• The One Who Got Away
• On The Lot
• Oprah’s Big Give
• The Osbournes
• Our Little Genius
• Outback Jack
• Outsider’s Inn
• P. Diddy’s Starmaker
• Pageant Place
• Pam: Girl on the Loose
• Pantry Raid
• The Paper
• Paradise Hotel
• Paranormal Cops
• Paranormal Investigators
• Paranormal State
• Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
• Parking Wars
• The Partner
• Party Monsters: Cabo
• The People’s Court
• Pepsi Play for a Billion
• Perfect Match: New York
• Performing As…
• Phenomenon
• The Pick-Up Artist
• Pimp My Ride
• Pirate Master
• Pitchmen
• Plain Jane
• The Player
• Playing It Straight
• Police Women of Broward County
• PoweR Girls
• Prankville
• The Price of Beauty
• The Principal’s Office
• Private Chefs of Beverly Hills
• Project Greenlight
• Project Runway
• Property Ladder
• Punk’d
• Push, Nevada
• Pussycat Dolls Present
• Queer Eye For The Straight Girl
• Queer Eye For The Straight Guy
• R U The Girl With T-Boz & Chilli
• Race To The Altar
• The Rachel Zoe Project
• Raising Sextuplets
• Raw Nature
• Real Chance of Love: Back in the Saddle
• The Real Gilligan’s Island
• The Real Housewives
• The Real L World
• The Real Roseanne Show
• The Real Wedding Crashers
• The Real World
• Reality Racing – The Rookie Challenge
• The Rebel Billionaire
• Recovery
• Renovate My Family
• The Restaurant
• Rich Guy, Poor Guy
• Rich Girls
• Road Rules
• The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott
• Rob & Amber: Against the Odds
• Rob and Big
• Rob And Amber Get Married
• Rocco’s Dinner Party
• Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels
• Rock of Love Charm School with Sharon Osbourne
• Rock of Love with Bret Michaels
• Rock the Cradle
• Rock Star
• Rookies
• Ruby
• Run’s House
• Runaway Squad
• Running in Heels
• Sarah Palin’s Alaska
• Say Yes to the Dress
• Scare Tactics
• The Scholar
• Scott Baio is 45… And Single
• Scream Queens 1
• The Search for the Next Elvira
• The Search For The Most Talented Kid In America
• Second Chance: America’s Most Talented Senior
• The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom
• Secret Millionaire
• Secret Talents of the Stars
• Secrets of Aspen
• Seducing Cindy
• Sell This House
• Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
• Sex in the Itty Bitty City
• Shaq Vs.
• Shaq’s Big Challenge
• Shark Tank
• She’s Got the Look
• Shear Genius
• Shedding for the Wedding
• Shipmates
• Shooting Sizemore
• The Simple Life
• The Sing-Off
• The Singing Bee
• The Singing Office
• Sister Wives
• Skating with the Stars
• Skating With Celebrities
• Smash Lab
• Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood
• So You Think You Can Dance
• Solitary
• Sorority Life
• The Spin Crowd
• Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search
• The Springer Hustle
• The Stagers
• The Starlet
• Star Search
• Starting Over
• Step It Up & Dance
• Steven Seagal Lawman
• Storm Chasers
• Street Customs
• Style Her Famous
• Stylista
• Sunday Best
• Sunset Tan
• Super Millionaire
• Supernanny
• The Superstars
• Superstars of Dance
• Superstar USA
• Surf Girls
• The Surreal Life
• Survivor
• Survivorman
• The Swan 1
• Tabatha’s Salon Takeover
• Table For 12
• Tacky House
• Take Home Nanny
• Taking on Tyson
• Taquita & Kaui
• Taxicab Confessions
• Teen Mom
• Temptation Island
• Thank God You’re Here
• That’s Amore
• There Goes the Neighborhood
• There’s Something About Miriam
• Thintervention with Jackie Warner
• ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave
• Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style
• Toddlers and Tiaras
• Todd TV
• Tommy Lee Goes To College
• Tontine
• Tool Academy
• Top Chef
• Top Design
• Top Gear
• Top Shot
• Tori & Dean
 • Tough as Nails
• Tough Love
• Tough Enough
• Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod
• Trading Spaces
• Trading Spouses
• Transform Me
• Treasure Quest
• Treasure Hunters
• Trick It Out
• Trick My Truck
• Trick My Trucker
• Trista & Ryan’s Wedding
• True Beauty
• Tuesday Night Book Club
• Twentyfourseven
• The Two Coreys
• Two-A-Days
• Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge
• UFO Hunters
• Ultimate Cake Off
• The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search 3
• Ultimate Recipe Showdown
• Unan1mous
• Undercover Boss
• Under One Roof
• Varsity Inc.
• Victoria Beckham: Coming to America
• The Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show
• Viva La Bam
• Walk the Lion
• Wanna Bet
• WCG Ultimate Gamer
• The Weakest Link
• Welcome to the Parker
• Welcome To The Neighborhood
• Whale Wars
• What Chilli Wants
• What Not To Wear
• When Women Rule the World
• While You Were Out
• Who Are You Wearing?
• Who’s Your Daddy?
• Who Wants to be a Superhero?
• Who Wants To Marry My Dad?
• Wickedly Perfect
• Wife, Mom, Bounty Hunter
• Wife Swap
• The Will
• Will Work for Food
• Wipeout
• Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
• Work Out
• World Idol
• Worst Case Scenario
• Worst Cooks in America
• Wreckreation Nation
• The X Factor
• You’re Cut Off!
• Your Mama Don’t Dance

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