Reality auds just won't say no to faux

May 2008
Variety;5/12/2008, Vol. 410 Issue 13, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses the increasingly staged nature of so-called "reality" television programs. Several instances have emerged where shows have strayed from their purportedly unscripted or authentic milieu. While filming a series about surviving harsh outdoor conditions, for instance, host Bear Grylls actually stayed in an expensive hotel. However, the author notes that audiences don't seemed to be discouraged.


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