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24 shows Competing for prizes 74 shows Talent competitions 30 shows Dating and love 39 shows Family 35 shows Autobiographical 18 shows Ridiculous people 28 shows Life improvement 44 shows Businesses and careers 8 shows Hidden camera and trickery 9 shows Wives You don’t necessarily need talent to live on an island or in a group house for three months and walk away with tons of cash, but you do need to have some sort of strategy. That question has kept millions of viewers coming back to these social experiments for 15 years.[Warning: This posts contains some very minor spoilers.It doesn’t reveal any huge surprises and won’t necessarily ruin the show for you, but if you’re the kind of purist who insists on knowing absolutely nothing before you watch something, you should proceed semi-cautiously.] is a cutting takedown of the genre - from the villainous manipulation of contestants by producers, the tokenism of racial diversity and the bed-hopping shenanigans that go on off camera.

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If you still feel good about yourself and reality TV by the end of this, we'll be surprised...

With reality TV a veteran genre, there’s an implicit understanding in the audience that contestants know exactly what they’re in for – the exploitation, the manipulation, the humiliation.

The truth is, on dating shows at least, even the most elementary of rights can be taken away from you. “You truly cannot know what you’re signing up for,” Shapiro told the . There are a lot of really smart people making these shows.

It’s a chess game you can’t win.” Contestants, if not cast to type are soon stereotyped and molded to play a particular role.

On , conniving Executive Producer Quinn King (Constance Zimmer) has it all worked out: the wife material (that is, to paraphrase Shapiro - submissive, sexy but not slutty), the brazen strumpet, the angry black woman, the crazy one, the desperate older single mum.

“There are so many despicable things which go into getting people to behave a certain way,” co-creator Marti Noxon told .“You know, sort of the reality of unscripted [television] is that you’re taking non-actors and forcing them to play roles, which causes a lot of psychological and emotional damage. They don’t know what their script is.” The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss’s reported hope is that the audience will love the guy and hate the girls.In the real world of reveals the brutal artifice of it all.As Quinn derisively explains to a naïve crewmember in the engagement episode, “They’re not doves, they’re just pigeons painted white”.Illusion is the name of the game - in the real ’s drug-addled creator Chet Wilton (Craig Bierko), while star producer Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) is in an on-off relationship with studly cameraman Jeremy (Josh Kelly).“Reality shows often involve travel, severely long hours and major stress,” wrote Wruble.

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