The Bizarre World of Reality Television, 1st Edition

  • Stuart Lenig
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  • ISBN-10: 1440838550
  • ISBN-13: 9781440838552
  • DDC: 791.45
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

How do reality television programs shape our view of the world and what we perceive as real and normal? This book explores the bizarre and highly controversial world of reality television, including its early history, wide variety of subject matter, and social implications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Transformation—Self-Improvement, Home Improvement, and Makeovers.
1: American Restoration.
2: Ask This Old House.
3: Clean House.
4: Dr. 90210.
5: Extreme Makeover.
6: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE).
7: Hell’s Kitchen.
8: HGTV.
9: How Do I Look?.
10: I Want A Famous Face (IWAFF).
11: La Ink.
12: A Makeover Story.
13: Pimp My Ride.
14: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
15: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.
16: Restaurant: Impossible.
17: The Simple Life.
18: 60 Minute Makeover.
19: Style by Jury (SBJ).
20: The Swan.
21: This Old House (TOH).
22: TLC.
23: Trading Spaces.
24: What Not to Wear.
Competition and Talent Programming—Chefs, Singers, Survivors, and Every Man For Himself.
25: The Amazing Race.
26: American Idol.
27: American Ninja Warrior.
28: America’s Got Talent (AGT).
29: America’s Next Top Model (ANTM).
30: The Apprentice.
31: The Assistant.
32: The Biggest Loser.
33: Anthony Bourdain.
34: The Challenge (Road Rules Vs. Real World).
35: Chopped.
36: Dancing with the Stars.
37: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Ddd).
38: Guy Fieri.
39: Food Network (Food Network Challenge, The Next Food Network Star).
40: Game Shows.
41: Ghost Hunters.
42: Iron Chef America.
43: Naked and Afraid (NAA).
44: Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour.
45: Project Runway.
46: Queen for a Day.
47: Rachael Ray.
48: So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).
49: Star Search.
50: Storage Wars.
51: Survivor.
52: Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour.
53: That’s Incredible.
54: Toddlers and Tiaras.
55: Top Chef.
56: The Voice.
57: Wipeout.
58: The X Factor.
Friends, Family, and Frenemies—Personal Lives of People.
59: An American Family.
60: America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV).
61: America’s Most Wanted.
62: Basketball Wives.
63: Cake Boss.
64: Candid Camera.
65: Duck Dynasty.
66: Bethenny Frankel.
67: The Girls Next Door.
68: Giuliana and Bill.
69: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (HCHBB).
70: The Hills.
71: Jackass.
72: Jersey Shore.
73: Kate Plus 8 (And Jon and Kate Plus 8).
74: Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
75: Khloé and Lamar.
76: Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (KKTM).
77: Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
78: The Little Couple.
79: Little People, Big World (LPBW).
80: Mob Wives.
81: MTV Cribs.
82: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (And My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding).
83: My Super Sweet 16 (Mss16).
84: 19 Kids and Counting.
85: The Osbournes.
86: Punk’D.
87: The Rachel Zoe Project.
88: Real People.
89: Real World and Road Rules.
90: Ridiculousness.
91: Rob and Big.
92: Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
93: Say Yes to the Dress (SYTTD).
94: Sister Wives.
95: 16 and Pregnant.
96: Swamp People.
97: Teen Mom.
98: This is Your Life.
99: Top Gear.
Finding The One(s)—Dating, Matchmakers, and Hooking Up.
100: The Bachelor.
101: The Bachelorette.
102: Beauty and the Geek.
103: The Blame Game.
104: Blind Date.
105: Catfish: The TV Show.
106: Cheaters.
107: Date My Mom.
108: The Dating Game.
109: Dismissed.
110: The Hook Up.
111: Joe Millionaire.
112: Love Connection (LC).
113: Married by America.
114: Megan Wants a Millionaire.
115: Millionaire Matchmaker.
116: The Newlywed Game.
117: Next.
118: Parental Control.
119: Rock of Love.
120: Room Raiders.
121: Score.
122: A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.
123: Singled Out.
124: Taildaters.
125: Tough Love (And Tough Love Couples).
126: Wanna Come In?.
International Reality Television—America’s Reach.
127: Ainori (Japan).
128: Amaan Ramazan (Pakistan).
129: Dating in the Dark (Netherlands/Uk/United States/Others).
130: Dragons’ Den (Japan) and Shark Tank (Elsewhere).
131: Epic Knitting (Norway) and Other Slow Television Fare.
132: Fool Around with … (Britain).
133: Most Haunted (UK).
134: The Night Bus (UK).
135: Ready For Marriage (Zambia).
136: Sex Box (Britain).
137: Susunu! Denpa ShŌNen (Japan).
138: Takeshi’s Castle (Japan).
Conclusion: Reality’s Future.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.