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60 Addicting Reality TV Show Innovations

— April 25, 2009 — Pop Culture
The fascination with reality TV continues unabated. This brilliant spectacle is turning nobodies into overnight celebrities. Is it a public fascination with quick stardom? It seems as as a show's popularity rises, its casting and scripting becomes similarly increases in complexity, thereby reducing the 'reality' of the show. I'd be willing to bet that nearly every single reality show participant has an agent.

Here, you'll find a number of reality TV innovations, from funny "Wife Swap" moments to drama from "The Bachelor" and politically-charged faux newscasts.
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Trend Hunter and Big Brother Contest WINNER
Trend Hunter and Big Brother Contest WINNER
Check Out The $4,000 Reality TV Show Idea
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Interactive Reality Sports Show
Interactive Reality Sports Show
BC START Basketball Club
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Reality TV Sinking Lower
Reality TV Sinking Lower
Big Brother Contestent not Told of Father's Death
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Faking Reality Talent
Faking Reality Talent
American Idol Rep Confesses That Their Contestants Lip Sync
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Singers as Producers
Singers as Producers
Justin Timberlake Heads to the Small Screen With 2 TV Shows
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Canine Reality Show Unleashes Creativity
Canine Reality Show Unleashes Creativity
Greatest American Dog
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Dating Shows for Average Folks
Dating Shows for Average Folks
‘More to Love' Reality Series Features Everyday Singles
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Reality Show With All Male Town
Reality Show With All Male Town
The Week the Women Went
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Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
American Idol Teen Summer Camp
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Reality Show Cartoons
Reality Show Cartoons
'Total Drama Island' Is About Teen 'Survivors' Who Get Voted Off Weekly
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Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
American Idol Adds Kara DioGuardi, Promises Hipper Guests
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Real Life-Reality Show Parallels
Real Life-Reality Show Parallels
Obama Compares Washington to “American Idol”
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Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Donor To Choose Winner Of Their Kidneys
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Faux Reality Show
Faux Reality Show
Roommates on MySpace
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Viral Reality Guest Performances
Viral Reality Guest Performances
Britney Spears Performs 'Womanizer' on 'X Factor'
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Thai PM Launches Reality Television Show
Thai PM Launches Reality Television Show
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Reality TV, Spielberg Style
Reality TV, Spielberg Style
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Reality TV Kid Exploits
Reality TV Kid Exploits
“Kid Nation” Stirs Controversy About Exploitation of Children
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Reality TV Schools
Reality TV Schools
Ultimate Lowbrow Learning
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Arranged Marriage Reality TV
Arranged Marriage Reality TV
HBO Now Casting Volunteers
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Renegade Reality TV Shows
Renegade Reality TV Shows
Ex-Cop Launches 'KopBusters' to Catch Crooked 5-0's
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Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose Your Own Adventure
Thrill-Seeking Reality TV Show Hits Canada
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Comeback Reality Shows
Comeback Reality Shows
'Confessions of a Teen Idol' Ressurects Retro Pop Culture Figures
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Self-Deprecating Reality Shows
Self-Deprecating Reality Shows
'The Haney Project' Pits Tiger Woods' Coach vs. Charles Barkley
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Reality Show Role-Playing
Reality Show Role-Playing
The “American Idol” Experience At Disney World Opens (UPDATE
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Fake Punditry
Fake Punditry
The Onion News Network Demystifies Reality Shows and the Science of Skank
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Reality Show Trading Cards
Reality Show Trading Cards
"American Idol" Stars to be Cast in Cardboard
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Reality Show Lawsuits
Reality Show Lawsuits
'American Idol' to Sue Josiah Leming?
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Pirate Reality Shows
Pirate Reality Shows
‘Pirate Hunters: USN' Is Timely With Hype Over Somali Pirates
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Self-Made Docusoaps
Self-Made Docusoaps
Chris Crocker Pays Tribute to Britney Spears with Virtual Reality Show
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Reality Show Casualties
Reality Show Casualties
‘Dancing with the Stars' Injuries Continue (UPDATE)
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Assault on Big Brother Reality TV
Assault on Big Brother Reality TV
Controversy Surrounds Big Brother Africa
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Territorial Reality
Territorial Reality
New 'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Concerns Paula Abdul
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Unreality TV
Unreality TV
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
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Living With Reality Contestants
Living With Reality Contestants
Janice Dickinson Roughs It in Model House
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Celeb Stylist Reality Show
Celeb Stylist Reality Show
Rachel Zoe TV
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Fat Teens Can't Hunt
Fat Teens Can't Hunt
New Aussie Reality Show
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Reality TV Feuds
Reality TV Feuds
The Hills Stars Photoshopped Together In Promo Pics
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Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Vogue Snubs Australian Top Model Winner
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China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
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Social Media Crime Stoppers
Social Media Crime Stoppers
Audrina Patridge Asks For Your Help With Her Burglary Video
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Reality Shock Virals
Reality Shock Virals
Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent Stuns Simon Cowell
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Morbid Reality Shows
Morbid Reality Shows
Jade Goody To Star In Reality Show Featuring Her Final Days With Cancer
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Victoria Beckham as Fashion Police
Victoria Beckham as Fashion Police
Fashion Nightmares Reality Show
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Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Julianne Hough To Return To Dancing With the Stars
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Reality Show Injuries
Reality Show Injuries
'Dancing With the Stars' is a Celeb Health Hazard
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Reality Show Couples Counseling
Reality Show Couples Counseling
VH1's ‘Tool Academy' Fixes Broken Boyfriends
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Defending Bacon
Defending Bacon
7-Year-Old ‘King Curtis' Takes a Stand for Pork on Reality TV
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Female Comedian Reality Shows
Female Comedian Reality Shows
The Cho Show
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Hollywood-Heavy "Reality" Shows
Hollywood-Heavy "Reality" Shows
Project Runway to Star Eva Longoria
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Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Lil Kim's Wardrobe Malfunction on Dancing With The Stars
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Reality Show Protein Shakes
Reality Show Protein Shakes
The Biggest Loser Whey Powder
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Reality TV Making Bands Big
Reality TV Making Bands Big
Open Air Stereo & The Prom Kings
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Reality Show Curses
Reality Show Curses
Hugh Hefner Gets the Boot from Holly Madison
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Rebound Reality Stars
Rebound Reality Stars
Melissa Rycroft Parlays "Bachelor" Snub Into "Dancing With the Stars" Slot
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Risque Teen Reality Shows
Risque Teen Reality Shows
15 Year Old 'I Am a Model' Star, Park Seo Jin Scandal
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