Reality Show is a category of television programming that is known to present previously unknown, dramatic and humorous situations. These shows have to be unscripted and real. But now a day the producers of such shows and television channels in order to gain a great publicity and make big money present shows that are scripted and unreal. A reality show is not a documentary, in which people are asked to ignore the cameras and behave naturally. There are numerous such scripted shows. Take a look below for our list of 10 reality television shows that are probably scripted.
1. Breaking Amish
This American reality show revolves around the lives of five young adults – one Mennonite and four Amish. These young Anabaptists adults move to New York City so as to explore and experience a world outside their own parochial community for the very first time. TLC’s Breaking Amish has garnered a powerful fan base. But, before the finale of the first season, many reports revealed and alleged that all the stars had been lying of their backgrounds.
2. Cash Cab
This TV game show features groups of taxi customers who are shocked as they are offered a chance to make big cash by answering correctly a series of trivia questions. However, this show is not the same in reality as it is depicted on the television as sometimes people are often informed in advance that a taxi will come to pick them up and they’ll get a chance to make good money.
3. Real Husbands of Hollywood
Real Husbands of Hollywood, an American comedy parody on BET. The show follows the daily lives of some celebrities as they experience adventures through their surreal life in Hollywood. The show is loved by the people. The humor in this show has garnered a very strong fan foundation. Unlike the other shows on the list, Real Husbands of Hollywood is a deliberately scripted takeoff of VH1’s Basketball Wives and Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.
4. Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers & Tiaras aired on TLC is an American reality television series which revolves around the families of the contestants in the child beauty contests. This show has generated quite a good buzz. A pageant mom of the show has admitted that the staged scenes are the unreal. Maxine Tinnel, a woman who has claimed of having staged a couple of pageants for this show revealed that the formula used for taping is to first find a crazy family and then a pageant. Tinnel also insists that there is a far less drama in reality than that is shown on the show.
5. Storage Wars
The show features groups of different people who attempt to outbid each other of the right to open a locked locker to cherish the desire of discovering things of great value. A lawsuit on the staff and the show’s creators is brought forward by the star Dave Hester and this alleges that scenes are sweetened and salted before being taped up to the drama factor thus leaving a plenty of viewers with bad thought in their minds.
6. House Hunters
HGTV’s House Hunters is a show that follows families who try to find and buy a new house. The show has a lot of drama and has got itself a good number of audiences. There have been many controversies of the show being scripted and unreal although catfights, martial tensions or backstabbing are seen nowhere in the show. Despite of lack of all these things the producers have still been indicted for releasing such s fabricated TV show.
7. Extreme Couponing
Everybody wants to shop and earn money instead of spending it and Extreme Couponing is a show that claims to do just the same by using coupons and accumulate goods. People love to watch this show because ultimately everyone wants to save money even after buying the things they want. Although there are a lot of controversies of the show being scripted, it’s still going strong.
8. Property Brothers
Property Brothers, a Canadian reality television series that airs on W Network and HGTV.It I is hosted by the identical twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott. These Canadian duo brothers help home buyers to renovate and purchase and fixer-uppers. Almost every episode of this show has the same theme and similar situation. This show is a little less like reality and is scripted but people love to watch it for the good décor and drama.
9. The Hills
This show airs originally on MTV is a spin-off of Laguna Beach. It focuses on the professional as well as personal lives of several young women who live in Los Angeles .The last scene revealed the idea of the entire show being scripted. However, Spencer Pratt claimed that all his scenes with Heidi Montag were scripted and this confirms the absence of reality on the set.
10. The X Factor
This is a television music competition that originated in United Kingdom but now is held in various countries. It is a replacement for Pop Idol. Despite of it being a music competition that is supposed not to be scripted certain documents have revealed that the show follows an Australian production Bible which has the scripts of main aspects of this television series. A source involved with the show revealed that some on-screen events are manipulated in the post-production. Thus the show is scripted.