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James Emory March 5th, 2006 02:40 PM

What was the first reality show?
 
COPS has been said to be the first true reality show without a cast. What was the first reality show with a cast (participants) in the last 5 years? I can't remember because there's been so many.

John McManimie March 5th, 2006 02:52 PM

MTV's "The Real World" comes to mind, but it is older than that.

Maybe you can find what you're looking for in this list:
http://www.realitytvlinks.com/

There is also reality tv mag (might have info somewhere):
http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/

James Emory March 5th, 2006 03:09 PM

Yep, Real World started back in 1991 or so. I shouldn't have said in the last 5 years but I meant when it really got heavy in the programming on the networks.

John Hudson March 5th, 2006 04:00 PM

Wait a second James...

Are you saying The Brady Bunch wasn't the first one ?

James Emory March 5th, 2006 04:13 PM

Oh yeah, that's back when everybody minded their parents and punishment was a reality!

Michael Wisniewski March 5th, 2006 05:19 PM

Candid Camera?

Patrick King March 5th, 2006 07:10 PM

This is Your Life!

Glenn Davidson March 5th, 2006 07:33 PM

Anyone one remember "An American Family" on PBS in the 70's. They followed a LA family around with cameras.

Debuted January 1973.

James Emory March 5th, 2006 07:43 PM

I think that's the one that I originally mentioned in my first post but I removed it because I didn't think anyone would remember it. I never knew about it until I saw a show tlalking about it actually being the first reality show. Wasn't it kind of controversial, especially for that time period, because of how violent and unpredictable it was?

When I say reality show, I mean not in a studio and not with a live audience.

Glenn Davidson March 5th, 2006 07:54 PM

As I recall...The family had a rich liberal father, society mother and and one of their sons was realllllly gay. His name was Lance, I think.. I remember watching this each week. I was in High School. I am surprised I remember this much. I thought the show was compelling. Like nothing else on TV at the time. Good production also.

John Hudson March 5th, 2006 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn Davidson
...realllllly gay.

As oppossed to those not very gay ones.

(NTTAWWI)

Glenn Davidson March 5th, 2006 11:09 PM

Yeah..Wearing womens clothing, make-up and nail polish equals reallllllllllllllllllllly gay. Extra-Shocking Gay for TV in the 70's.

John Hudson March 6th, 2006 02:57 AM

Ohhhhh

That is really gay

LOL

Joe Calalang March 6th, 2006 09:45 AM

IMO, BBC had the first "reality show". They had a camera crew documenting, for several weeks, an English family with very "difficult to raise" children in the heart of London. Something about unemployment...such and such.

I was just a kid watching this so this was filmed around the mid 70's. As far as I recall, they were there filming from morning to night and even while the family slept.

James Emory March 6th, 2006 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn Davidson
Yeah..Wearing womens clothing, make-up and nail polish equals reallllllllllllllllllllly gay. Extra-Shocking Gay for TV in the 70's.

Extra-Shocking..........LMAO!!!


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