Reality TV pulls stunts for viewers

Reality TV pulls stunts for viewers

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Reality TV pulls stunts for viewers. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Will Heidi and Spencer stay or go? For the past week, that has been the soap opera rocking NBC 's reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" In some ways, the off-screen antics -- which include a weekend hospitalization for "The Hills" star Heidi Montag , allegations that the pair endured "torture" at the hands of producers, feverish ...

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T Williams


#1 Jun 10, 2009
This show is whats wrong with T.V. today!! Thank god for fx,showtime,hbo,usa networks! I watched one episode of this show with the two crybaby spoiled brats(Losers). Never again whatever is played on this network is not worth watching. Tell the two no name losers to get over themselves and please get rid of all these fake so called reality shows!!!!!!!!!!

Darien, IL

#2 Jun 10, 2009
I stopped watching 'Dancing with the stars' when I couldent tell the difference between the dancer and the 'celebrity'. That was about 4 seasons ago.

Im a celebrity get me out of here has no celebrities on it either.
I wasnt too impressed with The celebrity Apprentice 2 either.

Miami, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2009
Has it gotten so bad that NBC had to hire a VP for reality programming? Ugh! Very little of it is watchable.
And there's really two different kinds of reality TV...documentaries like "Cops" on Fox, and competition shows like "Survivor" on CBS and "The(Celebrity)Apprentice " on NBC. I agree with actress Cate Blanchett, who, when she was interviewed by James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio," remarked that "reality TV is about as far from reality as you can get."

Chicago, IL

#4 Jun 10, 2009
I don't even believe that they are in another country. The set looks like it is on a back lot at a Studio.

If give a flying sh*t if they leave the show.....they are unblievably horrible.

Arlington Heights, IL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Anyone who believes that "reality" TV isn't 100% staged and scripted is a complete idiot. You really think that a network is going to invest millions of dollars into a TV show and leave everything to *chance*?

Since: Feb 09

Paso Robles, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2009
"everything that's wrong with America."

Perfectly stated.

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2009
This is shocking news!! Actually, it's really sad news as a decent percentage of people that invest lots of time watching bad reality television are probably stupid enough to think this garbage is all non-scripted. Nobody clued them in when they converted over from watching professional wrestling.
Soggy Taco

Corona Del Mar, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Am I the only one who wishes, along with Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Lohan and all other "reality stars/fake celebrities" were on that Air France flight?


#9 Jun 11, 2009
Does this mean that the whole Jon and Kate and their potential split up story is just a stunt by TLC to get more viewers?

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