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Reality TV Show Stars

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Please add profiles of "celebrities" who star or have starred in "reality TV shows," Must be set to public. If the profile is "notable" but living and private, please contact a curator through the "discussion" tool.

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From Wikipedia last updated April 8, 2015

Reality-based television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously publicly unknown cast.

The genre has various standard tropes, such as reality TV confessionals used by cast members to express their thoughts, which often double as the shows' narration. In competition-based reality shows, a notable subset, there are other common elements such as one participant being eliminated per episode, a panel of judges, and the concept of immunity from elimination.

The genre may have begun in earnest in 1991 with the Dutch series Nummer 28, which was the first show to bring together strangers and record their interactions. It then exploded as a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the global success of the series Survivor, Idols and Big Brother.

Other genres that predate the reality television boom have sometimes been retroactively grouped into reality TV.

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