For many of people, us included, reality television is a guilty pleasure. We are addicted to the premise of unscripted moments and ‘organic’ drama. But sadly, we fool ourselves.
Here are some reality TV shows that have been playing us all along:
Toddlers and Tiaras
Combine funny kids and dramatic pageants and you have Toddlers and Tiaras. You may think everything is unscripted on this show. But one former production assistant, who wants to remain unnamed, was happy to dish out what it was like behind the scenes. She confessed that the confessionals were heavily scripted. Anything looking spontaneous was actually scripted, or the child was forced to repeat the moment a couple times to get it just right.
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