Some of these shows specialise in only one category, like National Geographic’s ‘Caught in the Act’ show which showcases incidents involving animals.
Some of the popular such shows are Caught on Camera, Maximum Exposure, World's Most Amazing Videos etc. Hoax Based Shows – Hoax based shows are real in the sense that they are actually making a fool of an individual or a group of individuals.
Some of the major Talk Shows are Larry King Live, The Phil Donahue, Oprah Winfrey Show, Ricki Lake, The Jerry Springer Show and many others. Original Life Event Shows – Original Life Event Shows are the ones which show authentic real life events captured on tape by amateurs or professionals who happened to witness the events.
Each week or each episode one or more contestants are eliminated until a winner emerges.Reality based talent shows are the most popular reality television shows.These also involve some gags and pranks to bring some humour in the show.These are also referred as ‘Tabloid Talk Shows’ when they indulge in Sensationalist Journalism and ‘Trash TV’, especially when they indulge in controversy or confrontation of two opposing groups.These are the most popular as these present a much authentic presentation as compared to others which can be easily pointed out as fake.
Some of the most popular reality shows of this type are American Idol, America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Duets etc.
These shows often served to parody the conventions of the reality TV genre.
The first such show was ‘The Joe Schmo Show’ during the 2003's.
Series like ‘Scare Tactics’ are filled with supernatural overtones purposely to incite fear or aversion in the cast. Sports Shows – Sports based reality shows are involved in organising a sporting competition among sports person who attempt to establish their name in a chosen sport.
Sports maybe the common factor but the prize can vary.
The Topics discussed are frequently outrageous, taboo, provocative and are especially chosen to create public awareness, on-screen drama, tension, outrageous behaviour etc.