Reality Rule$: When TV Gets Real
First Aired: June 8, 2011
Exploring the popularity and profitability of reality television in the U.S. Programs profiled include "Jersey Shore," "The Real Housewives" franchise, "Celebrity Rehab," "The Biggest Loser," "Project Runway" and "Cake Boss." There are also segments on casting for reality shows and outside earnings potential for reality stars; and Bret Michaels discusses his transformation from pop star to reality star. Chris Connelly and Deborah Roberts report.
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- Premiered: June 6, 1978
- Rating: None
- Premise: A durable newsmagazine mixing investigative pieces with human-interest and celebrity features that's ABC's oldest prime-time series despite its notoriously rocky premiere. (Hosts Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes lasted only that one show.) (more)