A look at the genesis of reality television, exploring how past shows inspired the new crop of reality programs. Included: interviews with “Truth or Consequences” host Bob Barker and “Cops” producer John Langley. Kyle MacLachlan narrates.
Profiling reality-show stars, ordinary people who became famous playing themselves. But what happens when their 15 minutes of fame are up? Lending insight are “Survivor” stars Jerri Manthey and Richard Hatch; Justin Guarini (“American Idol”); and Will Kirby (“Big Brother”), who says going on a reality show is “a pathetic attempt to get your life validated by strangers.”
A behind-the-scenes exploration of reality shows and a look at the producers behind the genre. Included: clips and interviews with “Survivor” cast members Richard Hatch, Jerri Manthey and Joel Klug; Ytossie Patterson of “Temptation Island”; and Sarah Kozer of “Joe Millionaire.” Kyle MacLachlan narrates.