Meaning of reality TV in English:

reality TV

(also reality television)

Pronunciation

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noun

mass noun
  • Television programmes in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative.

    ‘What is it about the new crop of reality TV programs that has so many viewers riveted?’
    • ‘There is an awful lot of reality TV on television at the moment, I think it has gone mad, there's just so much of it.’
    • ‘In other words, Jack's experiences will be as humiliating as anything seen on real reality TV.’
    • ‘Well, it provides riveting reality TV without involving a situation that is too artificial.’
    • ‘Conditions were as far from perfect as reality TV is from entertaining.’
    • ‘We need more real reporting and less reality TV shows, and then let's see how deep that rabbit hole is.’
    • ‘Even given the current vogue for reality TV, the media have been rather coy in embracing court TV.’
    • ‘One of the criticisms levelled at reality TV is that it is anything but real.’
    • ‘If you take a look at how those survivors of reality TV are being treated, you can see her point.’
    • ‘Well, it was just a matter of time before reality TV became a serious object of study.’
    • ‘This is war as reality TV and, as is usual with such programmes, it sometimes doesn't seem quite real.’
    • ‘The only thing that seems to get the majority of young people excited is reality TV and sugarcoated music.’
    • ‘Some would argue that it is the widespread myth that the camera never lies that has kept reality TV alive as a genre.’
    • ‘Trevor Phillips thinks reality TV is a force for good race relations.’
    • ‘One may wonder why he has decided to attempt this at a time when reality TV is rapidly losing its popularity.’
    • ‘They can make something out of nothing, which I guess is the description of reality TV.’