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Reality shows that are fake...spinoff thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I think Black Gold was probably an improv show.

    I have watched the first two episodes of the Bristol Palin show. It seems to be only partially scripted.
  2. avery

    avery New Member

    May 29, 2006
    New York
    And this would be a bad thing, because....??
  3. avery

    avery New Member

    May 29, 2006
    New York
    My daughter's friend, who was an AP on The Bachelor for a few seasons, told her that they deliberately ply the girls with liquor before the rose ceremonies, so they're more inclined to get weepy and cry! (and by that, I essentially mean drunk!)

    All the reality shows are scripted/manipulated. It's sad and amazing to me that new ones just keep cropping up... and the newer they are, the more dreadful the premise.

    (your son's friend had to sign a non-disclosure agreement and doesn't want to get sued)
  4. rondotcom

    rondotcom New Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    That is a unique show. But if you look at the plotlines there are traditional sitcoms (especially the first couple of seasons.) So, what Simmons did was a sitcom, but in keeping with format of the day, produced it as a reality show. It's quite ingenious really.
  5. rondotcom

    rondotcom New Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    The show is not the only thing(s) on that show that are fake.
  6. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    because some people enjoy "reality" shows
  7. DLC

    DLC New Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    The over-produced style of cable reality shows has begun to permeate the big, prime-time network shows like Amazing Race and Survivor. For example, contestants are being given a more narrative role in their "confessionals". In the early seasons, Contestant-X would talk about how certain events effected him and his own game plan. Whereas now they talk more about how events will effect the entire group dynamic. Contestant-X explains that Contestant-Y is going to be pissed at Contestant-Z, etc. It's annoying.

    And certain aspects of Survivor are "faked". A lot of what Probst is heard yelling out during immunity challenges is actually added in post-production. Thats not such a big deal though.
  8. gamndbndr

    gamndbndr New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    The real estate agent is the driving force for HH. Our agent was very excited about the opportunity as we were looking in north Georgia and production at the time was based out of Knoxville. They were soliciting agents and we were perfect "retirement home in the mountains." Then we found our cabin through CraigsList. End of discussion.

    Recently friends of ours bought a cabin and did get on the show. The other 2 houses were found by their agent, one was still on the market from when they bought - the other was unknown. But they had already been in the place "2 months". Watch the show - however long they say it's been when they go back is how long the buyers have owned the place.

    We still watch and enjoy the show and try to pick the "which one did they buy?" using the "least furniture" method. They clean out the place for the "showing" but then re-stage for the "after they bought" finale.
  9. ADent

    ADent New Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    It sounds like they do look at the other houses. The article linked near the top of this thread from someone on the show years ago says they looked at friends houses - not houses on the market
  10. ADent

    ADent New Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    From my understanding the chefs are given a list of possible secret ingredients, approx 3. The chefs then prepare a shopping list for each ingredient.

    Also the chefs have to cook the food in the time allotted. That is used for the camera work. They then re-cook all their food and it is served hot to the judges.

    See http://eater.com/archives/2010/10/10/iron-chefs-dish-about-kitchen-stadium-secrets.php
  11. RonDawg

    RonDawg Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 12, 2006
    The post right above yours says that in the instance of their friend who got on the show, one of the alternate houses had already been rejected, but the other one they had not seen before.

    I guess how the alternates are picked is determined at least partly by what's available at the time of filming.
  12. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I like when Jimmy lost his boat, good thing they just happened to have camera attached to tailgate aimed down at the trailer hitch.
  13. tonestert

    tonestert Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I was watching an episode of Yard Crashers the other day and when they went back to the owners house to look at their yard everyone was wearing coats and you could see it was definitely winter by the trees and yard anyways they said we will be back tomorrow to start the crash and the "next day" everyone was in short sleeve shirts and shorts and all the trees had leaves and everything was very green and obviously it was summer.
  14. Boot

    Boot to the head TCF Club

    Mar 15, 2000
    Central MA
    Seems like Restaurant: Impossible has done a little better:
    (from here)

    Restaurant Impossible
    (episode list from Wikipedia) (Status from Yelp, Facebook, CHOW, etc)

    SEASON ONE - 2011
    Villari's, Palmyra, New Jersey - OPEN (Yelp review 3/12) website active
    Mainelli's Restaurant, Providence, Rhode Island - CLOSED (according to Yelp)
    Rascal's BBQ and Crab House, New Castle, Delaware - CLOSED (according to CHOW)
    Salt Works II, Wilmington, North Carolina- OPEN (4/12 reivew on FaceBook page, 12/11 on Yelp)
    Meglio's, Bridgeton, Missouri - OPEN (Yelp review 4/12)
    Secret Garden Cafe, Jacksonville, Florida - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12)
    Flood Tide, Mystic, Connecticut - OPEN (Yelp review 3/12)

    SEASON TWO - 2011-2012
    Dodge City, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - OPEN (reviews - Yelp 12/11 - Facebook 5/12) website active
    La Stanza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - OPEN (Yelp review 4/12)
    Sweet Tea, Chapin, South Carolina - OPEN - New Owner 4/12 (Urban Spoon review 4/12)
    County Fare, Stafford, Virginia - CLOSED (according to Yelp)
    Snooty Fox, Indianapolis, Indiana - CLOSED (according to Yelp)
    Pastori's, Ellington, Connecticut - OPEN (Yelp review 11/11) website active
    Scrimmages, Wilmington, Delaware - OPEN (Yelp review 9/11) website active
    Mamma D's, Pipersville, Pennsylvania - OPEN (Yelp review 10/11) website active
    The Trails, San Diego, California - OPEN (Yelp review 4/12)
    Cap'n and the Cowboy, Port Charlotte, Florida - OPEN (Yelp review 3/12) website active
    Mad Cactus, Strongsville, Ohio - OPEN (Yelp review 2/12) website active
    McShane's, East Syracuse, New York - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12)
    Coffee's Boilin' Pot, Madisonville, Louisiana - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12) - Website being updated page
    St. James Soup Kitchen, Newark, New Jersey - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12) website active
    Wildcat Café, Canton, Ohio - OPEN (Yelp entry 5/12) website active
    Sullivan's, Fruita, Colorado - OPEN (Yelp review 2/12) website active
    Hoffman's, Santa Cruz, California - OPEN (Yelp entry 5/12) website active

    SEASON THREE - 2012
    Moss', Elyria, Ohio - OPEN (Yelp review 4/12) website active
    Chatterbox, Windham, New Hampshire - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12) website active
    Anna Maria's, Dunmore, Pennsylvania - OPEN (Yelp review 3/12) website active
    Del's, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - OPEN (Yelp review 2/12) website active
    Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse,Tupelo, Mississippi - OPEN (Yelp review 4/12) website active
    Valley View, Quarryville, Pennsylvania - CLOSED (according to Yelp)
    Pelican Grill, Seabrook, Texas - OPEN (Yelp review 1/12) website active
    Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant, San Antonio, Texas - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12) website active
    Pappas Restaurant, Benicia, California - OPEN (Yelp review 2/12) website active
    Ristorante Barolo, Aptos, California - OPEN (Yelp review 5/12) website active
    University Grill, Burlington, North Carolina - OPEN website active
    Pollard's Bar-B-Q, Memphis, Tennessee - OPEN website active
  15. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    That would make sense to me as the people who go on RI are probably actually interested in staying in business than just being on national TV.

    I watch and enjoy both shows but for totally different reasons.
  16. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    if you read the updates online, very few of the owners on either show seem to keep most if any of the changes.
  17. pmyers

    pmyers New Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I hate that they changed and put the updates for RI online instead of during the episode. I will never make the effort to go to the website
  18. SickOfJunkTV

    SickOfJunkTV New Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    I KNEW I'd seen that guy before!!! Thank you for recognizing him and your post here. I'm sooooo sick of these shows. There are hundreds of channels but I can't find anything to watch.

    NPR to the rescue! I can draw, paint or sew while listening on my iPod, and it's much more relaxing.

    About the only things worth watching (IMHO) are the nature and history channels.

  19. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003
    My first reaction, that's sad. My second reaction, Ax men is still on?

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