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Reality shows have been in existence since the 1940s with people portraying several roles that are unscripted on the screens. Think of Queen for a Day, Candid Camera and Beat the Clock.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

In the UK, the TV documentary Seven Up! was first broadcasted in 1964. It is still running and basically, consists of a series of interviews.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

From then on, several genres of reality shows have surfaced including An American Family, Oceanquest, Changing Rooms and Streetmate.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

From then on, several genres of reality shows have surfaced including An American Family, Oceanquest, Changing Rooms and Streetmate.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

In the 2000s, there was an explosion of reality shows with the success of Big Brother, The Amazing Race and The Mole.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

But, not everything was a big hit. There were some failures, too and these were shows that the public did not like. It either had unethical issues or a poor plot to keep the interest of the audience.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

There's Something About Miriam is an example of a reality show that was doomed. In the show, a group of men fought for the affection of Miriam only to find out in the end that she in fact was or is a man, a transsexual. The outcome? the men sued the programme producers and the matter was settled out of court.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

There's Something About Miriam is an example of a reality show that was doomed. In the show, a group of men fought for the affection of Miriam only to find out in the end that she in fact was or is a man, a transsexual. The outcome? the men sued the programme producers and the matter was settled out of court.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

In the same context, The Littlest Groom was released where the short groom has to choose between women of regular height or short stature. The show's ratings were quite low as viewers saw it as a means of exploiting prejudice issues.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

Another version of the above reality show is The Bachelor where a group of 20-30 women slug it out to win the affection of Mr. Right. We watch in despair as one by one women are rejected by Mr. Right.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

Paris Hilton's British Best Friend is another terrible show that is embarrassing enough when a group of fame hungry fans fight over who should be the celeb's best friend. The sad part is, the winner was just seen in the final episode carrying Hilton's handbag in a nightclub.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

Lastly, some of you might remember Ex on the Beach, a show where guys and gals hang out on an island and then ex-boy/girl friends showed up.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

Lastly, some of you might remember Ex on the Beach, a show where guys and gals hang out on an island and then ex-boy/girl friends showed up.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Who is Michelle Visage?

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