Definition of reality show in English:

reality show


  • A television program in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative.

    ‘a reality show following young people who are trying to become professional athletes’
    • ‘The best reality shows leave viewers hungering for more knowledge about the contestants.’
    • ‘There is something very special about the first season of a reality show with such an original premise.’
    • ‘Reality shows take the pressure off producers to produce high-class intelligent drama, or comedy, or something avant-garde and out there.’
    • ‘She and four others responded to an ad for a local reality show.’
    • ‘The first seasons of reality shows are almost always the best.’
    • ‘Now that I have been behind the scenes of a reality show all the others have lost their lustre.’
    • ‘This may well be the first time that a reality show actually did something useful.’
    • ‘It starts off as a straightforward reality show following three couples as they break up and enter the New York City dating scene once again.’
    • ‘I don't watch reality shows at all.’
    • ‘Just as reality shows get more and more inane, comedy seems to be increasingly well crafted.’