The Weirdest, Craziest and Downright Cruelest Reality TV Shows of All Time.

There’s a certain stigma placed on reality TV shows. But reality television it is a reflection upon our society’s recent obsession with participation. Even scripted TV shows now air with a hashtag in the bottom right-hand corner. They do this so that the viewers can start conversations online about the show.

As video games become more and more cinematic, it would not be a huge leap for movies to become more interactive as well.

That may sound cool, but sometimes participation entertainment is just the wrong call.

1.) Penitents Compete (2009).

1.) Penitents Compete (2009). wikipedia A rabbi, an imam, a priest, and a monk walk into a reality TV show. This isn’t a joke, this was a real show on Turkish TV. The fab four were pitted against each other to convert 10 atheists to their religion per week. Before it went to air though the Turkish Caliphate refused to allow the imam to appear on the show and it all fell apart.

2.) ‘Susunu! Denpa Shōnen’ (1998).

2.) 'Susunu! Denpa Shōnen' (1998). weirdasiannews Challenges of this reality show included being forced to live naked alone in an apartment, living only on commercial sweepstakes and being locked in a room with only a TV screen that showed games of your favorite sports team. If your team wins you get to eat, if they lose you don’t. (It was as insane as it sounds.)

3.) Gaki no Tsukai (1989-present)

3.) Gaki no Tsukai (1989-present) blogspot If you get a question wrong in this popular Japanese tv game show, a man is slowly dropped with his butt and/or genitals directly in your face.

4.) All My Babies’ Mamas (2013).

4.) All My Babies' Mamas (2013). xxlmag Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo fathered 11 children with 10 different women over the years. The point of this (awful) show was to throw them all into the same house and see what happened. The NAACP petitioned against it and eventually Oxygen cancelled the show before it even aired.

5.) Megan Wants a Millionaire (2009).

5.) Megan Wants a Millionaire (2009). wikipedia Reality shows are sometimes accused of purposefully casting “crazy people” or people on the spectrum of mental instability, but it wasn’t until Rock of Love contestant Megan Hauserman’s spin-off show that people realized that might not be such a great thing. After the third episode aired, it was discovered that one of the contestants had murdered his ex-wife and had put her body in a suitcase.

6.) The Swan (2004).

6.) The Swan (2004). sheknows Each contestant was given a beauty team. Each time included a coach, therapist, trainer, cosmetic surgeon, and a dentist. The goal was to have an “ugly duckling” transformation into a beautiful swan. It aired for two seasons. The cancellation was probably a direct result of the horrible message it sent to kids about accepting their appearances.

7.) Welcome to the Neighborhood.

7.) Welcome to the Neighborhood. spokesman Several decidedly non-rich and non-white families (for example: a black family, a gay couple, a poor family, etc.) vie to be in an exclusively rich-white suburban community in Texas. During the first episode, one member of the judging panel (which consisted of members of the community) openly declared that he would not tolerate homosexuals in his neighborhood. The show was cancelled before it aired to sponsors pulling out.

8.) Mr. Personality (2003).

8.) Mr. Personality (2003). theweek The concept of this show wasn’t actually that weird: twenty bachelors competed for the love of one contestant, forbidden to talk about their jobs and forced to wear creepy phantom of the opera masks so that she couldn’t see their faces and rely solely on personality. The concept could have survived if it wasn’t for the bizarre choice of host. Monica Lewinsky hosted this show for a season until viewers I guess were like, “Well, that was that, but I’m done with this.”

9.) Man vs. Beast (2003).

9.) Man vs. Beast (2003). isureandgo “Hey I wonder if orangutans can climb things fast than humans can?”–some stoned Fox executive.

10.) Mars One (2024)

10.) Mars One (2024) gizmag Because the cost of a one way trip to Mars goes about 6 billion dollars these days, most of the funds for the Mars One trip will be recovered by a global reality television show that will begin with the astronaut selection, and continue through the first few years of living on the new world.

There you have it. Reality television may be the future, but it’s up to us how weird we want that future to be.

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Fashion Star: Tickets to NBC’s new fashion show with Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson and more!

If you have ever wanted to attend a real runway show with celebrities, this is your chance… tickets are FREE.

Elle Macpherson is bringing the glitz and glam of fashion to NBC PRIME TIME television. Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos have been named as the show’s celebrity mentors!!

All across America, students, soccer moms, accountants, and people from all walks of life are sewing in their basements, selling jewelry at small town conventions and creating incredible works of fashion. And even though they all may come from different walks of life, they all share the same burning desire… to be discovered and expose their designs and creations on a national level, and most importantly, to see their dreams become a reality.

This show will inspire them to do just that. In this new competition series, Elle Macpherson – model, successful businesswoman, and an icon in the fashion world – is searching for the next big fashion star. In every episode, designers will be faced with challenges specifically crafted to further develop their fashion lines. With the help and guidance of Elle, they will present their new creations to a team of buyers and expert designers who will ultimately decide who stays and who goes each week. In the final episode, only one designer will be crowned the winner and their collection will be showcased in several major department stores across the nation for all of America to buy.

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Reality Competition Shows we love Get Multiple Emmy Nominations!

61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Sunday, September 20
NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles

It is Primetime Emmy awards giving time again for television and four of our favorite reality competition shows are nominated for various categories. The major ones for Best reality program, outstanding host and outstanding choreography.

Surprise, surprise Cat Deeley is not recognized for Outstanding host. Clearly, she is more lively, articulate and exciting than Tom Bergeron of Dancing with the Stars. Hmmm.


Outstanding Reality – Competition Program
American IdolFOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ken Warwick, Executive Producer
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Executive Producer
Simon Fuller, Executive Producer
Charles Boyd, Co-Executive Producer
Patrick M. Lynn, Supervising Producer
Megan Michaels, Supervising Producer
Dancing With The StarsABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Conrad Green, Executive Producer
Rob Wade, Co-Executive Producer
Matilda Zoltowski, Co-Executive Producer
Joe Sungkur, Supervising Producer
Ashley Edens-Shaffer, Supervising Producer
Kim Kilbey, Senior Producer
Erin O’Brien, Producer
The Amazing RaceCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer
Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer
Hayma “Screech” Washington, Executive Producer
Elise Doganieri, Co-Executive Producer
Amy Nabseth Chacon, Co-Executive Producer
Mark Vertullo, Co-Executive Producer
Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer
Jarratt Carson, Supervising Producer
Evan Weinstein, Supervising Producer
Giselle Parets, Senior Producer
Michael Norton, Senior Producer
Patrick Cariaga, Senior Producer
Phil Keoghan, Producer
Outstanding Choreography

Dancing With The StarsJive / Great Balls of FireABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Derek Hough, Choreographer
Julianne Hough, Choreographer
So You Think You Can DanceBleeding LoveFOXDick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Tabitha D’umo, Choreographer
Napoleon D’umo, Choreographer
So You Think You Can DanceMercyFOXDick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Mia Michaels, Choreographer
So You Think You Can DanceAdam and Eve / SilenceFOXDick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Tyce Diorio, Choreographer
So You Think You Can DanceA Los AmigosFOXDick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Dmitry Chaplin, Choreographer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
American IdolFOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ryan Seacrest, Host
Dancing With The StarsABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Tom Bergeron, Host
The Amazing RaceCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Phil Keoghan, Host
Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
American IdolShow 833 (The Final Three)FOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Bruce Gowers, Director
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) For Variety, Music Or Comedy Programming

American IdolFinaleFOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Kieran Healy, Lighting Designer
Joshua Hutchings, Lighting Director
George Harvey, Lighting Director
Dancing With The StarsEpisode 702AABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Simon Miles, Lighting Designer
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Dancing With The StarsEpisode 709ABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Cynthia Romo, Key Hairstylist
Jennifer Mazursky, Additional Hairstylist
Maria Valdivia, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Dancing With The StarsEpisode 804ABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Melanie Mills, Department Head Makeup Artist
Zena Shtetsel, Key Makeup Artist
Patti Ramsey-Bortoli, Additional Makeup Artist
Angela Moos, Additional Makeup Artist
So You Think You Can DanceEpisode #421/422AFOXDick Clark Productions and 19 Entertainment
Amy Elizabeth Strozzi, Department Head Makeup Artist
Heather Cummings, Key Makeup Artist
Tifanie White, Additional Makeup Artist
Marie DelPrete, Additional Makeup Artist
Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming
American IdolEpisode 821FOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Andy Walmsley, Production Designer
James Yarnell, Art Director
Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
The Amazing RaceDon’t Let A Cheese Hit MeCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Bertram van Munster, Director
Outstanding Short Form Picture Editing

Dancing With The StarsEpisode 710AABCBBC Worldwide Productions
David Timoner, Editor
Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
The Amazing RaceDon’t Let A Cheese Hit MeCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Per Larsson, Director of Photography
Sylvestre Campe, Camera
Petr Cikhart, Camera
Tom Cunningham, Camera
Peter Riveschl, Camera
Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
The Amazing RaceDon’t Let A Cheese Hit MeCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Eric Goldfarb, Editor
Julian Gomez, Editor
Andrew Kozar, Editor
Paul Nielsen, Editor
Michael Bolanowski, Editor
Jennifer Nelson, Editor
Jacob Parsons, Editor
Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
The Amazing RaceDon’t Let A Cheese Hit MeCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Eric Goldfarb, Sound Editor
Julian Gomez, Sound Editor
Andrew Kozar, Sound Editor
Paul Nielsen, Sound Editor
Jacob Parsons, Sound Editor
Rick Livingstone, Music Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

American Idol801/02FOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Brian Riordan, Re-Recording Mixer
Adrian Ordonez, Re-Recording Mixer
The Amazing RaceDon’t Let A Cheese Hit MeCBSWorld Race Productions Inc.
Jim Ursulak, Lead Audio
Jerry Chabane, Audio
Dean Gaveau, C.A.S., Audio
Troy Smith, Re-Recording Mixer
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special
American IdolFinaleFOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ed Greene, Production Mixer
Randy Faustino, Music Mixer
Andrew Fletcher, PA Mixer
Mike Parker, Monitor Mixer
Gary Long, Playback Music Mixer
Brian Riordan, Pre-Production Packages Mixer
Adrian Ordonez, Pre-Production Packages Mixer
Christian Schrader, Audience Sweetener
Dancing With The StarsEpisode 710AABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Evan Adelman, Audio Mixer
Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer
John Protzko, House PA Mixer
Butch McKarge, Monitor Mixer
Boyd Wheeler, Audience Sweetener
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
American IdolEpisode 834AFOXFremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Shiran Stotland, Technical Director
Rick Edwards, Technical Director
Bill Chaikowski, Camera
Greg Smith, Camera
John Repczynski, Camera
George Prince, Camera
Danny Bonilla, Camera
Alex Hernandez, Camera
Dave Eastwood, Camera
Bobby Highton, Camera
Ken Patterson, Camera
Ken Dahlquist, Camera
Diane Biederbeck, Camera
Danny Webb, Camera
Dave Plakos, Camera
Steve Thiel, Camera
Mike Tribble, Camera
Chris Gray, Video Control
Dancing With The StarsEpisode 802AABCBBC Worldwide Productions
Charles Ciup, Technical Director
Brian Reason, Camera Operator
Hector Ramirez, Camera Operator
Larry Heider, Camera Operator
Dave Levisohn, Camera Operator
Bert Atkinson, Camera Operator
Bettina Levesque, Camera Operator
Mike Malone, Camera Operator
Adam Margolis, Camera Operator
Damien Tuffereau, Camera Operator
Easter Xua, Camera Operator
Chuck Reilly, Senior Video Control
Mike Snedden, Video Control