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Actually television isn't necessary.
The reason why you see a rise in "reality" television is it costs the networks a lot less money than putting together one hour drama or thirty minute sitcoms with fairly well known actors and writers.
Advertisers pay top dollars to advertise on top rated shows. A reality show that costs $100k- $200k to produce weekly could actually earn the network millions in advertising.
As long as "reality shows" continue to garner high ratings the networks will continue to roll them out.
I think reality television shows are another way to dumb down the population. I've seen a couple of them on Mtv, and NBC and in no way can I see how it is actual "reality". They are all mostly scripted, and people are prompted to say things in order to make drama. It just fills the viewers minds with impressions on how "reality" should be. But, shows like Orange County Choppers, Dirty Jobs and the like are real "reality" shows in my opinion. They have educational aspects to them unlike their "get drunk, party, spend millions, etc... counterparts.
The only Tv I watch is Discovery Channel, History Channel, Nat Geo, and Comedy central, oh and TBS for Conan!
Certainly not necessary, but still mindless entertainment. I still admit to watching several different reality shows, even though I know I'm probably wasting my life away when I sit down to watch them
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