head of reality TV at BBC says reality TV is “not something I really feel exists.”

head of reality TV at BBC says reality TV is “not something I really feel exists.”
Conrad Green–who helped make both Big Brother and Popstars hits in the UK–was recently appointed head of factual entertainment at the BBC. For all intents and purposes, that department is in charge of reality TV programming, but Green tells The Guardian that the term “reality TV” is “a phrase I don’t really understand because it’s rather lazily applied to tons of different formats that actually existed a long time ago,” and says “[i]t’s not something I really feel exists.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.