LA Times replaces “reality TV” with new descriptive names.

LA Times replaces “reality TV” with new descriptive names.
Resurrecting the old and tired (and wrong) “but they’re not real!” argument, the LA Times will no longer use the phrase “reality TV” to describe those shows. Instead, the newspaper will only use the word “reality” when describing programs like When Animals Attack and Cops. Shows like Survivor will be called “staged, unscripted” shows, while shows that involve little meddling on the part of the producers will just be “unscripted.” Got that? Don’t forget.

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