1 . Ghost Hunters
An American paranormal reality television series, Ghost Hunters first aired on October 6, 2004 and features several paranormal investigators, including Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. In the series, these paranormal investigators explore places that are reportedly haunted. In 2008, it was criticized by several critics when in one of its episodes, the collar of the lead investigator, Grant Wilson, was claimed to have been pulled down by an unforeseen force three times. Because one of his hands was strangely positioned at his side during the video, critics were led to believe that it was only him who was pulling a string to make his collar move.
2 . The Bachelor
The Bachelor is an American dating game show that started in 2002, hosted by veteran television personality and news anchor Chris Harrison. The other two famous dating game show related to The Bachelor are The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. It was revealed that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are all scripted shows, characterized by the producers editing of footage to create a fictional storyline and bullying to make contestants say things to the camera.
3 . The Pick Up Artist
Another American dating themed show, The Pick Up artist features male contestants described to be unsuccessful when it comes to love and relationships thus they are taught how to pick up women in different situations. The level of difficulty changes as the show progresses causing other men to be eliminated from the dating game. However, the show was put into controversy after the discovery of fake profiles released by the show regarding its contestants. The Pick Up Artist was generally questioned whether or not it was staged.
4 . Cake Boss
Cake Boss is an American reality television series that follows a family owned business
5 . Joe Millionaire
Said to be wildly successful and most watched reality television series after its first season finale, Joe Millionaire as broadcasted in Fox became a cultural phenomenon in 2003 after its premiere. The show s trick is characterized by a man presented to have won millions of dollars and is finding a woman to marry him. He dates a group of women and eliminates one for each episode, until only one of them remains. The secret about the real identity of the man, Evan Mariott (Season 1), who is actually a construction worker, is revealed to the woman at the end of the show and if the woman decides to stay with Mariott they both win a check worth a million dollar. However, this just does not happen in real life.
6 . WWE Smackdown
WWE Smackdown is a professional wrestling television program launched in 1999 in the United States, and is now being broadcast in different nations and airtimes. WWE divided itself into two wrestling shows as part of its brand extension in 2002 Raw and Smackdown Sometime labeled as male soap opera the WWE shows have very scripted dialogues and outcomes designed for entertainment meaning the winner of the match has already been decided before the match even begins.
7 . Crossing Over with John Edward
John Edward, an American television personality and known psychic medium, was the producer and host of the show Crossing Over with John Edward, where he claims to communicate with the deceased friends or relatives of his audience. The show appears in a split screen so viewers can see John Edward s continuous reading and on the other side, the audience being read either confirms or denies John Edward s claims. However, John Edward s ability has been criticized for using hot and cold reading, or using wide array of general guesses to create an impression of psychic ability.
8 . Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is a series that follows the lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family. The executive producer of the series, Ryan Seacrest, said that rooting from the background of the family, the series will show a family that truly loves and supports one another. Basically, the dynamics of the family became their key to be Hollywood entertainers. Not scripted but definitely not a real life representation. On April 2012, a new three year deal was signed with the Kardashian family for continuing the series until 2015.
9 . The Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore is another American reality television show that follows the lives of housemates as they spend their summer at the said shore in New Jersey. It received criticisms from the Italian government because of the term used on the show guido which is a general ethnical slur term for Italian Americans and Italians. A number of Italian American organizations supported the fight to stop airing the show, of which MTV responded with a press release stating that the show is only intended for an aspect of the youth culture. After calls for the removal of the show were expressed, several advertisers refused to continue airing their ads during the show.
10 . Real Housewives
First premiered in 2006 as The Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives is a reality television series in the United States which is aired by different broadcasters in the international arena. It follows how bourgeois housewives and women from several American cities maintain friendship and overlapping social relationships with one another. Real Housewives does not simply discuss taboo issues, but also the more serious and realistic ones circulating in the society. Nevertheless, these housewives are in a bubble that most people are unfamiliar with (meaning most of us are not from a bourgeois society).