'Reality' television ('RTV') - that is, non/un-scripted television - is widely acknowledged as the largest growth industry in contemporary television. In its varied forms, such as documentary, 'caught on camera', and adventure or game show challenges, RTV has been prominent in television programming for the past decade. The current wave has seen Survivor become the most successful television program in American television history. Two other programs that have been widely successful in Australia and Europe, Popstars and The Mole have inspired American versions which are currently in their first season. RTV has proven to be successful across different countries and age demographics, to the extent that all television networks in Australia currently broadcast RTV programs.
M/C Reviews has provided a timely forum for critical responses to a range of issues surrounding the success and interest in RTV.
So, if you like to watch, M/C Reviews hope that you enjoy this voyeuristic examination of the discursive consequences of RTV programs.