Why is every show a reality show nowdays?

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    Because that's what it seems like. Even History channel, Animal Planet, Discovery etc are no longer as educational as they used to be. I find reality shows silly and entertaining to pass the time, but lately it seems like that's ALL that's ever on TV anymore! Anyone else notice this?

    EDIT: Typo in the heading. Was supposed to say: "nowadays"
     
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    Reality TV sucks.
     
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    Vegan???

    How'd you have the energy to type that long post?



    Now...I have to say, I've never seen any of the reality shows....

    ...but perhaps they represent the vicarious life for those who need 'em?
    Ya' think?
     
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    because it's cheaper to produce reality TV than to actually spend real money on creating decent TV. reality TV gets huge ratings and makes a ton in ad revenues.

    better for network coffers than actually spending on something of quality.... which is why most of the best dramas (NCIS excluded b/c I love Mark Harmon) are on cable networks like HBO, USA and Showtime.
     
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    lol... yeah, the whole vegan thing is kinda weird. vegetarian i understand... vegan?? :dunno:
     
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    ^If you have any questions about vegans, I'd be more than happy to answer them.
     
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    I was a vegetarian for 8 years. I missed the occasional hamburger. I think most of us know all about vegans and don't think a fish is a dog is a horse is a boy. Thanks anyway. :)
     
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    The problem with it is that it can't be put into syndication. For some popular shows, syndication makes more money than first runs.
     
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    The Chinese would like a word with you.....

    “Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team
    Fearing tainted meat, China's women's volleyball team has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for the last three weeks, which the team's coach is now blaming for his athletes' abysmal performance.
    “Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team — MercoPress
     

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