“The Real World” is actually not real at all. Many of its participants admitted that most of the conversations that happened in the house were actually scripted and pre-planned by the producers.
Everyone gets a rough direction of what they need to do or say, and improvise their way from there.
The show makes for really good TV but is any of it real? It's most likely that most of the drama in the show is actually created in the editing room.
While the events you see are most likely real, you do see an exaggerated version of them. So no, the show is not scripted, but it's also not really real either.
What Not To Wear
Many people dream of getting $5,000 to achieve a total fashion makeover. Some of the show’s participants claimed that the producers forced them to give away all their old clothes to charity.
This was done in order to get tax breaks on their new clothes, which pretty much made them free for the TLC network.
Professional wrestling always included its fair share of women athletes, as they bring a much-needed air of femininity to this mostly male sport.
"Total Bellas" was originally pitched as a reality show about two prominent female wrestlers. We’re not surprised the show was completely fake, considering its source material.
Marriage is indeed a very stressful thing, the pressure of having a perfect event can really pile up on a bride.
While "Bridezillas" manages to capture this reality quite well, many of the show’s participants claimed that production misled them in one way or another. That’s not a nice thing to do to a bride, but anything for ratings, right?