10 Facts You Never Knew About Reality TV

Ever since Survivor premiered in 2000, reality TV has taken over our televisions in a way no one expected. There are reality shows about finding love, putting strangers in a home together and seeing what happens, surviving the elements, trivia, offices, pets, building homes, and just about anything else you can think of. People who have been on reality shows become much more than just reality TV personalities and end up being celebrities in their own right with long, successful careers. Here are ten facts that you haven’t heard about reality TV.

The Audio is Usually Doctored

Bits of audio from reality TV shows are often doctored to make the show seem more exciting. These mixed pieces are called “frankebites.”

Survivor Stand-Ins

Survivor is usually one of the least scripted reality TV shows, but producers have used stand-ins to recreate competitions and get better footage.