Successful Reality Show Ideas-Bad Girls Club

There is a wide variety of different types of reality television shows out there.  There are dating shows, makeover shows, home remodeling shows, ones that follow the lives of celebrities and more.  But one thing that every popular reality TV show has in common is that they all began as just an idea. 

Bad Girls Club is about a changing cast of seven women with different backgrounds and personalities, who have a number of behavioral and psychological problems. They are brought onto the show to change their behaviors and accomplish specific goals while enjoying a fine mansion for three months. They must obey specified rules while their lives in and out of the house are recorded by the production team. Each season features different women, and one of the primary rules of the program is that if a “bad girl” breaks a rule, she is evicted from the show, and depending on how far along the season has progressed, may be replaced by a new cast member. The women are aged 21 to 29; throughout the show the cast members must adapt to the frequent mood changes and behaviors of their housemates as well as obeying rules that they receive before arrival. The cast members are allowed to contact friends and family using a computer connected to a large-screen television, but the use of other televisions or cell phones in the house is prohibited. The show follows the women as they form cliques, book parties in night clubs, and shop for groceries while they attempt to maintain their personal lives. The cliques formed in the season often result in bullying or “tag teaming” other cast members; the stress results in girls leaving the show due to problems with other cast members, as well as for problems at home or court proceedings. In season one, as well as seasons five, six, eight, and nine, multiple participants left.

It was created by Jonathan Murray, who created the Bunim/Murray Productions Company with Mary-Ellis Bunim shortly after developing what is largely considered the original reality television show, The Real World. Murray was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and earned a degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism. Murray and Bunim were inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012, after years of creating and producing original reality television programming. Murray has acted as executive producer on popular programs such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and The Simple Life.

The format of the first season of Bad Girls Club varies from that of subsequent seasons. The original age range was 21-31 and the use of nicknames was not introduced until two seasons later. In season two, the cast were given mandatory non-profit jobs to help them build a work ethic and understand what it means to be interdependent; quitting the job or failure to attend would result in mandatory removal from the show. The subsequent seasons did not include this requirement. After season 2, the episodes lengthened from 30 minutes to an hour.

If you have a reality show idea of your own, New Show Studios can help you take action and pursue it.  The company has a unique method of creating show concept packages that give network and movie studio executives a professional quality view of your idea.  They can take your reality show idea, develop and package it into a demonstration video and send it off to producers and executives in the entertainment industry. 

Anyone can make a reality TV show concept presentation package with New Show Studios.  You do not need special credentials, background or a college degree to pursue an idea.  As long as you have a clear idea of what your basic idea is and you are able to verbalize this, New Show Studios is happy to help.

Remember that even with the best presentation materials new entertainment development is high risk and there is very little likelihood that your idea will be successfully licensed or result in profit to you.

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Successful Reality Show Ideas- Sister Wives

There is a wide variety of different types of reality television shows out there.  There are dating shows, makeover shows, home remodeling shows, ones that follow the lives of celebrities and more.  But one thing that every popular reality TV show has in common is that they all began as just an idea.

Sister Wives is about a polygamist family from Utah, including patriarch Kody Brown, his four wives and their 17 children. Kody’s wives are Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn; Kody’s courtship of and marriage to Robyn were chronicled in the first season. The show follows the wives, children and Kody in their day-to-day lives, chronicling the difficulties of living together as a plural family; the intermittent jealousy, the compromises and conflicts, and the complex interpersonal relationships. Three of the four wives were raised in polygamist family, but Janelle was not—however, her mother entered into a polygamist marriage with Kody’s father before Janelle married Kody. Kody is father to 14 of the 17 children; Robyn had been previously married, and brought into the new marriage 3 children from her previous relationship. The Brown family has been the subject of criticism as well as litigation; the day after the premiere of the show, police in the family’s hometown of Lehi, Utah began investigating Kody Brown and his wives for possible charges of bigamy. In spite of the fact that Kody is only married to his first wife legally, the bigamy laws in Utah identify bigamy through cohabitation, not only through legal contract. The charges against the Browns were eventually dropped, however due to the publicity that the family received on the television show, Meri lost her job in the mental health industry and Kody has stated that his advertising sales suffered somewhat.

It was created by Timothy Gibbons and Christopher Poole in coordination with Bill Hayes, the president of Figure 8 Films. Bill Hayes is a graduate of Duke University and has served as a lecturer at Duke as well as acting as an adjunct professor at the University Of North Carolina School Of Journalism. In addition to Sister Wives, Hayes has acted as the Executive Producer for over 500 programs, including 19 Kids and Counting and Jon & Kate Plus 8. He has worked as a producer/director for over 25 years. Figure 8 Films is based out of North Carolina, and has been in business since approximately 2006, producing educational and informational television programming.

In autumn 2009, Timothy Gibbons and Christopher Poole approached Bill Hayes with the concept of a reality series about the Brown family. Camera crews shot footage of the family in mid-2010 to be used as a first season, ending with the marriage of Kody Brown and Robyn Sullivan. The crews continued to film afterward, to ensure material if the series was picked up for a second season. The show was introduced at the Television Critics Association summer media tour, and the first episode, an hour long, aired on September 26, 2010. At the time, polygamy and plural marriage were hot topics in popular culture, with the series Big Love on the air for several years, and more scripted shows like it running. The show has run for 4 seasons, with no indication from the broadcast company TLC of any intention of canceling.

If you have a reality show idea of your own, New Show Studios can help you take action and pursue it.  The company has a unique method of creating show concept packages that give network and movie studio executives a professional quality view of your idea.  They can take your reality show idea, develop and package it into a demonstration video and send it off to producers and executives in the entertainment industry.

Anyone can make a reality TV show concept presentation package with New Show Studios.  You do not need special credentials, background or a college degree to pursue an idea.  As long as you have a clear idea of what your basic idea is and you are able to verbalize this, New Show Studios is happy to help.

Remember that even with the best presentation materials new entertainment development is high risk and there is very little likelihood that your idea will be successfully licensed or result in profit to you.

 

Top Reality Show Casts- The Osbournes

The reality TV show genre has been around since the 1980’s, but it really exploded around the year 2000.  Today there is a wide variety of different types of reality television shows out there including dating shows, makeover shows, cooking shows, ones that follow the lives of celebrities and more.  While many reality TV shows are competitions where cast members get voted or kicked off throughout the season, some feature a constant cast that viewers get to see each week and really get to know and love.

 

One reality TV show cast that viewers have fallen in love with is the Osbourne family, from the MTV reality show The Osbournes. The cast of The Osbournes did not include every member of the family; daughter Aimee refused to take part in the show. However, the show featured Robert Mercato, a family friend who Sharon Osbourne took in, as well as Melinda Varga, Sharon Osbourne’s executive assistant who also acted as a nanny to then-teenagers Jack and Kelly. The show debuted on March 5, 2002; right when reality programming began to explode in popularity. The Osbournes were one of a few shows that featured celebrity families at the time. Most other shows at the time focused on casts of known private individuals thrust into novel situations; The Osbournes featured well-known (at least on the part of Sharon and Ozzy) celebrities in their day-to-day life. The show would inspire other programs, such as Hogan Knows Best, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

 

The Osbourne family became popular, then, in part because there was a developing interest in the personal lives of celebrities. The viewing public had not had the chance to learn about the mechanics of everyday life for the child of a major rock star like Ozzy Osbourne. The Osbournes depicted the family as a relatively normal family, albeit wealthy and living in a prestigious and restricted area. The fighting between Kelly and Jack was the natural behavior of siblings, and Sharon and Ozzy’s relationship was clearly healthy. The show also provided fans of the metal artist with a truly behind-the-scenes look at his life, from appearances on television to touring preparations to something as simple as his breakfast and nighttime routine. The show would propel the careers of several of its cast: Kelly Osbourne went on to develop a career in the music industry as well as founding a fashion label of her own, and Jack made appearances in film and television before working steadily as a television personality for the ITV2 show Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On! He went on to host his own program that featured himself training for various for extreme sports. Sharon Osbourne went on to host her own talk show as well as becoming a judge on The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

 

If you have a reality show idea of your own, New Show Studios can help you take action and pursue it.  The company has a unique method of creating show concept packages that give network and movie studio executives a professional quality view of your idea.  They can take your reality show idea, develop and package it into a demonstration video and send it off to producers and executives in the entertainment industry. 

Anyone can make a reality TV show concept presentation package with New Show Studios.  You do not need special credentials, background or a college degree to pursue an idea.  As long as you have a clear idea of what your basic idea is and you are able to verbalize this, New Show Studios is happy to help.

Remember that even with the best presentation materials new entertainment development is high risk and there is very little likelihood that your idea will be successfully licensed or result in profit to you.