A little off topic but I have to agree with you. There are too many "reality shows". I know they are cheap (or cheaper) to make but all it means there are just too many channels that have to fill air time 24/7 x 365 and there is not enough creative people to do it.
I thought when they had a reality show about Repossession of automobiles was about as lame as they get, but now there are at least two others on the cable channels.
My wife did not believe me when I told her I saw a preview for a reality show on installing fish tanks. Fish tanks, really? (As a side note, a documentary on how they create some of those elaborate fish tanks would be interesting but I know that this show like all the other reality shows feel they must have drama, real or otherwise. So why bother?
Shows on pawn shops, shows on trash pickers, shows on truck stops, why not just stick a camera on each of us and we can all have our own cable show.
The good news, my television watching is down to about two hours a day and that is not every day. I am learning to live without TV.
I use the Mantracker show as an example of how cheesy they have gotten. How hard is it tracking two people with a camera guy and producer following them?
Mine would make installing a fish tank the height of entertainment.
Stations filled the gap with non professionals; shows were cheap to make; folks watched. Ergo the scene today.