At the end of each episode, we find out if the participants want to see each other again for a second date or if they head back to love's drawing board."First Dates" is executive produced by Ellen De Generes and Jeff Kleeman for A Very Good Production, Pam Healey and John Hesling for Shed Media, and Tim Carter for Twenty Twenty.While in recent years the number of reality television programs has increased incredibly compared to what was being watched in years past, many of the formats are the same.From the time television was born, people were fascinated with seeing everyday people fight, claw, cry, laugh, love, struggle, work and find their way – all to the delight of the viewer.Humor at the hand of an unknown bystander has its roots along side the root of television itself, in a reality television format that has proven to consistently deliver for audiences and is one that continues to be loved, used and watched by many.
In a way very voyeuristic, MTV’s began to a large degree the modern world’s fascination with watching the lives of everyday people interacting with one another and fueled this interest in reality television.
In this genre there are three major categories of shows: game shows, dating shows, and talent shows.
The scope of reality television has increased steadily over the last couple of years, with shows like the “Bachelor” gaining millions views.
In looking back through the history of reality TV it is interesting to see where the foundation for modern reality television began.
One of history’s most famous reality TV programs emerged in the late 40’s, when Allen Funt brought into the lives of millions of people.