Reality TV- This latest TV trend is sometimes interesting but usually boring because it accurately presents the boring activities of the people on the show. It's popular because ordinary boring people can relate to it, and the networks love it because it's always a fast and easy low budget production.
Producers figure that if you shoot enough home movies you're bound to catch something worth broadcasting, and that doesn't take much considering all the crap that's on the air.
Some reality TV shows feature real people and true events. Some are quasi-real scenarios staged to seem real.
The best parts of this genre of TV programming are the sequences that were edited out of the finished footage.