“The following Venn diagram maps the overlapping relationships between reality shows. Included on this chart are only shows that aired in 2011, 2012, or are scheduled for or are in development for this season (and in a few rare instances, there are notes on reality-TV niches not yet filled). The reality-TV universe is even more repetitive and connected than you could have imagined.”
This is fascinating and precisely why I have no room in my life for reality television — even in an ironic, escapist kind of way. It’s basically a cesspool of programming incest. Then again, I’ve got a great idea for a cupcake show!