Genre is the term used to categorize the different types or format of television programme which appear to fall into the a clear generic categories such as news, drama, talk show, sitcoms and etc. However, the recent phenomenon associated to reality tv has create a ‘bluring of boundaries’ of television genre. A single production of reality tv shows now consist a combination of various television genre i.e adventure and game show to produce a new kind of programme. Some of the prevalent characteristics of reality tv is unscripted, documenting actual event and featuring ordinary people. Reality tv breed to be the fast growing television format internationally since its arrival in the late 1999. In the commercial climate that administered television industry, economic factor play a major role. Reality tv is inexpensive to produce.
Globalization process in this sense can be seen as a major factor that contributed to the growth of reality tv phenomenon across the globe. This project in essence aims at tracing the development of reality television in general and attempt to locate the development within the push and pull factor that contribute to its popularity around the globe. A documentation search will be employed to collect data on this aspect. A content analysis of selected reality television programmes, both locally and internationally produced will also be used to analysed the ideology embedded in the production of the programme. Most importantly, this study attempt to critically access the phenomenon within the frame work of globalization.