The Evolution of Reality TV

Reality TV has taken a very long journey from humble beginnings in docu-series town all the way to the fire and brimestone vomit and sequin infested Jersey Shore. The genre has curved and changed into so many different things from celebrity, competition, dating and cakes all the way to whatever the Kardashians are.

At this point most shows lead to spinoffs, as can be seen in this very detailed flow chart, but these are the shows that left their footprint on our brains (in good ways and bad) and launched entirely new categories.

What is your favorite kind of reality show?Are these shows evolving into television chronicling the end of the world?