Soap-opera style[ edit ] Although the term "docusoap" has been used for many documentary-style reality television shows, there have been shows that have deliberately tried to mimic the appearance and structure of soap operas. All but three of these franchises, Top Model, The Biggest Loser and Dragons' Den, were created by either British producers or the Dutch production company Endemol ; and even Dragons' Den, which originated in Japan , has had most adaptations be based on the British version. Several " reality game shows " from the same period have had even greater success, including Deal or No Deal , Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Documentary-style programs give viewers a private look into the lives of the subjects. The franchise has an older cast and different personal dynamics than that of Laguna Beach and its imitators, as well as lower production values, but similarly is meant to resemble scripted soap operas — in this case, the television series Desperate Housewives and Peyton Place. VH1 in the mids had an entire block of such shows, known as "Celebreality". History[ edit ] Television formats portraying ordinary people in unscripted situations are almost as old as the television medium itself. A Fox staple since , COPS has, as of when it moved to cable channel Spike , outlasted all competing scripted police shows. Shows such as these are often created with the idea of promoting a celebrity product or upcoming project. The production team from the original series went on to create popular reality shows Strictly Come Dancing , Location, Location, Location , and the revamped MasterChef , amongst others. In the United States, reality television programs experienced a temporary decline in viewership in , leading some entertainment industry columnists[ who? Simpson murder case , starting with 90 minutes of live network television of Simpson being chased by police, has been described as a seminal moment in reality television, with coverage of the true-life drama interrupting regular television programming for months and dominating ratings and the public conversation. These systems made it easy to quickly edit hours of video footage into a usable form, something that had been very difficult to do before film, which was easy to edit, was too expensive to shoot enough hours of footage with on a regular basis. Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian There are also fly-on-the-wall-style shows directly involving celebrities.