Dark comedy about a reality show producer who puts a family under surveillance without their knowledge. But there's a problem. The family is boring. The producer starts to meddle. ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Adam Rifkin ...  Mickey Wagner 8 episodes, 2012
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ...  Dennis Warwick 8 episodes, 2012
Monika Tilling ...  Amy Warwick 8 episodes, 2012
Jeremy L. Morrison Jeremy L. Morrison ...  J-Mo 8 episodes, 2012
Lindsey Grubbs ...  Stacy 8 episodes, 2012
Kelly Menighan ...  Katherine Warwick 7 episodes, 2012
Barrett James ...  Chad 6 episodes, 2012
Marri Savinar ...  Yvonne 6 episodes, 2012
Andrew Gray McDonnell ...  Mac 5 episodes, 2012
Clint Carmichael ...  Leonard Jacobson / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Anton Troy Anton Troy ...  Burt 4 episodes, 2012
Kendra Waldman ...  Jenna 4 episodes, 2012
Brian Borello ...  Mike 3 episodes, 2012
Constantine Paraskevopoulos Constantine Paraskevopoulos ...  Ben Dachman / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Shane McAvoy Shane McAvoy ...  Shane Murphy 3 episodes, 2012
Joey Christopoulos Joey Christopoulos ...  Craig 3 episodes, 2012
Catlin Adams ...  Sue 3 episodes, 2012
Charan Andreas ...  Dan 3 episodes, 2012
Joanna Mahaffy Joanna Mahaffy ...  'Autopsy Turvey' girl / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Blanca Araceli 2 episodes, 2012
Lauren Caster ...  New Assistant 2 episodes, 2012
Brent Chase ...  Buff Guy 2 episodes, 2012
Isaac Cheung ...  Techie 2 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Krebs ...  Techie 2 episodes, 2012
Leslie McKeller Leslie McKeller ...  Kik Holmes / ... 2 episodes, 2012


Dark comedy about a reality show producer who puts a family under surveillance without their knowledge. But there's a problem. The family is boring. The producer starts to meddle. Everything unravels in a big way with shocking consequences. Written by production

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Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction





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1 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Reality Show - Ahnungslos berühmt See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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No Holds Barred, Dark Comedy
3 December 2012 | by gkaps007See all my reviews

Mickey Wagner (Adam Rifkin)is a reality show producer who's last show (I wouldn't dare spoil it) ended up with a contestant dead. After a few years he is back with a pitch about a reality show where the people aren't aware they are being filmed. The show is green lit. The twist is the family get along and secure in life so much that they are beyond boring. Mickey is forced to manipulate their lives.

It sounds like The Truman Show, doesn't it? You will forget that thought once you've seen the first episode ends. What comes is dark humor mixed with gratuitous nudity (the best kind, am I right?!)and only the slightest of winks at the audience. Rifkin nails it as the sleazy producer who is only partly self aware. The supporting cast, especially the family, are solid. The show moves along fast, nary a dull moment. The reality show parodies spliced in are all great! "Autopsy Turvey" being so funny I had to re watch it immediately after.

Showtime is doing some great stuff lately. Homeland and Dave's Old Porn are two other examples. If you like your comedies sardonic and unnerving, don't miss Reality Show.

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