and the final suitor .For sometime in 2001 ? 2003, this type of reality show dominated the other genres in US. Some of the shows that were broadcasted under this category consisted of Flavor of Love and I Love New York. Job search Under this category contestants compete for their skills that they were pre-screened for. Competitors perform a variety of tasks and are judged by a single expert or a group of experts. This show is often presented as a job search of some kind. The contestants are eliminated based upon their performance and the prize for the winner includes a contract to perform a specific kind of work. The first job search show called Popstars was aired in early 2001. Some shows use the same technique with celebrities. Fear-centric Fear-centric shows place people in situations aimed at generating fear, panic or revulsion. This type of show was introduced in the mid of 1990s with Australia?s Who Dares Wins .It was first aired in 2000 under the title MTV?s Fear in US. Sports Shows under the category of sports include programs that create a sporting competition among athletes attempting to establish their status in a particular sport. One of the first shows to introduce sports into reality show was The Club, in 2002. In sports shows, sometimes just appearing on the show can get a challenger the job, for example the owner of UFC declared that the final match of the first season of Ultimate Fighter was so good, both contestants were offered a contract. It?s not necessary that all sport programs to involve athletes who are trying to gain fame in that particular sport. This is evident in 2006 US reality series called Knight School which focused on students SELF-IMPROVEMENT/MAKEOVER It consists of a person or a group of people trying to improve their lives with a specific target at each level. The format of Self-improvement shows remains the same even though there might be differences in the content. The format is: first the show introduces the subjects in their current, less-than-ideal environment. Then the subjects meet with a group of experts, who give the subjects instructions on how to improve things; they offer aid and encouragement along the way. Finally, the subjects are placed back in their environment and they, along with their friends and family and the experts, appraise the changes that have occurred. Examples of makeover shows include The Biggest Loser and Fat March.
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