The show has received criticism because of its Mafia theme and because it puts Staten Island and Italian Americans in a bad light, according to Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro who calls the show ‘disgraceful.’ Relatives of the victims of Mafia also expressed their disappointment with the casts, saying that being relatives of men from Mafia is not something to be proud of.An American reality television series aired on A&E Network; Storage Wars, features a couple that auctions products from abandoned lockers.It was revealed that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are all scripted shows, characterized by the producers’ editing of footage to create a fictional storyline and bullying to make contestants say things to the camera.Another American dating themed show, The Pick-Up artist features male contestants described to be “unsuccessful” when it comes to love and relationships thus they are taught how to “pick-up” women in different situations.
Said to be wildly successful and most-watched reality television series after its first season finale, Joe Millionaire as broadcasted in Fox became a cultural phenomenon in 2003 after its premiere.
The Pick-Up Artist was generally questioned whether or not it was “staged.”Cake Boss is an American reality television series that follows a family-owned business’ – Carlo’s Bakery – making of cakes and handling interpersonal relationships between members of the family and the workers in the shop.
It premiered in 2009 in cable television network TLC, and extended up to six seasons with the last season’s debut on May 27, 2013. of and Cake Boss bakery management program, and Discovery Communications of Valastro’s Cake Boss reached an agreement after an issue arose causing confusion over identical trademarks.
Jersey Shore is another American reality television show that follows the lives of housemates as they spend their summer at the said shore in New Jersey.
It received criticisms from the Italian government because of the term used on the show “guido” which is a general ethnical slur term for Italian Americans and Italians.
The Bachelor is an American dating game show that started in 2002, hosted by veteran television personality and news anchor Chris Harrison.