Why Unscripted TV Is Best Reflecting True Reality (Column)

Reality TV is the hope of the future.

As production costs boom, unscripted series offer templates of how to keep budgets under control. And while Hollywood loves to talk about diversity, people with disabilities (or Pwd) are invisible on most films and TV shows, with the exception of reality TV, which focuses entire series on them and, equally important, includes them in its ongoing series.

TLC’s “Little People, Big World” is now in its 13th year, going strong after 300-plus episodes. A&E’s “Born This Way,” about people with Down syndrome, is beginning its fourth season. “Little Women: L.

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