Let's imagine for a second that reality shows were totally fake. Say you're a TV producer who wants to set up this elaborate lie to make a show for slightly less money. Not only is that needlessly complicated and unethical, but would you really put the Kardashians in charge of the grift? Between the three of them, or six if you count Khloe, they've brought the Armenian literacy rate down to 14 percent. If you handed them a stack of script pages, they'd probably ask you when they started making tampons that small.
Yes, it was a little phony that Hulk Hogan's wife suddenly decided to adopt a baby chimpanzee after cameras started following her family around, but that was just giving reality a little shove to make it more interesting. If you're filming Hulk Hogan, it'd be kind of stupid not to make his wife have an ape, right? I mean besides Brooke, of course. No one in their right mind would script a show with that cast. Could you even deal with the logistical nightmare of making a scripted program starring Hulk Hogan and a chimpanzee? Please? No, I'm really asking. I even made this since I can't stop thinking about it: