University of Hertfordshire

Creating Reality TV: Kardashian Style

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  • Lyndsay Duthie
  • Lucy Brown
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015
EventKimposium!: A symposium about all things Kardashian - Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Nov 201526 Nov 2015


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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This chapter explores how to create compelling reality television ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ (KUWTK) style. As authors we have both worked on reality formats and now as academics, we are able to deconstruct the format of these types of shows from an insider’s point of view. We go behind the scenes to reveal the mechanics of the format, explain the casting dynamics, as well as the key ingredients that go into a successful reality series, from a programme maker’s point of view.


Lyndsay Duthie, and Lucy Brown, ‘Creating Reality TV: Kardashian Style’. Paper presented at the Kimposium: A Symposium about all things Kardashian, 26 November 2015, Brunel University, London.

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