The Real Deal New York

Reality bites: A history of reality TV and real estate

By Jane C. Timm | March 08, 2012 04:30PM

From the March issue: When MTV’s “The Real World” premiered in 1992, few could guess that reality shows would eventually come to dominate prime-time TV, with monster hits like “The Bachelor” and “Jersey Shore” boosting networks’ ratings.

Manhattan real estate is a cutthroat business often involving big dollar signs, so it’s no surprise that New York brokers have made their way onto a slew of reality shows since then. [more]