Definitions

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  • n. A genre of reality television in the style of a documentary in which an apparent plot is constructed by intention or editing in order to make programmes in this genre resemble soap operas.
  • n. A television programme in this genre.

Etymologies

Blend of documentary and soap (for soap opera) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Animal Stuffers senior executive producer Mick Kaczorowski said the show, which he refers to as a "docusoap," is a way to tell an animal story with interesting characters who are passionate about animals.

    USATODAY.com News

  • A&E has ordered ten half-hour episodes of an untitled docusoap that will follow David Hasselhoff as he raises two teenage daughters as a single dad and attempts to help them achieve their dreams of becoming singers.

    Televisionary

  • Producer 44 Blue Productions told the Hollywood trade publication that it plans to develop a "docusoap" built around Crocker, 19, who lives with his grandparents in Tennessee.

    Another YouTube video, another overnight star

  • I just want to know how you learned the term 'docusoap'?

    Here We Go Again Or, SciFi's New Programs

  • The term 'docusoap' was in the SciFi News article.

    Here We Go Again Or, SciFi's New Programs

  • Witch School - is a "docusoap" about a school for witches.

    January 2007

  • I may not be interested in watching this fall’s “untitled docusoap” chronicling “Lopez and his Courtney Mazza as they prepare for the birth of their first child,” but I do have to hand it to Mario Lopez in general.

    Is anyone in Hollywood scrappier than Mario Lopez? | EW.com

  • Variety reports that the estranged pair are now living together for a new show called 'Lost and Found' -- a "docusoap" about to be pitched to networks.

    Inside TV Blog

  • George Hamilton is developing a new show for TV Land described as a 'docusoap'.

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • Movie veteran GEORGE HAMILTON is preparing for a reality TV comeback - the famously-tanned actor is developing a U.S. 'docusoap' about leaving his bachelor life behind to take care of his 10-year-old son.

    ContactMusic Ltd | Latest News

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