Definitions

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  • noun uncountable A genre of television programming that blends reality TV with elements of drama.
  • noun countable A television program of this genre.

Etymologies

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Blend of drama and reality. Coined by Survivor creator Mark Burnett in 2000.

Examples

  • BURNETT: Yes, it's not reality; it's "dramality," a mixture of drama and reality.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: What's Driving the Popularity of `Reality TV'? - June 27, 2000

  • For the new season of 'America's Next Top Model,' supermodel Tyra Banks decided to cast 22-year-old Isis King, the very first transgender contestant to be featured on the popular, fashion forward "dramality" series, which is in its eleventh cycle.

    Black Entertainment, Money, Style and Beauty Blogs - Black Voices

  • EXCERPT FROM ESSENCE. COM -- Some say that DeShawn Snow was the quiet in the storm of drama that rained on Bravo's dramality series "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

    Keepingitreal

  • EXCERPT FROM ESSENCE. COM -- Some say that DeShawn Snow was the quiet in the storm of drama that rained on Bravo's dramality series "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

    Keepingitreal

  • New episodes of “America’s Next Top Model” will stay on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., where the dramality modeling series has become the defining show in UPN’s reach for young female viewers.

    UPN’s fall 2005 schedule

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