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The parents had several children and one of them, Lance Loud, was openly gay; he occasionally wore lipstick and women's clothes and, in the second episode, took his mother to a drag show.

Scholars sometimes mention that Lance came out of the closet on TV, but this is technically incorrect — he was simply gay without announcement.

His family confirmed that he had been out for some time.

This is in large part due to the broadness of the term ‘reality television’ and the many ways in which aspects of reality and daily life are integrated into what people like to watch on television.

hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.

What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.

The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.

Now, these contest-based shows range thematically from is one such contest-style reality show that has not only become one of the most popular reality based television shows in history but consistently pulls in some of the highest ratings in television among both reality based and fictional television programs.

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And for that, thanks should be given to the show’s brainchild, Chuck Barris, a quiet executive producer with a proven track record of the similarly naughty and popular , including its first several shows.

As Farr, 83, remembered in a phone interview with The Blade from his California home Wednesday evening, Barris, who died Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 87, knew after taping the pilot that the low-budget game show wasn't coming together the way he envisioned, the way it needed to.

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