- Parent Category: News
- Category: Location News
- Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:20
- Written by Dyana Carmella
While reality television has been dominating the airwaves for more than a decade getting a "makeover" has become a staple of the genre. The message is simply "your life is a disaster and our experts can make it better." While this reality plays out across America, no state has undergone more television style improvement than New Jersey.
Some of the reality shows that have landed in the Garden State include the popular regular visits from Jo Frost to help incorrigible children in "Super Nanny," and shows like "Trading Spaces" and "Generation Renovation" encouraged local residence to re-imagine and reinvent their homes and "Clean House" helped to tidy them up. "Wife Swap" straightened out New Jersey marriages, "Kitchen Nightmares" improved Jersey restaurants and "Split Ends" gave the state better hairdressers. Hundreds of reality series such as these have been filmed throughout the state in recent years, according to Steven Gorelick, Executive Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and television Commission and the trend shows no signs of tapering off. Many such programs have recently been filmed, and more are on the way.