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Blend of drama +‎ reality. Coined by Survivor creator Mark Burnett in 2000.[1]


dramality (countable and uncountable, plural dramalities)

  1. (uncountable) A genre of television programming that blends reality TV with elements of drama.
    • 2008, Kate Harmon, The Formal, Speak (2008), →ISBN, page 53:
      Minnie had come up with the brilliant idea of spoofing a dramality show of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan doing "hard time" in a primadonna version of prison, complete with diamond-studded ankle cuffs.
  2. (countable) A television program of this genre.
    • 2004, Anne Becker, "Scenes From a Marriage", Broadcasting & Cable, 17 November 2004:
      Yet neither thinks dramalities signal an end to either scripted or traditional reality TV.


  1. ^ Kerry Maxwell, "New word of the month", MED Magazine, April 2004