عنوان مقاله [English]
The present research surveys on Aesthetic & Functional aspects of Reality TV genre. For this purpose, by concentrating on the hybrid essence of this genre, different related aspects like historical roots, definitions, sub-genres, various methods of hybridization and the issue of reality have been surveyed. Data have been compiled by library study of documents & observation. The survey has benefited from an analytical-descriptive approach. Using “generic hybridization” solutions indicates that the grounds & conditions of TV medium in the era of technology, justifies noticeable evolutions in different generic realms such as creators, audience, researchers & produced works. Hybridization in Reality TV genre is an indication of creativity in TV industry for preserving its position in the competitive market (by mixing fiction & non-fiction elements or facts & pre-existing generic conventions).This leads to survival of this genre by cannibalization of past styles, genres & conventions, simultaneously considering the standardization principles & differentiation in diverse variations.