We all know that reality TV isn't real life, and what we see on these shows doesn't reflect what's actually happening. But that doesn't stop us from wondering where the lines are between fact and fiction.
When it comes to believability, the slew of TLC and TLC-adjacent home renovation shows are some of the most convincing, because how and why would they fake a whole redecoration? Nonetheless, the reality of these house jobs are not always what they appear to be on screen.
Plumbing and remodeling company I work for did plumbing for an HGTV show about 10 years ago. We did the hook ups for the new laundry room. The homeowners picked some fancy Moroccan tile for the floors at some upscale NYC boutique and the host of the show decided it would look better without grout...which went about as well as you’d expect.