Lassie (Between 1954–1973, the television series, Lassie was broadcast in America, with Lassie initially residing on a farm with a young male master. In the eleventh season, it changed to adult forestry workers as her companions, then had the collie on her own for a while before ending the series with Lassie residing at a ranch for troubled children)
THE FIRST "reality" TV show first aired with Allen Funt, in August 1948. Versions of it aired over the years, with the last one featuring Allen's son Peter, as recently as 2004. This show was a classic, one of my all-time favorites!