Member Rara Avis
I guess. In maybe the same sense as the National Enquirer is poetry?
I'm certainly not qualified to define what is and isn't art. If all it takes is acting and drama, however, my neighbor's three-year-old daughter has got it wired big time!
If television is to be the art form in question, then no, I don't think art imitates life. Television offers too little diversity, compared to life, and even less depth. Television, I think, is a stereotype of life.