Best Reality Shows

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Outwits, Outlasts and Outplays Everything else currently on Air. Quite Obviously, The Most Strategical and Cerebral Game EVER Created.
This show is the inspiration for all reality T.V. , the original concept is what all reality shows follow.
Best show on all of televison. Every other reality show is basically Survivor with a different theme.


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2Amazing Race
The Amazing Race is one of those shows you'll never get tired or bored watching. We all enjoy seeing different cultures, seeing different environment. This show proves we don't need those silly dramas in a show. TAR is a clean show yet full of adrenaline.
I have been watching this since Season 5. We all enjoy seeing different places, different cultures. Sometimes, we even get to see some activities or attractions which we may never have chances to visit. We never knew about that either. It's always amazed me.
Most exciting show. The only reality show I would love to be a part of. Getting the opportunity to travel to wildly varying destinations and take on challenges that relate to culture and sheer street smarts. Love it!
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3Big Brother
Big brother is an amazing show its great 13 amazing seasons hope there is more seasons I'm surprised its not in the top
"Survivor" for people who don't enjoy filth and starving.
Love this show can't wait for season 16. It is great even though some people say that Rachel Reily was rigged to win Big Brother. That may be true I agree but I personally just wanted to see her win she deserved it but please that was just way to obvious. Other than that I think this show is great season 15 wasn't as good as it was before but that was just because they got out the threats early really early.


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4America's Next Top Model
I voted ANTM because it's an awesome T.V. show and it's very inspiring. I LOVED the cycle with short models, it was very good for all those talented girls that want to become models but they are short. That show had also an over weighted (don't know if I spelled that right, I'm not English) contestant, Whitney (Cycle 10) and that was also very inspiring.! That show makes me wanna dream.
I love it. I'm so addicted to it! Tyra prove tat she can produce great supermodels from her show. I love naima
An amazing show, makes you believe you could be a model if you tried
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5American Idol
This T.V. show inspired me and made me wanna become a performer. And it has some of the most succesful singers all times (Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and many more). 12 amazing seasons, can't wait for more! Xoxoxoxo.
Best reality show ever. Best judges to and host
This is the true singing competition where people can become stars. Not just a show, but part of the American culture.
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6America's Got Talent
Should be higher than American idol... Anybody of any age, any talent can audition so its much more versatile
Woo Woo Woo! You know it Bro.
Not just singing but much more talents are excepted

7The X Factor (U.S.)

8Fear Factor
It's something real and out of the box from those celebrity reality shows, and shows an ideal factor.
Bring this program back it was great and sadly missed

9Deal or No Deal


The Contenders

11Celebrity Apprentice

12So You Think You Can Dance?
! This show is completely amazing and definitely beat out AMERICAN IDOL even though the two shows are by the same people and were SUPPOSED to be equals just of different topics! If you have never watched this show you have to check it out!
This show takes you through the journey of a group of people who share the same passion- dance. Every week, beautiful, inspiring, empowering routines are danced. This show deserves to be recognized for it's art. SYTYCD allows people to grow, not only as dancers, but as people.
Dancers will understand why this is the best reality show ever
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13Real World
The original and still the best. People get real oafter being thrown into a house for together for months on end. Forget all the competitive stuff.
One of the best out there! Should be higher than 7th place!
The original reality show

14Total Drama Island
BEST reality parody ever. What better way to skewer the genre than with animation? Another great animated parody is Drawn Together but that show didn't stick to the strict elimation format.
Not really a reality show but its still good
Total Drama Island is FABULOUS! My favourite is Lindsay
My top 5
5 Duncan
$ Justin
3 Courtney
2 Gwen
1 Lindsay
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15Project Runway
I love this, because I like the idea and a lot of the talent, but also becuase I think this show is much more objective and down-to-business than a lot of other reality shows. I mean, I don't think the judges are trying to put on a facade, when they are on stage and then act completely different outside the show!
It the best reality ever, there should be more episodes, and not as much time in a year without them. Every episode is very entertaining and interesting.
This is simply the best show I've ever seen!

16Face Off
What's great about Face Off is that these people have talent and help to create the most iconic film make up out there. That's staying power. It's a great show for Horror, Fantasy and Sci Fi fans, as well as people who love creativity and art. There is also no cliff hangers like they have to use on subar shows top get you coming back for the next episode. This makes it so that you can get into the show mid season and still truly enjoy it as is. There is also no train wrecks to laugh at, so the show has a supportive feel to it.

17Chris Angel Mindfreak
Dude, this guy is so cool

18The Voice (UK)
It's such a nice show that is looking for the best voice of UK, nothing less, nothing more.

19Duck Dynasty
Love Duck Dynasty. Best show on T.V.. Makes me feel good to watch. Makes me laugh and forget all my troubles. Hope they stay on for a very long time.
It's a great show, I like the family involvement, the life lessons dialogue at the end of the show.
Love the whole family they are hilarious!
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20The Bachelor
It's the best show ever! I stay interested until the last episode and I simplys love it!

21RuPaul's Drag Race
Embraces the camp of reality shows and takes it to a whole new level. All the drama, talent and quotability any reality addict needs.

22The Osbournes
Probably the funniest reality show I've seen. Ozzy is the complete light of the show and is one of my funniest heroes

23Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

24The Bachelorette

25Hells Kitchen
Umm Gordon Ramsey is RIDICULOUS! This show is so intense! Even if you don't like cooking shows, the drama and craziness of this one, is something NOT to miss!
Fancy of Gordon Ramsey!
The show is completely perfect for some one who love challenge with food
The best cooking show ever!

26The Voice
The voice should be number 1! Even though more people watch other reality shows. The Voice has better singers than any other reality show!


This should be number 1

27Britney and Kevin
Britney is so hot, and even though the show was cancelled and britney and kevin are now divorced, it's still a great show to watch and look at how britney was during the good old days before she shaved her head and attacked a car with an umbrella.
This show sucked white trash Nick and Jessica.. Britney is a wannabe of Paris hilton

28The Biggest Loser
Great show that helps the world get healthier every year. Sure, it is a big sob story most of the time, but that is because people who get that out of shape are broken to begin with. Inspirational show.
The most inspiring reality show

29Dance Moms
This show is the bomb-diggity! I love the way the parents react to the dance teacher... Hysterical! This should be #1 for sure! I dance moms! It's amazing. And everyone will enjoy it! Fun for the whole family to enjoy together and laugh so hard they cry! :') I love it and so should you so vote for it to be on the top of th charts!
It has everything a good reality show needs. The drama, the hysteria, the reactions, and mainly, a load of the girls dancing and their care towards their dance teacher.
This is my favorite show and all the girls are spectacular dancers this is my favorite show
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30My Kitchen Rules
I am surprised I had to add it on it is such a good show with interesting people do people have any sense here

And you all think Big Brother is way better then this at no 2 rubbish because big brother is the worst show out
I love the fighting in it and the cooking


31Survivor Man

32Man vs. Wild
Cause BearGrylls grylls a Bear because a bear Cannot gryll Bear grylls while Bear Grylls

33America's Best Dance Crew

34Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
This show is so sweet. I cry every week.
I am praying someone will makeover my home. Badly needed, it was my father's dream to keep it in the family. If my mom gets her way, none of us will ever see it again. please help.

35The Bad Girls Club
best tv show ever! I love it with all the drama! they should make a lot of them just like that!
I am watching them from Europe!
thumbs up for Bad Girls Club
So much drama makes for great T.V.! Hysterical and wildly entertaining! I watch every season.
7 bad girls in 1 house=drama=GREAT TV
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36The Girls Next Door

37The Mole
Brilliant! I wish they would bring it back. My wife and I have watched all of the US episodes and have viewed a fair amount of those from the UK and AUS. By far our favorite is the American version which is surprising be/c we really don't like much that comes out of the U.S. Humm...
The best and most intelligent reality show on television!


Bring Back the Mole! And this time with more contestants! Fun!
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39The Contender
The contender shows the lives of boxers and their struggles to get to the top. They don't pick up a script. This is real. Watch how the best becomes the king of the sport.

40Dog: The Bounty Hunter
One of these days, Mrs. Dawg is gonaa BUST out all over and smother anyone within six feet!

41The Apprentice

42Temptation Island

What an idea put 4 happy yeah right couples on an island of some of the hottest people and see if they cheat. They should bring this one back.

43The Surreal Life

44Hardcore Pawn

45The X Factor


47Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Love them so much they deserve to be #1_∞☆
So addicting! I love it! You really get to see their lives and all their drama!
This how half my family act so love all them no hate on nothing

48Toddlers & Tiaras

49Undercover Boss

makes greedy CEOs of big companies realize the real world of their workers


50Kid Nation

51I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

52Wife Swap

Put two opposite women with different family = entertainment


One of the most interesting shows I ever seen and the families are and chemistry with eachother are off the charts, great show. Not really a fan of reality shows but this is one of the couple I seem to like. Watch it, when there is nothing to do.


5319 Kids and Counting

54Dance Your Ass Off

OMG!! this show should be number 1 cuz it rocks. I love Latona and Adamme!

55The Ultimate Fighter

56Dog Eat Dog

57Bad Girls Club
Lmfao this is my show

58Gene Simmons Family Jewels

This show is very good and interesting. Sure Gene Simmons on it is a little strange (but you can not see his love for his kids and family), and the rest of the family is def. funny and down-to-earth. Also... it's very hard to find these days a celebrity family on tv that isn't all parties, the kids going out and getting in trouble... they seem to all really love each other and care about each other and actually enjoy being around and spending their time with each other.

59Paris Hilton's My New BFF

60Expedition Impossible

61Flavor of Love

Flava Flav is like a real life cartoon!!


The only real reality show.


A group of everyday civilians volunteered to undergo a short version of the same espionage training real spies are given, from real experts. Then, they were sent on assignments, to test their skills.

Now, *that* was some of the most interesting "reality" programming, ever.

64House of Carters

65Rob and Big
Rob dyrdek has lots of money and lots of free time and very little regard for his personal health

66Run's House
Finally a MTV show that isn't all about whiny teens and their birthdays

67Charm School

68Laguna Beach

69American Pickers

70Pawn Stars
Unlike many other of these shows I actually learn watching pawn stars and its funny and interesting

71The Simple Life
Laugh out loud Paris and nicole are the original blondes!
This was funny and very entertaining
I loved this show so much.

72Parental Control
This is so great!

73Impractical Jokers
What the hell! Can't believe that I had to add this. I mean come on this is rated 7.8 out of 10.0. This show that makes me laugh really hard. Those who haven't watched this I recommend you to watch just one episode and I guarantee that you won't regret it.
Watching this show will change your life.
If you liked the ali g show you will worship this one
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74I Love New York
Hey this show is the bomb. If you like drama this show has it & more. Every week she has a boyfriend (bi**h fit) about something. You got 2 check it out. You will love it.


Amazing reality television that makes a difference.
Sad but gripping and powerful


76Daisy of Love

77I Love Money

78Atlanta Housewives
Love this show. Especially Ms. Leakes. It should definitely be in a higher ranking!

79Celebrity Fit Club

80Crash Course

why did this get cancelled it was best


81Gold Rush

It is so good it has drama for kids

83Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best

84The Challenge

85Mob Wives

86Basketball Wives

87The Great British Bake Off
The thinking man or woman's reality talent show in which ameteur bakers compete in this gentle show that's the complete opposite of that freak show X-Factor

88LA Ink

89Love & Hip Hop

90Big Rich Atlanta

91Russian Dolls

92Ice Loves Coco

93Love In the Wild

94Meera Pati

95Vanderpump Rules
Best. Reality. Show. Ever. These kids are Awesome and the show was so addicting. How can't this be on the list? It's better than any of the housewives shows and the Bachelor. I can't wait for season two! Yea!

96The Block (Australia)
Xcellent reality show. Funny, intuitive and instructive

97College Hill
I miss this show loved it! It has the drama for you and fights! Check it out on Demand

Bring this show back along with the Mole, and also: don't bring Redemption Island back in Survivor!
This is the best show ever I hope for season 2

99Same Name

100Bad Lad's Army

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