The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Reality shows are stupid. No one's really denying it at this point. Yet they continue to prove massively popular - if arguably not as huge as they once were at the height of the reality craze. These days, with the ascension of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Toddlers and Tiaras, Jersey Shore and many more, one could argue that the genre has sunk to a new and previously unexplored low point. A valley many would probably have thought didn't even exist in the early aughts, when reality TV's worst crimes seemed to be limited to insulting the audience's intelligence and making Jesse Camp famous.

From Celebrity Apprentice, to Duck Dynasty and Hoarders, and even that one (and by "one" we mean 17) about how the contestants are totally not here to make friends, this is a rundown of the stupidest, most banal, most shrill, truly bad, and just dumbest reality shows ever made. If you've ever wondered "Could any show be more repetitive and pointless than America's Next Top Model?" this is the list for you.

These are the dumbest reality shows ever, in all time, for all of TV history. Seriously, can you think of worse reality shows? If you can, bless your heart and add them!
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    Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West

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    Toddlers & Tiaras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


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    Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

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    Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin

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    The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Gretchen Rossi

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    Ray J, Brandi Burnside, Joanna Hernandez

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    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks

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    The Real Housewives of D.C. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Mary Schmidt Amons, Rich Amons, Ebong Eka

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    Ashlee Simpson

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    Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary

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    Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard

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    Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern, Daniel Smith

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    Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Teresa Espinosa

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    Nicole Richie

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    Derek Watkins

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    Dani Behr

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    Steven Seagal

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    Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Megan Hauserman, Rob Locke

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    Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Mil... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Anna Agatka, Kate Barnett, Alycia Benn

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    Kamal Givens, Ahmad Givens, Brian Fitzpatrick

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    Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez

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    Pretty Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Alexis Neiers, Tess Taylor, Gabrielle Neiers

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    Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons

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    I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Catalina Guirado, Peter Andre, Sheila Ferguson

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    I Love Money is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    Craig Jackson, Saaphyri Windsor, Kwame Johnson

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    Married by America is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


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    Jessica Simpson

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    Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell

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    Jamie Denbo, Tamara Clatterbuck, Danielle Schneider

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    Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

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    Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello, Carmine Gotti Agnello

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    Will Kirby, Hayley Rey

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    Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time


    J.D. Roth

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    Nautica Thorn

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    Amanda Byram, Nely Galán

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    Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley, Jamieson Hill

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    Fonzworth Bentley

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    T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira

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    Mark Cuban

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    Deborah Carroll, Stella Reid, Lillian Sperling

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    Jamie Kennedy, Chris Tallman, Joe Clair

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    Drew Pinsky^! Weston Gosa Jr.^! Weston Gosa

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    Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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