TV 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
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West

The Dumbest Premises for Reality Shows The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

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

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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Gretchen Rossi

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Jon & Kate Plus 8 Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks

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For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
For the Love of Ray J Ray J, Brandi Burnside, Joanna Hernandez

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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
The Real Housewives of D.C. Mary Schmidt Amons, Rich Amons, Ebong Eka

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The Anna Nicole Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Anna Nicole Show Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern, Daniel Smith

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Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Temptation Island Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary

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The Ashlee Simpson Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Ashlee Simpson Show Ashlee Simpson

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The Bad Girls Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Flavor of Love Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard

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The Simple Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Simple Life Nicole Richie

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From G's to Gents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
From G's to Gents Derek Watkins

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Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Steven Seagal: Lawman Steven Seagal

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Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Teresa Espinosa

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The Littlest Groom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Littlest Groom Dani Behr

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Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Megan Wants a Millionaire 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
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? Anna Agatka^! Kate Barnett^! Alycia Benn

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Real Chance of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Real Chance of Love Kamal Givens, Ahmad Givens, Brian Fitzpatrick

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Pretty Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Pretty Wild Alexis Neiers, Tess Taylor, Gabrielle Neiers

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I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love New York Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez

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Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons

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Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Rock of Love with Bret Michaels Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell

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Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Jessica Simpson

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Catalina Guirado, Peter Andre, Sheila Ferguson

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Rock of Love Girls: Charm Scho... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Married by America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss Jamie Denbo, Tamara Clatterbuck, Danielle Schneider

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I Love Money is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love Money Craig Jackson, Saaphyri Windsor, Kwame Johnson

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Meet the Barkers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Meet the Barkers Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

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16 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
16 and Pregnant Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
America's Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

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Kourtney and Kim Take New York is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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The Swan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Swan Amanda Byram, Nely Galán

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Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Growing Up Gotti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Growing Up Gotti Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello, Carmine Gotti Agnello

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Dr. 90210 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Dr. 90210 Will Kirby, Hayley Rey

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Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Brat Camp Joe

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Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Nanny 911 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Nanny 911 Deborah Carroll, Stella Reid, Lillian Sperling

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Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Unan1mous J.D. Roth

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My Bare Lady is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Bare Lady Nautica Thorn

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The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Benefactor Mark Cuban

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The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Jamie Kennedy, Chris Tallman, Joe Clair

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Next is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Next Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley, Jamieson Hill

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I Survived a Japanese Game Sho... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time