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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 Creepiest Characters in TV History

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1,699 672
Toddlers & Tiaras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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1,549 631
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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1,181 599
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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1,247 551
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Austin1 added Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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1,137 619
Jon & Kate Plus 8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
SabrinaGazer added Jon & Kate Plus 8 Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin

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1,053 584
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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1,000 472
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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921 453
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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898 503
Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Temptation Island Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary

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863 597
The Anna Nicole Show is listed (or ranked) 11 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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927 459
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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857 457
Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Flavor of Love Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard

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867 492
The Bad Girls Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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712 430
Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Steven Seagal: Lawman Steven Seagal

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773 463
The Simple Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Simple Life Nicole Richie

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718 406
From G's to Gents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
From G's to Gents Derek Watkins

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751 390
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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650 391
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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669 345
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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662 330
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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606 357
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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516 314
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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589 338
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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601 359
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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549 397
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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560 338
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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536 363
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Jessica Simpson

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448 268
Married by America is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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522 335
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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462 287
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is listed (or ranked) 31 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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512 301
I Love Money is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love Money Craig Jackson, Saaphyri Windsor, Kwame Johnson

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292 176
Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KimberlyC.Vasconez added Dance Moms

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232 135
16 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added 16 and Pregnant Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa

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245 123
Kourtney and Kim Take New York is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kourtney and Kim Take New York

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466 312
Meet the Barkers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Meet the Barkers Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

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326 197
The Swan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
geezlouise added The Swan Amanda Byram, Nely Galán

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518 331
Growing Up Gotti is listed (or ranked) 38 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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473 521
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 39 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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469 288
Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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428 255
Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Brat Camp Joe

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489 339
Dr. 90210 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Dr. 90210 Will Kirby, Hayley Rey

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434 284
Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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166 107
Sister Wives is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Sister Wives

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404 262
Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Unan1mous J.D. Roth

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410 254
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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406 397
Nanny 911 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Nanny 911 Deborah Carroll, Stella Reid, Lillian Sperling

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299 201
The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Benefactor Mark Cuban

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287 241
American Idol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KSplash1 added American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

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169 103
Living Lohan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Living Lohan