The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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This is a list of the best reality TV shows on television, the most (often shamefully) addictive reality TV series. From guilty pleasures to shows that really do teach us how to live our lives a little bit better, this list contains only TV shows you would openly recommend to good friends of yours--the best of the best reality shows. You can vote, or even make your own list to impact this CrowdRanking of the top reality TV shows of all time!

What are the top reality TV shows? From "Top Chef" to "The Biggest Loser", this list contains only the best and actually-watchable in reality television. Time to vote: what are the best reality shows ever?

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    Corey Harrison

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    Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

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    Joe Rogan

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    the people's #1 & added by dale358z
    Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne

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    Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

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    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

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    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

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    Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Mia Mastroianni

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    Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

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    John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

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    Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Nick Groff

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    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe

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    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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    Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

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    Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia

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    Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover

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    Mark Keller

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    Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson

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    Jamie Hyneman, Robert Lee, Adam Savage

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    Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield

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    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

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    Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

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    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman

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    Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

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    Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison

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    Buddy Valastro

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    Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon

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    Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney

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    Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

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    Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels

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    Bob Ross, Ben Stahl, Steve Ross

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    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

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    Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, George Ross

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    American Grit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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    American Grit

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    Bob Vila, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor

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    Cesar Millan

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    Ben Sandford

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    John Cena, Trish Stratus, The Miz

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    Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrissyBaker

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    Sigourney Weaver

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    added by jenndubya
    Brianna Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Natalie Eva Marie

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