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The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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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