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The Best Reality TV Shows

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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 just 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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    Top Chef

    2006 More
    80
    added by: mohammed saad
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Survivor

    2000 More
    78
  3. 3
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    Hell's Kitchen

    2005 More
    76
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    The Amazing Race

    2001 More
    72
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    Dirty Jobs

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    67
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    Antiques Roadshow

    1979 More
    67
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    Cash Cab

    2005 More
    67
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    Pawn Stars

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    67
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    1988 More
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  11. 11
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  12. 12
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    Chopped

    2009 More
    59
  13. 13
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    Project Runway

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    59
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    The Voice

    2009 More
    57
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    Iron Chef America

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    56
  17. 17
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    Cops

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    53
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    Storage Wars

    52
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    The Biggest Loser

    2004 More
    49
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    Dateline NBC

    1992 More
    48
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    Dog Whisperer

    2004 More
    48
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    America's Next Top Model

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    47
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    Big Brother

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    45
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    The Apprentice

    2008 More
    45
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    added by: dale358z
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    Survivorman

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    44
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    Supernanny

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    42
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    Planet Earth

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    42
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    American Idol

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    41
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    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    2003 More
    40
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    Jackass

    2000 More
    40
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    Hoarders

    2009 More
    39
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    Duck Dynasty

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    added by: prkr.river.rat
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    Man vs Food Nation

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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    So You Think You Can Dance

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    38
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    The Joy of Painting

    1983 More
    38
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    This Old House

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    38
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    2011 More
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    Top Shot

    2010 More
    35
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    The X Factor (Australia)

    2005 More
    35
    added by: acrosstheflame
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    Trading Spaces

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    34
  45. 45
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    Dog the Bounty Hunter

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    34
  46. 46
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    Dancing with the Stars

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  48. 48
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    Beauty and the Geek

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    33
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    Ghost Hunters

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    32
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