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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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      Survivor

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      80
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      Top Chef

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      added by: mohammed saad
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      American Pickers

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      69
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      Storage Wars

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      Dateline NBC

      1992 More
      48
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      Dog Whisperer

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      47
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      American Idol

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      Duck Dynasty

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      Planet Earth

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      Man vs Food Nation

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      The X Factor (Australia)

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      Dog the Bounty Hunter

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      Beauty and the Geek

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      32
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