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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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    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

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    Jill Wagner, John Henson, John Anderson

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    Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia

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    Corey Harrison

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    Mike Rowe

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    Gordon Ramsay

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    Julie Chen

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    Arthur Negus, Angela Rippon, Fiona Bruce

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    Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Aarón Sanchez

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    Tyra Banks, Jay Manuel, Sara Racey-Tabrizi

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    Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern, Piers Morgan

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    Mark Keller

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    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    Ann Curry, Chris Hansen, Lea Thompson

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    Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Caroline Rhea

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    Gordon Ramsay

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    Buddy Valastro

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    Amy Henry

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    Cesar Millan

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    Robert Lee, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlain

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    Amy Lee, Michael Flatley

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    Tori Spelling

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    Les Stroud

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    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

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    Jamie Chung, Steven Hill, Landon Lueck

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    Paul DiMeo, Tanya McQueen, Paige Hemmis

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    Bob Vila, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor

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    Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington, Paige Davis

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    Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Mike Rowe

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    Sigourney Weaver

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