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Reality shows are stupid. No one's really denying it at this point. Yet they continue to prove massively popular - if arguably not as huge as they once were at the height of the reality craze. These days, with the ascension of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Toddlers and Tiaras, Jersey Shore and many more, one could argue that the genre has sunk to a new and previously unexplored low point. A valley many would probably have thought didn't even exist in the early aughts, when reality TV's worst crimes seemed to be limited to insulting the audience's intelligence and making Jesse Camp famous.

From Celebrity Apprentice, to Duck Dynasty and Hoarders, and even that one (and by "one" we mean 17) about how the contestants are totally not here to make friends, this is a rundown of the stupidest, most banal, most shrill, truly bad, and just dumbest reality shows ever made. If you've ever wondered "Could any show be more repetitive and pointless than America's Next Top Model?" this is the list for you.

These are the dumbest reality shows ever, in all time, for all of TV history. Seriously, can you think of worse reality shows? If you can, bless your heart and add them!

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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family.

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Toddlers & Tiaras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Toddlers & Tiaras Toddlers & Tiaras is an American reality television series on TLC. The series debuted on January 27, 2009. The pilot for the series aired on September 7, 2008. The series follows the ...more

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Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Jersey Shore Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley Jersey Shore is an American reality television series which ran on MTV from December 3, 2009 to December 20, 2012 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates spending ...more

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Austin1 added Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television series on TLC, featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. Thompson and her ...more

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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Gretchen Rossi The Real Housewives of Orange County is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006 on Bravo. It has aired nine seasons and focuses on the personal and professional ...more

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
SabrinaGazer added Jon & Kate Plus 8 Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin Kate Plus 8, formerly Jon & Kate Plus 8, is an American reality television series starring Kate Gosselin, which has aired since April 4, 2007.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
For the Love of Ray J Ray J, Brandi Burnside, Joanna Hernandez For the Love of Ray J is a dating show on VH1 featuring hip hop singer Ray J. The program has a format similar to Flavor of Love, I Love New York, and Rock of Love. In reference to the series, ...more

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Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Temptation Island Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary Temptation Island is an American reality television program broadcast on Fox in which several couples agreed to live with a group of singles of the opposite sex, in order to test the strength of ...more

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The Real Housewives of D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of D.C. Mary Schmidt Amons, Rich Amons, Ebong Eka The Real Housewives of D.C. is an American reality television series that originally aired on Bravo from August 5, 2010 until October 21, 2010. Developed as the fifth installment of The Real ...more

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The Ashlee Simpson Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Ashlee Simpson Show Ashlee Simpson The Ashlee Simpson Show is a television reality show about the life of Ashlee Simpson. The first season, taped from 2003 to mid-2004, focused on the beginnings of her career as a singer and the ...more

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The Anna Nicole Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Anna Nicole Show Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern, Daniel Smith The Anna Nicole Show is an American reality sitcom starring former model and Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith. The series debuted on August 4, 2002 on the E! entertainment television network ...more

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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Flavor of Love Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. While not a direct spin-off, the show was a result of Brigitte Nielsen and ...more

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The Bad Girls Club - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Bad Girls Club - Season 1 The first season of the Bad Girls Club debuted on December 5, 2006, and concluded on April 24, 2007, followed by two specials.

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The Simple Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Simple Life Nicole Richie The Simple Life is an American reality television series. The series aired from December 2, 2003 to August 5, 2007. The first three seasons aired on Fox, and the final two on E!. The series ...more

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From G's to Gents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
From G's to Gents Derek Watkins From G's to Gents is the second season of the MTV reality television series From G's to Gents. This season is hosted by Fonzworth Bentley, and premiered on February 10, 2009. The objective of ...more

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Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Steven Seagal: Lawman Steven Seagal Steven Seagal: Lawman is an American reality television series that aired on A&E for its first two seasons and Reelz for its third. It stars actor and martial artist Steven Seagal performing ...more

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Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Teresa Espinosa Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is an American reality television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker. Starring American recording artist Britney Spears and her then-husband Kevin Federline, the ...more

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The Littlest Groom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Littlest Groom Dani Behr The Littlest Groom was a reality television miniseries that aired for two episodes on the Fox network in 2004. Modelled on The Bachelor, the miniseries followed salesman Glen Foster, a 4'5" ...more

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Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Megan Wants a Millionaire Megan Hauserman, Rob Locke Megan Wants a Millionaire is an American reality television show on VH1 in which former Rock of Love contestant Megan Hauserman has seventeen wealthy single men compete for her love. The show ...more

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Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Mil... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? Anna Agatka, Kate Barnett, Alycia Benn Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? was a Fox network reality show in which a multi-millionaire named Rick Rockwell married the contest winner, Darva Conger, on television. The show was ...more

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Real Chance of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Real Chance of Love Kamal Givens, Ahmad Givens, Brian Fitzpatrick Real Chance of Love is an American reality television dating game show featuring two brothers, Ahmad "Real" Givens and Kamal "Chance" Givens, of the rap group The ...more

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Pretty Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Pretty Wild Alexis Neiers, Tess Taylor, Gabrielle Neiers Pretty Wild is an American reality television series that premiered on E! on March 14, 2010 and ran for one season. The series chronicles the lives of socialite sisters—Tess Taylor, Alexis ...more

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I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love New York Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez I Love New York is a reality television series that first aired on VH1. It features Tiffany Pollard, who is on a quest to find her true love. This series is a spin off of another relationship ...more

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Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane is an American reality television series on the Style Network. The series premiered on August 5, 2007. The series ran on syndication on E! but is no longer aired. A ...more

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Kourtney and Kim Take New York is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kourtney and Kim Take New York Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick Kourtney and Kim Take New York (E!, 2011) is an American reality television series following sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian as they open a Dash boutique in New York City.

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Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Rock of Love with Bret Michaels Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an American reality television dating game show. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. The show closely resembles its sister show ...more

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Catalina Guirado, Peter Andre, Sheila Ferguson I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is a reality television game show series in which up to 12 celebrities live together in a jungle environment for a few weeks. They have no luxuries, and ...more

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Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Jessica Simpson Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica is a reality television show that was produced and aired by MTV and MuchMusic. It followed the marriage of then husband and wife Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. The ...more

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KimberlyC.Vasconez added Dance Moms Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance ...more

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My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss Jamie Denbo, Tamara Clatterbuck, Danielle Schneider My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss was a television show on the Fox Network that was filmed in July 2004 and aired from November–December 2004. Similar to My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, it was a parody of ...more

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Married by America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Married by America Married by America was a reality television program hosted by Los Angeles DJ Sean Valentine that aired in the United States on Fox in the spring of 2003. It was produced by the production ...more

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Rock of Love Girls: Charm Scho... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Rock of Love Girls: Charm School 2 Rock of Love: Charm School, known as Sharon Osbourne '​s Charm School in the UK, and as Charm School: Rock of Love Girls in Germany, is the second season of the VH1 reality television series ...more

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16 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added 16 and Pregnant Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa 16 and Pregnant is an American reality television series that debuted June 11, 2009, on MTV. It follows the stories of pregnant teenage girls in high school dealing with the hardships of teenage ...more

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I Love Money is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love Money Craig Jackson, Saaphyri Windsor, Kwame Johnson I Love Money is an American reality television series airing on VH1 and produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol, and is a spin-off of Flavor of Love, Charm School, I Love New ...more

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The Swan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
geezlouise added The Swan Amanda Byram, Nely Galán The Swan was a 2004 American reality television program broadcast on Fox in which women who were judged to be ugly were given "extreme makeovers" that included several forms of plastic ...more

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Sister Wives is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Sister Wives Kody Brown, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown Sister Wives (TLC, 2010) is an American reality television series that documents the life of a polygamist family, which includes patriarch Kody Brown, his four wives, and their 18 children.

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Meet the Barkers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Meet the Barkers Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler Meet the Barkers was a reality television series which aired on MTV. The series followed the everyday life of married couple, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his wife Shanna Moakler, as well ...more

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
America's Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition that premiered on May 20, 2003. It originally aired on UPN, whose merger with The WB created The CW ...more

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Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Date My Mom Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by Kalissa Productions. The series premiered on November 15, 2004 and ended in 2006. An 18- to 24-year-old ...more

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Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Brat Camp Joe Brat Camp is a reality television show. The first season, featuring RedCliff Ascent, won an International Emmy. Subsequent seasons saw declining viewership. The American version of Brat Camp was ...more

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Living Lohan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Living Lohan Living Lohan is an American reality television series that debuted on E! on May 26, 2008. The series aired for a total of nine episodes, ending its run on July 27, 2008.

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Growing Up Gotti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Growing Up Gotti Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello, Carmine Gotti Agnello Growing Up Gotti is an American reality television series that appeared on A&E. It featured the life of Victoria Gotti, daughter of Mafia boss John Gotti, and her three sons; Carmine ...more

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Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Shipmates Shipmates is an American syndicated television show that ran for two seasons from 2001 - 2003. Reruns later ran on the cable channel Spike TV. The show was created by Hurricane Entertainment and ...more

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Dr. 90210 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Dr. 90210 Will Kirby, Hayley Rey Dr. 90210 is an American reality television series focusing on plastic surgery in the wealthy suburb of Beverly Hills, California. The series began its run in 2004. Dr. 90210 gets its name from ...more

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My Bare Lady is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Bare Lady Nautica Thorn My Bare Lady is a 2006 United Kingdom-based reality TV show that aired on the Fox Reality Channel. The series followed four American female pornographic stars as they took acting lessons and ...more

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Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Unan1mous J.D. Roth Unan1mous is an American reality television program that premiered on the Fox Network on March 22, 2006 and ran for one season. The host of the series was J. D. Roth.

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The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Benefactor Mark Cuban The Benefactor is an American reality television show broadcast on ABC starting on September 13, 2004. The premise involved 16 contestants vying to win US$1 million from billionaire entrepreneur ...more

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The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Jamie Kennedy, Chris Tallman, Joe Clair The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is a half-hour-long American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series that debuted in 2002 and was broadcast on The WB. The host and star of the show ...more

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I Survived a Japanese Game Sho... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Survived a Japanese Game Show Rome Kanda I Survived a Japanese Game Show is an American reality show that saw its first season premiere on ABC June 24, 2008. The show followed a group of Americans, who leave the United States for Japan ...more