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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
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 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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1,936 855
Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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 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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1,476 736
The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,443 763
Jon & Kate Plus 8 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
SabrinaGazer added 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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1,327 705
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,285 566
For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,120 602
Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,136 544
The Real Housewives of D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,161 550
The Ashlee Simpson Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,035 728
The Anna Nicole Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,085 570
Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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1,041 591
The Bad Girls Club - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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966 568
The Simple Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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930 459
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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868 521
Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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868 486
From G's to Gents is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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774 461
The Littlest Groom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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852 413
Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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835 391
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Mil... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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720 427
Real Chance of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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616 377
Pretty Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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710 417
I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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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705 429
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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