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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 Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West

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1,844 718
Toddlers & Tiaras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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1,666 690
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

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1,416 582
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

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1,270 637
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

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1,232 653
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

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1,140 614
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

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1,087 498
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

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989 480
The Real Housewives of D.C. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Real Housewives of D.C. Mary Schmidt Amons, Rich Amons, Ebong Eka

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958 530
Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Temptation Island Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary

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909 640
The Anna Nicole Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Anna Nicole Show Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern, Daniel Smith

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989 482
The Ashlee Simpson Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Ashlee Simpson Show Ashlee Simpson

13
924 494
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

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916 526
The Bad Girls Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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767 428
From G's to Gents is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
From G's to Gents Derek Watkins

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826 491
The Simple Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Simple Life Nicole Richie

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758 460
Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Steven Seagal: Lawman Steven Seagal

18
800 411
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

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686 412
The Littlest Groom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Littlest Groom Dani Behr

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725 361
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

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716 345
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

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640 378
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

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545 332
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

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624 364
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

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629 383
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

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583 425
Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Rock of Love with Bret Michaels Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell

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591 358
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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565 389
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica Jessica Simpson

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338 198
Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
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293 138
Kourtney and Kim Take New York is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kourtney and Kim Take New York

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555 356
Rock of Love Girls: Charm Scho... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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472 284
Married by America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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487 304
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss Jamie Denbo, Tamara Clatterbuck, Danielle Schneider

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540 319
I Love Money is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
I Love Money Craig Jackson, Saaphyri Windsor, Kwame Johnson

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271 164
16 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added 16 and Pregnant Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa

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360 216
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

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485 332
Meet the Barkers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Meet the Barkers Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler

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492 549
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
America's Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

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544 354
Growing Up Gotti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Growing Up Gotti Frank Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello, Carmine Gotti Agnello

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492 306
Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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451 267
Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Brat Camp Joe

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450 297
Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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504 357
Dr. 90210 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Dr. 90210 Will Kirby, Hayley Rey

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193 124
Sister Wives is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Sister Wives

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193 115
Living Lohan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Living Lohan

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425 267
My Bare Lady is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Bare Lady Nautica Thorn

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419 277
Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Unan1mous J.D. Roth

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422 419
Nanny 911 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Nanny 911 Deborah Carroll, Stella Reid, Lillian Sperling

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313 212
The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Benefactor Mark Cuban

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311 263
American Idol is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KSplash1 added American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest