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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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1,816 710
Toddlers & Tiaras is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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1,640 683
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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1,390 577
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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1,254 629
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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1,217 649
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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1,123 608
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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1,074 494
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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977 474
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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947 526
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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904 631
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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980 477
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

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912 487
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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905 522
The Bad Girls Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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761 423
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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817 487
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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749 456
Steven Seagal: Lawman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Steven Seagal: Lawman Steven Seagal

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790 408
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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680 408
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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715 358
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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707 342
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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632 375
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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539 329
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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615 360
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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625 377
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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577 419
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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587 354
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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562 383
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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331 194
Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KimberlyC.Vasconez added Dance Moms

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547 351
Rock of Love Girls: Charm Scho... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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282 136
Kourtney and Kim Take New York is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kourtney and Kim Take New York

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467 282
Married by America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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482 302
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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534 316
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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266 159
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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357 211
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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481 329
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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541 349
Growing Up Gotti is listed (or ranked) 38 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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488 545
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

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486 305
Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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445 267
Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Brat Camp Joe

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500 355
Dr. 90210 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Dr. 90210 Will Kirby, Hayley Rey

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446 297
Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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188 122
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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190 114
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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416 275
Unan1mous is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
Unan1mous J.D. Roth

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422 266
My Bare Lady is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
My Bare Lady Nautica Thorn

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419 416
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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311 259
American Idol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
KSplash1 added American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

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310 212
The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time
The Benefactor Mark Cuban