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List Rules Vote up your favorite reality programs that aired in the 2000s - no straight game shows

These are the best 2000s reality shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some great 2000s reality programs are centered around people looking for love, while other good 2000s reality shows were game changing competition shows. Many of the greatest 2000s reality series effectively changed the landscape of TV forever.

What series appear on this best 2000s reality shows list? Survivor revolutionized reality competition series when it premiered back in 2000. After airing dozens of seasons, the show remains one of the most popular reality series on television today. America's Next Top Model, hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks, is another great reality program from the 00s.

American Idol has introduced music fans to several talented artists including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. The Hills, The Challenge and 16 and Pregnant, all of which aired on MTV, also are featured on this top 2000s reality shows list.

Which 2000s reality show do you think is the best? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorites up to the top of this list!
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more

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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and is distributed by FremantleMedia North America. It began airing on Fox on ...more

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the British series. World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking ...more

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Cops is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson Cops is an American documentary/reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, and federal agents during patrols and other police activities including vice ...more

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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True Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Serena Altschul True Life is an American documentary television series that has been airing on MTV since March 31, 1998. Each episode follows a particular topic, such as heroin addiction as in the first episode ...more

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MTV Cribs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Su-chin Pak MTV Cribs and CMT Cribs, depending on which channel it airs, is a franchise reality television program that originated on the MTV Networks' MTV. It later aired on its CMT channel that features ...more

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The Hills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad The Hills is a semi-scripted American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from May 31, 2006 until July 13, 2010. Developed as a spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange ...more

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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Rick Harrison, Richard Harrison, Corey Harrison Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by ...more

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The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira The Challenge is a reality game show on MTV that is spun off from the network's two reality shows, The Real World and the now cancelled Road Rules. It features alumni from these two shows, in ...more

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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime, previously on the Bravo Network, created by Eli Holzman which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. ...more

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Laguna Beach: The Real Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Talan Torriero, Lo Bosworth, Morgan Olsen Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County is an American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from September 28, 2004 until November 15, 2006. The series aired three seasons and ...more

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi Top Chef is an American reality competition show on the cable television network Bravo, that first aired in 2006, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges. They are ...more

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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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Viva La Bam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Bam Margera, Vincent Margera, Ryan Dunn Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had ...more

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Run's House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons Run's House is an American reality television series that debuted on October 13, 2005. The series chronicles the family life of former Run–D.M.C. rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons, ...more

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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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My Super Sweet 16 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
My Super Sweet 16 is a MTV reality series documenting the lives of teenagers, usually in the United States, Canada and UK, who usually have wealthy parents who throw huge coming of age ...more

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16 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
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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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Reality Shows
Teen Mom, renamed Teen Mom OG in the fifth season, is an American reality television series that premiered on December 8, 2009 on MTV. Developed as the first spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, it ...more