These are the best 2000s reality shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some great '00s 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 at the start of the decade in 2000. After airing dozens (and 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.
What are the best '00s reality shows? Did the shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 2000s reality shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the reality shows of the 2000s you loved to watch rank.
Premiered: May 30, 2005Hell'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
Premiered: May 31, 2000Survivor (CBS, 2000) is a reality game show and is based on Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons. Hosted by Jeff Probst, contestants are isolated in the wilderness... more
Premiered: May 20, 2003America's Next Top Model (UPN, 2003) is an American reality competition television series create by Tyra Banks. Several women compete for the title of "America's Next Top Model", providing them with... more
Premiered: March 11, 1989Cops (Fox, 1988) is an American documentary-reality legal series and one of the longest-running television programs in America. It follows the activities of police officers by assigning television... more
Premiered: March 4, 2004Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. The original American... more
Premiered: September 5, 2001The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster. Teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams.... more
Premiered: 2000Big Brother is the British version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The show follows a number of contestants, known as... more
Premiered: March 5, 2002The Osbournes (MTV, 2002) is an American reality television program. It features the domestic life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, his wife, and two of their three children.... more
Premiered: October 5, 2000MTV 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 tours... more
Premiered: January 18, 2005My 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 celebrations,... more
Premiered: 2007Charm School is a reality television series airing on VH1; a spin-off of Flavor of Love created by executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The first season, called Flavor of Love Girls:... more
Premiered: March 10, 2006Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or colloquially as simply Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom, is a survival television series hosted by Bear... more
Premiered: July 6, 2000Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a reality game show series based on a Dutch series of the same name created by producer John de Mol. The series follows a group of contestants, known as HouseGuests, who... more
Premiered: March 21, 2006The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 2006) is an American reality television series. It has aired nine seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in... more
Premiered: December 1, 2004Project Runway (Bravo, 2004) is an American reality television series created by Eli Holzman. Model Heidi Klum hosts contestants as they compete with each other to create the best clothes and are... more
Premiered: 1995Road Rules (MTV, 1995) is an American reality show created by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray and based off of The Real World. The series followed six strangers, between the ages of 18 and 24,... more
Premiered: December 3, 2009Jersey Shore (MTV, 2009) is an American reality television series created by SallyAnn Salsano. EIght housemates live together at a vacation home and experience friendships, romance, and drama.... more
Premiered: January 21, 2003American 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 June... more
Premiered: June 11, 200916 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
Premiered: March 8, 2006Top 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 judged by... more
Premiered: May 31, 2006The Hills (MTV, 2006) is an American reality television series created by Adam DiVello, and a spinoff of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. After graduating high school, Lauren Conrad moves to Los... more
Premiered: October 26, 2003Viva 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
Premiered: September 28, 2004Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (MTV, 2004) is an American reality television series. The series aired three seasons and focused on the personal lives of several students attending Laguna Beach... more
Premiered: June 1, 2005Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced... more
Premiered: September 29, 1997The 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