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The Best 2000s Reality Shows

Updated August 4, 2020 2.0k votes 259 voters 8.0k views33 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Survivor1
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    Survivor

    Jeff Probst

    Premiered2000

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  • The Amazing Race2
    58
    38

    The Amazing Race

    Phil Keoghan

    Premiered2001

    The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and...  more

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  • America's Next Top Model3
    49
    31

    America's Next Top Model

    Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House

    Premiered2003

    America's Next Top Model (UPN, 2003) is an American reality competition television series...  more

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  • Hell's Kitchen4
    48
    33

    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Premiered2005

    Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the...  more

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  • True Life5
    40
    29

    True Life

    Serena Altschul

    Premiered1998

    True Life (MTV, 1998) is an American documentary television series. Each episode follows a...  more
  • MTV Cribs6
    39
    29

    MTV Cribs

    Su-chin Pak

    Premiered2000

    MTV Cribs and CMT Cribs, depending on which channel it airs, is a franchise reality television...  more
  • Pimp My Ride7
    24
    11

    Pimp My Ride

    Xzibit, Buck

    Premiered2004

    Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists...  more

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  • Big Brother8
    45
    37

    Big Brother

    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor

    Premiered2000

    Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV...  more

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  • Project Runway9
    36
    26

    Project Runway

    Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum

    Premiered2004

    Project Runway (Bravo, 2004) is an American reality television series created by Eli Holzman....  more

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  • Charm School10
    22
    11

    Charm School

    Jamie Foxx, Sharon Osbourne

    Premiered2007

    Charm School is a reality television series airing on VH1; a spin-off of Flavor of Love...  more
  • Cops11
    37
    30

    Cops

    Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay

    Premiered1988

    Cops (Fox, 1988) is an American documentary-reality legal series and one of the...  more

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  • Road Rules12
    19
    9

    Road Rules

    Cara Zavaleta, Veronica Portillo

    Premiered1995

    Road Rules (MTV, 1995) is an American reality show created by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan...  more
  • Jersey Shore13
    44
    40

    Jersey Shore

    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino

    Premiered2009

    Jersey Shore (MTV, 2009) is an American reality television series created by SallyAnn Salsano....  more

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  • Man vs. Wild14
    22
    13

    Man vs. Wild

    Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell

    Premiered2006

    Man vs. Wild, also called Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, Survival Game, or...  more

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  • Big Brother15
    11
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    Big Brother

    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor

    Premiered2000

    Big Brother is the British version of the international reality television franchise Big...  more

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  • The Challenge16
    33
    28

    The Challenge

    T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio

    Premiered1998

    The Challenge is a reality game show on MTV that is spun off from the network's two reality...  more

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  • The Osbournes17
    21
    13

    The Osbournes

    Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne

    Premiered2002

    The Osbournes (MTV, 2002) is an American reality television program. It features the domestic...  more

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  • American Idol18
    48
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    American Idol

    Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson

    Premiered2002

    American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced...  more

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  • The Real Housewives of Orange County19
    28
    22

    The Real Housewives of Orange County

    Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge

    Premiered2006

    The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 2006) is an American reality television series....  more

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  • Top Chef20
    31
    26

    Top Chef

    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons

    Premiered2006

    Top Chef is an American reality competition show on the cable television network Bravo, that...  more

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  • Pawn Stars21
    32
    30

    Pawn Stars

    Rick Harrison, Richard Harrison

    Premiered2009

    Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily...  more

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  • The Hills22
    33
    32

    The Hills

    Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge

    Premiered2006

    The Hills (MTV, 2006) is an American reality television series created by Adam DiVello, and a...  more

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  • Viva La Bam23
    27
    28

    Viva La Bam

    Bam Margera, Vincent Margera

    Premiered2003

    Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends...  more
  • 16 and Pregnant24
    28
    30

    16 and Pregnant

    Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr.

    Premiered2009

    16 and Pregnant is an American reality television series that debuted June 11, 2009, on MTV....  more
  • Flavor of Love25
    32
    36

    Flavor of Love

    Flavor Flav, Dion Graham

    Premiered2006

    Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the...  more

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