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The Greatest Reality Shows of the 2010s

Updated January 6, 2021 8.1k votes 457 voters 5.2k views56 items

List RulesVote up your favorite reality programs that aired in the 2010s - no straight game shows

This decade saw the rise of reality TV as it became more niche and truly had something to offer everyone. From some great 2010s reality programs that are centered around people looking for love, to other good 2010s reality shows about true crime, reality TV in the 2010s moved further away from its Survivor and American Idol roots to become diverse and varied. From 90 Day Fiance to RuPaul's Drag Race and its various spin-offs, if you're looking for jawdropping, must-watch TV, this decade proved that scripted television is no longer the only place to find it.

So what series appear on this best 2010s reality shows list? Singing competitions are nothing new, but when The Voice premiered in 2011 it added some all-star coaches to the mix, and then spawned a revival in the genre, eventually spawning The Masked Singer. The Bachelor is another popular reality show that aired in the 2010s, and then went on to influence shows like Love Island.

Gordon Ramsay became a household name thanks to the continued success of his reality show, Hell's Kitchen, which then led to other cooking shows like MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, as well as baking shows like Netflix's Nailed It and the ever popular Great British Bake Off. And then there's the ones that st reality shows list include American Idol, Survivor and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Which 2010s reality show deserves the top spot on this list? Vote up your favorites!

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    The Voice

    Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
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    Chopped

    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli
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    America's Next Top Model

    Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House
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    Wipeout

    John Henson, John Anderson
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    Dancing with the Stars

    Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba
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    Big Brother

    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor
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    Billion Dollar Buyer

    Tilman Fertitta
    Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC, 2016) is an American reality TV show. Tilman Fertitta, CEO and...  more
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    Survivor

    Jeff Probst
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    The Family Chantel

    Chantel Everett, Pedro Jimeno
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic
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    Undercover Boss

    Mark Keller
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    MasterChef

    Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot
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    Shark Tank

    Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran
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    Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner
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    MasterChef Junior

    Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi
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    The Amazing Race

    Phil Keoghan
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    The Bachelor

    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack
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    RuPaul's Drag Race

    RuPaul, Michelle Visage
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    Top Chef

    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons
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    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison
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    Wipeout Canada

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    Southern Charm

    Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks
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    Celebrity Big Brother

    Clayton Halsey, Julie Chen Moonves
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