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List Rules Vote up your favorite reality shows currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

What are the best reality shows on right now in 2017? Are you a Real Housewives faithful or are you totally into reality shows set in the elements, like a Bear Gryllis situation? Maybe you're strictly a Keeping Up with the Kardashians devotee? Some consider Dancing with the Stars to be one of the best current shows on ABC. No matter what you prefer, there's plenty of current reality television for you to enjoy.

Reality series on now reflect a certain evolution of the genre. Sure, there’s still table flipping, but today’s top reality shows are popular with stars who are much more streetwise than those kooky kids back in the early-‘90s on the first Real World (except for maybe the people on Hoarders). Which current reality show should reign supreme? The Bachelor? Amazing Race? RuPaul's Drag Race? They're all good reality TV shows listed here.

This list of current reality programs also includes reality competition shows, like America's Got Talent and The Voice.  

How about the latest ruler of current reality shows? The Great British Bake Off quietly debuted in America and quickly won over viewers, even though the most dramatic thing that’s happened on the series so far is an Irish guy dumping a baked Alaska in the bin? If that isn't for you, maybe fan-favorite cooking reality shows like Top Chef are what will get your upvotes.

Vote up the best reality TV shows currently on television and if you don’t see your favorite, add it!

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen is an American reality television cooking competition broadcast on Fox. It is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Fox had announced that Hell's Kitchen was renewed for a 13th ...more

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Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Mbbk6214 added Impractical Jokers James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto In 1999, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano, four high school friends from Staten Island, NY formed the live improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. After a long and ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Voice Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
31 added Survivor 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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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
MasterChef Junior Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot MasterChef Junior is a cooking competition television series that is airing on Fox. It premiered on Friday, September 27, 2013. It is based on the format of the U.K. series Junior MasterChef. On ...more

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RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
RuPaul's Drag Race RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder for Logo. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, ...more

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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
America's Got Talent Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network, and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a talent show that features singers, ...more

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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Shark Tank Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and a franchise of Dragons' Den. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a panel ...more

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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Face Off Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick, Neville Page Face Off is an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network in which a group of prosthetic makeup artists compete against each other to create prostheses such as those found ...more

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Hoarders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Hoarders Hoarders (A&E, 2009) is an American reality television series that depicts the real-life struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding disorder.

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Amazing Race Phil Keoghan 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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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
31 added Big Brother Julie Chen 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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Lip Sync Battle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Lip Sync Battle LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network, 2015) is an American musical reality competition television series hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. Varieties of celebrities pair up to do battle each ...more

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Top Chef Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons 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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Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Harley Rae Reid added Deadliest Catch Mike Rowe Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the ...more

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Project Runway: All Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Project Runway: All Stars Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy, Alyssa Milano Project Runway All Stars is a spin-off series based on Project Runway. It features 13 designers from seasons 1-9 of the original series with a new host, new judges and a new mentor.

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Bar Rescue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bar Rescue Jon Taffer, P.J. King Bar Rescue is an American reality TV series that premiered on Spike on July 17, 2011. It stars Jon Taffer, who offers his professional expertise plus renovations and equipment to desperately ...more

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews, Brooke Burke-Charvet Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
America's Next Top Model Tyra Banks, Rita Ora, Ashley Graham 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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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Worst Cooks in America Anne Burrell, Rachael Ray Worst Cooks in America is a reality competition show on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants with very poor cooking skills through an eight-week culinary boot camp, to earn a ...more

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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Pit Bulls & Parolees Tia Torres, Tania Torres, Mariah Torres Pit Bulls & Parolees is an American reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009. It ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018

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My 600-lb Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
My 600-lb Life Melissa Morris, Younan Nowzaradan, Donald Shelton My 600-lb Life (TLC, 2012) is a reality television series. Each episode follows a year in the life of a morbidly obese person (who starts the episode weighing around 600 pounds (270 kg)) and ...more

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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Teen Mom OG Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Baltierra, Maci McKinney 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

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Bizarre Foods: Delicious Desti... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Andrew Zimmern Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel, 2015) is a travel and cuisine television show hosted by Andrew Zimmern. The Bizarre Foods spinoff focuses on famed destinations' classic ...more

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow, Shereé Whitfield The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added So You Think You Can Dance Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Jersey Shore Family Vacation Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 2018) is an American reality television series developed by SallyAnn Salsano. Six years after the end of Jersey Shore, the housemates are reunited as they ...more

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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Pawn Stars Rick Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" 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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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
RyanSchreiber added Food Network Star Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis Food Network Star (Food Network, 2005) is a reality television series. A contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own

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Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Vanderpump Rules Lisa Vanderpump, Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series airing on Bravo, featuring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump in the title role and her staff at ...more

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The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added The Real Housewives of Orange County 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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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim 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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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Born This Way Born This Way (A&E, 2015) is an Emmy Award-winning American reality television series. It features seven adults with Down Syndrome who work hard to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Bachelor Chris Harrison 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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The Real Housewives of New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added The Real Housewives of New Jersey Joe Giudice, Chris Laurita, Dina Manzo The Real Housewives of New Jersey is an American reality television series that premiered on May 12, 2009 on Bravo. Developed as the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Last Alaskans Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska struggle and thrive in the untouched ...more

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Total Divas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Harley Rae Reid added Total Divas Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Natalya Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!. The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their ...more

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OutDaughtered is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
OutDaughtered Adam Busby, Danielle Busby, Blayke Louise Busby OutDaughtered (TLC, 2016) is an American reality series, starring Adam and Danielle Busby, parents of the only all-girl quintuplets in the U.S.

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Bachelorette Chris Harrison The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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Long Island Medium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, Larry Caputo Long Island Medium is a TLC reality television series starring Theresa Caputo as she claims to be a medium who can communicate with the deceased. Caputo's claims have been deemed fictitious by ...more

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Southern Charm Savannah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Southern Charm Savannah Ashley Borders, Catherine Cooper, Daniel Eichholz In 2016, Bravo ordered a spin-off series to Southern Charm, titled Southern Charm Savannah. The series is set to follow the same premise as its predecessor series but will be set in Savannah, ...more

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Bachelor in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bachelor in Paradise Chris Harrison

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Bring It! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bring It! Dianna Williams, Camryn Harris, Makalah Whitenson Bring It! (Lifetime, 2014) is an American dance reality television series. In Jackson, Mississippi, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams and her Dancing Dolls compete against other rival

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Comic Book Men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Comic Book Men Kevin Smith, Ming Chen, Walter Flanagan Comic Book Men is an American reality television series airing on the AMC network. It is set at Kevin Smith's comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
World of Dance Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Judged by Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough, dance performers, including solo acts ...more

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The Real Housewives of Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
The Real Housewives of Dallas Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, Stephanie Hollman

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Growing Up Hip Hop is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Growing Up Hip Hop Romeo Miller, Kristinia DeBarge, Master P Growing Up Hip Hop (WE tv, 2016) is a reality television series. The personal trials and victories of some of hip-hop's elite offspring.

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Friday Night Tykes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Friday Night Tykes Morgan Spector