TV The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite low-brow, guilty pleasure shows (reality and scripted) currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service

There's a certain type of entertainment that is universally loved, simple in premise, and so much fun to watch... And yet most people won't admit to watching it. Admit it: You know you love trashy TV. Why? Because those "bad" television shows are your binge-worthy guilty pleasures. They are basically the TV equivalent of eating a Big Mac with fries - oh so delicious, but without any other redeeming qualities. Trashy TV at it's best is easy to follow, delectably low-brow, and undeniably great - as long as you don't overdo it.

Whether it's following all the Kardashian drama (will Scott and Kourtney ever reconcile?), to watching someone get "catfished" (seriously, how is this still happening?), or trying to guess who is going to hook up with whom on Below Deck, this is the definitive list of trashy shows that you can't help but love.

There's something so addicting and refreshing about losing yourself completely in a show, especially when you don't have to follow too closely in order to enjoy them at the end of a stressful day. Check out the 2016-2017 trashy television shows below, and don't forget to vote up your favorites

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Catfish: The TV Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Catfish: The TV Show Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality-based docu-series television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating. The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish and is ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Teen Mom 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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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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Say Yes to the Dress is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Say Yes to the Dress Roger Craig Smith Say Yes to the Dress is an American reality television series on TLC which follows events at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. The series shows the progress of individual sales associates, ...more

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Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E that portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander. The West ...more

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Dance Moms Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance ...more

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True Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
True Life 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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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann Revenge is an American primetime television series that airs on ABC, starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, which debuted on September 21, 2011. During its first season it aired on ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Big Brother 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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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
The Bachelor 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) 14 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 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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Mob Wives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Mob Wives Mob Wives is an American reality television series on VH1 that made its debut April 17, 2011. It follows a group of Staten Island women after their husbands or fathers are arrested and ...more

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Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, former drug dealer, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious ...more

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Watch What Happens: Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Watch What Happens: Live Andy Cohen Watch What Happens: Live is an American pop culture-based late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen that premiered on July 16, 2009. It features Bravo's own reality programming and celebrities ...more

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The Real Housewives of New Yor... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
The Real Housewives of New York City Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan The Real Housewives of New York City is an American reality television series that premiered on March 4, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the second installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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Shahs of Sunset is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving

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Below Deck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Below Deck Below Deck is an American reality television series on Bravo that debuted on July 1, 2013.

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
The Bachelorette Ben Sandford 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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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks 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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Kendra on Top is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Kendra on Top Kendra Wilkinson, Hank Baskett Kendra on Top is an American reality television series on WE tv that debuted June 5, 2012. The series follows the day-to-day life of former Playboy model and The Girls Next Door reality ...more

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The Real Housewives of New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Billions is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Billions Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Don't Be Tardy... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Don't Be Tardy... Kim Zolciak Don't Be Tardy is an American reality television series starring former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak. The series premiered April 26, 2012 as Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding ...more

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Geordie Shore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Geordie Shore Geordie Shore is a British reality television series broadcast on MTV. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, it was first broadcast on 24 May 2011, and is the British spin-off of the American show ...more