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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
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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Texicanas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Penny Ayarzagoitia, Mayra Farret, Lorena Martinez
Texicanas (Bravo, 2019) is an American reality documentary television series. The show follows a stylish group of San Antonio sophisticates as they try to balance their social lives and the ...more
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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Say Yes to the Dress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more
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True Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin
Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more
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Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Love Island (titled Celebrity Love Island in its first series) is a British reality television programme that was aired on ITV in 2005 and 2006. In the show, twelve single celebrities spent five ...more
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Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham
Insatiable (Netflix, 2018) is an American black comedy-drama series created by Lauren Gussis. A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) takes on a ...more
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Empire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more
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Below Deck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Below Deck is an American reality television series on Bravo that debuted on July 1, 2013.
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Watch What Happens: Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 22 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 23 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Shahs of Sunset
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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 25 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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