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
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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130 136
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 2 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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124 142
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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135 162
Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 4 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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125 158
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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
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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93 141
Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 7 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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86 129
True Life is listed (or ranked) 8 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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104 162
Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 9 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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70 120
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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76 133
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 11 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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81 155
The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 12 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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94 194
Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham Insatiable (Netflix, 2018) is an American comedy series created by Lauren Gussis. A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) takes on a vengeful, bullied ...more

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Mob Wives is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Love Island is a daily British reality television programme. In the show, twelve single celebrities spent five weeks on an island in Fiji. Viewers would vote for the couple they would like to ...more

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54 121
Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 19 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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49 112
Empire is listed (or ranked) 20 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, former drug dealer, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious ...more

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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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Below Deck is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Shahs of Sunset is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
Shahs of Sunset

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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

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 26 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 New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 28 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 29 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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) 30 on the list The Trashiest TV Shows You Can't Help Loving
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