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The Best Kid Versions of Reality TV Shows 

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Updated May 7, 2020 433 votes 191 voters 11.5k views 18 items

List Rules Kid versions of reality television competition shows only. Vote up those that are just as good, or better, than their adult counterparts.

What is it about reality competition shows that audiences can't get enough of? The thrill of a big win? The agony of a tough defeat? For some reason, we just can't stop watching regular Joes battle it out on TV. But when the same ol' competition format starts to get tired, networks are forced to find ways to spice things up. For many, that means turning to children.

Kids versions of reality television series are everywhere. From sophisticated cooking competitions like Chopped and MasterChef to the search for young entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, kids are taking over TV screens, and it is adorable. Who doesn't want to watch a bunch of lisping babies duke it out?

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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kid Versions of Reality TV Shows
Photo: MasterChef Junior/Fox

MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will compete in the first audition round and present their dishes to the judges. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

Premiered: 2013

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Chopped Junior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kid Versions of Reality TV Shows
Photo:  Food Network
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Chopped Junior
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Jeopardy! Teen Tournamen... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kid Versions of Reality TV Shows
Photo:  Youtube
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Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
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Project Runway: Junior ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kid Versions of Reality TV Shows
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Project Runway: Junior
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