The Best of 2018 Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On  

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List Rules Only reality series currently airing new episodes.

Reality television can be a weird thing. In many cases, being the star of a reality TV show puts the stars under heavy scrutiny—not to mention the invasion of privacy. That is what they signed up for, though. Nevertheless, plenty of people are constantly answering casting calls to be the next rising reality star—whether that involves being yelled at in the kitchen by super-chef Gordon Ramsey or surviving naked on an island for three weeks. All things considered, there's likely a range of TV shows you wish you were on.

Of course, not all reality shows are unapologetic dreck. You have Shark TankThe VoiceDeadliest Catch, and so many others. Opinions aside, starring on a reality TV show would have to be a blast—no matter the type of show that is. So, if you're ready to invest in the next best invention with Kevin Harrington or take a vacation with the cast of Jersey Shore, this list of reality series you want to be a part of is just for you!

Take a look at the current reality shows below and vote up the ones you'd enjoy being on most. You can also vote down shows and add others that didn't make the list. 

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano, Joseph 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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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Lip Sync Battle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Undercover Boss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Mark Keller Undercover Boss is an American reality television series, based on the British series of the same name and produced by Studio Lambert in both countries. Each episode depicts a person who has an ...more

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi 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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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli 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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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc 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

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the British series. World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking ...more

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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot 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 ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly 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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Bizarre Foods: Delicious Desti... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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 Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne 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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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence 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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RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden {{Infobox television | show_name = Britain's Got Talent | image = | genre = Reality | creator = Simon Cowell | director = Jonathan Bullen | presenter = Ant & Dec | judges = Simon Cowell ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime, previously on the Bravo Network, created by Eli Holzman which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. ...more

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Comic Book Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Reality Shows You Wish You Were On
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