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The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win  

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List Rules Vote up the reality shows that you'd most want to win if you could - whether you'd want the prestige and bragging rights of The Amazing Race, or the industry fast-track of Project Runway and Top Chef.

You can't turn on the TV these days without accidentally running into an epic reality competition show. From dancing and singing to cooking and just plain ol' surviving, there's a televised battle that tests just about every skill. But have you ever wondered exactly what it is that the contestants are competing for? If you're planning to enter yourself, you probably want to know which are the reality shows with the best prizes! Obviously those would be the coolest to win, even if you have to eat bugs or walk around naked to do it.

Sometimes the winners only walk away with a dumb trophy and 15 minutes of fame, but other shows give away up to $1 million! Which is the best reality show to win? Vote up the reality shows you would most want compete in for the chance to win the prize.
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
CBS
Prize: $1,000,000 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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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
CBS
Prize: $1,000,000 split between winning teammates 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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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
CBS
Prize: $500,000 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 Voice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
NBC
Prize: $100,000 and a record deal 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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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
NBC
Prize: $1,000,000 and a 10-week guest spot at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas 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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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Bravo
Prize: $125,000 and industry recognition 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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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Fox Broadcasting Company
Prize: $250,000 and the opportunity to work as head chef or executive chef at a restaurant of Gordon Ramsay's choosing
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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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Food Network
Prize: $10,000 and industry recognition
Chopped is an American reality based cooking television series created by Dave Noll and Michael Krupat, with executive producer Linda Lea, and hosted by Ted Allen that pits four chefs against ...more
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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
CTV Television Network, American Broadcasting Company
Prize: The mirror ball trophy (plus a reported salary of $50,000 for each of the final two episodes)
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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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Food Network
Prize: A Food Network series 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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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Bravo, Lifetime Television
Prize: 100,000 to start a fashion line, an editorial feature in Elle Magazine, a car from Saturn, the opportunity to sell their clothes on Bluefly.com, and to debut their fashion line during New York Fashion Week 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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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
James Englebert added Food Network
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging ...more
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Last Comic Standing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
NBC
Prize: Industry recognition Last Comic Standing is an American reality television talent show on NBC that aired from 2003 to 2010, then again in 2014. The goal of the program is to select a comedian from an initially large ...more
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Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
NBC
Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and 2006, when it was cancelled. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, ...more
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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
UPN, The CW Television Network
Prize: $100,000, industry recognition, and a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition that premiered on May 20, 2003. It originally aired on UPN, whose merger with The WB created The CW ...more
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Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Skin Wars: Fresh Paint (GSN, 2016) is a body painting reality competition. Hosted by RuPaul, the show features highly accomplished artists who must compete in body painting for the first time.
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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
Fox Broadcasting Company
So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more
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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
UnbreakableNacho added Fox Broadcasting Company
American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and is distributed by FremantleMedia North America. It began airing on Fox on ...more
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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
UnbreakableNacho added ITV2, ITV, UTV
The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and ...more
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America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win
MTV, MuchMusic
Prize: $100,000 and industry recognition America's Best Dance Crew, often abbreviated as ABDC, is an American competitive dance reality television series that features both national and international dance crews. The show was produced ...more