VOTE The Dumbest Premises for Reality Shows  

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This is a list of the dumbest premises for reality shows. On television, the non-scripted series listed below have either turned into guilty pleasures or disappeared in the blink of an eye. Unlike the best reality shows of all time, blending tough competition, human drama, and memorable personalities, any one of the weird and wacky shows included on the list below is like watching a train wreck. Actually, it won't be long until one of the producers at TLC, VH1, or the Fox network will come up with a reality series literally about watching train wrecks. The shows below try to imitate their more popular counterparts like reality dating hit "The Bachelor" or top-rated talent top-rated competition series American Idol.

So how does a show make it on the list below? Sure, very few of the programs included have become a ratings hit like "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," and most of them lasted only one season (or less). A primetime show with a dumb premise often ranges from just ridiculous and pointless, to totally offensive and exploitative. It gives nobodies their 15 minutes of fame and then takes it away from them in less time than that.

If you agree, cast your votes for the shows on this list of the stupidest reality show premises of all time. This list contains only the worst and least-watchable programs in reality TV.
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Bet On Your Baby


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A game show that pits babies against other babies as their family members try and correctly guess their next move to win money. (ABC)
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Married by America


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Five single people are paired up with strangers, all of whom were picked by America. After a few weeks of getting to know each other, pairs are eliminated by voting, and the final couple standing must decide whether to get married or not. (Fox)
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Bridalplasty


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Twelve hopeful brides-to-be compete to win a dream wedding and plastic surgery procedures. (E!)

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My Teenage Wedding


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They may not be old enough to drive, vote, or drink, but for this group of young lovers, it's all about getting married. (TLC)
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