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TV Shows & Series: Best Reality-TV TV Shows/Series

Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, often starring unfamiliar people rather than professional actors. Reality television emerged as a distinct genre in the early 1990s with shows such as The Real World, then achieved prominence in the early 2000s with the success of Making the Band on ABC, which was the first network primetime reality show. Along with other series such as Survivor, Idols, and Big Brother, all of which became global franchises. Reality television shows tend to be interspersed with "confessionals", short interview segments in which cast members reflect on or provide context for the events being depicted on-screen; this is most commonly seen in American reality television. Competition-based reality shows typically feature gradual elimination of participants, either by a panel of judges, by the viewership of the show, or by the contestants themselves. Documentaries, television news, sports television, talk shows, and traditional game shows are generally not classified as reality television. Some genres of television programming that predate the reality television boom have been retroactively classified as reality television, including hidden camera shows, talent-search shows, documenta... ()

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The D'Amelio Show(2021-)

TV-14
| Reality-TV
4.5/5 (with 1,572 votes)

From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to overnight success and thrust into the Hollywood limelight overnight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined.

The Kardashians(2022-)

TV-14
| 49min per episode | Reality-TV
4.4/5 (with 874 votes)

The family you know and love is here with a brand new series, giving an all-access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.

Acapulco Shore(2014-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 465 votes)

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several Mexican 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups during their stay in Acapulco for a Summer vacation.

Diomedes, el Cacique de La Junta(2015-2017)

40min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 299 votes)

At just 10 years Diomedes shares with his father Rafael Maria responsibility to bring up her family. In the Board, Guajira, his birth place, and in the midst of so many brothers and little money, Diomedes know that doing this is not easy. Diomedes life takes a turn when discovering love for the first time in the hands of Melida and this is when it begins to write the story of love and passionate Diomedes will be the rest of his life.

Top Gear(2002-)

TV-PG
| 1h per episode | Documentary, Reality-TV, Talk-Show, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 292 votes)

This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. The current hosts are Paddy Mcguinness, Chris Harris and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff.

The Grand Tour(2016-)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Talk-Show, Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 271 votes)

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back with a show about adventure, excitement and friendship... as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it's even a show about cars. Follow them on their global adventure.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians(2007-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.3/5 (with 214 votes)

A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

Welcome to Earth(2021)

TV-PG
| 40min per episode | Documentary, Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 187 votes)

Will Smith whose curiosity and wonder is positively infectious—is guided by National Geographic Explorers traveling to different corners of the world to get up close and personal with the weirdest, most unusual, dangerous and thrilling spectacles of the planet.

Survivor(2000-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.7/5 (with 161 votes)

A reality show contest where sixteen or more castaways split between two or more “Tribes” are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players.

Too Hot to Handle(2020-)

TV-MA
| 40min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 156 votes)

On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there’s a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they’ll have to give up sex.

Run BTS!(2015-)

30min per episode | Reality-TV
4.4/5 (with 142 votes)

Run BTS! is a South Korean show by the boy-group BTS. The show is all about BTS doing activities, challenges and lots more.

With Kim Seok-jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, ...

Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell(2013)

44min per episode | Reality-TV, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 134 votes)

Bear Grylls takes his survival expertise one step further as he reveals the incredible stories of ordinary people stranded in devastatingly dire situations.Coupled with incredible archive footage and interviews with the survivors, Bear will pit himself against the very same dangers and scenarios, reliving their journeys through first-hand experience and showing us how to survive through some of the world's most desolate landscapes.

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WWE Raw(1993-)

TV-PG
| 2h 10min per episode | Reality-TV
3.3/5 (with 133 votes)

A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program featuring some of the biggest WWE Superstars.

With Hulk Hogan, Paul Wight, Jerry Lawler, Triple H, Michael Cole, Kane, ...

World War II in Colour(2009)

50min per episode | Documentary, Reality-TV, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 121 votes)

World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary miniseries recounting the events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell. The show covers the Western Front, Eastern Front, and the Pacific War. It is on syndication in America on the Military Channel. This series is in full color, combining both original and colorized footage.

Haunted: Latin America(2021-)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.7/5 (with 119 votes)

Real people's terrifying tales of the chilling, unexplained and paranormal come to life with dramatic reenactments in this reality series.

Pawn Stars(2009-)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 111 votes)

Go inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, generations of the Harrison family run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way.

With Corey Harrison

MasterChef(2010-)

1h 20min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 109 votes)

This hit cooking competition series sees award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and other celebrity chefs put a group of contestants through a series of challenges and elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

America's Got Talent(2006-)

TV-PG
| 1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.8/5 (with 108 votes)

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers – from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts – vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses(2021)

TV-PG
| 44min per episode | Reality-TV, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 97 votes)

Wizarding World fans put their Harry Potter knowledge to the test for the ultimate honor to be named House Cup champion.

Big Brother(2000-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 95 votes)

American version of the reality game show which follows a group of HouseGuests living together 24 hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy for three months.

Prank Encounters(2019-)

TV-14
| 25min per episode | Reality-TV, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 92 votes)

Monstrous frights meet hilarious reveals on this hidden-camera prank show as real people become the stars of their own full-blown horror movie.

Hell's Kitchen(2005-)

44min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 88 votes)

Aspiring restaurateurs brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize.

The Voice(2011-)

TV-PG
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 82 votes)

The strongest vocalists from across the United states compete in a blockbusters vocal competition, the winner becomes “The Voice.” The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts and, finally, the live performance shows.

RuPaul's Drag Race(2009-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 80 votes)

Join RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, as the host, mentor and judge for the ultimate in drag queen competitions. The top drag queens in the U.S. will vie for drag stardom as RuPaul, in full glamazon drag, will reign supreme in all judging and eliminations while helping guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge.

Ghost Adventures(2008-)

TV-PG
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 77 votes)

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with the evil spirits who reportedly haunt these locations.

Wolf(2018)

TV-MA
| 1h 20min per episode | Action & Adventure, Reality-TV, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

Tasked with risky missions across Turkey, members of a special-operations police unit confront danger and tragedy both on the field and at home.

Running Man(2010-)

1h 25min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
4.2/5 (with 71 votes)

These days, variety entertainment is gradually disappearing. It is one of Korea's representative variety entertainment shows that has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over 10 years. In this program, many stars and members play games and missions together. It is characterized by going around several places. In particular, this program focuses solely on laughter among the many fun elements of entertainment.Open your eyes! Big fun enters!Open your mouth! A big smile enters!Open your mind! Instructive lesson enters!

Gold Rush(2010-)

TV-PG
| 41min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 66 votes)

Follow the lives of ambitious miners as they head north in pursuit of gold. With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?

American Idol(2002-2016)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 66 votes)

Each year, hopeful singers from all over the country audition to be part of one of the biggest shows in American television history. Who will become the new American Idol?

Directed by Ken Warwick, Bruce Gowers, Shane Drake, Nigel Lythgoe

Cops(1989-)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 66 votes)

Follow real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the United States armed with nothing but with cameras to capture their actions, performing their daily duty to serve and protect the public.

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