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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 unknown individuals rather than professional actors. Reality television first 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 the series 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, documentary series about ordinary people, high-concept game shows, home improvement shows, and cou... ()

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Acapulco Shore(2014-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 191 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 129 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.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians(2007-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 117 votes)

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

Haunted(2018-)

25min per episode | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 101 votes)

Real people sit down with friends and family to share terrifying true stories from their past, re-created through chilling re-enactments.

With Erika Guntherová, Eliška Křenková, Petra Bučková, Anna Kadeřávková, Vanda Chaloupková, Hana Baroňová, ...

Survivor(2000-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 99 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.

America's Got Talent(2006-)

TV-PG
| 1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.8/5 (with 93 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.

MasterChef(2010-)

1h 20min per episode | Reality-TV
3.7/5 (with 88 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.

Big Brother(2000-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 86 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.

World War II In HD Colour(2009)

50min per episode | Documentary, Reality-TV, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 81 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.

Pawn Stars(2009-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 78 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

Hell's Kitchen(2005-)

44min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 74 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.

Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell(2013)

44min per episode | Reality-TV, Action & Adventure
3.3/5 (with 72 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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Ghost Adventures(2008-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.9/5 (with 69 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.

RuPaul's Drag Race(2009-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 63 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.

Cops(1989-2020)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 61 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.

The Voice(2011-)

TV-PG
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
2.8/5 (with 60 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.

Jackass(2000-2002)

TV-MA
| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 58 votes)

Join sadomasochistic superheroes Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and the rest of the Jackass crew as they terrorize your TV screens and everyone that gets in their way (especially themselves) with their own sick and twisted interpretation of physical entertainment. Their brand of pranks, goofball antics, and unabashed brutal comedy are sure to bring new meaning to the phrase "Don't Try This At Home!"

American Idol(2002-2016)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 54 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

Gold Rush(2010-)

TV-PG
| 41min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 53 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?

America's Next Top Model(2003-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
2.6/5 (with 47 votes)

Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business with a panel of judges critiquing their progress throughout the competition.

Running Man(2010-)

1h 25min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
4.2/5 (with 47 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!

Deadliest Catch(2005-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

Forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…it's all in a day's work for these modern day prospectors. During each episode we will watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.

Wolf(2018)

3.6/5 (with 45 votes)

Turkey in the spring of 2014. A time when the enemies are growing on the border, the circle of danger inside is becoming narrower. The Republic of Turkey faces the greatest threats of recent history. BÖRÜ tells the story of heroic heroes who are touched by love. They are the last castle.

Kitchen Nightmares(2007-2014)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 44 votes)

Chef Ramsay attempts to do the impossible: turn one ordinary and empty restaurant into the most popular, sought-after venue in town. There's no time for polite small talk as he embarks on his mission to turn around the fortunes of each restaurant in just one week and save them from their living nightmares.

The Amazing Race(2001-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.3/5 (with 43 votes)

This reality competition sees teams embark on a trek around the world to amazing destinations where they must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical. Only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning the race and the $1 million prize.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta(2008-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Reality-TV
3.2/5 (with 41 votes)

Bravo's cameras turn to the Southern states as the network presents this inside look at the Real Housewives of Atlanta. These women handle the personal dramas that affect their affluent lifestyles with a signature Southern brand of “style” and “grace.”

With NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak, DeShawn Snow, Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu, Kandi Burruss, ...

Catfish: The TV Show(2012-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 40 votes)

Nev and his co-hosts -- from Max to Kamie to celebrity guests -- help people in dubious online relationships track down their baes IRL so they can sort out what's fact and what's fiction.

Forged in Fire(2015-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
4.2/5 (with 39 votes)

Competitors re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry is judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy.

Shark Tank(2009-)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 39 votes)

Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch various business ideas to "The Sharks" -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- in hopes of landing an investment.

With Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, ...

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta(2012-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 37 votes)

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is the Atlanta based spin-off of Love & Hip Hop. It premiered on June 18, 2012, on VH1 and chronicles the lives of several women who are involved with hip hop. The second season premiered on April 22, 2013, with new cast members: Atlanta DJ and radio personality Traci Steele plus DJ Babey Drew, Traci's ex and father of their son Little Drew.

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