There are a lot of different types of reality shows, but there is little doubt no matter the flavor they continue to saturate the television landscape.
Cable networks have become the favored home of non-scripted programming, but the big four still delivers in our opinion. Even with the proliferation of wealthy families flaunting their lives on the tube, competition shows lead the pack.
Whether it's men and women looking for love, wanna-be chefs hoping for their big break, entrepreneurs hoping for funding or celebrities stepping onto the dance floor and back into the limelight, we have them covered.
Flip through the slideshow and then weigh in with your own reality favorites in the poll and/or by posting a comment. We read them all!
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