27 greatest reality TV shows of all time

THE BACHELOR - "2401" - Handsome airline pilot Peter Weber is ready to take off on an international journey filled with romance, high drama and love! He grabbed Hannah B.'s attention with his boyish charm and one storied night in a windmill, but Bachelor Nation was shocked when she ended their relationship. Now, their heartthrob is back to hand out the roses and search for his happily ever after as he stars in the 24th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering with a big three-hour special, MONDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)PETER WEBER, NATASHA, SYDNEY, PAYTON, SAVANNAH, VICTORIA F., KELSEY, ALAYAH, ALEXA, HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELOR - "2401" - Handsome airline pilot Peter Weber is ready to take off on an international journey filled with romance, high drama and love! He grabbed Hannah B.'s attention with his boyish charm and one storied night in a windmill, but Bachelor Nation was shocked when she ended their relationship. Now, their heartthrob is back to hand out the roses and search for his happily ever after as he stars in the 24th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering with a big three-hour special, MONDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)PETER WEBER, NATASHA, SYDNEY, PAYTON, SAVANNAH, VICTORIA F., KELSEY, ALAYAH, ALEXA, HANNAH BROWN /
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Best Reality shows: America’s Next Top Model

Network it airs on: CBS

Years it’s aired: 2003 to 2018

What it’s about: Tyra Banks hosted the series that included a number of professionals in the fashion industry as judges. They would guide and judge aspiring models, with only one per season winning a big prize.

Each week, we’d watch the aspiring models put through their paces. They would have to take on photoshoots, showcase their talents within the industry, and prove themselves to be the next “It Girl.” They’d need to take on the criticism (and sometimes it was harsh!) from the judges to perform better in each episode.

Why it’s one of the greatest: This series offered us something different from the typical talent shows of the time. It was about being a model and not the latest pop star. At the same time, it shone a light on the fashion industry, especially for those wanting to become models.

There was a lot of glitz and glamor. Naturally, the (mostly) women wanted to be a part of that lifestyle. However, some of them got a rude awakening when they realized that being a model was more than just having a few photos taken.

The photoshoots were awesome to watch. Getting to hear the critiques from the industry experts was the best. They weren’t always mean, making sure to offer constructive criticism where possible. However, sometimes, they just had to tell it like it was.