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74 Reality TV Innovations

From the Kardashians to the Lohans, Reality TV is Taking Over

— October 25, 2011 — Pop Culture
I will admit that as a teenager, I was a huge fan of reality TV, from shows like MTV's 'The Hills' and 'Laguna Beach' to classics like 'American Idol' and 'America's Next Top Model,' reality TV was my go-to choice when I wanted to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea.

Now that I'm older and wiser, it seems that my choice in television has unfortunately not matured with me. I still tune in to watch Snooki and company on MTV's 'Jersey Shore' every Thursday evening. Everyone has a guilty pleasure, right?

Whether you share my love for train-wreck television or not, check out this gallery of reality TV innovations to see just how much influence reality TV has had on pop culture in the past few years. From the Kardashian sisters to the guidos and guidettes on 'Jersey Shore,' it seems that more and more 'celebrities' are letting cameras into their homes.
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Religious Reality TV
Religious Reality TV
Ty Adams is the Creator of the Real Housewives of the Bible
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Celeb Nuptial Fragrances
Celeb Nuptial Fragrances
Love by Kim Kardashian Celebrates the Reality Star's Upcoming Wedding
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71
Film Flop Generators
Film Flop Generators
The B-Movie Title Generator May Inspire a Career in Movies
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70
Celebrity Elastic Bands
Celebrity Elastic Bands
The Kardashian Silly Bandz Target a Younger Demographic
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69
Reality Star Gamers
Reality Star Gamers
The Just Dance 2 Campaign Stars Snookie and Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore'
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68
TV Show Parody Posters
TV Show Parody Posters
These Trustocorp Reality TV Posters Draw Attention to Real Life
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67
Hair-Raising Love Expressions
Hair-Raising Love Expressions
Brody Jenner Shaved an 'A' into his Mohawk to Show Affection
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66
Choosing Money Over Love
Choosing Money Over Love
Moment of Truth TV Show
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65
iPhone Reality Shows
iPhone Reality Shows
Command Guru Will Stream a Show about iPhone App Developers
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64
Mr. Mom Designers
Mr. Mom Designers
Jon Gosselin (of Jon and Kate Plus Eight) Teams With Christian Audigier
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63
Reality TV Sinking Lower
Reality TV Sinking Lower
Big Brother Contestent not Told of Father's Death
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62
Reality TV-Inspired Sneakers
Reality TV-Inspired Sneakers
'The Hills' Converse Shoes Will Make You the Most Stylish Fan
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61
Twittering Talk Shows
Twittering Talk Shows
Ashton Kutcher Sparks New Web-Based Entertainment
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60
Reflective Fragrance Ads
Reflective Fragrance Ads
The Gold by Kim Kardashian Perfume Campaign Has the Midas Touch
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59
Fashion Gaming
Fashion Gaming
Wii 'Project Runway' Released for Style-Savvy Gamers
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58
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
American Idol Teen Summer Camp
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57
Brotherhood 2.0
Brotherhood 2.0
Two Brothers Cut Off Communication, Except Through Web Video
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56
Plush Peachy Tresses
Plush Peachy Tresses
Lauren Conrad's Peach Dyed Hair is Stunningly Subtle
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55
Reality TV Clairvoyance
Reality TV Clairvoyance
'Dial Idol' Predicts the Fate of American Idol Contestants
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54
Supermodel Novelists
Supermodel Novelists
Tyra Banks' 'Modelland' Adds to the List of Celebs Turned Authors
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53
Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Reality TV Stoops To New Low
Donor To Choose Winner Of Their Kidneys
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52
Reality TV Rooftop Shoots
Reality TV Rooftop Shoots
'The City' Season 2 Shoot Shows a Deceptively United Front
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51
Reality TV Kid Exploits
Reality TV Kid Exploits
“Kid Nation” Stirs Controversy About Exploitation of Children
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50
Seaside Socialite Shoots
Seaside Socialite Shoots
The Carrera y Carrera Mediterraneo Campaign Stars Olivia Palermo
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49
Reality TV Schools
Reality TV Schools
Ultimate Lowbrow Learning
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48
D-List Designers
D-List Designers
Lauren Conrad's Southern California Line
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47
Tattoovertising Animal Rights
Tattoovertising Animal Rights
Carey Hart Promotes ‘Ink, Not Mink' For PETA
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46
Guidofied Comic Books
Guidofied Comic Books
Reality TV Meets Comic Icons in Archie ‘Jersey Shore' Spin-Off
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45
Golden Reality TV Stars
Golden Reality TV Stars
The Sky+HD Campaign Stars a Topless Kelly Osbourne
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44
Arranged Marriage Reality TV
Arranged Marriage Reality TV
HBO Now Casting Volunteers
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Renegade Reality TV Shows
Renegade Reality TV Shows
Ex-Cop Launches 'KopBusters' to Catch Crooked 5-0's
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42
Posh Belted Minis
Posh Belted Minis
The Lauren Conrad Lookbook for Kohls is Super Chic
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41
The Donald Teams With Ivanka
The Donald Teams With Ivanka
Extravagent Jewelry Collections
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40
Massive Diary Memoirs
Massive Diary Memoirs
'My Life Story' Documents Your Memories from Birth to Death
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39
Reality TV Chef Charts
Reality TV Chef Charts
The 'Kitchen Royalty' Infographic is a Friendly Food Competition
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38
Singing Reality Housewives
Singing Reality Housewives
Countess LuAnn of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Attempts Vocal
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37
Teen Executive Chefs
Teen Executive Chefs
14-Year-Old Greg Grossman Scores a Reality Cooking Show
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36
Celeb Rapid Romance Lists
Celeb Rapid Romance Lists
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Make People.com's Quickie Vow List
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35
Guidofied Classic Cartoons
Guidofied Classic Cartoons
The 'Jersey Circus' Mixes Reality TV Wisdom with the Funny Pages
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34
Reality Star Fairytales
Reality Star Fairytales
Snooki in Wonderland is a Hilarious Take on a Classic Story
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33
Assault on Big Brother Reality TV
Assault on Big Brother Reality TV
Controversy Surrounds Big Brother Africa
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Celeb Surgery Confessions
Celeb Surgery Confessions
The Heidi Montag Plastic Surgery Flaws are Revealed
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31
Mobile Restaurant TV Shows
Mobile Restaurant TV Shows
'The Great Food Truck Race' is a Reality Competition
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30
Sisterly Celeb Stems
Sisterly Celeb Stems
The Hot Kardashian Sisters Teen Choice Awards Photographs
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29
Unreality TV
Unreality TV
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
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28
Dominating TV Stars
Dominating TV Stars
The Khloe Kardashian YRB Magazine Spread is Super Edgy
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27
Reality TV Feuds
Reality TV Feuds
The Hills Stars Photoshopped Together In Promo Pics
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26
Reality TV Statistics
Reality TV Statistics
The Jersey Shore Infographic Shows Just How Much Money These Stars Make
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25
Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Reality TV Bullying Scandals
Vogue Snubs Australian Top Model Winner
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24
Reality TV Clothing Lines
Reality TV Clothing Lines
Oxygen Network Spins Jersey Shore into Jersey Couture
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23
Leather Graffiti Clutches
Leather Graffiti Clutches
The Ivanka Trump Debut Handbag Collection is Ultra Luxurious
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22
Super Silver Wings
Super Silver Wings
The Brigitte Nielsen Dansk Magazine is a Blast from the Past
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21
Couple Fashion Campaigns
Couple Fashion Campaigns
The Mango Fall 2010 Ad Stars Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl
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20
Classy Fall Fashions
Classy Fall Fashions
The Lauren Conrad Paper Crown Fall Clothing Line is Super Chic
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19
Rocker Reality Stars
Rocker Reality Stars
6 Gauge Smells A 'Daisy of Love' in Yet Another Dating Show
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18
Celeb Avatar Apps
Celeb Avatar Apps
The Kim Kardashian iPhone App Gives You Pint-Sized Advice
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17
Boho Rocker Spreads
Boho Rocker Spreads
The StyleCaster Olivia Palermo Editorial Channels a 70s Rockstar Look
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Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Julianne Hough To Return To Dancing With the Stars
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15
Career Revivals Through Dance
Career Revivals Through Dance
Season 7 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast
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14
Fragmented Facial Collages
Fragmented Facial Collages
A Creative Campaign by 4Creative London for '7 Days'
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13
Reality Diva Divorces
Reality Diva Divorces
Lauri Waring of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County' Wants More
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12
Walmart-Wearing Celebs
Walmart-Wearing Celebs
Whitney Port Dons a $15-Dollar Susie Rose for Walmart Dress
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11
Sophisticated Tinseltown Garments
Sophisticated Tinseltown Garments
The LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Fall 2011 Collection is Fl
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10
Aquatic-Themed Covers
Aquatic-Themed Covers
Albert Reed Gets Wet for Numero Homme Magazine
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9
Pasta-Eating Reality Stars
Pasta-Eating Reality Stars
This JWoww Maxim Editorial is Spaghetti Sexy
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Glossy Black Bobs
Glossy Black Bobs
Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian's Fashion Evolution
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Bathing in Strangers' Hair
Bathing in Strangers' Hair
Diesel.com Visitors Send in Hair to Web Show
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Reality TV Making Bands Big
Reality TV Making Bands Big
Open Air Stereo & The Prom Kings
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Reality TV Lingerie Shoots
Reality TV Lingerie Shoots
Whitney Port Maxim Spread Shows a Good Girl Gone Bad
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Suggestive Celeb Shoots
Suggestive Celeb Shoots
Deborah Anderson Photography Captures Famous Faces
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3
Reality TV as Exercise
Reality TV as Exercise
Kim Kardashian 'Dancing With Stars' to Slim Down
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2
Dirty Laundry Editorials
Dirty Laundry Editorials
Audrina Patridge's Maxim Spread is Naughty but Weird
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Australia's Next Top Model Debate
Australia's Next Top Model Debate
Is Alice Burdeu Too Skinny to Compete?
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