Did You Forget? The Worst Reality Shows of All Time
Reality has taken over TV waves. Between the season finale of LHHNY and the season premiere of LHHATL, we never have to take a break from the fighting to reconciliation or on-screen cheating to baby drama. MTV's Real World began the saga into following unknown people around to record their every moves over 20 years ago and it hasn't stopped since.
Between all the strangers forced to live together, competition based, or family followed shows, there are few that have lasted many seasons like American Idol, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or The Bachelor. Take a look at the failed reality shows we either forgot they made or still wonder why they made them.
Brothers to Brutha
What's worse a reality show about a group we know nothing about or a group trying to get their big break while the world
doesn't watches? Who cares? The show lasted as long about as their careers: one season.
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Mo'Nique's Fat Chance
This show didn't stand any chances--let's leave the pageantry to Toddlers and Tiaras.
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Flavor of Love
The clocks, the girls, or Flavor Flav--this show turned our stomachs and we're not referring to Hottie microwaving the uncooked chicken or the girl who pooped on the floor .
The long hair and cowboy antics they incorporated in this attention-craving show had us running for the hills. After Flavor of Love and I Love NY, we just couldn't do anymore of the Flavor Flav spin-off dating shows.
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Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
The only thing that stemmed from this family-unfriendly show was the incorporation of mothers in the spotlight and when we think of Mama Jones and Mama Dee, this element should have ended with Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie.
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All My Babies' Mamas
The show's title explains why we are happy it was cancelled before it even began.
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They may have learned how to dive, but this show was a flop.
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Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson
The only person's antics we could tolerate on TV is Diddy. His choreographers spin-off show looked more like a "Who Wants to Work For Laurieann" then who actually wanted to make it big as a dancer.
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Running Russell Simmons
A show to showcase that the team of beautiful women that do your work sounds as boring as the show was to watch.
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What Chilli Wants
Between her infatuation with her son and her laundry list of qualities her dream man MUST have, this failed attempt at reality let us know that Chilli really wants to be alone. Even Obama couldn't live up to her list.
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Ev & Ocho
Who could forget the quicky courtship, quick marriage, and even quicker divorce? This couple confirmed our suspicion that this show was created for their love of money and not each other.
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Brandy: Special Delivery
The show wasn't so much of a problem--the fake marriage put on for TV ratings and to save Brandy's at-one-time squeaky clean image bothered us more. We're just happy Brandy's over that phase and walking down the aisle soon--for real this time.
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I Love New York
Let's get this straight: Tiffany Pollard aka "New York" goes on Flavor of Love, gets kicked off season 1 to be brought back season 2, then get's her own spin-off shows? We hate her reality shows, but we love her hustle.
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Deion and Pilar "Prime Time Love"
Viewers weren't convinced the show would work because we saw them headed for splitsville. They made better TV during their nasty divorce proceedings than their show ever did.
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Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Watching famous people complain about rich people problems never makes for good TV, unless you're the Kardashians.
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Sinbad: It's Just Family
The only family America is willing to extort is the Kardashian klan.
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Hair Battle Spectacular
Unless you're looking for a style for an actual hair battle, this show was unrealistic. The outcomes were cool but I can't see how practical a hair made dress is in my everyday life.
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If we had to see anymore Flavor of Love contestants on TV we were going to scream, so we decided to not watch.
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Being Bobby Brown
No one needed to know what life was like as Bobby Brown. The perogative singer had us all looking sideways at his questionable antics. Just glad it was a short-lived glimpse into his reality.
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Ocho Cinco: The Ultimate Catch
Just ask Evelyn why this show was a fail.
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The T.O. Show
T.O. had more things to worry about than this TV show and the networks couldn't agree more.
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Rule #1 that we wish Coolio followed: No struggle braids. If he can't follow that one simple rule, he doesn't need an entire show forcing others to follow his.
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Ice T's Rap School
Teaching prep Caucasian kids how to rap wasn't our idea of good TV.
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They always say preacher kids are the worst and this show confirmed it. Luckily they cut the series short before more church kids secrets were exposed.
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The black version of MTV's The Hills didn't have have the same success as it thought it would. We can handle it on MTV but prefer not to have to on BET.
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For a college show, we rarely saw them being studious. Either the views or the universities weren't feeling the show, but from a college graduate, I wasn't sad to see this misconception of college reality show off the air.
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For the Love of Ray J
We wonder if in this short lived series, he hit all of these girls first?
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From G's to Gents
The only thing they did correctly was have Fonsworth Bentley, but even his swag couldn't keep this show from tanking.
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Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown
A countdown reality show until someone goes to jail isn't a number one seller. The only thing we counted down was the day the show was over.
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The Michael Vick Project
When we want redemption, we change our lives. When celebrities want redemption, they get a reality show. Unfortunately, not even BET could help Vick.
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