40 MTV Reality Shows You Probably Forgot Existed

RIP The Ashlee Simpson Show.

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If you grew up in the early aughts, you remember MTV in its prime—TRLReal World/Road Rules Challenge, there were so many good ones. And yet, the network was also filled with reality shows we can't believe ever made it to air. Sure, you probably wouldn't rewatch them today (or maybe you would, no judgment), but you'll certainly have a good laugh looking back on them. Behold: The best shows on MTV that you probably totally forgot were actual things you watched.

Samantha Leal
Samantha Leal

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