The 10 Meanest Reality Shows on Television

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Over the last 15 years, reality TV has become an increasingly popular genre.  Each week, millions of viewers tune in to watch their favorite reality shows and be caught up on the latest gossip.  However, even with their growing popularity, many believe that reality TV is nothing but a negative form of entertainment that exploits people at their worst and weakest moments.  Many shows have even capitalized on this, and have built entire series around cruelty and fights between cast members.  In fact, many reality TV stars have built entire brands around their bad behavior. Despite these critical opinions, reality TV and its viewers continue to thrive. Here are 10 of the meanest reality shows on television.

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