With The Hills: New Beginning back on television, we’re certainly feeling nostalgic for the late 2000s and catching up with Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Audrina Patridge as if they were our real-life friends. New seasons of reality television shows will come and go, but we’ll always have that one favorite cycle or star pairing that can never be created no matter hard anyone tries — and for the OG The Hills that was Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (don’t worry, they’re back for the new revival).
The Hills isn’t the only MTV reality series that has come back over the years, and surprisingly some shows have never even left. If you can believe it, The Challenge was first released in 1998 and it’s been on the air for 30 years now. Raise your hand if you’ve actually managed to watch every episode because that’s something to be proud of.
So now that you’re thinking about diving back into some guilty pleasure reality series, we’ve rounded up the top 15 most tracked MTV shows. Did your favorite make the list?
Ashton Kutcher set up elaborate pranks on people for hilarious (and sometimes horrible) results.
14. Floribama Shore
One of MTV’s newer reality series, Floribama Shore follows a group of young adults over the summer in the Florida Panhandle.
13. Snooki & JWOWW
Leaving the Jersey Shore behind, can Snooki and Jwow make it on their own? The four-season series focused solely on these two and included Snooki’s real-life pregnancy.
12. True Life
True Life documented everything you could ever imagine in 140 episodes, showing us the reality and struggles many people are faced with today. Everyone has a favorite True Life episode. What’s yours?
The original Jersey Shore family is back together again, and this time they’re on vacation for a month in Miami, Florida.
10. 16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant focused on a group of young soon-to-be mothers during the ups and downs of pregnancy.
9. Fear Factor
Maybe just thinking about Fear Factor makes you squirm, as contestants were forced to go up against crazy phobias, like jumping off tall buildings or eating bugs.
The epitome of “do not try this at home,” star Johnny Knoxville would attempt insane stunts that looked like they hurt. The show even spawned multiple movies.
7. The Hills
What was real, and what wasn’t real? In the end, it didn’t even matter because the drama on The Hills made for great guilty pleasure television.
For the most part, Are You The One? It was a straightforward dating show and if the contestants all “won” they split a cash prize.
5. Teen Mom OG
Remember everyone from 16 and Pregnant? The first version of Teen Mom followed some of the young mothers as soon as their baby returned home.
4. Jersey Shore
Who would have ever thought that nine people living together in a vacation home in Seaside Heights, New Jersey would make for great television? But it did, and Jersey Shore started a brand new reality series phenomenon.
3. Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom has had a few different versions over the years, and Teen Mom 2 focused on young mothers we first met in Season 2 of 16 and Pregnant.
Nev Schulman and Max Joseph taught us all about the dangers of meeting people online especially when their real identity seemed fishy.
Do you want to watch some of your favorite reality TV stars compete in games and different challenges for cash prizes? Then The Challenge is for you.