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7 Reality Competitions From The 2000s That Need To Come Back In 2016

"Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, woooooooooow." - Flavor Flav

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As America's Reality T.V. Sweetheart Tiffany Pollard aka New York is once again gracing television with a riveting performance in Celebrity Big Brother U.K., let's take a look at some of the best Reality Competition shows of the 2000s that need to make a comeback in 2016.

Flavor of Love, 2006-2008

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This VH1 show gave Public Enemy's Flavor Flav three shots to find his soulmate. While America's favorite clock loving hype man did not find love, the rest of America did in contestant New York (Tiffany Pollard). He also reignited the passion for the word "wow."

I Love New York, 2007-2008

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Flavor of Love introduced us to New York, who quickly earned herself a VH1 reality competition show to find love. From episode one, we knew Tiffany was meant to be a star, partially because she threatened to fight everyone in her path. While she didn't find lasting love from either of her two seasons (despite being engaged to both winners of her show), we were okay because we knew that as long as she had her mother, Sister Patterson, and another shot at Reality T.V., she would be happy.

Beauty and The Geek, 2005-2008

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Beauty and the Geek was a competition by Ashton Kutcher that reinforced the stereotypes surrounding beauty and brains. First on The WB, then The CW, the show paired together unlikely duos who had to partake in various difficult challenges like "Fifth Grade Knowledge" and "Get Girls' Phone Numbers" to come out on top. TBH it was kind of heartwarming to see the pairs start to bond with each other and realize there's more to life than looks and books.

Parental Control, 2006-2010

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When parents don't like their child's significant other, they take matters into their own hands. Their child went on a date with a suitor chosen by each of their parents, who watched from their living room with the hated S/O. At the end, we watched at the edge of our seats if they would choose their the shitty S/O or one of the new guys. This was an MTV staple when it premiered in 2006 and I'd love to see what it would be like 10 years later.

Next, 2005-2008

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In probably one of the most scripted reality shows to grace MTV (sorry, The Hills), this gem saw someone trying to find love with 5 blind dates. If the date wasn't going well, they'd just say the famous word, "NEXT." Don't worry, the contestants didn't go empty-handed. They earned a dollar for every minute spent on the date. If the date went well, they could choose a second date or the money. And they say romance is dead.

Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, 2007-2009

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Vh1's third shot at television love followed Poison frontman Bret Michaels try and find the groupie of his dreams. After two seasons on the ground and one on a tour bus, Michaels didn't find the girl of his dreams. Don't fret, though. He's now married to his longtime on/off girlfriend, who I assume he wasn't dating during his three seasons, but maybe he could host a show to help another one of Poison find love.

Room Raiders, 2004-2006

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Room Raiders was the invasion of privacy every teen wanted during the mid-2000s. Three people would be "kidnapped" and forced to sit in a van and watch a potential suitor go through their things to see if they could be a potential match. At the end, the suitor chooses their favorite bedroom and together they and the room's owner would go off into the sunset. Plus, Zac Efron made an appearance in 2005. In 2016, maybe Justin Bieber could do an ep.

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