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Reality TV Shows of Old

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By Sharon Oliver

How many of you can remember Hogan Knows Best, not to be confused with Chrissley Knows Best? And its anyone's guess as to who will come along and know better than these two reality TV dads. Ever since The Real World, there has been an increase in popularity in regards to reality TV series. Some were short-lived. Some lasted for quite a few seasons.

Here's a look back at a few shows that caught the attention of audiences for various reasons and turning several characters into household names.

The Dating Game for Music Artists

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A few years ago, single women were given the chance to compete for the affection of lead singer for Poison, Bret Michaels and Flavor Flav, rapper and former frontman for Public Enemy, on their respective shows

On Flavor of Love, each contestant was given a nickname to be addressed by on the show. At the end, during his clock ceremony, Flav would bestow those not eliminated with a clock to wear around their necks. After three season, Flav decided not to marry any of the winners and announced he will be marrying the mother of his seventh child instead.

MTV Cribs

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Fans of MTV Cribs stayed glued to their sets to see which celebrity's home would be featured in the upcoming episode. During the course of 13 seasons, a home tour of over 185 actors, musicians and athletes took place. But not without some controversy.

The first episode featured singer-songwriter Robbie Williams who showcased his residence as his own. Well, it was temporarily. Turns out the home actually belonged to actress Jane Seymour and Williams was renting it. In 50 Cent's episode, the audience was privy to seeing 50 Cent show off "his" whips: Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari F50 and Ferrari 612. They vehicles were owned by a private collector who lent them to the rapper for the episode.

Super Nanny

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Parents who were besides themselves with unruly children tuned in to watch Super Nanny. Nanny Jo Frost observed and instructed moms and dads on how to use alternative ways to discipline their kids and regain order in their homes. Frost was a proponent of "sparing the rod" and introduced families to the "naughty chair."

The "naughty chair" is used for children ages 2 to 6 and parents are to give kiddies a warning to stipulate the bad behavior they want stopped. There are actually cute little decorative "naughty chairs" available for sale. Think time-out except instead of sitting in a corner wearing a dunce hat, little ones may be too busy marveling at how pretty their punishment seats are.

Britney and Kevin: Chaotic

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears
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While Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica may have had a longer run, another pop princess, Britney Spears, and her then-hubby Kevin Federline had a reality TV series also. Britney and Kevin: Chaotic aired on UPN from May 17 to June 14, 2005, yielding five episodes.

Having known dancer Federline for only three months, the series chronicled their relationship from courtship to engagement and wedding. Federline had been in a relationship with actress Shar Jackson, who was pregnant with their second child at the time of their break-up. Now divorced, Spears and Federline married in 2004 and share two sons.

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