21 TV Shows You Completely Forgot About

21 TV Shows You Completely Forgot About

Sure, everyone remembers MTV Cribs and Room Raiders, but what about the rest of these 2000's television gems?


You ever just wake up and the first thing on your mind is a long, lost, early 2000s TV show? No? Just me? Well, my nostalgia was in full force so I did some digging and found a whole bunch of programs from the amazing 2000's era that I guarantee you haven't thought about in over a decade.

1. "Motormouth" 

This reality TV series aired on VH1. Secret cameras were planted in cars and there was an accomplice who would submit their friend, the driver of the vehicle, to the show in order to be featured in the competition.

The driver who sang the most won a prize of some sort, all while being secretly filmed.

2. "Viva La Bam"

The best part of the Viva La Bam was Bam's parent's, let's be real. They were hilarious. This reality TV series followed skateboarder and Jackass affiliate around in his crazy life. Like putting an alligator in his mom's house.

3. "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" 

My early 2000s heart is pounding, I loved this show! This reality series featured Jessica Simpson and her then-husband Nick Lachey in their everyday, casual, celebrity lives.

4. "Date My Mom"

This MTV dating show would feature one bachelor/bachelorette who would then go on a date with three contestants moms, not the contestant.

What better way to really get to know someone right?

5. "Made"

Made was a wholesome TV series that would help teens accomplish goals and dreams and the show helps them transform their teen lives.

6. "The Ashlee Simpson Show"

Whatever happened to the Simpsons... they definitely were having a moment a decade ago... anyway, this reality series followed Ashlee in her life as she worked on music and acting.

7. "Flavor of Love"

This show was better than any season of the Bachelor, don't @ me.

Flavor Flav would have his 20 contestants living in one house while he embarked on a mission to find true love. Also, they got clock necklaces and not roses so step it up, Bachelor.

8. "Hogan Knows Best"

This series gave us an inside look to WWE's Hulk Hogan and his family. Being a dad isn't easy no matter who you are.

9. "Run's House"

This MTV series gave us the inside look of former rapper Rev. Run and his large family. The episodes ended with him typing up a sermon on his blackberry in a bubble bath. Classic.

10. "Parental Control"

This show on MTV was where a son or daughter would be dating someone awful, so Mom and Dad would pick out three people to go on a date with their child, while mom, dad and the significant other watched from home.

11. "The Hills" 

A spin-off of Laguna Beach, this show focused on the rich lives of Lauren Conrad and friends in their lavish life of living in Los Angles.

12. "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila"

Popular from her "videos" on the internet, Tila Tequila was on the search for her one true love, and to be honest probably one of the first bi-sexual love contests on TV at the time.

13. "Silent Library"

SIlent Libray was a contest show that gave you loads of money if you could just keep quiet while completing a number of weird and odd challenges.

14. "Next"

Next was a dating show that would keep all the contests on a bus, and one at a time they would go on a date.

But, at any time on the date if the person wasn't feeling it they could simply scream "NEXT" and the date was over and the next contestant would come off the bus. Why did this show ever go away??

15. "My Life As Liz"

This mockumentary followed Liz, a redheaded high schooler, in her journey through high school with social problems, boy problems, and singing.

16. "All That" 

Basically Saturday Night Live for kids, this show premeired on Teen Nick.

17. "What I Like About You"

Two sisters who are very different end up living together, and the show takes us through their lives together as sisters and friends. I love love loved this show.

18. "Kendra"

Post-playboy life, this realty series documented Kendra in her own personal home life.

19. "7th Heaven"

This series followed the lives of a large family and their everyday troubles with life, love, and kids.

20. "Reno 911!"

The scripted cops in Reno, Nevada.

It's interestingly comical when I see Reno clips surface around Facebook and the smarty pants people aren't familiar with the show and really believe officers somewhere act like that.

21. "Jon and Kate Plus 8"

I think now Jon is out of the picture, but it used to be them two and their gaggle of kids.

TLC knew how to bring the drama, and who wouldn't want to watch parents handle 8 children.

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.

It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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'The Bachelorette' Season 15: A Recap Of Night One

Alabama Hannah is here for the real deal.


Welcome back, Bachelor Nation! "The Bachelorette" premiered on Monday, and it was much more exciting and drama-filled than expected. Hannah Brown, the new Bachelorette, proved herself worthy to those who weren't so pleased with ABC's decision to make her their new leading lady.

In the words of Hannah, "If this whole thing is a trainwreck, then it's a trainwreck." This season is definitely going to be interesting. Night One was filled with quirky men, champagne, and roses, and it's all recapped right here.

1. Hannah is going as authentic as ever.

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Hannah embraces her awkward and silly self, and it's evident that she's here to find love for real. Her personality shines bright on-screen, and it was hilarious watching her frolic through fields and walk on the beach for promos, all while admitting how awkward she felt while doing it.

2. Demi and Katie have returned as Hannah's watchmen.

Yes. You heard that right. Demi and Katie have their own van parked outside of the mansion, where they watch over Hannah and the men on-screen. As always, they're on the lookout for the ones who aren't there for the right reasons, and they already caught someone on Night One.

3. Hannah won't mess around when it comes to drama.

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Thanks to Demi and Katie's snooping, Hannah confronted one of the guys about having a girlfriend back at home. She didn't listen to him when he tried to explain himself, and kicked him out while telling him how disrespectful he was. She really couldn't wait to get him out the front door.

Based on this, it looks like Hannah will confront the drama and get rid of it. As she said, "I don't want perfect, I want real."

4. Men to watch: Peter.

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Peter was one of the two pilots, but he showed up in his uniform, giving him a ton of extra bonus points. His conversation with Hannah was super sweet, and he definitely seems like a keeper.

5. Garrett.

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Although Garrett didn't get to talk to Hannah at the cocktail party, he still got one of her roses. He's from Alabama, too, and Hannah is totally into his southern twang that matches hers.

6. Connor S.

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Connor jumped the Bachelor Mansion fence to get to Hannah, which was a stellar entrance that all of Bachelor Nation enjoyed. He was one of the few that snagged a kiss from her as well!

7. Cam.

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After meeting on "After the Final Rose," Cam got a rose from Hannah, which gave him an automatic pass to next week. His freestyle rapping skills and quirky personality are things that make him stand out to Hannah.

8. Luke P.

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Luke came out of the limo growling like a beast to attract Hannah Beast herself. He's a little bit cocky, but he did receive the first impression rose, which usually means that he'll go far. Here's to hoping he becomes more likable in the future.

9. Possible Villains

Luke S.

Don't know which guy this is? Just look for the less-hot Nick Viall look-alike. It looks like he's going to stir up some drama in the future, according to the promo.

Luke P.

Yes, he got the first impression rose, but his cockiness is likely to overpower anything good about him.

10. Here's to a great season full of drama and love. Roll tide!

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Watch "The Bachelorette", Mondays at 8|7c on ABC.

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