While this theory doesn't hold true for every reality TV show, it does tend to be true for a great number of reality TV franchises. From fashion competitions to cooking programs, all of these reality TV shows peaked in their third season.
Toss in a surprise pregnancy, an over-the-top pageant wear designer, and some of the show's best challenges, and this season of "Project Runway" was practically perfect.
"Top Chef"While Season 8 (the all-star season) of "Top Chef" was pretty entertaining, Season 3 was a more evenly enjoyable season overall. Set in Miami, the cast featured hot-headed Howie, charming C.J., talented Tre, the underdog Dale, and the mechanically precise Hung. Not only were there tons of great moments between the contestants, but the challenges were incredibly memorable.
Who could forget Howie's hideous mushroom canapes from the yacht party or the brutal two-night Restaurant Wars challenge featuring Madonna's brother? TV fans loved this cast, so it's no coincidence that Season 3 spawned tons of careers. Brian Malarky went on to judge "The Taste," and C.J. was so popular that the producers brought him back as a contestant in Season 10.The Surreal Life," the housemates included Charo, Dave Coulier, Flavor Flav, and Brigitte Nielsen. Charo's infectious energy and barely comprehensible rants were comedy gold, but it was the tempestuous, strange relationship between Flavor Flav and Brigitte that really got fans invested in the show.
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