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Reality TV shows filmed in NY

From "The Apprentice" to "Princesses: Long Island," the Empire State has served as the backdrop for countless reality shows, it seems.

Take a look at more than 50 unscripted series, past and present, shot in New York.

"Summer House"

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"Summer House," a new Bravo reality show set in Montauk, premieres Jan. 16, 2017. The show's filming during summer 2016 had residents up in arms. Some even plotted to boycott or disrupt production, according to Page Six.

"Secrets and Wives"

(Bravo, 2015): Two summers after its controversial misfire,
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(Bravo, 2015): Two summers after its controversial misfire, "Princesses: Long Island," Bravo returns to the North Shore of Long Island with another reality series. This one, as the network describes it, focuses on an "affluent, tight-knit group of six longtime girlfriends" who are "re-inventing" their lives after decades of toting personal "baggage" and surviving breakups.

“Kourtney & Khloé Take The Hamptons"

(E!, 2014-2015) Two of the Kardashian sisters headed
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(E!, 2014-2015) Two of the Kardashian sisters headed to the East End in 2014 to film yet another "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" spinoff.

"All-Star Celebrity Apprentice"

(NBC, 2008-present): This
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(NBC, 2008-present): This "Apprentice" spinoff, hosted by Donald Trump, features celebrities competing for a charity. Winners have included Trace Adkins, John Rich and Bret Michaels (right).

"The Apprentice"

(NBC, 2004-2011): Donald Trump narrows a field of
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(NBC, 2004-2011): Donald Trump narrows a field of contestants via challenges set throughout New York City. The only person to not hear "you're fired" goes on to work for The Donald.

"What Not to Wear"

(TLC, 2003-2013): Based on the British show of
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(TLC, 2003-2013): Based on the British show of the same name, stylists Stacy London and Clinton Kelly (Wayne Scot Lukas in season 1) guided fashion don'ts into fashion do's with this makeover show.

"Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"

(Bravo, 2010-2011): Artists competed in a variety of
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(Bravo, 2010-2011): Artists competed in a variety of media for an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum and $100,000.

"The Show with Vinny"

(MTV, 2013): A spinoff of
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(MTV, 2013): A spinoff of "The Jersey Shore," Vinny's show is part reality, part talk show in which viewers get a taste of the Staten Island native's family life, while celebrities pop in. Ciara gave the family a lesson on how to rap.

“The Real World: New York”

(MTV, 1992): The 28-season
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(MTV, 1992): The 28-season "Real World" saga began when seven strangers from all over the country lived in a SoHo apartment, where they "stopped being polite and started getting real." The show returned to Manhattan in 2001 and filmed a season in Brooklyn in 2009.

“The Millionaire Matchmaker”

(Bravo, 2008-2015): In season four, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti
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(Bravo, 2008-2015): In season four, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger (left) heads to New York City to help millionaires find love.

“The Face”

(Oxygen, 2012-2014): Nigel Barker hosted the competition where
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(Oxygen, 2012-2014): Nigel Barker hosted the competition where supermodels Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova coached contestants, with the winner becoming the face of Ulta.

“The Cut”

(CBS, 2005): During its lone season, 16 contestants
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(CBS, 2005): During its lone season, 16 contestants in New York City competed for a chance to design clothes for Tommy Hilfiger.

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”

(Bravo, 2003-2007): Five men with expertise in style,
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(Bravo, 2003-2007): Five men with expertise in style, design, food and culture make over men in need of help with their homes and love lives.

“Taxicab Confessions: The City that Never Sleeps”

(HBO, 1995-2010): Across 11 seasons, hidden cameras in
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(HBO, 1995-2010): Across 11 seasons, hidden cameras in Manhattan cabs captured passengers' conversations with drivers, with the passengers told they were filmed at the end of the ride.

“She’s Got the Look”

(TV Land, 2008-2010): Model Kim Alexis hosted the
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(TV Land, 2008-2010): Model Kim Alexis hosted the TV Land show where 20 women aged 35 and older competed in New York for a contract with modeling firm Wilhelmina International, Inc., and a fashion spread.

“Project Runway”

(Bravo/Lifetime, 2004-present): A group of aspiring designers competes
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(Bravo/Lifetime, 2004-present): A group of aspiring designers competes weekly until one winner remains, with finalists showing at New York Fashion Week. All seasons except for one have been set in Manhattan.

“Project Runway All Stars”

(Lifetime, 2012-present): A spin-off of
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(Lifetime, 2012-present): A spin-off of "Project Runway," "All Stars" brings together old contestants (including Austin Scarlett) from earlier seasons for another round of fashion competitions.

“Models of the Runway”

(Lifetime, 2009-2010): Yet another
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(Lifetime, 2009-2010): Yet another "Project Runway" spin-off, "Models of the Runway" followed the models throughout each week of the competition for two seasons.

“Princess of Long Island”

(Bravo, 2013, one season thus far): Bravo follows
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(Bravo, 2013, one season thus far): Bravo follows a group of young Jewish Long Island women as they party, refine their friendships and look for an "NJB" (AKA nice Jewish boy).

“Pregnant in Heels”

(Bravo, 2011-2012): Rosie Pope, right, a pregnancy expert
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(Bravo, 2011-2012): Rosie Pope, right, a pregnancy expert with maternity boutiques and a training academy for expectant mothers in New York City, helped mothers-to-be.

“The City”

(MTV, 2008-2010): A spinoff of
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(MTV, 2008-2010): A spinoff of "The Hills," "The City" followed Whitney Port (right), who moved to New York City to launch a fashion career, for two seasons.

“Newlyweds: The First Year”

(Bravo, 2013-Present): The docu-series examines the lives of
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(Bravo, 2013-Present): The docu-series examines the lives of new couples' first year of marriage. Kathryn and John, pictured, an Oyster Bay couple, let the cameras come into their lives for their first 365 days together. Another couple, Kimberly and Alaska, a stylist and record label director, split their time between New York City and Los Angeles.

"Paranormal Witness"

(SyFy, 2011-present,): SyFy follows families that have gone
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(SyFy, 2011-present,): SyFy follows families that have gone through paranormal experiences. In 2013, a Long Island mother and her two daughters were featured as they moved to a new home after losing their husband/father on 9/11. The new house was not as welcoming as they had expected.

“Mob Wives”

(VH1, 2011-present): The show follows Staten Island women
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(VH1, 2011-present): The show follows Staten Island women with connections to the Mob through their fathers and husbands.

“Million Dollar Listing New York"

(Bravo, 2012-present): Three realtors give viewers a taste
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(Bravo, 2012-present): Three realtors give viewers a taste of the New York City real estate scene and the seemingly inherent drama that follows.

"Man v. Food”

(Travel Channel, 2008-2010): Brooklyn native Adam Richman went
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(Travel Channel, 2008-2010): Brooklyn native Adam Richman went across the country on eating challenges for five seasons. His New York stops included Katz's Deli in Manhattan and Ciao Baby in Massapequa. The final season was titled "Man v. Food Nation."

“Mary Knows Best”

(SyFy, 2010): Long Island mother Mary Occhino does
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(SyFy, 2010): Long Island mother Mary Occhino does it all: takes care of a family, hosts a radio show and communicates with the spirit world.

“Make Me a Supermodel”

(Bravo, 2008-2010): For three seasons, contestants fought for
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(Bravo, 2008-2010): For three seasons, contestants fought for a contract with New York Model Management and $100,000.

“Love & Hip Hop”

(VH1, 2011-2013): VH1's three-season docu-soap showed the relationships
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(VH1, 2011-2013): VH1's three-season docu-soap showed the relationships between four women connected to hip-hop through their love lives and careers. Some were dating hip-hop artists and others were trying to become hip-hop artists. Seasons one and three take place in New York City.

"Living Lohan"

(E!, 2008): Cameras in Merrick captured the life
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(E!, 2008): Cameras in Merrick captured the life of Dina Lohan and her children. Over nine episodes, the momager assists daughters Lindsay (who is never featured on screen) and Ali, who is pursuing acting and singing careers.

“Long Island Medium”

(TLC, 2011-present): Long Islander Theresa Caputo has a
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(TLC, 2011-present): Long Islander Theresa Caputo has a special talent: communicating with those who have passed on. The show follows Caputo in her Hicksville home as she juggles family life and helps clients wishing to contact deceased loved ones.

“Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods”

(MTV, 2008): Broadway hopefuls head to Manhattan to
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(MTV, 2008): Broadway hopefuls head to Manhattan to compete for the role of Elle Woods.

“Kourtney and Kim Take New York”

(E!, 2011-present): The elder Kardashian sisters, Kourtney (left)
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(E!, 2011-present): The elder Kardashian sisters, Kourtney (left) and Kim, head to the East Coast. The show follows their business (clothing store Dash) and romantic pursuits.

“Kell on Earth”

(Bravo, 2010): The show peaked into the life
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(Bravo, 2010): The show peaked into the life of New York and LA public relations guru Kelly Cutrone as she juggled her business, People's Revolution, and being a single mom.

“I Want to be a Hilton”

(NBC, 2005): Fourteen contestants came to New York
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(NBC, 2005): Fourteen contestants came to New York to try to prove they're made for a high-society lifestyle. After weeks of competition, one winner received a trust fund, apartment, wardrobe and a chance to hang with the Hiltons.

(BET, 2009): The reality show followed college grads
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(BET, 2009): The reality show followed college grads on their quests for relationships and successful careers.

“Growing Up Gotti”

(A&E, 2004-2005): Victoria Gotti let cameras inside her
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(A&E, 2004-2005): Victoria Gotti let cameras inside her Old Westbury home to capture her life with sons Carmine, John and Frank across three seasons.

“Grease: You’re the One that I Want”

(NBC, 2006-2007): The reality show searched for Broadway's
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(NBC, 2006-2007): The reality show searched for Broadway's new male and female leads in "Grease."

“Gallery Girls”

(Bravo, 2012): Female artists from Brooklyn and New
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(Bravo, 2012): Female artists from Brooklyn and New York City attempt to land their dream jobs.

“Black Ink Crew”

(VH1, 2013-present): The show centers around tattoo shop
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(VH1, 2013-present): The show centers around tattoo shop owner Ceasar Emmanuel (right) and the employees of his Harlem business.

"Flea Market Flip"

(HGTV, 2012-present): Garden City native Lara Spencer hosts
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(HGTV, 2012-present): Garden City native Lara Spencer hosts as flea market-goers purchase secondhand items, spruce up their purchases and put them back on the market. A frequent stop on the show is upstate's Stormville Airport Flea Market.

"Curvy Girls"

(Nuvo, 2012-2013): Plus-sized models navigate the fashion industry
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(Nuvo, 2012-2013): Plus-sized models navigate the fashion industry in New York City.

"Worst Cooks in America"

(Food Network, 2010-present): Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell
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(Food Network, 2010-present): Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell oversee teams competing for $25,000 in a food boot camp.

“Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell”

(Food Network, 2012-present): Chef Anne Burrell travels to
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(Food Network, 2012-present): Chef Anne Burrell travels to restaurants seeking a new executive chef. Her New York stops include Zengo, Victor's Café and Blaue Gans.

“Breaking Amish: Brave New World”

(TLC, 2012-2013): The show follows five young adults
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(TLC, 2012-2013): The show follows five young adults as they leave their Amish community and head for a new beginning in New York City. An L.A.-based version premiered July 2013.

“50 Cent: The Money and the Power"

(MTV, 2008-2009): With an
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(MTV, 2008-2009): With an "Apprentice"-like theme and shot in Brooklyn, 50 Cent oversaw 14 contestants for one season in search of the most successful entrepreneur. The contestant deemed the next big business mogul was rewarded with $100,000 from 50 Cent himself.

“Better Half”

(Bravo, 2007): The show, which lasted one season
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(Bravo, 2007): The show, which lasted one season and was hosted by Susie Essman of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," featured spouses and partners pitted against one another in their trained professions.

"The Real Housewives of New York City"

(Bravo, 2008-present): Bravo follows an elite circle of
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(Bravo, 2008-present): Bravo follows an elite circle of Manhattan housewives through friendship, family, work and play, with cast changes over the years.

“Bethenny Getting Married?”

(Bravo, 2010): New York City housewife Bethenny Frankel's
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(Bravo, 2010): New York City housewife Bethenny Frankel's spinoff shows her launching the Skinny Girl brand, preparing to marry boyfriend Jason Hoppy and have their baby.

“Bethenny Ever After” (Bravo, 2011-2012): “Bethenny Ever After”
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“Bethenny Ever After” (Bravo, 2011-2012): “Bethenny Ever After” continued “Bethenny Getting Married” for two seasons, with its star's brand growing. Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy are married with a little girl, Bryn, and living in Manhattan.

“Basketball Wives”

(VH1, 2010-present): The show gives a glimpse into
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(VH1, 2010-present): The show gives a glimpse into the lives of women who call themselves "basketball wives." Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams, Suzie Ketcham, Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell are wives living in Miami and New York, in the fourth season.

“America’s Next Top Model”

(UPN/The CW, 2003-present): Various seasons of the Tyra
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(UPN/The CW, 2003-present): Various seasons of the Tyra Banks-hosted modeling competition have taken place in Manhattan, including the first three.

“A Model Life with Petra Nemcova”

(TLC, 2007): Set in Manhattan, Petra Nemcova guided
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(TLC, 2007): Set in Manhattan, Petra Nemcova guided six girls battling for a contract with NEXT Modeling Agency.

“9 By Design”

(Bravo, 2010): Building developers Courtney and Robert Novogratz,
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(Bravo, 2010): Building developers Courtney and Robert Novogratz, along with their seven children, were followed by cameras through their lives in lower Manhattan.

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