Take the fame whores you'd usually find on Big Brother, sprinkle in some old folks, bickering couples, and strained parent-child relationships—then make them eat eyeballs and race their jet-lagged asses around the world for a chance at a million dollars. It may have jumped the shark when they got family-friendly, but it's still compelling all the same.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
TAR has won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program all seven years the category has existed. Suck on that, Mad Men!