Reality TV show: The Real World: New York (1992)

Nies' 2009 appearance on Confessions of a Teen Idol, that show hosted by Scott Baio in which aged former teen stars tried to re-launch their careers, was pret-ty depressing. (At least on The Surreal Life, there's a teensy bit more subtlety.) But we've got to give credit where credit is due: The guy hosted The Grind. If you were watching MTV in the '90s when they were still about music, you know this show was the shit back then.