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07-Jul-2016 19:22

Figures plummeted, and conjure they did: within two years the channel became “Spike TV,” after a hissy fit from Spike Lee, who sued claiming copyright infringement (the claim was laughed out of court, and rightfully so), and then shortened to “Spike” after a few more years.

Spike now concerns itself with male-based programming and action movies.

So, it makes sense that the era birthed two classic dating shows that made excellent use of buses.

Both , which was hosted by Aisha Tyler in its first season, is the better show for its bizarre pacing, creepy party room on the bus, and tendency to cast daters who loved sucking toes.

We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding).

Each man would get 60 seconds to make his case, and the girls had the chance to, essentially, swipe right or left.

If you love body paint, you are probably on a reality dating show -- or you are filming an , two shows with similar concepts and equally terrible names. Instead, you are getting a steady stream of burns, giggles, and insights like, "Reggie is obsessed with pornography and has deep-seated emotional issues." Sorry, hate it or love it, you are popular rapper The Game and you are on , this show aired on FOX.

It was about a woman who had to pick from 20 men who all wore frightening masks, so that they would be judged by their character instead of their looks, and it was hosted by Monica Lewinsky because presumably Kato Kaelin was busy.

long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre. The Fox Reality Channel had a good run; they were able to capitalize on the endless stream of unscripted television shows, airing repeats of reality formats from around the world, shooting off a few of their own original series, and airing “classic” syndicated series such as . Before becoming the 24 hour news channel, MSNBC was the 24-hour talk show format America’s Talking.The Nashville Network, TNN, changed from country music news and entertainment to more action and drama fare when Viacom literally renamed the channel “The New TNN: The National Network,” a name to conjure with.TBS, another Turner network, also altered their focus around 2004.Originally introduced from Atlanta station WTBS, it was one of cable’s original “Superstations,” a local station carried nationwide, and carried news, syndicated repeats, movies and sports coverage.

long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.

The Fox Reality Channel had a good run; they were able to capitalize on the endless stream of unscripted television shows, airing repeats of reality formats from around the world, shooting off a few of their own original series, and airing “classic” syndicated series such as . Before becoming the 24 hour news channel, MSNBC was the 24-hour talk show format America’s Talking.

The Nashville Network, TNN, changed from country music news and entertainment to more action and drama fare when Viacom literally renamed the channel “The New TNN: The National Network,” a name to conjure with.

TBS, another Turner network, also altered their focus around 2004.

Originally introduced from Atlanta station WTBS, it was one of cable’s original “Superstations,” a local station carried nationwide, and carried news, syndicated repeats, movies and sports coverage.

Without changing names, though, but completely altering the content of the channel, networks risk losing loyal fans, and opening themselves up to the risk of closing altogether. Originally a highbrow, fine arts channel, Bravo shifted in the mid 2000s to all-reality, with programming that still seems more “up-market,” like , where aspiring chefs compete for a cash prize to further their careers.