Ghost Hunters investigator Grant Wilson shocked the world of the easily-shocked earlier this month by announcing he was leaving the Syfy series. “It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of Ghost Hunters. While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me, after enjoying nearly eight successful seasons on television, I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life,” Wilson said of his departure.

I don't know what other aspects he's referring to, but I imagine they involve not running around in dark, abandoned insane asylums at 3 in the morning pretending to encounter ghosts.

In honor of Grant's departure, we've put together this list of other totally fake reality shows. Honorable mentions to The Real Gilligan's Island.

The Bachelor

The fact that this show and its off-shoots and imitators have been on the air for a decade now is really disconcerting. At this point, it's more a parody of itself than Flavor of Love ever was, with the only reason to watch being the total trainwrecks falling apart when they find out they can't marry the abs handing out the roses. What's saddest however is how America' buys into the tabloid machine that covers the tragic break-up of the winners two weeks after the season has wrapped.

The Pick-Up Artist

This show was total cheese. That said, it was the most I've been entertained as an adult. The series followed the be-top-hatted professional ass-crusher Mystery as he taught a group of duds how to get inside of girls. However, after the finale it was revealed in the press that the so-called winner is actually an actor and the runner-up is a model. I just don't understand why a man who considers himself the master of tricking women into sexual congress would lie to us. I feel a little used.

Cake Boss

Yeah. More like Fake Boss. So many things about this show bother me. Mostly, the high-drama positions they're always putting the cakes in. I have an idea. Let's make our cakes on the second floor and install an unreliable elevator. Looks like we'll have to take the stairs. I wonder what will happen? It's like a modern version of the prat-falling baker on Sesame Street.

Joe Millionaire

This show wore its fakeness on its sleeve to awesome effect. The premise: round up a gaggle of gold-digging biatches and make them believe they have a chance at landing a handsome oil heir. The twist being that the object of their affection isn't rich at all. And he's kind of a dillweed on top of it all. Cruel? Yes. Awesome to watch? Even more yes.

WWE Smackdown

I don't want to risk upsetting Juggalos but WWE wrestling is fake. The matches are staged and the drama is scripted. You've all been tricked into enjoying the dramatic arts. I also have something to reveal about the ICP but you've had enough bad news for today.

Crossing Over With John Edward

I'm sensing a presence. You have a family member who has passed. No? Umm, a friend. No? Oh, now I see. A woman who worked at your grocery store. No? A man? Yes. A man who worked at your grocery store and would talk to you. What? He was mute? Ah, now it's clear. He wished he'd spoke to you. What? He hated your guts and passed you a note stating he's glad he's unable to speak with you? His name started with a 'J'. T? Oh yes, I was going to say 'T'.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Every move the Kardashians make is a strategic plan to sell more perfume and keep our wives and girlfriends informed about which professional athletes are bangable. What's most interesting to me is that this is a show that follows Kim Kardashian through her day-to-day life, yet noone is really sure what the hell she does besides getting paid to show up places in Las Vegas.

The Hills

Easily the most-scripted reality show in television history, if you were to witness a taping you'd see the cast doing multiple takes and driving their cars on the back of process trailers. The only thing not faked on this show was the level of unbelievable douchiness. No amount of Hollywood magic could create that.

The Jerry Springer Show

The Jerry Springer Show is a circus. I pray that these situations and character relationships are staged. I mean, they have to be. The guests are so f***ed up and their lives are so extreme. You can only truck in guests from Ohio and Florida for so long. Unless, of course, I'm way off-base. In which case, apologies to this man and his lovely horse.

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