The Best of 2018 The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite reality shows currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

What are the best reality shows on right now in 2017? Are you a Real Housewives faithful or are you totally into reality shows set in the elements, like a Bear Gryllis situation? Maybe you're strictly a Keeping Up with the Kardashians devotee? Some consider Dancing with the Stars to be one of the best current shows on ABC. No matter what you prefer, there's plenty of current reality television for you to enjoy.

Reality series on now reflect a certain evolution of the genre. Sure, there’s still table flipping, but today’s top reality shows are popular with stars who are much more streetwise than those kooky kids back in the early-‘90s on the first Real World (except for maybe the people on Hoarders). Which current reality show should reign supreme? The Bachelor? Amazing Race? RuPaul's Drag Race? They're all good reality TV shows listed here.

This list of current reality programs also includes reality competition shows, like America's Got Talent and The Voice.  

How about the latest ruler of current reality shows? The Great British Bake Off quietly debuted in America and quickly won over viewers, even though the most dramatic thing that’s happened on the series so far is an Irish guy dumping a baked Alaska in the bin? If that isn't for you, maybe fan-favorite cooking reality shows like Top Chef are what will get your upvotes.

Vote up the best reality TV shows currently on television and if you don’t see your favorite, add it!

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
31 added Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the British series. World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking ...more

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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network, and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a talent show that features singers, ...more

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

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Impractical Jokers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Mbbk6214 added James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto In 1999, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano, four high school friends from Staten Island, NY formed the live improv and sketch comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. After a long and ...more

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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will compete in the first audition round and ...more

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RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder for Logo. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, ...more

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Phil Keoghan The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
31 added Julie Chen Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more

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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and a franchise of Dragons' Den. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a panel ...more

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Lip Sync Battle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network, 2015) is an American musical reality competition television series hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. Varieties of celebrities pair up to do battle each ...more

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Face Off is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick, Neville Page Face Off is an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network in which a group of prosthetic makeup artists compete against each other to create prostheses such as those found ...more

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Top Chef is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons Top Chef is an American reality competition show on the cable television network Bravo, that first aired in 2006, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges. They are ...more

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Bar Rescue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Jon Taffer, P.J. King Bar Rescue is an American reality TV series that premiered on Spike on July 17, 2011. It stars Jon Taffer, who offers his professional expertise plus renovations and equipment to desperately ...more

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Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Harley Rae Reid added Mike Rowe Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the ...more

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Project Runway: All Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy, Alyssa Milano Project Runway All Stars is a spin-off series based on Project Runway. It features 13 designers from seasons 1-9 of the original series with a new host, new judges and a new mentor.

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews, Brooke Burke-Charvet Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Tyra Banks, Rita Ora, Ashley Graham America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition that premiered on May 20, 2003. It originally aired on UPN, whose merger with The WB created The CW ...more

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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Anne Burrell, Rachael Ray Worst Cooks in America is a reality competition show on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants with very poor cooking skills through an eight-week culinary boot camp, to earn a ...more

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 2018) is an American reality television series developed by SallyAnn Salsano. Six years after the end of Jersey Shore, the housemates are reunited as they ...more

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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Tia Torres, Tania Torres, Mariah Torres Pit Bulls & Parolees is an American reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009. It ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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My 600-lb Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Melissa Morris, Younan Nowzaradan, Donald Shelton My 600-lb Life (TLC, 2012) is a reality television series. Each episode follows a year in the life of a morbidly obese person (who starts the episode weighing around 600 pounds (270 kg)) and ...more

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow, Shereé Whitfield The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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Keeping up with the Mckenzies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
BigRonan added Keeping up with the Mckenzies Kegan, Ronan, Maucin

'Big money, Big women, Big fun' - Ronan Mckenzie

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Bizarre Foods: Delicious Desti... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Andrew Zimmern Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel, 2015) is a travel and cuisine television show hosted by Andrew Zimmern. The Bizarre Foods spinoff focuses on famed destinations' classic ...more

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The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Lisa Vanderpump, Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series airing on Bravo, featuring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump in the title role and her staff at ...more

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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Rick Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by ...more

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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
RyanSchreiber added Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis Food Network Star (Food Network, 2005) is a reality television series. A contest to find a well rounded great chef with a unique point of view and hosting type of personality to host their own

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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family.

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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Love Island is a daily British reality television programme. In the show, twelve single celebrities spent five weeks on an island in Fiji. Viewers would vote for the couple they would like to ...more

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Chris Harrison The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Gretchen Rossi The Real Housewives of Orange County is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006 on Bravo. It has aired nine seasons and focuses on the personal and professional ...more

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Teen Mom 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry Teen Mom 2 is an American reality television series that premiered January 11, 2011, on MTV. It follows the lives of four girls from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their ...more

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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Born This Way (A&E, 2015) is an Emmy Award-winning American reality television series. It features seven adults with Down Syndrome who work hard to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Chris Harrison The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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The Real Housewives of New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Joe Giudice, Chris Laurita, Dina Manzo The Real Housewives of New Jersey is an American reality television series that premiered on May 12, 2009 on Bravo. Developed as the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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Bachelor in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bachelor in Paradise Chris Harrison

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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska struggle and thrive in the untouched ...more

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OutDaughtered is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
OutDaughtered Adam Busby, Danielle Busby, Blayke Louise Busby OutDaughtered (TLC, 2016) is an American reality series, starring Adam and Danielle Busby, parents of the only all-girl quintuplets in the U.S.

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Making It is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Dayna Isom Johnson Making It (NBC, 2018) is an unscripted reality competition series hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Incredibly talented people come together for a friendly competition of art and crafts.

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Total Divas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Harley Rae Reid added Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Natalya Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!. The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their ...more

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Long Island Medium is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Theresa Caputo, Larry Caputo Long Island Medium is a TLC reality television series starring Theresa Caputo as she claims to be a medium who can communicate with the deceased. Caputo's claims have been deemed fictitious by ...more

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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Judged by Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough, dance performers, including solo acts ...more

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Bring It! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Dianna Williams, Camryn Harris, Makalah Whitenson Bring It! (Lifetime, 2014) is an American dance reality television series. In Jackson, Mississippi, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams and her Dancing Dolls compete against other rival

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Southern Charm Savannah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
jinkieszoinks added Ashley Borders, Catherine Cooper, Daniel Eichholz In 2016, Bravo ordered a spin-off series to Southern Charm, titled Southern Charm Savannah. The series is set to follow the same premise as its predecessor series but will be set in Savannah, ...more

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The Real Housewives of Dallas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, Stephanie Hollman

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Growing Up Hip Hop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Romeo Miller, Kristinia DeBarge, Master P Growing Up Hip Hop (WE tv, 2016) is a reality television series. The personal trials and victories of some of hip-hop's elite offspring.