What are the best reality shows on right now? 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 Survivor 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 then see what brand-new reality shows are premiering this year..
Gordon Ramsay hosts a fiery cooking competition in which the winner receives a head chef position.
- Premiered: May 30, 2005
Teams of two travel the globe to try to win $1 million.
- Premiered: September 5, 2001
Budding entrepreneurs have a shot at making their dreams come true.
- Premiered: August 9, 2009
Competitors from all across America take on the world's most challenging obstacle course.
- Premiered: December 12, 2009
The world's most talented amateurs perform for star judges and compete for a life-changing prize.
- Premiered: June 21, 2006
Four women travel to the U.S. to live with their fiances for the first time using a unique visa.
- Premiered: January 12, 2014
Three lifelong friends endeavor to embarrass one another to the maximum effect.
- Premiered: December 15, 2011
Drag queens compete to be the last contestant standing.
- Premiered: February 2, 2009
Mike Rowe links major moments in history to their origins and connects them to the modern world.
- Premiered: January 4, 2021
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 present ...more
- Premiered: September 27, 2013
Seven of America's top welding legends battle for the title of Metal Shop Master.
- Premiered: September 10, 2021
People looking for the perfect partner are scientifically matched up and married on the spot.
- Premiered: July 8, 2014
- Children, ages 9 to 14, compete against each other on the ultimate obstacle course.
- Chefs face unique cooking challenges in a culinary gauntlet to be the food world's newest superstar.
Four icons compete to find and transform America's inspiring voices into music's next phenomenon.
- Premiered: April 26, 2011
Aspiring chefs compete for their shot at culinary stardom.
- Premiered: March 8, 2006
Celebrities compete against one another while shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume.
- Premiered: January 2, 2019
- For food truck owners, Eddie Jackson's Rosehill Beer Garden is the hottest ticket in Houston.
Armed with large bank accounts, lottery winners search for new homes.
- Premiered: March 7, 2015
Profiling the life of the Kilcher family in the isolated community of Homer, led by patriarch Atz.
- Premiered: December 29, 2011
Race Across the World (Discovery+, 2021) is a British reality competition series. Narrated by John Hannah, five pairs of travelers race from London to the Far East without taking a single flight, a ...more
- Premiered: January 4, 2021
- Bobby Flay and Michael Symon coach eight of the country's most-respected BBQ challengers.
Expert craftsmen pool their talents and resources to restore heirlooms and treasured antiques such as music boxes, vases and clocks to prove that anything can be restored to their former glory.
- Premiered: March 27, 2017
Jon Taffer and his experts visit failing drinking establishments to offer one last shot at success.
- Premiered: July 19, 2011
- 90 Day Journey (Discovery+, 2021), is an American reality television series and a spin off of 90 Day Fiancé. A collection of stories for superfans, each curated miniseries is made up of every single ...more