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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 ? 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! And then see what brand-new reality shows are premiering in 2019.

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 26 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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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry
The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other ...more
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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Dwayne Johnson
The Titan Games (NBC, 2019) is a sports competition series. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the show features people from across the United States competing in an arena against one of six reigning ...more
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The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Black Ink Crew: Compton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Danny Kilpatrick, Kyla Pratt
Black Ink Crew: Compton (VH1, 2019) is an American reality television series and the second spin-off of the show Black Ink Crew. The reality series centers on KP and his crew at IAM Compton, the ...more
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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Judge Jerry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Jerry Springer
Judge Jerry (NBC, 2019) is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by Jerry Springer and filmed in front of a live audience.
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My 600-lb Life is listed (or ranked) 35 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) 36 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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 37 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) 38 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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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Bear Grylls
You vs. Wild (Netflix, 2019) is an American choose-your-own-adventure television series. Viewers follow along with Bear Grylls on adventures around the world and will be able to choose Grylls’ ...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
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, 2014) is an American elimination-style reality competition television series. Rejected contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are isolated in a romantic ...more
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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Bizarre Foods: Delicious Desti... is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Flip It Like Disick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Scott Disick
Flip It Like Disick (E!, 2019) is an American reality television series. The show follows Scott Disick, as he embarks on an endeavor of high-end home flipping.
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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless
Mythbusters Jr. (Discovery Channel, 2019) is an American science entertainment television program. This spin-off of Mythbusters teams up host Adam Savage with six kids, all under the age of 16, ...more
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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 46 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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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 47 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 Hills: New Beginnings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port
The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV, 2019) is an American reality television show, developed as a sequel to The Hills. The series reunites the original cast members, alongside their children, ...more
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Curse of Akakor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV
Curse of Akakor (Facebook, 2019) is an American mystery documentary reality television series. In the Amazon, six investigators hunt for a city of gold and the answer to why do so many who chase ...more
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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 50 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.