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The Best Reality Shows Currently on TV

Updated March 4, 2021 51.9k votes 5.2k voters 236.4k views200 items

List RulesVote 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 2020.

  • Hell's Kitchen1

    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay


    Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the...  more
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  • Survivor2


    Jeff Probst


    Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show,...  more
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  • The Amazing Race3

    The Amazing Race

    Phil Keoghan


    The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and...  more
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  • American Ninja Warrior4

    American Ninja Warrior

    Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown


    American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series...  more
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  • Shark Tank5

    Shark Tank

    Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran


    Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and...  more
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  • America's Got Talent6

    America's Got Talent

    Howie Mandel, Mel B


    America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network,...  more
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  • MasterChef Junior7

    MasterChef Junior

    Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi


    MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home...  more
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  • Impractical Jokers8

    Impractical Jokers

    James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano


    Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with...  more
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  • RuPaul's Drag Race9

    RuPaul's Drag Race

    RuPaul, Michelle Visage


    RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of...  more
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  • The Voice10

    The Voice

    Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green


    The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly...  more
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  • 90 Day Fiancé11
    90 Day Fiancé (TLC, 2014) is an American documentary series that follows couples who have 90...  more
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  • Top Chef12

    Top Chef

    Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio


    Top Chef is an American reality competition show on the cable television network Bravo, that...  more
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  • The Masked Singer13


    The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South...  more
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  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked14

    RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked

    RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on...  more
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  • Race Across the World15


    Race Across the World (Discovery+, 2021) is a British reality competition series. Narrated by...  more
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  • Lip Sync Battle16

    Lip Sync Battle

    LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen


    Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network, 2015) is an American musical reality competition...  more
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  • The Great British Bake Off17

    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc


    The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking...  more
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  • Good Bones18

    Good Bones

    Karen E. Laine, Mina Starsiak Hawk


    Good Bones (HGTV, 2016) is an American reality television series. Mother-daughter duo Karen E....  more
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  • BattleBots: Bounty Hunters19
    BattleBots: Bounty Hunters (Discovery+, 2021) is an American reality spin-off series created...  more
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  • The Event20

    The Event

    Wolfgang Puck


    The Event (HBO Max, 2021) is an American reality documentary series. The series takes an...  more
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  • Crikey! Its the Irwins21

    Crikey! Its the Irwins

    Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin


    Crikey! It's the Irwins (Animal Planet/Discovery+, 2018) is an Australian reality documentary...  more
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  • Project Runway: All Stars22

    Project Runway: All Stars

    Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy


    Project Runway All Stars is a spin-off series based on Project Runway. It features 13...  more
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  • Alaskan Bush People23

    Alaskan Bush People

    Billy Brown, Ami Brown


    Alaskan Bush People (Discovery Channel, 2014) is an American reality television series. A...  more
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  • Bling Empire24
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