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..
Premiered: May 30, 2005Hell'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
Premiered: September 5, 2001The Amazing Race (CBS, 2001) is a reality competition tv show created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster. Teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more
Premiered: August 9, 2009Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and an entry in the Dragons' Den franchise. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a ...more
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Premiered: December 12, 2009Men and women from all walks of life and every corner of the country come together to pursue their common dream of reaching Mount Midoriyama on the world's most notorious obstacle course. Each ...more
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Premiered: December 15, 2011Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with improvisational elements. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the ...more
Premiered: June 21, 2006Undiscovered talent of all ages -- singers, dancers, magicians, comics, musicians, ventriloquists and more -- appear before celebrity judges who decide which contestants move on in the competition ...more
Premiered: February 2, 2009RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo TV, 2009) is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, ...more
Premiered: September 27, 2013MasterChef 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: April 26, 2011The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daly. Based on the original The Voice of ...more
Premiered: January 12, 201490 Day Fiancé (TLC, 2014) is an American reality documentary series.The series follows couples who have 90 days to decide to marry before their 90-day K-1 visas (available uniquely to foreign fiancés ...more
- American Ninja Warrior Junior (Universal Kids, 2018 ) is an American sports competition television game show and the children's edition of American Ninja Warrior. The next generation of "American ...more
Premiered: January 2, 2019The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show features celebrities singing in a ...more
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Premiered: 2021Race 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
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Premiered: January 24, 2007A seasoned chef is challenged to perform a seemingly impossible task without compromising the quality of the food. One week the chef must prepare dinner for 150 aboard a luxury locomotive, while the
Premiered: 2021Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN, 2021) is an American reality documentary series. The series follows Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the ...more
Premiered: 2017The Repair Shop (BBC, 2017) is a British reality docuseries. Some of Britain's most skilled restoration experts breathe new life into much-cherished family heirlooms that are dropped off by members ...more
Premiered: August 22, 2021Naked and Afraid of Love (Discovery+, 2021) is an American reality dating series. The series uncover what happens when 16 complete strangers — 8 single women and 8 single men — attempt to find true ...more
- Tattoo Redo (Netflix, 2021) is an American reality series. The seres has top artists transform tattoo disasters into stunning cover-ups, with designs chosen by clients' loved ones. ...more
- Returning the Favor (Facebook Watch, 2017) is an American reality web television series created by Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe travels across the United States in search of people who are giving back to ...more
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Premiered: July 19, 2011Jon Taffer is the Gordon Ramsay of the bar and nightclub business. In each episode of this series, Taffer helps transform a struggling bar into a vibrant, profitable business, utilizing his expertise
Premiered: January 4, 2021Six Degrees with Mike Rowe (Discovery+, 2021) is an American reality, documentary series. The series features Mike Rowe as he goes back to major moments in history and connects the dots between these ...more
Premiered: April 15, 2021Restaurant Recovery (Discovery+, 2021) is an American reality documentary series. The series follows Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, as he invests $2 million and his ...more
Premiered: 2012Fashion designers compete for prizes. ...more