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The Best New Reality Competition Shows Of 2020

Updated January 5, 2021 290 votes 74 voters 4.5k views37 items

List RulesVote up the best reality competition television shows that premiered their first season in 2020.

If you're a fan of competitive reality shows, 2020 has several new series that might be just what you're looking for. Some of the best and most popular reality shows on now are competitive reality shows. Watching people go head-to-head in a talent competition or compete for a prize can make for some of the best reality TV.

The new series Top Dog is a little different than other competitive reality series in 2020. Not only are the competitors dogs, the series is produced by the same people as American Ninja Warrior. It's not the only player on the field when it comes to exciting competitive reality television in 2020, with suspenseful competition provided by the Bravo series Spy Games, which sees a group of contestants pitted against each other as they learn the secrets of espionage.

See what 2020 holds when it comes to new competitive reality shows and wield the power of a show judge as you cast your vote up or down for each to help decide what shows were the bigger hits.

  • LEGO Masters
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    LEGO Masters (Fox, 2020) is a American reality show based on a British series of the same name. Hosted by Will Arnett LEGO enthusiasts participate in a series of competitions that begin with a single LEGO brick and concludes with inspiring, complex constructions.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Will Arnett
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  • Tough as Nails
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    Tough as Nails (CBS, 2020) is an American reality competition television series. Hosted by Phil Keoghan, contestants compete in challenges at real-world job sites that test their toughness over a series of 10 episodes, with one participant eliminated per episode... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Phil Keoghan
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  • America's Top Dog
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    America's Top Dog (A&E, 2020) is an American competitive reality television series. Top K9 cops and civilian dogs alongside their handlers compete nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Officer Bowie, Robert Schwarting, Jamie Little
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  • Spy Games
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    Spy Games (Bravo, 2020) is an American competitive reality television series. Contestants from all walks of life and from all over the country live together in close quarters while putting their physical and mental strength to the test to see if they have what it takes to master the art of espionage.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Mia Kang
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