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The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.4k votes 500 voters 33.5k views 15 items

List Rules Only shows that premiered in 2018.

Everyone loves a good reality show, and the best of 2018 have not been disappointing. While plenty of long-running shows premiered new seasons in '18, this list of reality series features only the best new shows of 2018, and some of the best current reality shows on now. Whether we're talking Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, or your classic TV, 2018 brought some great new reality series - and it's up to you to decide which are best.

From HGTV's Bahamas Life to E!'s new WAGS Atlanta, there are plenty of good (and bad) reality shows to catch in 2018. If you're more of a foodie, consider checking out the new baking competition from Netflix, Nailed It!

Check out the rest of the 2018 reality shows below and cast your vote up or down for each to help decide what shows were the bigger hits. Of course, you can also add your own to the list of reality series - just keep them current. When you're done, see what reality shows 2019 had to offer.

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Jersey Shore Family Vaca... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi

Genres (Tv): Reality

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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Castaways is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018

Genres (Tv): Reality

Castaways (ABC, 2018) is an American reality television show. Contestants are stranded on remote islands and are forced to survive and find other survivors with only the scattered resources ...more
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Nailed It! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres, Zac Young

Genres (Tv): Reality competition, Food

Nailed It! (Netflix, 2018) is a reality bake-off competition series. Three amateur bakers compete to replicate complicated cakes and confectionery, in order to win a $10,000 cash prize.

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Girls Incarcerated is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Girls Incarcerated (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age documentary series about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center.
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The Four: Battle for Sta... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
The Four: Battle For Stardom Fergie, Sean Combs, DJ Khaled

Genres (Tv): Reality, Music, Competition

The Four: Battle for Stardom (Fox, 2018) is an American reality television music competition show hosted by Fergie with judges Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and Charlie Walk. ...more
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The Bachelor Winter Game... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Chris Harrison

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality

The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC, 2018) is a winter sports-themed reality competition television series. Previous contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette compete in various winter ...more
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Sugar Rush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Lenora Crichlow, Sara Stewart, Sarah-Jane Potts

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Comedy-drama

Sugar Rush is a British television comedy-drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred on the life of a ...more
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Relative Success with Ta... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Tabatha Coffey

Genres (Tv): Reality

Relative Success with Tabatha (Bravo, 2018) is a reality television series. Tabatha Coffey uses her business expertise to not only help struggling family businesses but the family problems as
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Best in Food is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Brad Leighninger

Genres (Tv): Food, Competition

Best in Food (Travel Channel, 2018) is a cooking competition show. Specialty chefs face off at culinary competitions across the country to prove their dish is the undisputed best.
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WAGS Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Ariel Anderson, Brandi Rhodes, Hope Wiseman

Genres (Tv): Reality

WAGS Atlanta (E!, 2018) is an American reality television series, and the second spinoff of WAGS. The show chronicles both the professional and personal lives of several WAGs (an acronym for ...more

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Boise Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Clint Robertson, Luke Caldwell

Genres (Tv): Reality

Boise Boys (HGTV, 2018) is a home improvement reality show. Friends Luke and Clint take an unconventional approach to house flipping in their hometown of Boise, Idaho; designer Luke likes to ...more
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Fastest Car is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Fastest Car (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. In a quarter mile drag race, drivers of exotic supercars go up against sleeper cars built and modified by dedicated gearheads.
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Holmes: Next Generation ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Mike Holmes, Sherry Holmes, MJ Holmes Jr.

Genres (Tv): Reality

Holmes: Next Generation (DIY Network, 2018) is a home renovation reality show. Armed with their dad's strong work ethic, blunt construction advice and on-site manpower, Mike Holmes's children ...more
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First Team: Juventus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini

Genres (Tv): Documentary

First Team: Juventus (Netflix, 2018) is an American and Italian six-part docu-series about the Italian association football club Juventus F.C.
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Built for the Weekend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reality TV Shows Of 2018
Kevin Buckles, Andrew Buckles

Genres (Tv): Reality

Built for the Weekend (GAC, 2018) is a home improvement reality show. Each week, brother builders Kevin and Andrew construct a one-of-a-kind outdoor project that transforms their clients' ...more