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The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 2.7k votes 440 voters 24.3k views 42 items

List Rules Only reality television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Reality TV Shows of 2020!

Many long-running shows premiered new seasons in '19, but this list of reality series features only the best new shows of 2019, and some of the best current reality shows on now - and it's up to you to decide which are best reality shows of 2019.

If you're a fan of competitive reality shows, 2019 has several new series that might be just what you're looking for. Two new sports competition shows, Mental Samurai and The Titan Games, offer both mental and physical challenges. The Masked Singer is a new talent competition series for 2019 that conceals the contestants' identities from other contestants, the panelists, and the audience. If talent competitions aren't your thing, The Hills: New Beginnings reunites the most of cast of The Hills, promising fresh new drama and there are plenty of other non-competitive reality shows bringing the excitement in 2019.

Check out the rest of the 2019 reality shows below and cast your vote up or down for each to help decide what shows were the bigger hits. Add your own favorites to the list of reality series - just keep them current. Then, check out the new reality shows of 2020.

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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Nick Cannon

Genres (Tv): Reality competition, Music

The 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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America's Got Talent: Th... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel

Genres (Tv): Reality

America's Got Talent: The Champions (NBC, 2019) is a reality television series and a spinoff of America's Got Talent. Notable contestants from previous seasons and from other international ...more
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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Arielle Vandenberg

Genres (Tv): Reality tv, Dating reality

Love Island (CBS, 2019) is an American dating reality show based on the British series Love Island. A group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, live in isolation from the outside world and ...more
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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Dwayne Johnson

Genres (Tv): Reality, Sports

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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Songland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Ester Dean, Shane McAnally, Ryan Tedder

Genres (Tv): Reality tv, Competitive reality, Talent show

Songland (NBC, 2019) is a singing reality competition television series. Contestants are selected to work with producers, including Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally, along with a ...more
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Rhythm + Flow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Cardi B, Matthew Carter, Chance the Rapper

Genres (Tv): Reality tv, Reality competition

Rhythm + Flow (Netflix, 2019) is an American competitive reality television series. Judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. search for the next breakout hip-hop star.
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Prank Encounters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Gaten Matarazzo

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Reality TV, Prank

Prank Encounters (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things hosts as a hidden camera captures people caught in their own horror movie.
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Marvel's Hero Project is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Family

Marvel's Hero Project (Disney+, 2019) is an American children's reality television series. The show highlights children who have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, ...more
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Wife Swap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality TV

Wife Swap (Paramount Network, 2019) is an American reality television series that is a revival of the original 2004 series on ABC. Families from the Metro Atlanta area swap the lives of the ...more
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Property Brothers Foreve... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott

Genres (Tv): Reality tv, Home improvement

Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV, 2019) is an American home improvement reality television series. Hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott help families transform their homes into their dream, ...more
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Cheerleader Generation ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Donna Martin, Ryan O'Connor

Genres (Tv): Docuseries

Cheerleader Generation (Lifetime, 2019) is an American documentary reality television series. Set in the world of competitive cheerleading, the show follows the head coach of the Lexington ...more
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Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Nick Uhas

Genres (Tv): Reality TV, Reality Competition, Competitive Reality

Blown Away (Netflix, 2019) is a competitive reality television series. Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the ...more
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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Bear Grylls

Genres (Tv): Adventure, Choose Your Own Adventure, Interactive, Survivial, Reality

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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Ghost Brothers: Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey

Genres (Tv): Paranormal, Reality TV

Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests (Travel Channel, 2019) is an American paranormal reality television series and a spin-off of the show Ghost Brothers. Best friends and ghost hunters Dalen ...more
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First Responders Live is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Documentary

First Responders Live (Fox, 2019) is an American documentary-reality television series created by Dick Wolf. Camera crews follow first response teams in day to day operations and capture what ...more
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Flip It Like Disick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Scott Disick

Genres (Tv): Reality-tv

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) 17 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless

Genres (Tv): Education, Reality TV

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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Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Tim Tebow

Genres (Tv): Reality, Reality Competition

Million Dollar Mile (CBS 2019) is an American obstacle course competition series. Presented by Tim Tebow, the obstacle course is set in the shut-down streets of a major US city and contestants ...more
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The World's Best is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
James Corden, Drew Barrymore, RuPaul

Genres (Tv): Reality competition

The World's Best (CBS, 2019) is a global talent competition series created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett. Hosted by James Corden, the show features contestants from across the world with ...more
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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Rob Lowe

Genres (Tv): Reality, Game show

Mental Samurai (Fox, 2019) is an obstacle course competition series. Hosted by Rob Lowe, the show features contestants answering knowledge-based questions while being moved around the show's ...more
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Flirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Jenna Dewan, Jordan Tripp

Genres (Tv): Reality, Dating

Flirty Dancing (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television series. Strangers each learn half of a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date where they dance together without ...more
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¡Nailed It! M&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Omar Chaparro, Anna Ruiz

Genres (Tv): Reality competition

Nailed It! (Netflix, 2019) is a Mexican version of the 2018 American reality bake-off competition series. Three amateur bakers compete to replicate complicated cakes and confectionery, in order ...more
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Smiley Face Killers: The... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Mike Donovan, Anthony Duarte, Kevin Gannon

Genres (Tv): Docuseries, Reality TV, Crime

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (Oxygen, 2019) is an American crime docuseries created by Oxygen Media. The series follows retired NYPD Detective Kevin Gannon and his team during an ...more
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Buddy vs. Duff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Buddy Valastro, Duff Goldman

Genres (Tv): Reality television, Game show, Competitive Reality

Buddy vs. Duff (Food Network, 2019) is an American reality television game show. The competition series pits Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) and Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) against each other to ...more
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Encore! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Kristen Bell

Genres (Tv): Reality TV, Musical

Encore! (Disney+, 2019) is an American musical reality television series and a spin-off of the 2017 special of the same name. Host Kristen Bell reunites now-adult cast members to re-stage ...more