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The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019  

Molly Gander
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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
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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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
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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America's Got Talent: Th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel
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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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Dwayne Johnson
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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Marvel's Hero Project is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
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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Songland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Ester Dean, Shane McAnally, Ryan Tedder
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) 7 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Cardi B, Matthew Carter, Chance the Rapper
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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Flirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Jenna Dewan, Jordan Tripp
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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Property Brothers Foreve... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott
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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Wife Swap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
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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Prank Encounters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Gaten Matarazzo
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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Flip It Like Disick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Scott Disick
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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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Bear Grylls
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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Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Nick Uhas
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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Cheerleader Generation ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Donna Martin, Ryan O'Connor
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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Ghost Brothers: Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey
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) 17 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
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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The Substitute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Jace Norman, Lilly Singh, John Cena
The Substitute (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American reality television program. The program features pranks and celebrities going undercover as substitute teachers to surprise students, with ...more
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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless
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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The World's Best is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
James Corden, Drew Barrymore, RuPaul
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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Curse of Akakor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Curse of Akakor (Facebook, 2019) is an American mystery documentary reality television series. In the Amazon, six investigators hunt for a city of gold and the answer to why do so many who chase ...more
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Encore! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Kristen Bell
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
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¡Nailed It! M&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Omar Chaparro, Anna Ruiz
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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Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Tim Tebow
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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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows Of 2019
Rob Lowe
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