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The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 3, 2019 551 votes 62 voters 3k views 24 items

List Rules Only competitive reality television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that deliver excitement and a winner.

The most exciting reality competition TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most fun and entertaining to watch on television, but which is the most exciting new or returning show? Determining which competitive reality TV series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current reality competition shows are the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a reality competition series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that depicts a competition with dire consequences for failure, or a seriously huge prize for the winner. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite reality competition series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new reality competition series available in 2019 is more exciting than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019.

Don't forget to add your favorite new or returning reality competition show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorite below!

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham
Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more
2
American Ninja Warrior ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Live action, Documentary, Reality television

American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series Sasuke, in which competitors try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty ...more
3
Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

Genres (Tv): Reality Competition, Cooking show, Reality television

Hell'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
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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
5
America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne

Genres (Tv): Talent show, Variety show, Reality television

America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network, and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a talent show that features singers, ...more
6
Worst Cooks in America ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Worst Cooks in America is an American reality television series that premiered on January 3, 2010, on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants (referred to as "recruits") ...more
7
The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Phil Keoghan

Genres (Tv): Reality television

The 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.
8
The Voice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

Genres (Tv): Talent show, Reality television

The 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
9
Dancing with the Stars ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

Genres (Tv): Sports, Sports film, Reality television

Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more
10
The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
11
Nailed It! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
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.
12
Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
13
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997, taking its name from the character in ...more
14
Buddy vs. Duff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
15
Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Next Top Model Vicky Kaya, Denia Agalianou, Dimitra Alexandraki

Genres (Tv): Reality television

The Next Top Model is a Greek reality television show that forms part of the Top Model series. Greek model Vicky Kayas assumes the role of Tyra Banks from the original series as the head of the ...more
16
Flinch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith, Desiree Burch

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality show

Flinch (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality television game show. Contestants are bombarded by frightening and uncomfortable events but cannot flinch unless they want to be punished or lose ...more
17
The World's Best is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
18
Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia

Genres (Tv): Reality Competition, Reality television

Project Runway (Bravo, 2004) is an American reality television series created by Eli Holzman. Model Heidi Klum hosts contestants as they compete with each other to create the best clothes and ...more
19
So You Think You Can Dan... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

Genres (Tv): Talent show, Interactive television, Game show, Reality television

So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more
20
Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
21
Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
22
The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Chris Harrison

Genres (Tv): Reality, Dating

The Bachelorette (ABC, 2003) is an American reality television dating game show, and a spinoff of The Bachelor. A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down ...more
23
¡Nailed It! M&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
24
The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe

Genres (Tv): Reality, Dating

The Bachelor (ABC, 2002) is an American dating and relationship reality television series created by Mike Fleiss. A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down ...more