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The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019  

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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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American Ninja Warrior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
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
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne
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
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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more
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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli
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
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Flinch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith, Desiree Burch
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
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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried
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) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Next Top Model
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
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Worst Cooks in America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence
Worst Cooks in America is a reality competition show on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants with very poor cooking skills through an eight-week culinary boot camp, to earn a ...more
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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly
The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more
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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley
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
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey
Big Brother 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. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more
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Nailed It! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres, Zac Young
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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The World's Best is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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
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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia
Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime, previously on the Bravo Network, created by Eli Holzman which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. ...more
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Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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¡Nailed It! México is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 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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Buddy vs. Duff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Buddy Valastro, Duff Goldman
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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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Ben Sandford
The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more
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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Exciting Reality Competition Shows in 2019
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe
The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more