Entertainment The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019  

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List Rules Only reality television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that bring as much excitement as they do drama. Non-competitive reality shows only.

The most exciting reality TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most fascinating to watch on television, but which is the most exciting new or returning show? Determining which 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 series and unscripted shows is the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a reality series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that depicts real consequences for failure, realism that truly makes the viewer feel like the people on the show might be in actual danger, or the thrill of the chase or surge of relief as an emotional true story unfolds. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite reality series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new reality 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 show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below! Remember, no competitive reality series, they bring a different kind of excitement all together and you can vote the most exciting reality competition shows in 2019 here.

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Deadliest Catch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen
Deadliest Catch is a reality television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. It portrays the real life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the ...more
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Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Mike Donovan, Anthony Duarte, Kevin Gannon
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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Wolves and Warriors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Wolves and Warriors Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner

Follows U.S. Navy veteran Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner, the husband and wife team behind Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC), a private sanctuary that rescues wolves and wolf-dog hybrids

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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis
The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska struggle and thrive in the untouched ...more
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Shark Tank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John
Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and a franchise of Dragons' Den. Aspiring entrepreneur-contestants pitch their business idea to a panel ...more
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Live PD is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Dan Abrams, Tom Morris Jr.
Live PD (A&E, 2016) is a television series that follows police officers in the course of their nighttime patrols, live broadcasting select encounters with the public.
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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Street Outlaws (Discovery Channel, 2013) is an American reality television series. The documentary-reality series takes an inside look into the world of American street racing.
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Snake City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Snake City Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett

Snake City (also known as Snakes in the City) is a wildlife documentary television series that stars snake-catchers Simon Keys and his partner, Siouxsie Gillett.The show takes place in Durban, South Africa and has become valued for the series entertainment and educational perspective on catching and releasing life threatening snakes such as cobras, pythons and black mambas. The series features music by the Stereo MCs.

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Cold Justice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Alan Brown
Cold Justice (TNT, 2013) is an American unscripted true crime television series produced by Dick Wolf. The show follows former Harris County, Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and a team of ...more
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Twisted Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Twisted Sisters

Takes viewers inside the most shocking crimes ever committed by the unlikeliest of pairs...

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The Curse of Oak Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina
The Curse of Oak Island (History, 2014) is a reality television series that follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, originally from Kingsford, Michigan, through their efforts to find the ...more
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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang
This series is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The ten-episode first season, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores the ...more
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Many Sides of Jane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Jane Hart
Many Sides of Jane (A&E, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show follows Jane Hart, who has Dissociative Identity Disorder, as she works to understand her illness while ...more
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Dr K's Exotic Animal ER is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Dr K's Exotic Animal ER Art Edmonds

Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER is an American television series on the Nat Geo Wild network. It premiered on October 4, 2014, and follows the veterinarians and staff of the Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. A seventh season premiered in February 2019. A separate series, titled Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off!, premiered in 2016 and consists of enhanced episodes of the original series.

Dr K's Exotic Animal ER (Nat Geo Wild, 2018) is an American reality television series. The show follows the veterinarians and staff of the Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, located in ...more
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Cartel Crew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Michael Corleone Blanco, Marie Ramirez De Arellano, Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores
Cartel Crew (VH1, 2019) is an American reality television series. This docuseries follows the children of cartel members as they navigate adulthood and set out to live legit lives and make their ...more
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Bring It! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Dianna Williams, Camryn Harris, Makalah Whitenson
Bring It! (Lifetime, 2014) is an American dance reality television series. In Jackson, Mississippi, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams and her Dancing Dolls compete against other rival
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Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Tia Torres, Tania Torres, Mariah Torres
Pit Bulls & Parolees is an American reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009. It ...more
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Total Divas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Reality TV Shows in 2019
Brianna Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Natalie Eva Marie
Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!. The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their ...more