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The Best Reality TV Shows in 2020

Updated November 24, 2020 949 votes 78 voters 4.6k views105 items

List RulesAny reality television series that aired new episodes during the 2020 calendar year.

This list looks at the best current television reality shows that will be airing new episodes in 2020. Not only are there lots of new reality TV shows premiering in 2020 but many favorite reality series are returning. Each show keeps it real (well, real enough), but which are the best new and returning reality TV shows in 2020?

The reality competition show seems to be king in 2020. Most of the reality television airing in 2020 is some sort of reality talent competition with shows including old favorites such as The Masked Singer, RuPaul's Drag Race, World Of Dance and more. Other reality TV shows on the air in 2020 has more of a docudrama angle. There are also plenty of shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the Real Housewives franchise that combine the sense of documentary with maybe the purest or most traditional form of reality television: watching other people's lives.

Which reality TV shows are you going to watch in 2020? Keep it real by voting up the best new and returning reality shows to air in 2020.

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  • 1
    The Voice
    18
    10

    The Voice

    Adam Levine, Blake Shelton

    Genres (Tv)Talent show, Reality television

    The Voice (NBC, 2011) is an American reality television singing competition hosted by Kelly... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 2
    Hell's Kitchen
    22
    15

    Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic

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

    Hell's Kitchen (Fox, 2005) is an American reality competition television series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    The Circle
    15
    7

    The Circle

    Michelle Buteau

    Genres (Tv)Reality TV

    The Circle (Netflix, 2020) is an American reality competition series. The players move into an... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    20
    12

    RuPaul's Drag Race

    RuPaul, Michelle Visage

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    American Ninja Warrior
    20
    15

    American Ninja Warrior

    Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown

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

    American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Love Island
    20
    15

    Love Island

    Arielle Vandenberg

    Genres (Tv)Reality tv, Dating reality

    Love Island (CBS, 2019) is an American dating reality show based on the British series Love... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Cheer
    Cheer (Netflix, 2020) is an American documentary-reality television series. The series follows... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    America's Got Talent
    20
    17

    America's Got Talent

    Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel

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

    America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    World of Dance
    11
    5

    World of Dance

    Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Dance

    World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    The Masked Singer
    20
    17

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music

    The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Rhythm + Flow
    15
    11

    Rhythm + Flow

    Cardi B, Matthew Carter

    Genres (Tv)Reality tv, Reality competition

    Rhythm + Flow (Netflix, 2019) is an American competitive reality television series. Judges... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Shark Tank
    18
    15

    Shark Tank

    Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

    Shark Tank (ABC, 2009) is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    MasterChef Junior
    18
    15

    MasterChef Junior

    Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Cooking show, Reality television

    MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    The Titan Games
    14
    10

    The Titan Games

    Dwayne Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Sports

    The Titan Games (NBC, 2019) is a sports competition series. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the show... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Making the Cut
    10
    4

    Making the Cut

    Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition

    Making the Cut (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American reality television series created and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Wife Swap
    Wife Swap (Paramount Network, 2019) is an American reality television series that is a revival... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Impractical Jokers
    20
    21

    Impractical Jokers

    James Murray, Salvatore Vulcano

    Genres (Tv)Hidden camera, Prank, Improv comedy

    Impractical Jokers (truTV, 2011) is an American hidden camera reality game show with... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Lip Sync Battle
    12
    12

    Lip Sync Battle

    LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen

    Genres (Tv)Reality competition, Music, Dance

    Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network, 2015) is an American musical reality competition... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Big Brother
    10
    10

    Big Brother

    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    We're Here
    4
    2

    We're Here

    Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    We're Here (HBO, 2020) is a six-part television reality series and a spin-off of RuPaul's Drag... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020
    Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese reality television show and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Too Hot to Handle
    Too Hot to Handle (Netflix, 2020) is a reality television dating game show. The series follows... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    America's Top Dog
    5
    5

    America's Top Dog

    Officer Bowie, Robert Schwarting

    Genres (Tv)Reality TV, Reality Competition

    America's Top Dog (A&E, 2020) is an American competitive reality television series. Top K9... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined
    90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined (TLC, 2020) is a reality dating television series and a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    The Great British Bake Off
    5
    7

    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Game show, Cooking show, Home improvement

    The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button