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The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated July 12, 2020 28.3k votes 1.9k voters 69.4k views 178 items

List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best reality TV shows since 2017. Our list of the highest rated reality shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new reality series on television. What is the best new reality TV show? 

Featuring new talent shows, cooking competitions, survival shows, and hidden camera pranks, the best recent reality shows include Next in Fashion, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, Ex on the Beach, and Life of Kylie. ABC's The Proposal is easily considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Fox's The Masked Singer is known as the show to watch now. 

Vote up the best new reality shows on TV and feel free to add any new reality series missing from the list. 

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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Celebrity Undercover Bos... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Premiered: 2018

Celebrity Undercover Boss (CBS, 2018) is an American reality television series and spin-off of the television series Undercover Boss. Each episode depicts a celebrity who goes undercover in ...more
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Next In Fashion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Alexa Chung, Tan France

Premiered: 2020

Next In Fashion (Netflix, 2020) is an American competitive reality television series. Hosted by Alexa Chung and Tan France, designers team up to create visionary looks that work for absolutely ...more

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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Rob Lowe

Premiered: 2019

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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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo

Premiered: 2017

World of Dance (NBC, 2017) is an American reality dance competition series, hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum. Judged by Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough, dance performers, including solo acts ...more

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jason Hawkins, Victoria Hogan, Tina

Premiered: 2019

Haunted (Netflix, 2018) is an American paranormal documentary anthology television series. Often using horror film framing, individuals and groups share horror stories about their paranormal ...more
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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The Proposal Jesse Palmer, Ellen K, Michael Neely

Premiered: 2018

The Proposal (ABC, 2018) is an American reality dating series by hosted by Jesse Palmer, a former NFL quarterback and the season 5 Bachelor. Ten single contestants compete in a series of ...more
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Making the Cut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn

Premiered: 2020

Making the Cut (Amazon Video, 2020) is an American reality television series created and presented by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The fashion competition show will feature a panel of five famous ...more

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Iron Sharpens Iron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Cam Newton, Trae Young, Carli Lloyd

Premiered: 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron (Quibi, 2020) is a reality sports television series starring Cam Newton. Pairing star athletes with another professional athlete from a completely different sport.The athletes ...more
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Let's Roll with Tony Gre... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Tony Greenhand, Hannibal Burress, Blake Anderson

Premiered: 2020

Let's Roll with Tony Greenhand (Quibi, 2020) is a reality lifestyle television series produced by Leftfield Pictures in association with BoomTown Content Co. Cannabis artist, Tony Greenhand ...more
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Terrace House: Tokyo 201... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Premiered: 2019

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese reality television show and spin-off of Terrace House. Six strangers share a fabulous house in Tokyo, looking for love while living ...more
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Ultimate Beastmaster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ultimate Beastmaster Tiki Barber, Rafinha Bastos, Terry Crews
Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix, 2017) is an American competition reality show created by Dave Broome. Featuring select television hosts, actors, comedians and athletes as commentators from the ...more
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MTV Floribama Shore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson
MTV Floribama Shore (MTV, 2017) is an American reality television series, and a successor to Jersey Shore. On the Gulf Coast at Panama City Beach, eight young adults live together during the ...more
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Revenge Body with Khlo&e... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Khloé Kardashian

Premiered: 2017

Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian (E!, 2017) is an American reality television series starring Khloé Kardashian. The series follows Kardashian helping fans who have gained weight ...more
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Life of Kylie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kylie Jenner, Jordyn Woods

Premiered: 2017

Life of Kylie (E!, 2017) is an American reality television series starring Kylie Jenner. The series follows Jenner as she deals with running her fashion business while maintaining a normal ...more
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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Adam Savage, Elijah Horland, Jesse Lawless

Premiered: 2019

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) 18 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Trigger Warning with Kil... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Michael Render

Premiered: 2019

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality comedy series created by Michael Render. In this six-part series Killer Mike (Michael Render), half of the rap duo Run The ...more
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Smiley Face Killers: The... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Mike Donovan, Anthony Duarte, Kevin Gannon

Premiered: 2019

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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The Hills: New Beginning... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port

Premiered: 2019

The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV, 2019) is an American reality television show and a sequel to The Hills. The original cast of The Hills reunite alongside their children, friends, and new faces, ...more
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Lindsay Lohan's Beach Cl... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Lindsay Lohan, Panos Spentzos, Aristotle Polites

Premiered: 2019

Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club (MTV, 2019) is an American reality television series starring Lindsay Lohan. The series focuses on how Lohan manages her beach club in Greece, her work as a ...more
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Windy City Rehab is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Premiered: 2019

Windy City Rehab (HGTV, 2019) is an American reality television series. Interior designer Alison Victoria buys and restores old homes in Chicago saving one-of-a-kind architectural features while ...more
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Ghost Brothers: Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, Marcus Harvey

Premiered: 2019

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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The Grand Hustle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Clifford "T.I." Harris

Premiered: 2018

The Grand Hustle (BET, 2018) is an American reality competition television show. A group of sixteen men and women compete for a six-figure salaried position working under Clifford ...more

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