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The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated January 30, 2020 27.3k votes 1.9k voters 68.5k views 68 items

List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best reality TV shows since 2015. 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 World of Dance, Naked and Afraid XLChopped After Hours, and Life of Kylie. Food Network's Guilty Pleasures are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Spike's Lip Sync Battle is known as the show to watch now in 2018.  

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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Lip Sync Battle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Spike
Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network, 2015) is an American musical reality competition television series hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. Varieties of celebrities pair up to do battle each ...more
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The Masked Singer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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 In Fashion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix
Next In Fashion (Netflix) 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

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Chopped Junior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Chopped Junior (Food Network, 2015) is an American reality-based cooking television game show series hosted by Ted Allen that pits four adolescent chefs against each other competing for a chance ...more
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Ainori Love Wagon: Afric... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix
Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey (Netflix, 2020) is the second installment in the Japanese reality series, and a reboot of the 1999 series. Searching for true love, seven men and women board a ...more
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Cake Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Cake Wars (Food Network, 2015) is an American reality competition series hosted by Jonathan Bennett. Four bakers face off to have their cakes featured in a special event, in addition to a ...more
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Kings of Pain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kings of Pain (History, 2019) is an American documentary reality television series. Robert Alleva and Adam Thorn are two fearless men getting stung and bit by the most dangerous animals in the ...more
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The Strongest Man in His... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
National Geographic
The Strongest Man in History (History, 2019) is an American reality television series. After years of competing as rivals the four strongest men in the world are teaming up to find out just how ...more
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Meet the Frasers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
E!
Meet the Frasers (E!, 2020) is an American reality television sitcom. Each half-hour episode follows Rhode Island's young couple on the rise psychic medium Matt Fraser and his beauty queen ...more

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Halloween Baking Champio... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is an American cooking competition television series. With a new presenter and judges every season, the show follows seven contestants baking ...more
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Kids Baking Championship... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is a television program hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, a cash ...more
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Martha & Snoop's Pot... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party (VH1, 2016) is an American variety show hosted by Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. The Queen of Cuisine and the King of Kush come together to invite their ...more
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Bizarre Foods: Delicious... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel, 2015) is a travel and cuisine television show hosted by Andrew Zimmern. The Bizarre Foods spinoff focuses on famed destinations' classic ...more
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Celebrity Undercover Bos... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
CBS
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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Marvel's Hero Project is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Disney+
Marvel's Hero Project (Disney+, 2019) is an American children's reality television series. The show highlights children who have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, ...more

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Naked and Afraid XL is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Naked and Afraid XL
Discovery Channel
Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery Channel, 2015) is an American reality television series, and a spinoff of Naked and Afraid. A group of people are given the task of surviving in the wilderness for ...more
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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Ghost Brothers: Haunted ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Travel Channel
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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Bering Sea Gold is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Discovery Channel
Bering Sea Gold (Discovery Channel, 2012) is an American reality television series. Set in Nome, Alaska, on Norton Sound, the show follows boats equipped with various setups to achieve gold ...more
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Forged in Fire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire (History, 2015) is an American competition series hosted by Wil Willis. Four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall ...more
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Black Ink Crew: Compton ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
VH1
Black Ink Crew: Compton (VH1, 2019) is an American reality television series and the second spin-off of the show Black Ink Crew. The reality series centers on KP and his crew at IAM Compton, the ...more
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Worst Bakers in America ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Worst Bakers (Food Network, 2016) in America is an American cooking competition television series presented by chefs Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. The series is a spin-off of Worst Cooks in ...more
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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Discovery Channel
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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Curse of Akakor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Facebook Watch
Curse of Akakor (Facebook, 2019) is an American mystery documentary reality television series. In the Amazon, six investigators hunt for a city of gold and the answer to why do so many who chase ...more
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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Born This Way
Born This Way (A&E, 2015) is an Emmy Award-winning American reality television series. It features seven adults with Down Syndrome who work hard to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.