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The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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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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Chopped Junior is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseg... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Cake Wars is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Black Ink Crew: Compton is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Curse of Akakor is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Celebrity Undercover Boss is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Halloween Baking Championship is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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 Potluck Dinne... 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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Bering Sea Gold is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Bizarre Foods: Delicious Desti... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Naked and Afraid XL is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Forged in Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Mythbusters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Worst Bakers in America is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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.
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The World's Best is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Food Network Star Kids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Food Network
Food Network Star Kids (Food Network, 2016) is an American cooking competition television series presented by Tia Mowry and food critic Donal Skehan. The series is a spin-off of Food Network
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Trigger Warning with Killer Mi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Netflix
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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World of Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
NBC
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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Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Oxygen
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