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The Best New Reality TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated May 19, 2021 6.4k votes 2.0k voters 70.2k views265 items

List RulesOnly 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. 

  • 1

    PremieredJanuary 2, 2019

    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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    Queer Eye

    Antoni Porowski, Tan France

    PremieredJuly 16, 2017

    Queer Eye (Netflix, 2018) is an American reality series, and a reboot of the Bravo series. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city's straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet,...  more


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  • 3


    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue (VH1, 2020) is an American reality documentary series executive produced by RuPaul. The six-episode documentary series focuses on RuPaul's Drag Race Live! and stars...  more

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    Crazy Delicious

    Carla Hall, Niklas Ekstedt and Heston Blumenthal


    Crazy Delicious (Netflix, 2020) is an American-British cooking competition series. Three cooks will battle it out to create the best feast on a set that is entirely edible....  more

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  • 5

    LEGO Masters

    Will Arnett

    PremieredFebruary 5, 2020

    LEGO Masters (Fox, 2020) is a American reality show based on a British series of the same name. Hosted by Will Arnett LEGO enthusiasts participate in a series of competitions that begin with a single...  more

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  • 6
    All The Feels by the Dodo (Quibi, 2020) is an animal feel-good television series. It is The Dodo's inspirational daily animal series built for casual viewing. Most days need a moment of pure joy — a...  more
  • 7

    Buddy vs. Duff

    Buddy Valastro, Duff Goldman


    Buddy vs. Duff (Food Network, 2019) is an American reality television game show. The competition series pits Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) and Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) against each other to decide...  more
  • 8

    We're Here

    Christopher Caldwell, Eureka O'Hara

    PremieredApril 23, 2020

    We're Here (HBO, 2020) is a six-part television reality series and a spin-off of RuPaul's Drag Race. The show follows former contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela....  more
  • 9

    Press Your Luck

    Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland


    Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack. It premiered on CBS in 1983 and ended in 1986, with a revival in 2019 hosted by Elizabeth...  more

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  • 10


    Ester Dean, Shane McAnally

    PremieredMay 28, 2019

    Songland (NBC, 2019) is a singing reality competition television series. Contestants are selected to work with producers, including Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally, along with a...  more

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    Blown Away

    Nick Uhas

    PremieredFebruary 20, 2019

    Blown Away (Netflix, 2019) is a competitive reality television series. Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60,000 in prizes and the title...  more

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  • 12

    Glow Up

    Dominic C. Skinner, Val Garland


    Glow Up (BBC Three, 2019) is a British reality television competition show created by Michael Fraser. Makeup artists from across Britain compete for a contract to assist the world's biggest makeup...  more

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  • 13

    100 Humans

    Zanaib Johnson, Sammy Abeid

    PremieredMarch 13, 2020

    100 Humans (Netflix, 2020) is a social and cultural documentary series starring Zanaib Johnson, Sammy Abeid, and Alie Ward. One hundred hardy souls from diverse backgrounds participate in playful...  more
  • 14

    Nadiya's Time To Eat

    Nadiya Hussain


    Nadiya's Time To Eat (Netflix, 2020) is a reality cooking television series starring Nadiya Hussain, winner of The Great British Bake Off. Chef Nadiya Hussain shares a mouthwatering selection of...  more
  • 15


    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race (VH1, 2020) is a makeover/reality competition spin-off of RuPaul's Drag Race. Twelve celebrities will be made-over and mentored by former contestants of the...  more
  • 16


    Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach

    PremieredMay 27, 2020

    Legendary (HBO Max, 2020) is a voguing competition television series hosted by Dashaun Wesley. Divas will battle on voguing teams called "houses," with the chance to win a cash prize in ballsy...  more

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  • 17

    PremieredJune 13, 2018

    Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back (Fox, 2018) is an American reality television series. Traveling across the United States, chef Gordon Ramsay visits failing restaurants in his 70-foot-long...  more
  • 18

    Be Our Chef

    Angela Kinsey

    PremieredMarch 27, 2020

    Be Our Chef (Disney+, 2020) is a competition reality cooking television show hosted by Angela Kinsey. The series follows five food-loving families as they face off making dishes inspired by a slew of...  more
  • 19
    90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined (TLC, 2020) is a reality dating television series and a spin-off of 90 Day Fiancé. The series checks in with former cast members in quarantine amid the coronavirus...  more
  • 20

    Wife Swap

    John Schwab, Brian Lee


    Wife Swap (Paramount Network, 2019) is an American reality television series that is a revival of the original 2004 series on ABC. Families from the Metro Atlanta area swap the lives of the wife. In...  more
  • 21

    PremieredJuly 21, 2019

    Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic, 2019) is an American food travelogue television series. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world meeting with indigenous people to learn...  more
  • 22

    The Tattoo Shop

    Ami James, Chris Nunez
    The Tattoo Shop (Facebook Watch, 2018) is an American reality web television series. The show follows renowned inksters Ami James, Chris Nunez, Chris Garver, Darren Brass, and Tommy Montoya as they...  more

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  • 23

    The Bradshaw Bunch

    Tammy Bradshaw, Terry Bradshaw

    PremieredSeptember 17, 2020

    The Bradshaw Bunch (E1, 2020) is an American reality television program. From real-life hijinks to juggling football, fame and farm life, unpredictable hilarity ensues as Terry Bradshaw and family...  more

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  • 24

    Find Love Live

    Sukanya Krishnan


    Find Love Live (TLC, 2020) is a late-night dating television series hosted by Sukanya Krishnan. Viewers are invited to call in and log on immediately to try to win the hearts of the featured single...  more

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    Labor of Love

    Kristy Katzmann

    PremieredMay 21, 2020

    Labor of Love (Fox, 2020) is a reality dating television series hosted by Kristin Davis. Labor of Love focuses on Kristy Katzmann, a 41-year old, smart, successful and beautiful career woman who will...  more

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