Spring 2006 reality show debut schedule

We’re already well into 2006, and while American Idol 5 destroys the competition on network TV, the cable networks will be actively debuting new shows and bringing back old favorites. And one or two networks will be brave enough to add old and new shows to their primetime schedules.

These are the new and returning shows that we’re expecting this spring. This list will be updated frequently as new premiere dates are announced. All times are ET and p.m., unless otherwise noted. And since networks like to make changes frequently, check your on-screen guide first.

  • College Hill 3 [BET, March 2, Thursdays at 9]
  • Miracle Workers [ABC, March 6, Mondays at 10]
  • Pros vs. Joes [Spike TV, March 6, Mondays at 10]
  • America’s Next Top Model 6 [UPN, March 8, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Black. White. [FX, March 8, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Top Chef [Bravo, March 8 at 11, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Cheerleader Nation [Lifetime, March 12, Sundays at 10]
  • Face the Family [Lifetime, March 12, Sundays at 11]
  • Nashville Star 4 [USA Network, March 14, Tuesdays at 10]
  • American Inventor [ABC, March 16, Thursdays at 8]
  • The Surreal Life 6 [VH1, March 19, Sundays at 10]
  • Hogan Knows Best [VH1, March 19, Sundays at 10]
  • Blow Out [Bravo, March 21, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo, March 21, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Unan1mous [FOX, March 22, Wednesdays at 9:30]
  • Survival of the Richest [The WB, March 31, Fridays at 8]
  • Texas Ranch House [PBS, May 1 to 4, 8 to 10 p.m.]
  • Ivana Young Man [Oxygen, April 29 at 8, two-hour special]
  • The Contender 2 [ESPN, June]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.