Spring 2007 reality show debuts and schedule

It’s not quite spring yet, but I live in Florida, so I can’t make any judgments about seasons. Nevertheless, while American Idol tramples its competition, other networks are debuting new reality shows this spring. New shows have already started appearing, and will really start to drop in early March. (Other shows that debuted this winter are still airing, of course.)

Here’s a frequently updated list of announced debut dates for major network and cable reality shows, along with the show’s regular time slot. Times are in ET; as always, check listings first, as networks change their minds frequently:

  • The Agency [VH1, Feb. 20, Sundays at 10]
  • America’s Next Top Model 8 [The CW, Feb. 28, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Pussycat Dolls: The Search for the Next Doll [The CW, March 6, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Shalom in the Home [TLC, March 4, Sundays at 7]
  • Dice Undisputed [VH1, March 4, Sundays at 10:30]
  • The Girls Next Door [E!, March 4, Sundays at 10]
  • Paradise City [E!, March 4, Sundays at 10:30]
  • College Hill 4 [BET, March 6, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Intervention [A&E, March 16, Fridays at 10]
  • Dancing with the Stars 4 [ABC, March 19, Mondays at 8, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Tori & Dean: Inn Love [Oxygen, March 21, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Planet Earth [Discovery, March 25, Sundays at 8]
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels [A&E, March 25, Sundays at 9]
  • Driving Force [A&E, March 27, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Dress My Nest [Style Network, March 28]
  • Sons Of Hollywood [A&E, April 1, Sundays at 10]
  • The Bachelor 10 [ABC, April 2, Mondays at 9:30]
  • Little People, Big World [TLC, April 9, Mondays at 8]
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter [A&E, April 10, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Challenge: Inferno 3 [MTV, April 10, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Living Lahaina [MTV, April 10, Tuesdays at 10:30]
  • The Contender Challenge [ESPN, April 10, Tuesdays]
  • Shear Genius [Bravo, April 11 at 11, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Charm School [VH1, April 15, Sundays at 10]
  • The Springer Hustle [VH1, April 16, Sundays at 11]
  • Models NYC [MSNBC, April 16, Mondays at 11]
  • Celebrity Fit Club [VH1, April 22, Sundays at 9]
  • On the Lot [FOX, May 16, Mondays at 9 and Tuesdays at 8]
  • The Real Wedding Crashers [NBC, April 23, Mondays at 10]
  • Untitled Boy Band Project [VH1, late spring]

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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.