Winter 2007/2008 reality TV schedule

The winter debut season has arrived, with networks airing series that will take us through the holidays and kick off the new year. The following is a frequently updated list of noteworthy new and returning reality shows scheduled to air this winter whose networks have officially announced their debut dates and timeslots.

With the uncertainty over the writers’ strike, many shows are reportedly returning but don’t yet have firm dates; those are listed separately at the end. Times are in ET; as always, check listings first, as networks change their minds frequently. And new this quarter, for up-to-date news on that show, click the [news] link that follows.

  • Project Runway 4 [Bravo, Nov. 14, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Nimrod Nation [Sundance Channel, Nov. 26, Mondays at 9]
  • Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo, Nov. 27, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • Intervention [A&E, Dec. 3, Mondays at 9]
  • Bad Girls Club 2 [Oxygen, Dec. 4, Tuesdays at 10]
  • The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency [Oxygen, Dec. 4, Tuesdays at 10:30]
  • The Girls Next Door [E!, Dec. 9, Sundays at 10]
  • Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood [E!, Dec. 9, Sundays at 10:30]
  • Paranormal State [A&E, Dec. 10, Mondays at 10]
  • Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants [The CW, Dec. 12, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Clash of the Choirs [NBC, Dec. 17 to 20 at 8]
  • The Biggest Loser 5 [NBC, Jan. 1, Tuesdays at 8] news
  • Wife Swap [ABC, Jan. 2, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • Supernanny [ABC, Jan. 2, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Make Me a Supermodel [Bravo, Wed., Jan. 2 at 11, Thursdays at 10] news
  • The Apprentice 7 [NBC, Jan. 3, Thursdays at 9] news
  • American Gladiators [NBC, Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9, Mondays at 8] news
  • Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann [ABC, Jan. 7, Mondays at 8] news
  • Dirty Jobs [Discovery, Jan. 8, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Parking Wars [A&E, Jan. 8, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Life of Ryan [MTV, Jan. 8, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Rob & Big [MTV, Jan. 8, Tuesdays at 10:30]
  • Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew [VH1, Jan. 10, Thursdays at 10] news
  • Rock of Love 2 [VH1, Jan. 13, Sundays at 8] news
  • Scott Baio is 46…and Pregnant [VH1, Jan. 13, Sundays at 10]
  • Trading Spaces [TLC, early January] news
  • American Idol 7 [FOX, Jan. 15, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8] news
  • My Fair Brady…Maybe Baby? [VH1, Jan. 20, Sundays at 10:30]
  • Millionaire Matchmaker [Bravo, Jan. 22 at 11, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Gauntlet III [MTV, Jan. 23, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Making the Band 4 [MTV, Jan. 28, Mondays at 10] news
  • Paradise Hotel [Feb. 4, Mondays at 9 on MyNetworkTV, 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Fox Reality] news
  • Survivor Micronesia [CBS, Feb. 7, Thursdays at 8] news
  • Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew [MTV, February 7, Thursdays at 10]
  • Lemur Kingdom [Animal Planet, February 8, Fridays at 8]
  • Big Brother 9 [CBS, Feb. 12, Tuesdays at 9, Wednesdays at 8, Sundays at 8] news
  • Transamerican Love Story [Logo, February 11, Mondays at 10]
  • Baby Borrowers [NBC, Feb. 18, Mondays at 8]
  • Pussycat Dolls 2: Girlicious [The CW, Feb. 18, Mondays at 9]
  • America’s Next Top Model 10 [The CW, Feb. 20, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • Your Mama Don’t Dance [Lifetime, February 29, Fridays at 9]

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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.