Spring 2008 reality TV schedule

It’s almost spring, not that I can tell in Florida. But that means it’s time for a new slate of reality series to debut, in addition to those that debuted in the winter and are still lingering, like crusty, dirty snow (shows that are still airing are listed on the winter debut schedule).

All times are in ET; as always, check listings first, as networks change their minds frequently. For up-to-date news on that show, click the [news] link that follows.

  • Your Mama Don’t Dance [Lifetime, Feb. 29, Fridays at 9]
  • That’s Amore [MTV, March 2, Sundays at 10] news
  • Oprah’s Big Give [ABC, March 2, Sundays at 9] news
  • Here Come the Newlyweds [ABC, March 2, Sundays at 10]
  • Little People, Big World [TLC, March 3, Mondays at 8] news
  • The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom [TLC, March 3, Mondays at 10]
  • Deliver Me [Discovery Health, March 4, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Real Housewives of New York City [Bravo, March 4 at 11, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • High School Reunion 4 [TV Land, March 5, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search 3 [CMT, March 7, Fridays at 9]
  • Ax Men [History Channel, March 9, Sundays at 10]
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians [E!, March 9, Sundays at 10]
  • High School Confidential [WE, March 10, Mondays at 10]
  • Beauty and the Geek 5 [The CW, March 11, Tuesdays at 8] news
  • Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels [A&E, March 11, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Top Chef 4 [Bravo, March 12, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp [VH1, March 13, Thursdays at 9]
  • Dancing with the Stars 6 [ABC, March 17, Mondays at 8 and Tuesdays at 9] news
  • The Bachelor 12 [ABC, March 17, Mondays at 10] news
  • America’s Prom Queen [ABC Family, March 17, Mondays at 9]
  • I Know My Kid’s A Star [VH1, March 20, Thursdays at 10]
  • The Hills [MTV, March 24, Mondays at 10] news
  • Hell’s Kitchen 4 [FOX, April 1, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Step It Up & Dance [Bravo, April 3, Thursdays at 10]
  • Groomer Has It [Animal Planet, April 12, Saturdays at 9]
  • The Paper [MTV, April 14, Mondays at 10:30]
  • Can You Duet? [CMT, April 14, Mondays at 10:30]
  • Deadliest Catch [Discovery, April 15, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • NOFX: Backstage Passport [Fuse, April 15, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Work Out [Bravo, April 15 at 11, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love [Oxygen, April 15, Tuesdays at 10:30]
  • The Real World Hollywood [MTV, April 16, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • The Brooklyn Way [Fuse, April 17, Thursdays at 10:30]
  • A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila 2 [MTV, April 22, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • American Chopper [TLC, April 24, Thursdays at 9]
  • Miami Ink [TLC, April 24, Thursdays at 10]

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Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.