Spring 2009 reality TV schedule

Spring officially arrives next Friday, and networks now pretty much roll out new seasons of reality shows non-stop, but it’s still time for a list of spring reality TV show debuts.

For shows that premiered before March 1, see the winter 2008/2009 reality TV schedule. And for documentary debuts, check out the new 2009 TV documentary schedule.

Times listed are ET, although as always, networks sometimes change their week-to-week schedules. For up-to-date news on more popular shows, click the [news] link that follows it.

  • Celebrity Apprentice 2 [NBC, March 1, Sundays at 9] news
  • Running in Heels [Style, March 1, Sundays at 8]
  • Ax Men [History, March 2, Mondays at 10]
  • Harlem Heights [BET, March 2, Mondays at 10]
  • Make Me a Supermodel 2 [Bravo, March 4, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Sunday Best 2 [BET, March 8, Sundays at 9]
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians [E! March 8, Sundays at 10]
  • Candy Girls [E!, March 8, Sundays at 10:30]
  • Dancing with the Stars 8 [ABC, March 9, Mondays at 8, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • The Chopping Block [NBC, March 11, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Hot Girls in Scary Places [E!, March 13]
  • Tough Love [VH1, March 15, Sundays at 10]
  • Dhani Tackles the Globe [Travel Channel, March 16, Mondays at 9]
  • Taking the Stage [MTV, March 19, Thursdays at 10]
  • Dogtown [National Geographic Channel, March 20, Fridays at 10]
  • The Locator [WeTV, March 21, Saturdays at 9]
  • Bully Beatdown [MTV, Sundays at 9:30]
  • Table for 12 [TLC, March 23, Mondays at 10]
  • College Hill: South Beach [BET, March 24, Tuesdays at 10]
  • The Hills [MTV, March 30, Mondays at 10] news
  • Pretty Wicked [Oxygen, March 31, Tuesdays at 11]
  • WCG Ultimate Gamer [SciFi, March]
  • Locked Up Abroad [National Geographic Channel, April 1, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Deadliest Warrior [Spike, April 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • The Duel II: New Zealand Challenge [MTV, April 8, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Groomer Has It 2 [Animal Planet, April 11, Saturdays at 9]
  • College Life [MTV, April 13, Mondays at 10:30]
  • Deadliest Catch [Discovery, April 14, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment [Discovery Channel, April 14, Tuesdays at 10]
  • The Cougar [TV Land, April 15, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Pitchmen [Discovery, April 15, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Around the World For Free [WGN America, April 16, Thursdays at 9]
  • Stranger Among Bears [Animal Planet, April 17, Fridays at 10]
  • World’s Strictest Parents [CMT, April 18, Saturdays at 9]
  • Who Do You Think You Are? [NBC, April 20, Mondays at 8]
  • The Phone [MTV, April 21, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Dress My Nest [Style Network, April 22, Wednesdays at 11]
  • I Want to Save Your Life [WeTV, April 25, Saturdays at 10]
  • Pros vs. Joes 4: All-Stars [Spike, April 27, Mondays at 11]
  • Dallas DNA [Investigation Discovery, April 28, Tuesdays at 10]
  • New York Goes to Work [VH1, May 4, Mondays at 10] news
  • Gotti’s Way 2 [VH1, May 4, Mondays at 10:30]
  • The Fashion Show [Bravo, May 7, Thursdays at 10]
  • Charm School with Ricki Lake [VH1, May 11, Mondays at 9] news

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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.