Spring 2010 reality TV debut schedule

Hard to believe it’s March already, and while the spring equinox and the technical start of the new seasons is a few weeks away, new and returning reality show debuts are popping up like [insert spring image here].

The following is a frequently-updated list of officially announced debut dates for new and returning reality series. For shows that premiered before March 1, see the winter 2009/2010 reality TV debut schedule. And the first TV broadcasts of documentaries are in the 2010 TV documentary schedule.

Times listed are ET, and, 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.


  • Our Little Life [TLC, March 1, Mondays at 8]
  • Fast Track to Fame [Speed, March 1, Mondays at 9]
  • Madman of the Sea [Animal Planet, March 2, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Ghost Hunters [SyFy, March 3, Wednesdays at 9]
  • The Locator [WEtv, March 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • The Marriage Ref [NBC, March 4, Thursdays at 10]
  • The Real Housewives of New York City [Bravo, March 4, Thursdays at 10] news
  • Who Do You Think You Are? [NBC, March 5, Fridays at 8]
  • Food Wars [Travel Channel, March 9, Tuesdays at 10]
  • America’s Next Top Model 14 news [The CW, March 10, Wednesdays at 8]
  • First Love, Second Chance [TV Land, March 10, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House 2 [VH1, March 11, Thursdays at 10] news
  • Kendra [E!, March 14, Sundays at 10]
  • Pretty Wild [E!, March 14, Sundays at 10:30]
  • The Celebrity Apprentice 3 news [NBC, March 14, Sundays at 9]
  • America’s Worst Driver [Travel Channel, March 14, Sundays at 10]
  • Fatal Attractions [Animal Planet, March 14, Sundays at 10]
  • Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty [VH1, March 15, Mondays at 10]
  • True Life [MTV, March 15, Mondays at 10]
  • Transform Me [VH1, March 15, Mondays at 10:30]
  • Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too [Oxygen, March 16, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Destination Truth [SyFy, March 17, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Addicted [TLC, March 17, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels [A&E, March 21, Sundays at 9]
  • Fly Girls [The CW, March 24, Wednesdays at 9:30]
  • Little Chocolatiers [TLC, March 30, Tuesdays at 10]


  • Sunday Best 3 [BET April 4, Sundays at 9]
  • Little People, Big World [TLC, April 5, Mondays at 8]
  • King of Dirt [DIY, April 5, Mondays at 9]
  • Runaway Squad [A&E, April 5, Mondays at 10]
  • Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood [Oxygen, April 5, Mondays at 10]
  • Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend [TV Guide Network, April 6, Tuesdays at 10 p.m.]
  • Challenge: Fresh Meat 2 news [MTV, April 7, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Gator 911 [CMT, April 9, Fridays at 9]
  • Danger Coast [Food Network, April 9, Fridays at 9:30]
  • Private Chefs of Beverly Hills [Food Network, April 9, Fridays at 10]
  • Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business [TLC, April 11, Sundays at 9]
  • What Chilli Wants [VH1, April 11, Sundays at 10:30]
  • 9 By Design [Bravo, April 13 at 11, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Tiny & Toya [BET, April 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • River Monsters [Animal Planet, April 18, Sundays at 10]
  • The Lazy Environmentalist [Sundance Channel, April 20, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Girl Meets Gown [WEtv, April 25, Sundays at 10]
  • Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf [Golf Channel, April 26, Mondays at 9]
  • The Hills [MTV, April 27, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • The City [MTV, April 27, Tuesdays at 10:30] news


  • Greensburg [Planet Green, May 2 and 3 at 8]
  • Worst Case Scenario [Discovery, May 5, Wednesdays at 10]
  • The Bachelorette 6 [ABC, May 24 at 9, Mondays at 8] news

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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.