Fall 2014 reality TV schedule

The fall TV season is almost upon us, and it’s time to see what reality TV has for us, from the usual network series (SurvivorThe VoiceDancing with the StarsShark Tank) to attempts at ambitious new series (such as Utopia on Fox and The Chair on Starz) to the usual cable fare (Top ChefChrisley Knows Best, and a lot more).

The frequently-updated list below includes the officially announced debut dates of new and returning series. Times are ET/PT; because TV networks change their schedules and repeat episodes, check your guide or other TV listings. For up-to-date news, analysis, and recaps on more popular shows, click the [news] link.

If you notice something is missing or has changed, please send any updates, additions, or corrections to me. For all the shows that premiered before Sept. 1, check out the summer 2014 schedule.

September

  • Highway to Sell [Discovery, Sept. 1, Mondays at 10]
  • 19 Kids & Counting [TLC, Sept. 2, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Yukon Men [Discovery, Sept. 2, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Ink Master [Spike, Sept. 2, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Little People, Big World [TLC, Sept. 2, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Tattoo Nightmares [Spike, Sept. 2, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Fool’s Gold [Animal Planet, Sept. 3, Wednesdays at 9]
  • My Friends Call Me Johnny [Esquire Network, Sept. 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Ali G: Rezurection [FXX, Sept. 3, Wednesdays at 10:30]
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life [OWN, Sept. 6, Saturdays at 9]
  • Buying Alaska [Destination America, Sept. 6, Saturdays at 9]
  • Six Little McGhees [OWN, Sept. 6, Saturdays at 10]
  • The Chair [Starz, Sept. 6, Saturdays at 11 (at 10 after Oct. 4)]
  • The Mind of a Chef [PBS, Sept. 6, Saturdays]
  • Utopia [Fox, Sept. 7 at 8; Tuesdays and Fridays at 8]
  • Total Divas [E!, Sept. 7, Sundays at 9]
  • Ghost Asylum [Destination America, Sept. 7, Sundays at 10]
  • Angels Among Us [TLC, Sept. 7, Sundays at 10]
  • Rewrapped [Food Network, Sept. 8, Mondays at 8]
  • Love Prison [A&E, Sept. 8, Mondays at 10]
  • Masterchef: Canada [Cooking Channel, Sept. 9 at 9, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Hell’s Kitchen 13 [Fox, Sept. 10, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn [VH1, Sept. 10, Wednesdays at 9]
  • The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned [Fox Sports 1, Sept. 10, Wednesdays at 10]
  • I Heart Nick Carter [VH1, Sept. 10, Wednesdays at 10]
  • The Biggest Loser 16 [NBC, Sept. 11, Thursdays at 8]
  • Alaska Monsters [Destination America, Sept. 12, Fridays at 9]
  • Mysteries at the Museum [Travel Channel, Sept. 12, Fridays at 9]
  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History [PBS, Sept. 14 to 20 at 8]
  • Amish Haunting [Destination America, Sept. 14, Sundays at 9]
  • Dancing with the Stars [ABC, Sept. 15, Mondays at 8] news
  • Dance Moms: Abby’s Studio Rescue [Lifetime, Sept. 16, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Kim of Queens [Lifetime, Sept. 16, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Breaking Amish [TLC, Sept. 18, Thursdays at 10]
  • Tanked [Animal Planet, Sept. 19, Fridays at 10]
  • Cutthroat Kitchen [Food Network, Sept. 21, Sundays at 10]
  • The Voice 7 [NBC, Sept. 22, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8] news
  • Antiques Roadshow [PBS, Sept. 22, Mondays at 8]
  • Finding Your Roots [PBS, Sept 23, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Survivor San Juan Del Sur [CBS, Sept. 24, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • Shark Tank [CBS, Sept. 26 at 8, Fridays at 9] news
  • The Amazing Race 25 [CBS, Sept. 26, Fridays at 8] news
  • Makers [PBS, Sept. 30, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Live Free or Die [PBS, Sept. 30, Tuesdays at 10]

October

  • Food Truck Face Off [Food Network, Oct. 2, Thursdays at 8]
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors [Reelz, Oct. 2, Thursdays at 11]
  • On the Menu [TNT, Oct. 3, Fridays at 8]
  • Pit Bulls & Parolees [Animal Planet, Oct. 4, Saturdays at 10]
  • A Chef’s Life [PBS, Oct. 5, Sundays]
  • Alaska: The Last Frontier [Discovery, Oct. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • Northwoods Law [Animal Planet. Oct. 5, Sundays at 8]
  • Manzo’d with Children [Bravo, Oct. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • A Toda Gloria [mun2, Oct. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • Are You The One? [MTV, Oct. 6, Mondays at 10]
  • Hotel Impossible [Travel Channel, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Nail’d It [Oxygen, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Best in Bridal [FYI, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Resort Rescue [Travel Channel, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Town of the Living Dead [Syfy, Oct. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Lucha Underground [El Rey Network, Oct. 8, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage [Food Network, Oct. 8, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Cutting Crew [El Rey Network, Oct. 8, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Hollywood Divas [TV One, Oct. 8, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Monsters Inside Me [Animal Planet. Oct. 9, Thursdays at 10]
  • My Cat From Hell [Animal Planet. Oct. 11, Saturdays at 8]
  • Comic Book Men [AMC, Oct. 12, Sundays at midnight]
  • The Profit [Oct. 14, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • Chrisley Knows Best [USA, Oct. 14, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • Car Matchmaker [Esquire Network, Oct. 14, Tuesdays at 9]
  • White Collar Brawlers [Esquire Network, Oct. 14, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Top Chef Boston [Bravo, Oct. 15, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Gold Rush [Discovery, Oct. 17, Fridays at 9]
  • Welcome to Fairfax [Pivot, Oct. 17, Fridays at 10:30]
  • Ghost Stalkers [Destination America, Oct. 19, Sundays at 10]
  • Hungry Games [Food Network, Oct. 20, Mondays at 8]
  • True Tori [Lifetime, Oct. 21, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Fake Off [truTV, Oct. 27, Mondays at 10]
  • Rival Survival [Discover, Oct. 29, Wednesdays at 10]

November

  • The Car Chasers [CNBC, Nov. 5, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Fix My Choir [Oxygen, Nov. 5, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Masterchef Junior [Fox, Nov. 7, Fridays at 8]
  • The Comeback [HBO, Nov. 9, Sundays at 10]

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