Spring 2013 reality TV debut schedule

It is spring, at least according to the calendar, so it’s time for our quarterly look at what’s ahead in reality TV: new and returning, amazing and horrifying.

This frequently-updated list of officially announced debut dates includes new and returning reality series. Please send updates, additions, and corrections to me any time. For shows that premiered before April—and a lot of shows debuted in March—see the winter 2013 schedule.

Times listed are ET/PT; TV networks sometimes change their schedules or repeat episodes, so check your guide or other TV listings. For up-to-date news, analysis, and recaps on more popular shows, click the [news] link that follows it.



April

  • The Real Housewives of Orange County [Bravo, April 1, Mondays at 8] news
  • The Gossip Game [VH1, April 1, Mondays at 9]
  • Find Me My Man [Oxygen, April 2, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Forever Young [TV Land, April 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • My Crazy Obsession [TLC, April 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Best Ink [Oxygen, April 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • America’s Worst Tattoos [TLC, April 4, Thursdays at 9]
  • Tabatha Takes Over [Bravo, April 4, Thursdays at 10]
  • NY Ink [TLC, April 4, Thursdays at 10]
  • Vice [HBO, April 5, Fridays at 11]
  • Chopped All-Stars [Food Network, April 7, Sundays at 9] news
  • River Monsters [Animal Planet, April 7, Sundays at 9]
  • T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle [VH1, April 8, Mondays at 10]
  • Ready for Love [NBC, April 9, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Don’t Be Tardy [Bravo, April 9, Tuesdays at 9, Tuesdays at 10 as of May 7]
  • The Kandi Factory [Bravo, April 9, Tuesdays at 10, Sundays at 10 as of May 5]
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life [OWN, April 13, Saturdays at 9]
  • Hillbilly Blood [Destination America, April 13, Saturdays at 10]
  • Life with LaToya [OWN, April 13, Saturdays at 10:30]
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown [CNN, April 14, Sundays at 9]
  • I Love Jenni [mun2, April 14, Sundays at 9]
  • Naked Castaway [Discovery, April 14, Sundays at 10]
  • Overhaulin’ [Discovery, April 15, Mondays at 9]
  • Storage Wars [A&E, April 16, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Deadliest Catch [Discovery, April 16, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • American Hoggers [A&E, April 16, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Who Gets the Last Laugh [TBS, April 16, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Locked Up Abroad [National Geographic Channel, April 17, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Off Pitch [VH1, April 17, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Chasing Ice [National Geographic Channel, April 19, Fridays at 8]
  • Spoiled Rotten Pets [National Geographic Channel, April 20, Saturdays at 9]
  • Four Houses [TLC, April 20, Saturdays at 9]
  • Raising Whitley [OWN, April 20, Saturdays at 10]
  • I’m Married to A… [VH1, April 21, Sundays at 8]
  • Dog and Beth: On the Hunt [CMT, April 21, Sundays at 8]
  • Ice Cold Gold [Animal Planet, April 21, Sundays at 10]
  • What Would Ryan Lochte Do? [E!, April 21, Sundays at 10]
  • Married to Jonas [E!, April 21, Sundays at 10:30]
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta [VH1, April 22, Mondays at 8]
  • Brain Games [National Geographic Channel, April 22, Mondays at 9]
  • Knife Fight [Esquire Network, April 23, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Getaway [Esquire Network, April 23, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Backyard Oil [Discovery, April 23, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life [MTV, April 23, Tuesdays at 11]
  • Give You the Business [Food Network, April 25, Thursdays at 10]
  • Betsey + Lulu [Style, April 29, Mondays at 8]
  • Resale Royalty [Style, April 29, Mondays at 9]
  • Crowd Rules [CNBC, April 30, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Airport 24/7: Miami [Travel Channel, April 30, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Little Couple [TLC, April 30, Tuesdays at 10]


May

  • Mythbusters [Discovery, May 1, Wednesdays at 9]
  • The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius [Discovery, May 1, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Karma’s a Bitch [ID, May 2, Thursdays at 10]
  • Newlyweds: The First Year [Bravo, May 6, Mondays at 10]
  • Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy [History, May 8, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Wipeout [ABC, May 9, Thursdays at 8] news
  • Mountain Movers [National Geographic Channel, May 9, Thursdays at 8]
  • Small Town Security [AMC, May 9, Thursdays at 10]
  • Long Island Medium [TLC, May 12, Sundays at 9]
  • Breaking Amish: Brave New World [TLC, May 12, Sundays at 10]
  • Ultimate Survival Alaska [National Geographic Channel, May 12, Sundays at 10]
  • So You Think You Can Dance [Fox, May 14, Tuesdays at 8] news
  • Crowd Rules [CNBC, May 14, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Does Someone Have to Go? [Fox, May 15 at 9, Thursdays at 8]
  • Bad Girls All Star Battle [Oxygen, May 21, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Masterchef [Fox, May 22, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • Showville [AMC, May 23, Thursdays at 9]
  • Rock My RV With Bret Michaels [Travel Channel, May 26, Sundays at 9]

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