Winter 2014 reality TV debut schedule

While even December has come bearing gifts of reality TV debuts, the new year is almost upon us, and that will bring with it the return of a bunch of familiar shows, from American Idol to The Bachelor, never mind many new reality series.

So, it’s time for our quarterly, frequently-updated list of officially announced debut dates of both new and returning reality series. Please send updates, additions, and corrections to me any time. For shows that premiered before Dec. 13, see the fall 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.


December

  • Whale Wars [Animal Planet, Dec. 13, 9 to 11 p.m.] news
  • Bering Sea Gold [Discovery, Dec. 13, Fridays at 10]
  • 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NFL Winter Classic [HBO, Dec. 14, Saturdays at 10] news
  • Outrageous 911 [TLC, Dec. 14, Saturdays at 10]
  • Ultimate Survival Alaska [National Geographic Channel, Dec. 15, Sundays at 9]
  • Cutthroat Kitchen [Food Network, Dec. 15, Sundays at 10]
  • Lizard Lick Towing [truTV, Dec. 16, Mondays at 9:30
  • Hardcore Pawn [truTV, Dec. 17, Tuesdays at 9
  • Farm Kings [Great American Country, Dec. 19, Thursdays at 9]
  • Salvage City [Discovery, Dec. 22, Sundays at 11 a.m.]
  • Sex Sent Me to the ER [TLC, Dec. 28, Saturdays at 10; Discovery Fit & Health, Jan. 3, Fridays at 10]
  • Sister Wives [TLC, Dec. 29, Sundays at 9]
  • Cake Boss [TLC, Dec. 30, Mondays at 9]
  • Bakery Boss [TLC, Dec. 30, Mondays at 10]


January

  • My Strange Addiction [TLC, Jan. 1, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Dance Moms [Lifetime, Jan. 1, Wednesday at 9]
  • Kim of Queens [Lifetime, Jan. 1, Wednesday at 10]
  • Lone Target [Discovery, Jan. 1, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Best Ink [Oxygen, Jan. 1, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Oxygen Tattoos After Dark [Oxygen, Jan. 1, Wednesdays at 11]
  • The Taste [ABC, Jan. 2, Thursdays at 8] news
  • Cold River Cash [Animal Planet, Jan. 2, Thursdays at 10]
  • Toned Up [Bravo, Jan. 2, Thursdays at 10:30]
  • Mythbusters [Discovery, Jan. 4, Saturdays at 8] news
  • Raising Whitley [OWN, Jan. 4, Saturdays at 9]
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol [Nat Geo Wild, Jan. 4, Saturdays at 9]
  • Rev Run’s Renovation [DIY Network, Jan. 4, Saturdays at 10]
  • Gator Boys [Animal Planet, Jan. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • Blood, Sweat & Heels [Bravo, Jan. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • Snapped [Oxygen, Jan. 5, Sundays at 9]
  • The Curse of Oak Island [History, Jan. 5, Sundays at 10]
  • The Bachelor [ABC, Jan. 6, Mondays at 8] news
  • Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off [Food Network, Jan. 6, Mondays at 9]
  • Hotel Impossible Undercover [Travel Channel, Jan. 6, Mondays at 10]
  • Bad Girls All Star Battle [Oxygen, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 8]
  • My 600-lb Life [TLC, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Legend of Mick Dodge [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Escaping the Prophet [TLC, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • 100 Days of Summer [Bravo, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Beat the House [HGTV, Jan. 7, Tuesdays at 11]
  • The Real World: Ex-Plosion [MTV, Jan. 8, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Chasing Shackleton [PBS, Jan. 8 to 22, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Appalachian Outlaws [History, Jan. 9, Thursdays at 10]
  • Treehouse Masters [Animal Planet, Jan. 10, Fridays at 10]
  • 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty [Spike, Jan. 10, Fridays at 10]
  • Beaver Brothers [Animal Planet, Jan. 12, Sundays at 8]
  • 90 Day Fiance [TLC, Jan. 12, Sundays at 10]
  • American Ninja Warrior: USA vs Japan [NBC, Jan. 13 from 8 to 10 p.m.]
  • Brain Games [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 13, Mondays at 9]
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 13, Mondays at 10]
  • Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne [A&E, Jan. 13, Mondays at 10]
  • Friday Night Tykes [Esquire, Jan. 14, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Face Off 6 [Syfy, Jan. 14, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Building Wild [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 14, Tuesdays at 9]
  • American Idol 13 [Fox, Jan. 15, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8] news
  • Crazy Hearts: Nashville [A&E, Jan. 15 at 11, Thursdays at 10]
  • Under the Gunn [Lifetime, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 9]
  • Here Comes Honey Boo Boo [TLC, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 9] news
  • Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor [TLC, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 10]
  • SWV Reunited [WEtv, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 10]
  • Party Down South [CMT, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 10]
  • Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory [MTV, Jan. 16, Thursdays at 11]
  • Cold Justice [TNT, Jan. 17, Fridays at 8]
  • APB with Troy Dunn [TNT, Jan. 17, Fridays at 9]
  • The Moaning of Life [Science Channel, Jan. 18, Saturdays at 10]
  • My Big Redneck Family [CMT, Jan. 18, Saturdays at 10]
  • We Move Animals [Nat Geo WILD, Jan. 18, Saturdays at 10]
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians [E!, Jan. 19, Sundays at 9]
  • #RichKids of Beverly Hills [E!, Jan. 19, Sundays at 10]
  • Bad Ink [A&E, Jan. 20, Mondays at 9]
  • Opposite Worlds [Syfy, Jan. 21, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10]
  • Teen Mom 2 [MTV, Jan. 21, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Horseplayers [Esquire, Jan. 21, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Are You The One? [MTV, Jan. 21, Tuesdays at 11]
  • Ghost Hunters [Syfy, Jan. 22, Wednesdays at 9]
  • The Fashion Fund [Ovation, Jan. 22, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Treasure Kings [Reelz, Jan. 22, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Wahlburgers [A&E, Jan. 22, Wednesdays at 10:30]
  • NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other [NBCSN, Jan. 22, Wednesdays at 11]
  • The Fighters [Discovery, Jan. 23, Thursdays at 9]
  • King of the Nerds [TBS, Jan. 23, Thursdays at 10]
  • Welcome To Los Vargas [mun2, Jan. 26, Sundays at 9 PT]
  • Hotel Impossible [Travel Channel, Jan. 27, Mondays at 10]
  • Buying the Bayou [Destination America, Jan. 27, Mondays at 10]
  • Rod N Wheels [Discovery, Jan. 27, Mondays at 10]
  • AmeriCarna [Velocity, Jan. 28, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Dangerous Grounds [Travel Channel, Jan. 28, Tuesdays at 9]


February

  • Swamp People [History, Feb. 3, Mondays at 9]
  • Scoring the Deal [HGTV, Feb. 4, Tuesdays at 11]
  • Hoarding: Buried Alive [TLC, Feb. 5, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Buy This Restaurant [Food Network, Feb. 5, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Backroad Gold [Travel Channel, Feb. 5, Wednesdays at 9:30]
  • Comic Book Men [AMC, Feb. 9, Sundays at midnight]
  • Top Gear [BBC America, Feb. 10, Mondays at 8:30]
  • Tattoo Titans [CMT, Feb. 13, Thursdays at 11]
  • Elite New Face [Hulu, Feb. 14]
  • Being [Centric, Feb. 15, Saturdays at 9]
  • Ghost Adventures [Travel Channel, Feb. 15, Saturdays at 9]
  • Hillbilly Blood [Destination America, Feb. 15, Saturdays at 9]
  • Top Chef Estrellas [Telemundo, Feb. 16, Sundays at 8]
  • Wicked Tuna [National Geographic Channel, Feb. 16, Sundays at 9]
  • Basketball Wives: LA [VH1, Feb. 17, Mondays at 8]
  • Worst Cooks in America [Food Network, Feb. 17, Mondays at 9]
  • Hillbilly Blood [Destination America, Feb. 22, Saturdays at 9]
  • The Amazing Race 24 [CBS, Feb. 23, Sundays at 8] news
  • Food Court Wars [Food Network, Feb. 23, Sundays at 8]
  • Dude, You’re Screwed [Animal Planet, Feb. 23, Sundays at 10]
  • Combate Americas [mun2, Feb. 23, Sundays at 10]
  • The Voice 6 [NBC, Feb. 24, Mondays at 8, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race [Logo, Feb. 24, Mondays at 9]
  • Private Lives of Nashville Wives [TNT, Feb. 24, Mondays at 10]
  • Amish Mafia [Discovery, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Profit [CNBC, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Game of Arms [AMC, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Diggers [National Geographic Channel, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Chrome Underground [Discovery, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Ink Master [Spike, Feb. 25, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Survivor Cagayan [CBS, Feb. 26, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • Kitchen Nightmares [Fox, Feb. 28, Fridays at 8] news
  • Betty White’s Off Their Rockers [Lifetime, Feb. 28, Fridays at 9]
  • Inside Job [TNT, Feb. 28, Fridays at 9]
  • Inside Job [TNT, Feb. 28, Fridays at 9]
  • Save Our Business [TNT, Feb. 28, Fridays at 10]
  • Save Our Business [TNT, Feb. 28, Fridays at 10]
  • Game of Stones [Discovery, Feb. 28, Fridays at 10]

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