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Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule
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For me, this really is the most wonderful time of the year: the air is dry, the smells and sounds evoke instant nostalgia, and I get to watch repeats of Christmas Vacation and then spend 24 hours watching A Christmas Story. Also, it’s time for our updated list of reality TV show debut dates. There is a brief break between fall and spring shows, but reality TV isn’t taking a winter vacation: there are still 20+ shows debuting in December.

This reality TV show schedule is frequently updated, and 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.

Is something missing? Has a day or timeslot changed? Am I missing a show? Please send any updates, additions, or corrections to me. For all the shows that premiered before Dec. 1, check out the fall 2014 schedule.

December

  • My Strange Criminal Addiction [ID, Dec. 1, Mondays at 10]
  • The Little Couple [TLC, Dec. 2, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Screen Machines [Reelz, Dec. 2, Tuesdays at 11]
  • Mob Wives [VH1, Dec. 3, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Barmageddon [truTV, Dec. 3, Wednesdays at 10]
  • The Taste [ABC, Dec. 4, Thursdays at 8] news
  • Beyond Scared Straight [A&E, Dec. 4, Thursdays at 10]
  • Redneck Island [CMT, Dec. 4, Thursdays at 10]
  • Millionaire Matchmaker [Bravo, Dec. 7, Sundays at 9]
  • Prospectors [Weather Channel, Dec. 7, Sundays at 9]
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight [ABC, Dec. 8, Mondays at 8]
  • Bye Felicia! [VH1, Dec. 9, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Wake Up Call [TNT, Dec. 12, Fridays at 9]
  • I Survived… [LMN, Dec. 12, Fridays at 10]
  • Undercover Boss [CBS, Dec. 14 at 8, Dec. 21 and 28 at 8:30, then Fridays at 8 starting Jan. 2] news
  • Love & Hip Hop: New York [VH1, Dec. 15, Mondays at 8]
  • Sorority Sisters [VH1, Dec. 15, Mondays at 9]
  • Tiny House Hunters [HGTV, Dec. 15, Mondays at 10]
  • The Real World: Skeletons [MTV, Dec. 16, Tuesdays at 10] news
  • The Sing-Off [NBC, Dec. 17, 8 to 10 p.m.] news
  • Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? [ID, Dec. 20, Saturdays at 8]
  • Tiny House Nation [FYI, Dec. 22, Mondays at 9]
  • Tiny House Hunting [FYI, Dec. 22, Mondays at 10]
  • Michael Sam [OWN, Dec. 27 at 9]
  • Great British Baking Show [PBS, Dec. 28, Sundays at 8]
  • It Takes a Choir [USA, Dec. 29, noon to 8 p.m.]
  • Branson Famous [truTV, Dec. 29, Mondays at 10]

January

  • Little Women: LA [Lifetime, Jan. 1, Thursdays at 9]
  • Bringing Up Bates [UP, Jan. 1, Thursdays at 9]
  • Whale Wars [Animal Planet, Jan. 2, 8 to 11 p.m.]
  • Love It or List It [HGTV, Jan. 2, Fridays at 9]
  • Alaskan Bush People [Discovery, Jan. 2, Fridays at 10]
  • Off the Map With Shannen & Holly [Great American Country, Jan. 2, Fridays at 10]
  • Raising Whitley [OWN, Jan. 3, Saturdays at 9]
  • Rev Run’s Renovation [DIY, Jan. 3, Saturdays at 10]
  • Guy’s Grocery Games: Family Style [Food Network, Jan. 4, Sundays at 8]
  • Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge [CMT, Jan. 4, Sundays at 8]
  • The Celebrity Apprentice [NBC, Jan. 4 at 9, Mondays at 8] news
  • Ultimate Survival Alaska [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 4, Sundays at 9]
  • Thicker Than Water [Bravo, Jan. 4, Sundays at 9]
  • Worst Cooks in America [Food Network, Jan. 4, Sundays at 9]
  • Total Divas [E!, Jan. 4, Sundays at 10]
  • The Bachelor [ABC, Jan. 5, Mondays at 8]
  • MasterChef Junior [Fox, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 8] news
  • Dance Moms [Lifetime, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Fixer Upper [HGTV, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 9]
  • The Legend of Mick Dodge [National Geographic Channel, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Child Genius [Lifetime, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Wild Transport [A&E, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Framework [Spike, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Challenge: Battle of the Exes [MTV, Jan. 6, Tuesdays at 11] news
  • American Idol [Fox, Jan. 7, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8] news
  • Baggage on the Road [GSN, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Property Brothers [HGTV, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Extra Virgin [Cooking Channel, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Baggage on the Road [GSN, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Duck Dynasty [A&E, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 9:30]
  • My Strange Addiction [TLC, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Wahlburgers [A&E, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 10]
  • SWV Reunited [WEtv, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Donnie Loves Jenny [A&E, Jan. 7, Wednesdays at 10:30]
  • Expedition Unknown [Travel Channel, Jan. 8, Thursdays at 9]
  • Alaska: Battle on the Bay [Animal Planet, Jan. 8, Thursdays at 10]
  • Love Thy Sister [WEtv, Jan. 8, Thursdays at 10]
  • Cold Justice [TNT, Jan. 9, Fridays at 8]
  • Masters of Illusion [The CW, Jan. 9, Fridays at 8]
  • Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars [WEtv, Jan. 9, Fridays at 9]
  • Sister Wives [TLC, Jan. 9, Fridays at 9]
  • Treehouse Masters [Animal Planet, Jan. 9, Fridays at 10]
  • Celebrity Sweat [AXS, Jan. 10, Saturdays at 1]
  • Mythbusters [Discovery, Jan. 10, Saturdays at 9] news
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol [Nat Geo WILD, Jan. 10, Saturdays at 9]
  • Preposterous Pets [Animal Planet, Jan. 10, Saturdays at 9]
  • Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters [Animal Planet, Jan. 11, Sundays at 9]
  • Friends to Lovers? [Bravo, Jan. 12, Mondays at 10]
  • Genealogy Roadshow [PBS, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Married at First Sight: The First Year [FYI, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Face Off [Syfy, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • Kate Plus Eight [TLC, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Discovering Lucy Angel [AXS, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Big Giant Swords [Discovery, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Hotel Showdown [Travel Channel, Jan. 13 at 10, Tuesdays at 9]
  • My Big Fat Fabulous Life [TLC, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Troy: Street Magic [Syfy, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Mikie Saves the Date [FYI, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Restaurant Startup [CNBC, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Wrestling with Death [WGN, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Restaurant Startup [CNBC, Jan. 13, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Rock this Boat [Pop, Jan. 14, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Fool’s Gold [Animal Planet, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 8]
  • Chopped Canada [Food Network, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 9]
  • Outrageous Births: Tales from The Crib [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 9]
  • Amazing America [Sportsman Channel, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 9]
  • 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 10]
  • Breaking Point [ID, Jan. 15, Thursdays at 10]
  • World’s Funniest Fails [Fox, Jan. 16, Fridays at 8]
  • NY ER [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 16, Fridays at 10]
  • Diners, Drive-ins & Dives [Food Network, Jan. 16, Fridays at 10]
  • Betty White’s Smartest Animals in America [Great American Country, Jan. 17, Saturdays at 8]
  • My Big Redneck Family [CMT, Jan. 17, Saturdays at 9]
  • Rugged Justice [Animal Planet, Jan. 18, Sundays at 8]
  • Hoarding: Behind Closed Doors [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 18, Sundays at 10]
  • Christina Milian Turned Up [E!, Jan. 18, Sundays at 10]
  • Brain Games [National Geographic, Jan. 19, Mondays at 9]
  • Vanity Fair Confidential [ID, Jan. 19, Mondays at 9]
  • Friday Night Tykes [Esquire, Jan. 20, Tuesdays at 9] news
  • The Short Game [Esquire, Jan. 20, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Dual Survival [Discovery Channel, Jan. 21, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Best New Restaurant [Bravo, Jan. 21, Wednesdays at 10]
  • The Mistress [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 21, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Inside Man [CNN, Jan. 22, Thursdays at 9]
  • World’s Worst Mom [Discovery Life Channel, Jan. 22, Thursdays at 9]
  • Nightwatch [A&E, Jan. 22, Thursdays at 10]
  • King of the Nerds [TBS, Jan. 23, Fridays at 9]
  • Bring It! [Lifetime, Jan. 23, Fridays at 9]
  • Love, Lust or Run [TLC, Jan. 23, Fridays at 9]
  • Preachers’ Daughters [Lifetime, Jan. 23, Fridays at 10]
  • Dinner at Tiffani’s [Cooking Channel, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Ellen’s Design Challenge [HGTV, Jan. 26, Mondays at 9]
  • Black Ink Crew [VH1, Jan. 26, Mondays at 9]
  • Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations [Travel Channel, Jan. 26, Mondays at 9]
  • Mud, Sweat and Gears [BBC America, Jan. 26, Mondays at 10]
  • Fat N Furious: Rolling Thunder [Discovery, Jan. 26, Mondays at 10]
  • Wizard Wars [Syfy, Jan. 29, Thursdays at 10]
  • Breaking Greenville [truTV, Jan. 29, Thursdays at 10:30]
  • Duff Till Dawn [Food Network, Jan. 29, Thursdays at 10:30]

February

  • Kids Baking Championship [Food Network, Feb. 2, Mondays at 8]
  • Swamp People [History, Feb. 2, Mondays at 9]
  • Appalachian Outlaws [History, Feb. 2, Mondays at 10]
  • Street Art Throwdown [Oxygen, Feb. 3, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Match Made in Heaven [WEtv, Feb. 4, Wednesdays at 8]
  • Sex Sent me to the Slammer [Investigation Discovery, Feb. 6, Fridays at 10]
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong? [Science Channel, Feb. 7, Saturdays at 10]
  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst [HBO, Feb. 8, Sundays at 8]
  • Ghosts in My House [Destination America, Feb. 8, Sundays at 9]
  • Coaching Bad [Spike, Feb. 8, Sundays at 10]
  • Ghostly Encounters [Destination America, Feb. 8, Sundays at 10]
  • Legend of the Superstition Mountains [History, Feb. 8, Sundays at 10]
  • Comic Book Men [AMC, Feb. 8, Sundays at midnight]
  • Alaska State Trooper [National Geographic, Feb. 11, Wednesdays at 9]
  • Style By Jury [TLC, Feb. 13, Fridays at 9:30]
  • Wicked Tuna [National Geographic Channel, Feb. 15, Sundays at 9]
  • Repeat After Me [ABC, Feb. 17, Tuesdays at 8:30]
  • Our Little Family [TLC, Feb. 17, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Preachers of Detroit [Oxygen, Feb. 20, Tuesdays at 8]
  • Preachers of Detroit [Oxygen, Feb. 20, Fridays at 8]
  • Insane Pools: Off the Deep End [Animal Planet, Feb. 20, Fridays at 9]
  • Counting Cars [History, Feb. 24, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Building Wild [National Geographic, Feb. 24, Tuesdays at 9]
  • Who Do You Think You Are? [TLC, Feb. 24, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Outlaw Country [WGN, Feb. 24, Tuesdays at 10]
  • Survivor 30 [CBS, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 8] news
  • The Amazing Race 26 [CBS, Feb. 25 at 9:30, Fridays at 8] news
  • Catfish [MTV, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 10] news
  • Dinner at Tiffani’s [Cooking Channel, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Kosher Soul [Lifetime, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 10]
  • Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce [Fuse, Feb. 25, Wednesdays at 11]
  • Behind the Mask [Hulu, Feb. 26]
  • Party Down South [CMT, Feb. 26, Thursdays at 9]
  • My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding [TLC, Feb. 26, Thursdays at 9]
  • Sex Box [WEtv, Feb. 27, Fridays at 10]
  • Unlikely Animal Friends [Nat Geo WILD, Feb. 27, Fridays at 10]
  • Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s [OWN, Feb. 28, Saturdays at 9]
  • Avec Eric [Cooking Channel, Feb. 28, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.]
  • 2 Fat 2 Fly [OWN, Feb. 28, Saturdays at 10]

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