It’s Monday, and the second day of Shark Week and Shark Fest, so check out the schedules for all shark programming to find out things like when Michael Phelps will race a shark.
And then check out other highlights of reality TV that’s ahead this week, starting with these five things:
- The Real Housewives of New York City are continuing their trip to Mexico (Bravo, Wednesday at 9), which may be the best thing I’ve seen all summer.
- The producers of Live PD are debuting their spin off Date Night Live (Lifetime, July 27, Thursdays at 10), on which people will date, live, and then have their dates commented on by snarky people in a studio, because dating isn’t hard enough already.
- Married at First Sight is ending its season, and revealing who’s ending their marriages (Lifetime, Thursday at 8). There will be a reunion the following week, and a special the week after that.
- Keyshia Cole and Chanel West Coast are joining Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (VH1, July 24, Mondays at 8).
- VH1 is trying a new kind of music competition with Signed (VH1, July 26, Wednesdays at 9), on which artists and producers work with Atlanta-based, unsigned R&B and hip-hop artists.
Abby Lee Miller is off to prison, but first
Before former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller heads to prison for one year and one day, her sentence for hiding money from bankruptcy and other financial misdeeds, she’ll be back on Lifetime with Dance Moms: Abby Tells All Exclusive.
It’s an exclusive tell-all, if you couldn’t tell from the subtitle, and she’s telling all to The View co-host Jedediah Bila. Those tells-include “I am doing the time. I am taking the blame”; “I am, you know, petrified”; and “I probably won’t survive.”
Top Gear America tries again at a U.S.-based version
Top Gear America, which debuts Sunday, is not the Matt LeBlanc-hosted version of the UK show, nor is it the Amazon show that stars the original Top Gear cast. It is also not the Top Gear show that aired six seasons on History before being cancelled last year.
Instead, this is a “reimagined US spin-off”—though it’s not clear if anything will be different from the History or the UK version, at least in terms of its format.
It will, however, have three new hosts: “racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and premier British automotive journalist Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford,” according to BBC America.
It debuts July 30 and airs Sundays at 8 on BBC America.