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Fall 2017 reality TV schedule and guide

Summer reality TV is waning, and so are the hot, humid days of summer. At least, they are in my wishful thinking. But fall television is upon us, so it’s time for a new reality show debut calendar and guide. There are fewer reality shows on broadcast TV than there were this summer, but plenty of shows ahead, from Survivor to Gold Rush to The Profit.

This reality show schedule lists debut dates and time slots for new and returning reality TV shows that debut this fall—and beyond. I frequently update it with officially announced days and times, and with brief descriptions (quoted phrases or sentences come from that show’s official network press releas). so bookmark this page and check back—or click the link on the top of any reality blurred page to visit this list any time.

Times are ET/PT; because TV networks change their schedules and repeat episodes, check your guide or other TV listings. For all the reality shows that premiered before Sept. 1, 2017, see the summer 2017 schedule.

If you have any updates, additions, or corrections, please e-mail me. Thanks!

 

September 2017

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Cooking Channel, Sept. 3, Sundays at 8). “Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time—when they’re paying?”
  • Mighty Cruise Ships (Smithsonian Channel, Sept. 3, Sundays at 8). Behind the scenes on “a series of first-class cruises” that “travel to remote islands, exotic cities, untamed coasts and historic wonders” as their “crews work to ensure smooth sailing.”
  • The X Factor UK (AXS TV, Sept. 3, Sundays at 9). The UK singing competition air in the US 24 hours after episodes are broadcast in the UK; Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, and Louis Walsh judge.
  • Mighty Trains (Smithsonian Channel, Sept. 3, Sundays at 9). Follows “some of the most expansive train lines and their crews as they work to transport passengers comfortably, punctually and in style.”
  • Diesel Brothers (Discovery, Sept. 4, Mondays at 9). “Heavy D, Diesel Dave, The Muscle and Red Beard, along with the rest of the Diselsellerz crew are bringing you bigger builds, awesome truck giveaways, and more hilarious pranks in the all-new season.”
  • Expecting (UP TV, Sept. 4, Mondays at 9). Couples film “themselves, to give the audience a peek into one of life’s most exciting and personal journeys”: pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Road to 9/11 (History, Sept. 4, 5, and 6 at 9). A three-night documentary that presents “a 360 degree overview of events that led to the attack” that “weaves together the complex global connections and webs that were developing over two decades.”
  • Gear Dogs (Discovery, Sept. 4, Mondays at 10). The owner of a “hot rod and car resto-mod shop” opens “a community garage that’s open to hobbyists and auto mechanics (aka ‘Dogs’) looking to test their build skills.”
  • Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (ID, Sept. 5, Tuesdays at 9). “Hansen visits each distinct crime scene location to look back on some of America’s most unnerving homicides and the lives that were shaken.”
  • A Season With Navy Football (Showtime, Sept. 5, Tuesdays at 10). The weekly series goes “behind the scenes and into the lives of the football players and coaches at the storied Service Academy.”
  • Below Deck (Bravo, Sept. 6, Tuesdays at 10). On season five, “fan favorites Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain (chief stew) and Nico Scholly (senior deckhand) team up again for another Caribbean charter aboard the 154′ mega yacht Valor.”
  • Epicly Later’d (Viceland, Sept. 6, Tuesdays at 10). The web series “deepens its straightforward storytelling as a true skate documentary series, with a look into the ups-and-downs of professional skateboarding”
  • Total Bellas (E! Sept. 6, Wednesdays at 9). “Nikki Bella and John Cena temporarily relocate to Phoenix, AZ to help Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan through their first pregnancy.”
  • Eric & Jessie (E! Sept. 6, Wednesdays at 10). “Jessie is juggling her music career, hosting duties and expanding her businesses when Eric unexpectedly changes football teams and signs with the Tennessee Titans.”
  • Fire Chasers (Netflix, Sept. 8). “takes viewers into the heart of California’s devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department”
  • The Confession Tapes (Netflix, Sept. 8). “This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.”
  • Counting On (TLC, Sept. 11, Mondays at 9). The 19 Kids and Counting spin-off follows members of the Duggar family.
  • Meet the Putmans (TLC, Sept. 11, Mondays at 10). Follows a “supersized family” in a home “where three generations live under one roof” and “share everything from one bank account to only two bathrooms.”
  • Indie Lens Storycast (YouTube, Sept. 12). “a channel of short docuseries created by indie filmmakers, and developed by ITVS, showcasing stories that reflect the funny, strange, and dynamic world we live in.”
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA, Sept. 12, Tuesdays at 10). This season, “Chase celebrates his 21st birthday, Nanny Faye pulls an epic prank on Todd, Savannah hosts a fashion show, and the family comes together as Julie awaits word on an all-too-familiar health diagnosis.”
  • Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge (YouTube Red, Sept. 13). “aspiring footwear designers from around the world battle it out to determine who can design, develop and produce the next great sneaker”
  • Bong Appétit (Viceland, Sept. 14, Thursdays at 10:30). “Host Abdullah Saeed is back with cannabis confisserie owner / chef, Vanessa Lavorato and marijuana expert Ry Pritchard to explore the making and eating of high-end cannabis-infused foods, themed around occasions for gathering and feasting.”
  • Kindred Spirits (TLC, Sept. 15, Fridays at 9). “renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry … help real people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes.
  • Evil Things (TLC, Sept. 15, Fridays at 10). “it’s not haunted houses but the objects inside them that are the terrifying focus of this new series”
  • My Giant Life (TLC, Sept. 17, Sundays at 10). Follows “six women who are seemingly too tall for the average-sized world, standing at 6 feet 6 inches and above.”
  • The Vietnam War (PBS, Sept. 17 to 21, and Sept. 24 to 28, 8 p.m.) Ken Burns’ latest epic documentary.
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Sept. 18, Mondays at 8). Season 25 of the celebrity dance competition.
  • Behind Closed Doors: The American Family (TLC, Sept. 18, Mondays at 11). “[T]akes viewers inside the personal lives of three families from across the country … on camera 24/7 capturing every moment, revealing an intimate look into their daily lives.”
  • The Little Couple (TLC, Sept. 19, Tuesdays at 9). The docuseries continues as “Jen, Bill, Will and Zoey … embark on new and exciting adventures, culminating in one life changing event.”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, Sept. 19, Tuesdays at 10). “The Johnstons, the world’s biggest known little family, are back for a brand new season giving viewers a look into their daily lives as the brood reaches more milestone moments and continues to experience big changes.” 
  • Street Justice: The Bronx (Discovery, Sept. 19, Tuesdays at 9). Looks at the career of Ralph Friedman, “the most decorated detective in NYPD history, with over 2,000 arrests to his name.”
  • Are You The One? (MTV, Sept. 20, Wednesdays at 10). Season five “will take the contestants to New Orleans, LA, where they will strive to find their ‘perfect match’ for a share in a million dollar prize.”
  • Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (Netflix, Sept. 21). Great British Bake-Off judge Paul Hollywood “takes in the cars and culture of France, Italy and Germany.”
  • American Beauty Star (Lifetime, Sept. 21, Thursdays at 10:30). A competition between “twelve hair or make up mavens [who[ must become ‘beauty directors,’ responsible for creating the overall look of their models.”
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Netflix, Sept. 22). “Comic Jack Whitehall invites his stodgy, unadventurous father to travel with him to odd locations and events in an attempt to strengthen their bond.”
  • The Voice (NBC, Sept. 25, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). Season 13 of the singing competition features new coach Jennifer Hudson and returning coaches Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. 
  • Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network, Sept. 25, Mondays at 9). “A new batch of eight terrifyingly-talented bakers from across the country compete to create haunting and spooky sweets.”
  • Terrace House: Aloha State (Netflix, Sept. 26). “The beautiful island of Oahu is host to a new batch of six strangers who share a single roof, multiple conflicts and no script in this reality series.”
  • American High School (National Geographic, Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 9). The four-part series “goes inside the senior year of students from Orangeburg, South Carolina, who share the highs and lows of their academic, athletic and personal achievements over the course of one year.”
  • Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT, Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 10). Season five of the competition that has “world-renowned athletes and everyday heroes facing off against each other—and the desert heat—in a series of intense challenges with only one advancing to the dreaded ‘Skullbuster,’ personally designed by Austin.”
  • ’90s House (VH1, Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 11). “12 millennial housemates in a 90’s inspired house that forces the young adults to officially unplug their modern-day devices and party like it’s 1990,” with a $90,000 prize and “elimination by competing in various 90’s themed challenges.”
  • Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers (CBS, Sept. 27, Wednesdays at 8). The 35th season of the competition series that started it all.
  • Best Baker in America (Food Network, Sept. 27, Wednesdays at 10). Food Network Star winner Jason Smith judges as “bakers from around the country must showcase their baking skills and creativity.”
  • Mary Mary (WE tv, Sept. 28, Thursdays at 9). The final season of the show that “chronicles the lives of Erica and Tina Campbell, sisters and members of the contemporary gospel group Mary Mary.”
  • Secret Lives of the Super Rich (CNBC, Sept. 28, Thursdays at 10). “Reported by CNBC’s Robert Frank, the series unlocks the mansion gates and scores you the ultimate VIP access to a world inhabited by the wealthiest people on the planet.”
  • Late Nite Eats (Cooking Channel, Sept. 28, Thursdays at 10). “Chef Jordan Andino take[s] a multi-city road trip to find the best dishes available after-dark”
  • Hell’s Kitchen All-Stars (Fox, Sept. 29, Fridays at 8). 16 returning contestants compete for a chance to become a head chef at the first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
  • Active Shooter: America Under Fire (Showtime, Sept. 29, Fridays at 9). “From the first-hand perspective of survivors, families of the victims, witnesses and heroic first responders, the series goes beyond the sensationalistic coverage of these nightmarish moments to offer a comprehensive report on these tragic events.”
  • The Disappearance of Maura Murray (Oxygen, Sept. 30, Saturdays at 9). Maura’s 2004 “disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts,” and this series “follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel” it all.
  • Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (Animal Planet, Sept. 30, Saturdays at 9). Follows veterinarian “Dr. Jeff Young and his committed staff at Planned Pethood Plus.”
  • My Big Fat Pet Makeover (Animal Planet, Sept. 30, Saturdays at 10). “pet expert and trainer Travis Brorsen begins a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification journey with pet owners and their overweight animals with the aim of helping each pet live a healthier and happier life.”
  • Released (OWN, Sept. 30, Saturdays at 10). “intimate, first-person narratives of formerly incarcerated men and women as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time to restart their lives”

October 2017

  • The Toy Box (ABC, Oct. 1, Sundays at 7). Inventors present toys they’ve created to panels of experts and children.
  • Criminal Confessions (Oxygen, Oct. 1, Sundays at 7). The Dick Wolf-produced series “delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.”
  • Shark Tank (ABC, Oct. 1 at 8, then Sundays at 9). Season 9 will have entrepreneurs pitching to the usual sharks and five guest sharks.
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN, Oct. 1, Sundays at 9). Bourdain “continue[s] traversing the globe, bridging cultural gaps through culinary exploration.”
  • Alaska: The Final Frontier (Discovery, Oct. 1, Sundays at 9). The Kilcher family will work on “a complete homestead overhaul” this season, in order “to repair age-old structures, improve the family’s water system, revamp fences, construct new buildings, and protect the animals to ensure that the homestead survives for future generations.”
  • Halloween Wars (Food Network, Oct. 1, Sundays at 9). “Six teams each made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist will battle it out as they create frighteningly fun Halloween-themed edible displays that are scary as they are delicious.”
  • StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic, Oct. 1, Sundays at 11). Each “episode features an intimate interview between Tyson and a guest hewn from pop culture, politics or news, discussing how science and technology have affected their lives and careers.” 
  • Hotel Impossible (Travel Channel, Oct. 2, Mondays at 10). Anthony Melchiorri rescues failing hotels.
  • Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror (Food Network, Oct. 2, Mondays at 10). “[T]wo teams of master food artists—working in cake, sugar and a whole lot of carved pumpkin—face off in three nights of Halloween fright, creating delicious and scary treats and immersive worlds of Halloween horror.”
  • Finding Your Roots (PBS, Oct 3, Tuesdays at 8). Celebrities exploring their family history during season four include “Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, [and] Christopher Walken.”
  • Ink Master: Angels (Spike, Oct. 3, Tuesdays at 10). Four contestants from season eight (Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson, Gia Rose) “travel the country and go head to head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists.”
  • Cyberwar (Viceland, Oct. 3, Tuesdays at 10). “VICE reporter Ben Makuch … guides us through conversations with members of elite defense institutions, cyber-security experts and notorious hackers.”
  • Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials (Travel Channel, Oct. 4, Wednesdays at 9). Josh Gates travels “across North America, South America, Africa and Europe, searching for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends.”
  • Little Women: Dallas (Lifetime, Oct. 4, Wednesdays at 9). This season, “the girls have separated into two distinct cliques and drama is brewing.”
  • Rehab Addict (HGTV, Oct. 4, Wednesdays at 9). “Nicole [Curtis] and her team save historic homes in Detroit and restore them to their stately beauty.”
  • Wheelers and Dealers (Velocity, Oct. 4, Wednesdays at 9). “[A]utomotive valuation expert Mike Brewer and new master mechanic and fabricator Ant Anstead go to work finding, fixing and flipping a wide variety of unique used cars”
  • Real Estate Wars (Bravo, Oct. 5, Thursdays at 10). “[T]his series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave.”
  • Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller (Fusion, Oct. 5, Thursdays at 10). “award-winning health correspondent Cleo Stiller seeks to answer deeply personal questions—without stigma or judgement—that tackle body confidence, sex and relationships, health, and identity”
  • Shade: Queens of NYC (Fusion, Oct. 5, Thursdays at 10:30). “a vérité follow documentary format” that promises to “move past the glam, glitz, and lip syncing and provide an intimate look inside the New York drag community.”
  • Don’t Be Tardy… (Bravo, Oct. 6, Fridays at 8). “Kim and Kroy are back and better than ever as nothing seems to slow down with their band of six kids, three dogs, wild humor and outrageous fun.”
  • Live PD (A&E, Oct. 6, Fridays and Saturdays at 9). Dan Abrams hosts as camera crews are embedded live with “police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities.”
  • Tanked (Animal Planet, Oct. 6, Fridays at 9). Follows Wayde King and Brett Raymer “of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of the country’s most successful builders of elaborate aquariums.”
  • Texas Flip N Move (DIY, Oct. 6, Fridays at 9). Real estate agents “must enlist house movers to literally pick up the old home and haul it to a new location” before selling it.
  • Choccywoccydoodah (Cooking Channel, Oct. 6, Fridays at 11). “follows the internationally acclaimed Brighton, UK based cake shop and its team of talented and quirky chocolatiers”
  • Ghost Adventures: Hauntings of Vicksburg (Travel Channel, Oct. 7, Saturdays at 9). “Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team heads to haunted Vicksburg, Mississippi, exploring the lasting impact the Civil War’s Siege of Vicksburg has had on the city.”
  • Haunted USA (Travel Channel, Oct. 7, Saturdays at 10). A “tour of the historically spookiest and most spirited destinations in the country”
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Oct. 8, Sundays at 8). Alfonso Ribeiro hosts the 28th season of the clip show.
  • 90 Day Fiancé (TLC, Oct. 8, Sundays at 9). “hopeful couples will take a chance on love and bring their potential spouses-to-be stateside. Using a special K-1 visa, they are required to get married at the end of only 90 days or else, by law, be forced to return to their home countries.”
  • Xtreme Screams (Travel Channel, Oct. 8, Sundays at 9). “thrill-seekers’ screams” are “heard at exhilarating rides, attractions and experiences around the world”
  • Edge of Alaska (Discovery, Oct. 8, Sundays at 10). The final season, which focuses on McCarthy, Alaska, and “a local businessman [who] has made a decision that will change isolated McCarthy forever: he is selling off the entire town to the highest bidder.”
  • Southern and Hungry (Cooking Channel, Oct. 9, Mondays at 8). Damaris Phillips and NASCAR commentator Rutledge Wood “road trip through the South” to “real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.
  • MasterChef Canada (Cooking Channel, Oct. 10, Tuesdays at 8). Season four of Canada’s version of the cooking competition.
  • Adventure Capitalists (CNBC, Oct. 10, Tuesdays at 10). “In each one-hour episode, four separate entrepreneurs showcase products designed for outdoor adventure. … The adventure capitalists then put these innovations to the test, often in harsh conditions, to determine which are actually worthy of an investment.”
  • Chopped: Alton’s Challenge (Food Network, Oct. 10, Tuesdays at 10). A tournament season of Chopped hosted by Ted Allen during which “Alton influences the mystery baskets and demonstrates the science of some of the ingredients.”
  • Man’s Greatest Food (Cooking Channel, Oct. 11, Wednesdays at 8). “a culinary odyssey around the country”
  • Property Brothers (HGTV, Oct. 11, Wednesdays at 9). Jonathan and Drew Scott renovate houses.
  • The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic Channel, Oct. 11, Wednesdays at 9).  Morgan Freeman travels the world to “look at a force that has shaped humans since the beginning of time: power, belief, rebellion, war & peace, freedom and love.”
  • Gold Rush (Discovery, Oct. 13, Fridays at 9). “New crew members, unexpected equipment failures and heated rivalries” continue each week as “the gold total will be tallied, pushing the miners to their limits to prove who is ultimately on top.”
  • Top Chef Jr. (Universal Kids, Oct. 13, Fridays at 8). “Kid cooks compete in the same challenges that Top Chef fans have come to know and love.”
  • Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars (WE tv, Oct. 13, Fridays at 9). “a brand new house of dysfunctional couples including Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin (Teen Mom 2), Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane (Bachelor in Paradise), Bobby Panahi and Asifa Mirza (Shahs of Sunset), Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly (Love & Hip Hop: NY) and Mehgan James and DeAndre Perry (“Bad Girls Club).”
  • Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel, Oct. 15, Sundays at 8). “Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph are brought to life through official reports, transcripts and interviews with the pilots, air traffic controllers, and survivors of history’s most terrifying crashes.”
  • Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet, Oct. 15, Sundays at 9). “Host and biologist Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective on the cringe-worthy creatures making their homes within the hidden crevices of our bodies”
  • Make it Out Alive (Smithsonian Channel, Oct. 15, Sundays at 9). “tells the untold human stories behind some of the world’s greatest disasters”
  • The Platinum Life (E!, Oct. 15, Sundays at 10). “Asiah Collins, Alycia Bella, La’Myia Good, Shantel Jackson, Nazanin Mandi, Lola Monroe and Crystal Smith … indulge in the VIP life with their significant others who happen to be some of the biggest names in the music industry including Nelly, Eric Bellinger and more.”
  • Fast N’ Loud (Discovery, Oct. 16, Mondays at 10). “Hot-rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his team of Monkeys are back for a bold new era at Gas Monkey Garage.”
  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1, OCt. 16, Mondays at 10). “Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are tackling a new food theme, mixing up a signature cocktail, and inviting an eclectic mix of their celebrity friends to join them for a dinner party they’ll never forget.”
  • Weediquette (Viceland, Oct. 17, Tuesdays at 10:30). “an inside look at the culture of cannabis”
  • Car vs. America (Fusion, Oct. 18, Wednesdays at 8). “Jalopnik’s car-obsessed editors, Michael Ballaban and Raphael Orlove, … travel throughout the U.S. in search of adventure in the weirdest, most wonderful and questionable cars.”
  • Bushido Battleground (El Rey Network, Oct. 18, Wednesdays at 10). A “series showcasing elite fighters from around the world in Mixed Martial Arts, submission Jiu Jitsu, full contact Kick Boxing and Muay Thai.”
  • The Eleven (A&E, Oct. 19, Thursdays at 9). Investigators “reexamine the murders of eleven teenage girls after discovering a confession letter from current inmate and convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell.”
  • Food: Fact or Fiction? (Cooking Channel, Oct. 22, Sundays at 10). “Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat”
  • Comic Book Men (AMC, Oct. 22, Sundays at 1 a.m.). A “dive into the world of geekdom … following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash”
  • Scared Famous (VH1, Oct. 23, Mondays at 9). Reality star contestants “try to endure gruesome challenges and terrifying scares that pay homage to recent horror hits” while living in a house in Savannah, Georgia, where they’ll compete for $100,000 that’ll go to charity.
  • Drop the Mic (TBS, Oct. 24, Tuesdays at 10:30). In each episode, “four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle.”
  • Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel, Oct. 26, Thursdays at 9). “celebrates today’s modern gastronomic freak show” 
  • On the Case with Paula Zahn (ID, Oct. 29, Sundays at 10). Paula Zahn “profiles fascinating and true investigations that shocked communities across America”
  • Love & Hip Hop: New York (VH1, Oct. 30, Mondays at 8). Season eight of the show following hip-hop artists in New York.
  • Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Netflix, Oct. 31). An Australian dessert competition, judged by Adriano Zumbo, that seems exactly like Food Network’s Sweet Genius.

November 2017

  • Total Divas (E!, Nov. 1, Wednesdays at 9). The WWE’s “Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Naomi (Trinity), Natalya (Nattie), Lana, and Maryse will join newcomers Carmella, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss” and “give viewers an exclusive glimpse” at their lives.
  • Most Expensivest (Viceland, Nov. 1, Wednesdays at 10:30). 2 Chainz “takes viewers on a charming and unexpected tour of the culture of excess.”
  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo, Nov. 2, Thursdays at 9). This season, “Tracy Tutor Maltas joins agents, Josh Altman, Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, James Harris and David Parnes.”
  • Flip or Flop Ft. Worth (HGTV, Nov. 2, Thursdays at 9). “Andy, a real estate agent and home renovation expert, and his wife, designer Ashley, … purchase some of Fort Worth’s most rundown properties and transform them into stunning family homes.”
  • Animal Cribs (Animal Planet, Nov. 3, Fridays at 9). HGTV’s Design Star winner Antonio Ballatore “transform drab, cramped homes and outside areas into functional, high-style spaces for both pets and the people they love.”
  • Finding Escobar’s Millions (Discovery, Nov. 3, Fridays at 10). “two former intelligence officers armed with the skills and training from 10 years of work in the CIA go on the hunt for the alleged hidden treasure”
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, Nov. 5, Sundays at 8). “This season business may be booming for the ladies, but it’s the friendships that are on the line when the old are threatened by the new and loyalties are put into question.”
  • Xscape Still Kickin It (Bravo, Nov. 5, Sundays at 9). The series “will follow the four original members of the multi-platinum hit 90’s girl group, as they make their triumphant return to the stage after nearly 20 years apart.”
  • Guy’s Big Project (Food Network, Nov. 5, Sundays at 9). A competition between people for their own Food Network travel show, hosted by Guy Fieri.
  • Vegas Cakes (Food Network, Nov. 5, Sundays at 10). Follows the cake-making staff at Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Married to Medicine (Bravo, Nov. 5, Sundays at 10). Season five of the show that follows “ladies of Atlanta’s exclusive medical inner circle.”
  • WAGS (E!, Nov. 5, Sundays at 10). The franchise’s first series following “Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars” returns.
  • Ride with Norman Reedus (AMC, Nov. 5 at 11, then Mondays at 9). “The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast … hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country.”
  • Long Lost Family (TLC, Nov. 6, Mondays at 8). “shares the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with family members”
  • Stove Tots (FYI, Nov. 6, Mondays at 9). “a first-hand look at the cut-throat world of junior culinary competitions”
  • Long Island Medium (TLC, Nov. 6, Mondays at 9). Theresa Caputo does readings for Kelsey Grammer, Chrissy Metz, Bob Harper, Mark McGrath, and others.
  • Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, Nov. 6, Mondays at 9). A “seven-week competition stuffed with difficult challenges and delicious desserts to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chanukah.”
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Nov. 6, Mondays at 10). In this competition, “host Eddie Jackson gives five confident and daring bakers a chance to prove their holiday cookie-making skills”
  • The Healer (TLC, Nov. 6, Mondays at 10). Follows Charlie Goldsmith, who TLC says “is sought after by athletes, celebrities and people from all walks of life hoping to be cured of their chronic and debilitating ailments.”
  • People Magazine Investigates (ID, Nov. 6, Mondays at 10). Tells the “stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes”  through “archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases.”
  • The Curse of Oak Island (History, Nov. 7, Tuesdays at 9). Rick and Marty Lagina “are doubling down with new technology and heavy machinery as they go full bore into what they believe is the famed Money Pit.”
  • Bargain Mansions (DIY, Nov. 7, Tuesdays at 9). “Home renovator Tamara Day transforms Kansas City’s forgotten centuries-old properties into spacious dream homes”
  • Texas Metal (Velocity, Nov. 7, Tuesdays at 10). The show goes “inside the clever custom creations of mastermind Bill Carlton and his team.”
  • Hodges Half Dozen (TLC, Nov. 7, Wednesdays at 9). “Mom Liz Hodges and dad Daniel Hodges used fertility drugs to conceive now 2-year-old son Rowan and tried using the same drugs for a second baby, but instead got five”
  • Iron Chef Showdown (Food Network, Nov. 8, Wednesdays at 9). Iron Chef America returns with a new format.
  • The Job Interview (CNBC, Nov. 8, Wednesdays at 10). “a real employer conducts real interviews with real candidates—only one of whom will land an offer.”
  • Iron Chef: Behind the Battle (Food Network, Nov. 8, Wednesdays at 10). Alton Brown “revisits fan-favorite battles from the past.”
  • Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour (A&E, Nov. 8, Wednesdays at 10). Ozzy and Jack Osbourne “travel across America on the road trip of a lifetime in season two.”
  • The Carbonaro Effect (truTV, Nov. 9, Thursdays at 10). “Michael Carbonaro performs ingenious tricks on unsuspecting people, all caught on hidden camera.”
  • Tamar and Vince (WE tv, Nov. 9, Thursdays at 9). “Tamar and Vince reach a breaking point in their career and marriage.”
  • Toymakerz (Velocity, Nov. 10, Fridays at 8). Follows David Ankin, owner of ToyMakerz, and “his team as they bring unrivaled ingenuity and a unique skill set to motorized builds.”
  • Extreme Cake Makers (Cooking Channel, Nov. 10, Fridays at 11). “bakers and sugar craft specialists dream up ever more elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth”
  • Cat vs. Dog (Animal Planet, Nov. 11, Saturdays at 10). My Cat from Hell’s Jackson Galaxy “and dog expert/trainer Zoe Sandor provide support, direction, key insight and much needed help to families seeking to establish peace between dogs and cats in turbulent homes”
  • Unexpected (TLC, Nov. 12, Sundays at 10). “focuses on three teen couples who are entirely unprepared to have a child and their parents or grandparents who must step in and help through this huge life change.”
  • Visionaries (AMC, Nov. 12 at 11, then Mondays at 10). “The six-part one-hour documentary series takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books,” starting with the two-part Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics.
  • Moonshiners (Discovery, Nov. 14, Tuesdays at 9). “Moonshiners are back in the woods, fighting rival shiners, hiding from law enforcement and struggling against Mother Nature to keep their liquor flowing and business booming.”
  • Mythbusters (Science, Nov. 15, Wednesdays at 9). New Mythbusters Brian Louden and Jon Lung will be “executing new experiments involving rocket powered swords, exploding gas tanks, airbag disasters and more.”
  • Homestead Rescue (Discovery, Nov. 15, Wednesdays at 9). Marty, Misty, and Matt Raney “will help struggling families learn new bush craft skills, protect their livestock, grow food, and face the most grueling challenges yet” on their homesteads.
  • Bushcraft Build-Off (Discovery, Nov. 15, Wednesdays at 10). A “competition series where elite builders compete in a gruelling, seven-day race against the clock” in which “builders can only use the natural materials in their immediate surroundings.”
  • The Trixie & Katya Show (Viceland, Nov. 15, Wednesdays at 10). Drag Race contestants Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova’s bring their YouTube series UNHhhh to TV, and “discuss anything and everything from their distinct points of view.”
  • Street Science (Science, Nov. 15, Wednesdays at 10). “Kevin [Delaney] brings mind-blowing experiments out of the lab and onto the streets to show how relevant science is to our everyday lives.”
  • Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders (SundanceTV, Nov. 18 and 19 at 9). Directed by Joe Berlinger, this documentary “focuses on the infamous crime that shocked the nation and was chronicled in Truman Capote’s seminal book, In Cold Blood.”
  • Extreme Hotels (Travel Channel, Nov. 19, Sundays at 10). Anthony “Melchiorri explores unique and breathtaking accommodations in bucket-list locales.”
  • Views From… (Travel Channel, Nov. 19, Sundays at 11). “uncovers the unusual stories behind gorgeous, epic and top-of-the-world locations that celebrate the pristine beauty of their unique views”
  • Best.Cover.Ever. (YouTube Red, Nov. 20). Famous artists “challenge competing musicians to perform a cover of one of their original songs” to win “the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere on YouTube.”
  • Who Killed Tupac? (A&E, Nov. 21, Tuesdays at 9). The series “follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of” Tupac Shakur.
  • The Profit (CNBC, Nov. 21, Tuesdays at 10). Marcus Lemonis returns to invest more of his own money in—and take control of—small businesses.
  • Checked Inn (OWN, Nov. 21, Tuesdays at 10). Follows former Essence magazine editor “Monique Greenwood and the couples who visit her family-run, upscale bed and breakfast.”
  • Log Cabin Fever (Great American Country, Nov. 21, Tuesdays at 10). Charlie Norman “and his crew of skilled tradesman … carefully deconstruct antique log cabins and barns and then use the salvaged beams to build new homes in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.”
  • Polar Bear Town (Smithsonian Channel, Nov. 22, Wednesdays at 8). “Join veteran guides and conservation officers as they keep tourists and wildlife photographers safe while providing up-close access to the one thousand polar bears that migrate every fall through Churchill, Manitoba.”
  • Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House (HGTV, Nov. 22, Wednesdays at 9). “the Scott brothers … complete a massive renovation of [Drew and Linda’s] first home together in Los Angeles”
  • Savage Kingdom: Uprising (NatGeo WILD, Nov. 24, Fridays at 9). Charles Dance narrates four episodes that offer “a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance”
  • Homicide for the Holidays (Oxygen, Nov. 25, Saturdays at 6). Explores “five heart-wrenching cases where family holidays take a drastic turn”
  • Floribama Shore (MTV, Nov. 27, Mondays at 10). From the creator of Jersey Shore, a new show that follows “eight young adults who come to spend the summer in the hottest beach town on the Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach, to party it up and put the real world on hold for just a little bit longer.”
  • Maine Cabin Masters (DIY, Nov. 27, Mondays at 10). Family and friends work “to restore forgotten properties nestled within the farthest reaches of Maine”
  • Survival in the Skies (Smithsonian, Nov. 28, Tuesdays at 9). This series “tells the stories behind incredible pieces of space and aviation technology, from the invention of the parachute to the development of space suits”
  • Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (Viceland, Nov. 28, Tuesdays at 10). Hamilton Morris “investigates the history, chemistry, and social impact of the world’s most extraordinary and rare mind-altering substances.”
  • Village of the Damned (ID, Nov. 28, Tuesdays at 10). Dryden, New York, was “the setting for a strange string of tragedies and murders between 1989 and 1999,” and this show “brings the mystery to life in a serialized format” with “interviews with law enforcement and other key players.”
  • My Floating Home (FYI, Nov. 30, Thursdays at 9). “follows the adventures of families building the ultimate waterside home of their dreams”
  • The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (A&E, Nov. 30, Thursdays at 10). Erik and Lyle Menendez’s murder of their parents viewed “through the lens of one of the convicted killers,” which “includes extensive phone interviews with Erik as well as rare emotional footage, never-before-seen photos and new interviews with prosecutors, law enforcement, close family, friends and medical experts.”
  • Sheffield Real Estate (FYI, Nov. 30, Thursdays at 10). “follows DeLeon Sheffield and her family as she manages her fast-growing real estate business, all while raising three rowdy young boys.”
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (MTV, Nov. 30, Thursdays at 11). The show moves to Brooklyn for its 10th season of teams competing “against each other in some of the most hilarious, entertaining and outrageous games seen on television.”

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