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Summer 2018 reality TV schedule and guide

It’s summer, and time for a deluge of reality TV, from America’s Got Talent to Big BrotherNailed It! to The Great British Baking Show.

This reality show schedule lists debut dates and time slots for new and returning reality TV shows that debut this spring (and beyond). I update it constantly throughout the quarter with officially announced days and times and brief descriptions of each show.

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 June 1, 2018, see the spring 2018 schedule.

Text in quotation marks is from that show’s official network press releases or materials.

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

June 2018

  • Extreme Cake Makers (Cooking Channel, June 1, Fridays at 10). “sugar craft specialists dream up ever more elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth”
  • Bridezillas (WE tv, June 1, Fridays at 10). “celebrates the craziest, most over-the-top brides wreaking wedding day hell with epic meltdowns, family feuds & social media wars”
  • Buried in the Backyard (Oxygen, June 3, Sundays at 7). “examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places”
  • A Wedding and A Murder (Oxygen, June 3, Sundays at 8). “true stories of engagements, weddings, and picture-perfect honeymoons that went from joyous celebration to untimely death”
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, June 4, Mondays at 8). Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens judge season 15 of the dance competition.
  • Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW, June 4, Mondays at 9). The improvisational comedy series returns for a new season.
  • People Magazine Investigates: Cults (ID, June 4, Mondays at 9). “explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to cult members and their families”
  • Evidence of Innocence (TV One, June 4, Mondays at 10). “spotlights the unbelievable true stories of four people who endured this life-altering nightmare: innocent of crimes for which they were arrested and ultimately imprisoned”
  • The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Oxygen, June 4, Mondays at 10). The journalist “digs for the truth behind headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, unheard perspectives, and the latest updates”
  • Intervention (A&E, June 5, Tuesdays at 8). “profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink of destruction and has devastated their family and friends”
  • Chopped (Food Network, June 5, Tuesdays at 9). Martha Stewart joins the judge rotation along with returning judges Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Chris Santos, and Geoffrey Zakarian.
  • Face Off (Syfy, June 5, Tuesdays at 9). The final season of the competition series will feature returning all-star contestants.
  • The Four: Battle for Stardom (Fox, June 7, Thursdays at 8). Singers compete to win mentorship by judges Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor.
  • Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry (History, June 7, Thursdays at 10). Troy “Landry teams with local experts in a wild chase to help save America from hostile, menacing and often mysterious creatures.”
  • Beach Bites with Katie Lee (Cooking Channel, June 7, Thursdays at 10). The chef travels to “the Bahamas, California, the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and South Carolina, getting a first-hand look at how local chefs dish out regional flavors”
  • Music City Fix (HGTV, June 7, Thursdays at 11). “expert house flippers Dave and Kortney Wilson … breathe new life into old, rundown homes in Nashville’s most desirable neighborhoods”
  • The Staircase (Netflix, June 8). The original 10-episode series plus three new episodes that about “Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed”
  • Just Another Immigrant (Showtime, June 8, Fridays at 9). “a comedic docuseries that follows Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, as he uproots his entire family—his supportive wife, their three kids, his Sri Lankan mother and his eccentric uncle—and immigrates to the U.S.”
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC, June 9, Saturdays at 8). “takes fans back inside Bridals by Lori, the premier bridal salon of the South”
  • I Want That Wedding (TLC, June 9, Saturdays at 9). “experienced wedding planners take their newly engaged clients to three different weddings: one that is equivalent to what the bride wants to spend, one at the groom’s price point and one in-between”
  • Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet, June 9, Saturdays at 9). “inspiring stories of animals in need from around the world, and the compassionate humans who go to unimaginable lengths to give them hope”
  • Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, June 10, Sundays at 8). Steve Harvey hosts the classic game show, with contestants who are “celebrity families and their immediate family members or their extended TV families.”
  • Vet Gone Wild (Animal Planet, June 10, Sundays at 8). Australian veternarian Dr. Chris Brown “takes us on an adventure around the world as he helps save and treat animals in need”
  • Food Network Star (Food Network, June 10, Sundays at 9). Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis host the competition, which will give its 10 contestants “a shot at stardom.”
  • The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC, June 10, Sundays at 9). Michael Strahan hosts as “two celebrities and their partners face off in a race against the clock to make it to the winners’ circle and take home $100,000”
  • Extinct or Alive (Animal Planet, June 10, Sundays at 9). “wildlife adventurer and biologist Forrest Galante … explores the real stories behind animals thought to be gone forever and tries to prove their existence so he can protect them”
  • To Tell the Truth (ABC, June 10, Sundays at 10). Anthony Anderson hosts as celebrity panelists try to guess who’s lying among “three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement”
  • Breaking the Band (REELZ, June 10, Sundays at 10). Tells the story of “the battling egos, power struggles and inter-band rivalries that split up The Beatles, The Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, N.W.A, Van Halen and Sonny and Cher.”
  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Freeform, June 11, Mondays at 8). “behind the scenes of some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney destinations around the globe”
  • The Price of Duty (Oxygen, June 11, Mondays at 8). “follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever”
  • The Profit (CNBC, June 12, Tuesdays at 10). “Marcus Lemonis is back putting his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling businesses across the country”
  • Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo, June 12, Tuesdays at 10). “Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant and Steve Gold are hungrier than ever to dominate the real estate market”
  • To Hell and Back (Fox, June 13, Wednesdays at 9). Gordon Ramsay “will try to bring … failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster—all in just 24 hours”
  • Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour (A&E, June 13, Wednesdays at 9). Kelly Osbourne joins her father and brother for a road trip.
  • Speed is the New Black (Velocity, June 13, Wednesdays at 9). “Noah Alexander and his team of master craftsmen at Classic Car Studio in St. Louis wow America with all new, refined, sophisticated cool vehicles”
  • The Deed (CNBC, June 13, Wednesdays at 10). “Sidney Torres brings his multi-million dollar fortune and expertise to the aid of struggling property investors”
  • Wahlburgers (A&E, June 13, Wednesdays at 10). “adapts a new hour-long format as the series takes an even deeper dive into the high stakes business world of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg’s restaurant chain”
  • Caribbean Pirate Treasure (Travel Channel, June 13, Wednesdays at 10). “underwater explorers Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, … investigate incredible stories of pirates’ plunder and lost loot”
  • Reasonable Doubt (ID, June 13, Wednesdays at 10). “the gut-wrenching process of re-exploring murder cases where the perpetrators convicted of the crime maintain their innocence”
  • Alone (History, June 14, Thursdays at 10). Season five brings back former participants for “redemption” as they compete to survive in Northern Mongolia.
  • Queer Eye (Netflix, June 15). “Queer Eye is back and ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of the new Fab Five”
  • Breaking Big (PBS, June 15, Fridays at 8:30). Carlos Watson hosts a show that “explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs”</em
  • Mama June: From Not to Hot (WE tv, June 15, Fridays at 9). “Mama June is headed back to the pageant circuit on the season two return”
  • Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things (NatGeo WILD, June 16, Saturdays at 9). “Howie takes the best submissions from [the Instagram account] @AnimalsDoingThings and brings them” to TV
  • Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel, June 16, Saturdays at 9). Season 15 of the show that “follows the paranormal investigative team led by Zak Bagans to different haunted destinations around the world”
  • Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol (Lifetime, June 18, Mondays at 9). “an unfiltered and unfettered look at the female officers on the front line of some of the busiest police forces in the country as they patrol their communities”
  • The Proposal (ABC, June 18, Mondays at 10). Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss’ new show on which “10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery man or woman whose identity is concealed from them”
  • Escaping Polygamy (Lifetime, June 18, Mondays at 10). Sisters “work with friends and strangers alike who are in various stages of leaving polygamy to help them escape”
  • We’re the Campbells (TV One, June 19, Tuesdays at 9). “an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with balancing family and work, nurturing their marriage, building their individual careers, and fostering their faith”
  • Escape the Night (YouTube Premium, June 21). Season three is “set amongst a 1970’s carnival of carnage” and “blends reality game show eliminations with escape room challenges and a spine-chilling plot line”
  • The Gong Show (ABC, June 21, Thursdays at 8). “Mike Myers stars as the show’s host – British comedic legend Tommy Maitland”—as “unusually talented and unique performers” take the stage.
  • Cooking on High (Netflix, June 21). “the first-ever competitive cannabis cooking show”
  • Heavy Rescue: 401 (Netflix, June 21). “recovery operators fight to keep southern Ontario’s busy, treacherous highways clear and safe”
  • The Great British Baking Show (PBS, June 22, Fridays at 9). PBS will air the UK’s third season of The Great British Bake-Off, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
  • Cooper’s Treasure (Discovery, June 22, Fridays at 9). “treasure hunter Darrell Miklos ventures to the Bahamas to investigate eleven wreck sites identified by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper over 50 years ago”
  • My Aloha Dream Home (HGTV, June 22, Fridays at 9). “Real estate broker and attorney Wayne Chi helps clients find a tropical getaway to call home”
  • Shoreline Detectives (Acorn, June 25). “travels the British coastline to visit historical wonders, including submerged Elizabethan ship wrecks, prehistoric stone forts, Roman villas, medieval villages, 18th century merchant ships, and drowned forests”
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, June 25, Mondays at 8). The original kids’ game show is back, with Marc Summers as color commentator and new host Liza Koshy.
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, June 25, Mondays at 8). Magicians perform and Penn and Teller try to guess how they did their tricks.
  • In Defense Of (Oxygen, June 25, Mondays at 9). “explores the complex relationships between notorious defendants and the attorneys who represented them”
  • Wedding Cake Championship (Food Network, June 25, Mondays at 9). Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir host a competition between “six teams of elite wedding cake makers”
  • Cultureshock (A&E, June 25, Mondays at 9). “The five-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society”
  • Big Brother 20 (CBS, June 27 at 8, then Thursdays at 9, Sundays at 8, Wednesdays at 9). “follows a group of people living together in a house” and competing for $500,000.
  • Nailed It! (Netflix, June 29). “Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess.”
  • Masters of Illusion (The CW, June 29, Fridays at 8). “magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists”

July 2018

  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (National Geographic, July 1, Sundays at 9). follows “the bluefin tuna season in the Outer Banks,” where “a reduced quota means there’s more pressure than ever to land a fish”
  • Bizarre Foods (Food Network, July 3, Tuesdays at 9). “Andrew Zimmern continues his epicurean exploration of the food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world”
  • Burgers, Brew & ‘Que (Cooking Channel, July 3, Tuesdays at 9). “Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of the American classics: burgers and barbecue”
  • Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course (Netflix, July 6). Phil Rosenthal’s culinary adventures take him to Buenos Aires, Capetown, Copenhagen, and other places.
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix, July 6). “Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs, and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy”
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeo WILD, July 6, Saturdays at 9). “Dr. Pol works tirelessly around the clock to serve the farming community of central Michigan”
  • Very Cavallari (E!, July 8, Sundays at 10). “will follow Kristin’s life as a businesswoman launching a flagship store for her lifestyle product line, Uncommon James and wife to her husband, former professional football player, Jay Cutler”
  • MTV Floribama Shore (MTV, July 9, Mondays at 10). “brings our favorite southerners back to Panama City Beach for Spring Break to see what life’s next chapter holds for them.”
  • Ridiculous Cakes (Food Network, July 9, Mondays at 10). “cake artists from across the country work day and night to plan and create confectionary wonders for the joy of their clients”
  • Deadly Rich (CNBC, July 9, Mondays at 10). “takes viewers inside the lives and deaths of the one percent, exposing the dirty little secrets of how big money drives people to the ultimate sin”
  • Drug Lords (Netflix, July 10). “Witness the stories of history’s most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who’ve sworn to bring them down.”
  • Outdaughtered (TLC, July 10 at 8, Tuesdays at 9). “Danielle and Adam Busby realize the only thing more challenging than raising five babies is keeping up with five rapidly growing toddlers”
  • Rattled (TLC, July 10 at 8, Tuesdays at 9). “an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of five couples as they learn to deal with parenting, relationships, finances and so much more”
  • Post Radical (Viceland, July 10, Tuesdays at 8). “pro-skater turned documentarianRick McCrank … explores the wide variety of subcultures within the skateboarding community”
  • No Passport Required (PBS, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). Marcus Samuelsson “celebrates America’s cultural and culinary diversity” and “visits under-explored parts of American cities to showcase the people, places and unique flavors of immigrant communities.”
  • The Challenge: Final Reckoning (MTV, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). competitors “face the consequences of their actions from the past two seasons”
  • Holmes & Holmes (DIY, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). “Professional contractor Mike Holmes and his son, home renovation expert Mike Jr. … buy and transform three tired properties into dream homes”
  • Strange Evidence (Science, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). “A team of experts uses forensic analysis to determine the truth behind these seemingly unexplainable events happening all around us”
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). “six Dallas area singles yearning for a life-long partnership agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a stranger the moment they first meet, at the altar”
  • King Of The Road (Viceland, July 10, Tuesdays at 9). a “blend of Jackass and The Amazing Race” that “follow[s] Thrasher Magazine’s annual scavenger hunt”
  • Most Expensivest (Viceland, July 10, Tuesdays at 10). 2 Chainz “takes viewers on a guided tour of the best of the best from weed and wellness to matchmaking and eco-indulgences”
  • F*ck, That’s Delicious (Viceland, July 10, Tuesdays at 10:30). Action Bronson “and co. will take in local flavor in their own inimitable style and once again celebrate great food, good friends hometown heroes and local legends in the city they love”
  • TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS, July 11 at 9, then Wednesdays at 8). Kevin Hart hosts this “obstacle course with a twist”
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, July 11, Wednesdays at 10). “viewers followDr. Lee as she treats various eye-catching dermatological problems in hopes of allowing her patients to reclaim their lives, free of disguise and embarrassment”
  • Hollywood Love Story (Viceland, July 11, Wednesdays at 10). Paris Hilton “introduces tales of wannabe singers, model-actresses, rappers, photographers, designers and DJs trying to make it in modern day Los Angeles”
  • Seatbelt Psychic (Lifetime, July 11, Wednesdays at 10). “surprises unsuspecting ride-share passengers with readings featuring world-renowned medium Thomas John”
  • Junkyard Empire (Velocity, Wednesdays at 10). Andy Cohen—not the Bravo one—”is a wizard when it comes to finding value in automotive rubble as he works his magic to turn rough rides into straight cash”
  • Tattoo Age (Viceland, July 11, Wednesdays at 10:30). “an in-depth look at the state of tattooing today”
  • Carnival Kings (Cooking Channel, July 12, Thursdays at 9). Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina…travels to fairs across the country challenging carnival chef royalty in their own kingdoms to a cook-off featuring their famous fare”
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out (MTV, July 12, Thursdays at 11). “Nick Cannon will lead his red team against a celebrity-guest led black team” “in some of the most hilarious, entertaining and outrageous games seen on television”
  • Sugar Rush (Netflix, July 13). “Time’s the most important ingredient as competitive teams race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets.”
  • Whistleblower (CBS, July 13, Fridays at 8). “stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers”
  • Triple D Nation (Food Network, July 13, Fridays at 9). “Guy Fieri is heading back to some of his all-time favorite Diners, Drive-ins and Dives spots”
  • Barnwood Builders (DIY, July 15, Sundays at 9). Mark Bowe “and his team … reclaim centuries-old cabins and barns and transform them into stunning modern structures”
  • On the Case with Paula Zahn (ID, July 16, Sundays at 10). “takes viewers inside some of the nation’s most fascinating true crime investigations that shook communities to their core”
  • Serial Killer with Piers Morgan (Oxygen, July 16, Mondays at 7). The depraved idiot who won Celebrity Apprentice “explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers”
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, July 16, Mondays at 9). “Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd are joined by two feisty new housewives, Emily Simpson and Gina Kirschenheiter”
  • Southern Charm Savannah (Bravo, July 16, Mondays at 10). “Savannahian socialitesCatherine Cooper, Daniel Eichholz, Hannah Pearson, Louis Oswald, and Lyle Mackenzieas they welcome newcomers Hagood Coxe and Brandon Branchinto the group”
  • Celebrity Fear Factor (MTV, July 17, Tuesdays at 10). “celebrity contestants will confront their fears, be pushed beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors”
  • Seven Year Switch (Lifetime, July 17, Tuesdays at 10). “four couples embark on an emotionally difficult journey to help repair their relationships by participating in an extreme, innovative experiment of switch therapy”
  • Catfish: Trolls (MTV, July 18, Wednesdays at 10). Charlamagne Tha God and Raymond Braun will “bring subjects face-to-face with their aggressors for the first time”
  • The Grand Hustle (BET, July 19, Thursdays at 10). “16 business minded men and women …compete for a coveted position, with a six-figure salary, within [Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris]’s multimillion-dollar Grand Hustle business empire”
  • Seaside Snacks & Shacks (Cooking Channel, July 19, Thursdays at 10).  Host Sabin Lomac “is an expert on seafood, and now he is diving into some of the most unforgettable dishes along the shores”
  • Dark Tourist (Netflix, July 20). “New Zealand journalist and filmmaker David Farrier, who journeyed into one of the darkest corners of the internet in the hit 2016 documentary Tickled, now sets his sights on the world of dark tourism”
  • Last Chance U: Indy (Netflix, July 20). “Coach Jason Brown and the Independence Pirates vie for a spot amongst the best in the Junior College Football ranks” after losing for 20 years.
  • Amazing Interiors (Netflix, July 20). “They might look ordinary on the outside. But inside, these stunning homes have some jaw-dropping secrets to reveal.”
  • In Search Of (History, July 20, Fridays at 10). Zachary Quinto hosts the revival of the 1970s series “that delves into all manners of mysterious phenomena throughout the world”
  • Comfort Food Tour (Food Network, July 21, Saturdays at 8). “Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey take a “foodie road trip” to “[find] simple dishes done with love”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (VH1, July 23, Mondays at 8). “R&B songstress Kimberly Pate, formerly known as K. Michelle, returns to the franchise alongside several newcomers and series vets climbing their way to the top in the toughest city in showbiz”
  • Desert Flippers (HGTV, July 24, Tuesdays at 9). “Real estate and home renovation experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett will fix and flip more hot properties in Palm Springs, California”
  • Miz and Mrs. (USA, July 24, Tuesdays at 10). “an unfiltered look at the power couple’s lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents to their daughter, Monroe Sky, while juggling their fast-paced lifestyle”
  • The Art Show (Ovation, July 25, Wednesdays at 10). “travels the globe to bring fascinating stories about art”
  • The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network, July 26, Thursdays at 9). The competition “is headed to the Wild West, where host Tyler Florence welcomes seven teams of brand new food truck operators”
  • Eat. Race. Win. (Amazon Prime Video, July 27). “a behind-the-scenes, off-the-bike adventure into the biggest annual sporting event on the planet: The Tour de France” as chef Hannah Grant “sources performance food for Australia’s pro cycling team, Orica-Scott”
  • Pink Collar Crimes (CBS, July 28, Saturdays at 8). “impossible-to-believe, often absurd, true stories about the most unexpected women” who committed crimes
  • Ultimate Summer Cook-Off (Food Network, July 29, Sundays at 10). “competitors take on America’s summertime favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and lobster rolls, transforming them into next-level classics as they compete for cook-out supremacy and the $25,000 grand prize”
  • Coastal Railways with Julie Walters (Acorn, July 30). The actor, who is in Mamma Mia! and played Mrs. Weasley, “rides the UK’s most beautiful coastal railways, from Scotland to Cornwallon Scotland’s West Highland Railway,” including “the train from Harry Potter”
  • Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story (Paramount, July 30, Mondays at 10). “the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide Black Lives Matter movement”
  • Southern and Hungry (Cooking Channel, July 30, Mondays at 10). “Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food”
  • Diesel Brothers (Discovery, July 30, Mondays at 10). Follows Heavy D and Diesel Dave, who “started their business off by buying used, or broken down trucks and tricking them out for sales, while posting their best pranks and stunt driving on social media.”
  • Chopped Grill Masters (Food Network, July 31, Tuesdays at 9). “Grill masters from four regions across the country are entering the Chopped kitchen for a fiery new season”
  • Making It (NBC, July 31, Tuesdays at 10). Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host a competition that “brings together eight of the country’s most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects”
  • Hard to Kill (Discovery, July 31, Tuesdays at 10). Tim Kennedy “works with experts in each field to learn the grit, dedication, and hard work it takes to do some of the most dangerous jobs in the world”
  • Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep (ID, July 31, Tuesdays at 10). “takes viewers deep into the world of maritime murders”

August 2018

  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1, Aug. 1, Wednesdays at 9). “The dynamic duo continue to light up the kitchen by putting a personal spin on favorite dishes to create a themed meal with celebrity friends”
  • Shahs of Sunset (Bravo, Aug. 2, Thursdays at 9). “these tight-knit Shahs must confront deep-rooted issues—both within themselves and amongst the group—in order to lift each other up and take the next steps toward their future”
  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (CMT, Aug. 2, Thursdays at 10). “captures the rigors of training camp on the path to become a member of the world’s most elite squad”
  • Bachelorette Weekend (CMT, Aug. 2, Thursdays at 11). “follows the staff of Bach Weekend, a Nashville-based company specializing in creating once-in-a-lifetime bachelor/bachelorette experiences”
  • Marching Orders (Neflix, Aug. 3). Follows the Berthune-Cookman University band Marching Wildcats, which is “one of the most renowned college marching bands in the world”
  • David Tutera’s CELEBrations (WEtv, Aug. 3, Fridays at 10). Tutera attempts to “[plan] the most glamourous and spectacular events that even his own clients couldn’t have imagined”
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen, Aug. 4, Saturdays at 6). “follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her rotating team of seasoned detectives  … as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims”
  • Ultimate Summer Cook-Off (Food Network, Aug. 5, Sundays at 8). “Host Eddie Jackson challenges the chefs over four episodes, as each competitor must take on two rounds of summer culinary heats that test their skill and creativity”
  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC, Aug. 5, Sundays at 8). “follows couples before the K-1 Visa process begins, from how they found each other, to meeting in person for the first time and traveling to a foreign country”
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, Aug. 5, Sundays at 9). During season 15, “the ever-growing Kardashian family faces some of their toughest challenges yet.”
  • Ultimate Ninja Challenge (Discovery, Aug. 5, Sundays at 10). “nine modern-day warriors take on a relentless, 24-day survival challenge based on the ancient laws of the Ninja”
  • Unexpected (TLC, Aug. 5, Sundays at 10). “follows the journeys of five teenage couples, and their families, as they navigate the many challenges inherent to teenage pregnancy and parenthood”
  • Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, Aug. 6, Mondays at 9). “Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman lead nine talented young bakers through seven weeks of difficult challenges”
  • Reality Cupcakes (Food Network, Aug. 6, Mondays at 10). “New York baker Ashley Foxenis known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine”
  • Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, Aug. 7, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). “Breakout fan favorites from The Bachelor franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love.”
  • Castaways (ABC, Aug. 7, Tuesdays at 10). “follows 12 diverse individuals as they’re dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive”
  • Are You The One? Season of Fate (MTV, Aug. 8, Wednesdays at 10). “22 singles jet off to Hawaii to undergo the series’ signature matchmaking process in hopes of finding their perfect match and splitting a $1 million cash prize”
  • Cheap Eats (Cooking Channel, Aug. 8, Wednesdays at 10). “Ali Khan will continue his quest to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals under $35”
  • Robot Wars (Science Channel, Aug. 8, Wednesdays at 10). “40 of the top robot combat teams from all over the world compete”
  • Million Pound Menu (Netflix, Aug. 10). “Next-gen restaurateurs get the chance to open their own pop-up eateries to impress the paying public—and a panel of discerning U.K. investors.”
  • The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers (Oxygen, Aug. 11, Saturdays at 7). “What begins as an exploration into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Crystal Rogers, a mother of five vanishing from the tiny town of Bardstown, Kentucky, quickly spirals into the dissection of multiple unsolved homicides”
  • Mind Your Business with Mahisha (OWN, Aug. 11, Saturdays at 10). Curls founder Mahisha Dellinger “[helps] other female entrepreneurs live out their dreams and take their small businesses to greater heights”
  • Worst Cooks in America (Food Network, Aug. 12, Sundays at 9). “Chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine are back to lead two teams of America’s worst cooks through a rigorous culinary boot camp”
  • Born This Way (A&E, Aug. 15, Wednesdays at 8). “an intimate look at a diverse group of young men and women with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work”
  • The Real Housewives of Dallas (Bravo, Aug. 15, Wednesdays at 9). “Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken, Brandi Redmond, D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott, jump back in the saddle for another wild season”
  • Raising Tourette’s (A&E, Aug. 15, Wednesdays at 10). “follows five families with children ranging in ages from 11 to 17” who “all have Tourette Syndrome”
  • Rustic Rehab (HGTV, Aug. 16, Thursdays at 8). David and Chenoa Rivera “snap up outdated cabins, vacation rentals and bungalows, turn them into charming retreats and sell them to families seeking small-town life”
  • Braxton Family Values (WE tv, Aug. 16, Thursdays at 9). The second half of season six.
  • Nightwatch Nation (A&E, Aug. 16, Thursdays at 10). “follows EMTs in Yonkers, New York, Austin, Texas, Tucson, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana as these real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight”
  • Stay Here (Netflix, Aug. 17). “Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how to turn their short-term rentals into moneymaking showstoppers”
  • Magic for Humans (Netflix, Aug. 17). “Comedian and magician Justin Willman … explores a variety of social and political topics, blending good-natured magic with grown-up laughs”
  • The Investigator: A British Crime Story (Netflix, Aug. 19). “sheds new light on the decades-old case of Carole Packman, whose husband was convicted of her murder, even though her body was never found”
  • Alaskan Bush People (Discovery, Aug. 19, Sundays at 9). “After a year of hardship, the Browns are ready to make their long-awaited return to the wild”
  • Little Life on the Prairie (TLC, Aug. 20, Mondays at 10). Lauren, Nate and their four-year-old daughter Juniper Webnar were born with achondroplasia dwarfism, but that hasn’t stopped them from chasing big dreams” and moving from California to a farm in Arizona.
  • Too Stupid To Die (MTV, Aug. 21, Tuesdays at 10). “bizarre pranks, hilarious antics and outrageous stunts” from “Zach Holmes, the online sensation and daredevil who was banned by YouTube”
  • The Devil Speaks (ID, Aug. 21, Tuesdays at 10). “uses real audio recordings to peel back the layers of a case”
  • Follow This (Netflix, Aug. 23). “takes viewers behind-the-scenes of BuzzFeed’s award-winning journalism” and “will immerse viewers in a variety of topics and settings worldwide—from unexpected underground phenomenons to evergreen global conversations”
  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2 (MTV, Aug. 23, Thursdays at 8). “kicks off with the housemates in Las Vegas then brings them back to New Jersey where it all started, for a weekend in Atlantic City and some fun on the shore”
  • Treasure Quest: Snake Island (Discovery, Aug. 24, Fridays at 9). This season, “treasure hunter Shawn Cowles, tech specialist Jeremy Whalen, and demolitions expert Jack Peters set out to Bolivia in search of the biggest land find treasure in history—the legendary Sacambaya Treasure, reportedly worth two billion dollars”
  • The Contender (EPIX, Aug. 24, Fridays at 9). “Andre ‘Son of God’ Ward hosts the competition that will feature 16 fighters pushing their limits in grueling elimination-style fights and testing their grit and determination to achieve their boxing dreams”
  • Crazy Cakes (Cooking Channel, Aug. 24, Fridays at 10). “takes viewers behind the scenes to bakeries across America who are creating the craziest cakes imaginable”
  • America to Me (Starz, Aug. 26, Sundays at 9). “follows students, teachers and administrators at the suburban Chicago area Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country’s highest performing and diverse public schools”
  • Ink Master (Paramount, Aug. 28, Tuesdays at 10). Dave Navarro returns to host the tattooing competition.
  • Secret Eats with Adam Richman (Cooking Channel, Aug. 28, Tuesdays at 10). Richman “eats off-the-menu dishes you’d never find anywhere else on the planet, all at places you would never expect”
  • Garage Squad (Velocity, Aug. 29, Wednesdays at 9). “a team of highly trained mechanics and experts who take over the car owner’s garage with only one goal in mind – getting his or her stalled project in gear and ready to drive”
  • Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (ID, Aug. 29, Wednesdays at 10). “murder cases told through the personal experience of retired detective Lieutenant Joe Kenda”
  • The Great British Baking Show (Netflix, Aug. 31). Season 8 of GBBO, the first Channel 4 version of the baking competition.  
  • Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest (Netflix, Aug. 31). “a nine-episode event series featuring over 100 competitors from nine countries”: Australia, Germany, Brazil, France,Italy, Mexico, South Korea, the U.K., and United States.

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