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Spring 2019 reality TV schedule and guide

While many reality shows have just started new seasons, including Survivor and Drag Race, spring will bring even more premieres: the return of RHONY, Naked and Afraid, and Trading Spaces, plus two big natural history series, Netflix’s Our Planet and NatGeo’s Hostile Planet.

This reality show schedule lists all officially announced debut dates and time slots for both new and returning, prime-time reality TV and documentary shows that debut this spring (and beyond). It’s updated regularly and frequently.

Times are ET/PT; because TV networks frequently change their schedules and also repeat episodes, make sure to check your guide or other TV listings. For all the reality shows that premiered before March 1, 2019, see the winter 2019 schedule.

Reality show descriptions in quotation marks indicates that the text is from network press releases, the show’s website, or other official materials.

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


March | April | May


March 2019

  • Losers (Netflix, March 1). “profiles athletes who have turned the agony of defeat into human triumph”
  • Animal Cribs (Animal Planet, March 1, Fridays at 9). Antonio Ballatore is “turning dull, cramped homes and yards into awe inspiring spaces for both pets and their families”
  • American Idol (ABC, March 3, Sundays at 8). “Helping to discover the next superstar are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest and official American Idol in house mentor, Bobby Bones.”
  • Family Food Showdown (Food Network, March 3, Sundays at 8). “Valerie Bertinelli hosts as families face off in a fast-paced, action-packed culinary competition”
  • Naked and Afraid (Discovery, March 3, Sundays at 8, then Sundays at 9 starting April 14). “survivalists are put in the most challenging locations to date including the frozen tundra of Alaska, an alligator-infested swamp in Florida and an African Kill Zone”
  • Unsung (TV One, March 3, Sundays at 9). “celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journey have yet to be explored”
  • The Bush Years (CNN, March 3 at 9, then Sundays at 10). “examines the Bush family and their impact on American political history”
  • Uncensored (TV One, March 3, Sundays at 10). “explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities”
  • Very Cavallari (E!, March 3, Sundays at 10). “continues to give fans an exclusive look inside the life of celebrity entrepreneur, reality superstar, and lifestyle tastemaker, Kristin Cavallari, as she juggles her roles as boss, businesswoman, wife, mom, and friend”
  • Bar Rescue (Paramount, March 3, Sundays at 10). “Bar Rescue is back with all new episodes featuring bar owners across the country looking for one more chance at success”
  • Alaskan Bush People (Discovery, March 3, Sundays at 10). “the Browns re-dedicate themselves to the life they love off-grid in the wild mountains of the Pacific Northwest”
  • Paranormal 911 (Travel Channel, March 4, Mondays at 9). “real life stories of police, firefighters and paramedics who arrive on scene, only to find themselves in the middle of a paranormal event”
  • Summer House (Bravo, March 4, Mondays at 10). “Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard, and Danielle Olivera are joined by Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo and Jordan Verroi as they embark on a journey of endless fun, drama and hook-ups”
  • Hoarders (A&E, March 5, Tuesdays at 8). “an even deeper look at what goes into dealing with a hoarding crisis of epic magnitude”
  • The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (National Geographic, March 5, Tuesdays at 9). “continues to explore the impact of religion on the human journey by examining the aspects of faith – or lack thereof—that shape us daily” 
  • The Toe Bro (A&E, March 5, Tuesdays at 10). Follows “a foot specialist who treats a range of shocking foot problems for patients who come from far and wide seeking his help”
  • Deadly Recall (Investigation Discovery, March 5, Tuesdays at 10). Detective Pat Postiglione “relives the imagery and talks through the evidence” of crime scenes thanks to his “photographic memory”
  • The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, March 6, Wednesdays at 9). “Returning this season are Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Tinsley Mortimer, joined by friend Barbara Kavovit.”
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix, March 8). “exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing competition in the world”
  • Family or Fiancé (OWN, March 9, Saturdays at 10). “newly engaged couples whose families have voiced paralyzing concerns (both real and imagined) over their proposed marriage, will bring their families to live together under the same roof”
  • Finding Justice (BET, March 10, Sundays at 8). “exposes injustices in Black communities across America” with episodes that “travel the country to join heroes, leaders, and activists as they battle to bring change to the cities they call home”
  • Buddy vs. Duff (Food Network, March 10, Sundays at 9). “Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) and Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) face-off in an epic baking battle for the chance to be crowned the undisputed king of cake”
  • Married to Medicine Los Angeles (Bravo, March 10, Sundays at 9). “a look into the elite and fast paced lives of five successful and dynamic female doctors and doctors’ wives, Dr. Imani Walker, Asha Kamali-Blankinship, Dr. Noelle Reid, Shanique Drummond and Dr. Britten Cole and friend Jazmin Johnson”
  • Relative Race (BYUtv, March 10, Sundays at 9). “The genealogy-based show follows four teams on a surprising, emotional 10-day journey throughout the United States as they complete challenges, discover unknown relatives identified through DNA testing and compete for a $50,000 grand prize”
  • Epic Yellowstone (Smithsonian Channel, March 10, Sundays at 9). Bill Pullman hosts a four-part nature series that “delivers stories from Yellowstone never told before … to reveal the world of Yellowstone’s predators and prey in jaw-dropping beauty”
  • Wicked Tuna (National Geographic Channel, March 10, Sundays at 9). “follows a group of salty fishermen from the nation’s oldest seaport as they make their living the way it’s been done for centuries — rod and reel fishing, one catch at a time”
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO, March 10, Sundays at 10). reviews the events leading up to Hae Min Lee’s disappearance, from high school romance, forbidden love and cultural conflict, to the aftermath of her disappearance, the original police investigation and the present day, as Syed awaits the outcome of a lengthy appeals process”
  • Mediterranean Life (HGTV, March 10, Sundays at 10). “House hunters search for the perfect Mediterranean escape to call their own, from the rugged mountain vistas along the Spanish coastline of Marbella to the sparkling water surrounding the French Riviera.”
  • Fear the Woods (Travel Channel, March 11, Mondays at 8). “haunting and horrific tales of murder and mayhem in the great outdoors are brought to life through emotionally wrought first-person interviews and chilling re-creations”
  • Punk (EPIX, March 11, Mondays at 10). “explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts”
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Netflix, March 12). “In the woods of Karuizawa, six strangers meet for the first time.”
  • Masterchef Junior (Fox, March 12, Tuesdays at 8). “gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges”
  • Black Ink Crew (VH1, March 13, Wednesdays at 9). “Black Ink Crew chronicles the daily operations and staff drama of an expanding Harlem tattoo empire—now with a shop in Atlanta—that serves a growing celebrity clientele”
  • Moonshiners: Whiskey Business (Discovery, March 13, Wednesdays at 10). Moonshiners  Tim Smith is “using a lifetime of liquor-making expertise and a team of whiskey experts with their own home-grown know-how to pull struggling distilleries back from the brink”
  • Project Runway 17 (Bravo, March 14, Thursdays at 8). “16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for … a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers as well as win the largest cash prize in the show’s history”
  • Egypt with the World’s Greatest Explorer (March 14, Thursdays at 10). “Sir Ranulph Fiennes [returns] to the scene of one of his earliest feats – his 1969 expedition along the River Nile along with his cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes”
  • Queer Eye (Netflix, March 15). “Queer Eye returns ready to transform the stylistically challenged and into hip and happening savants at the hands of the Fab Five”
  • The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (Netflix, March 15). “takes a detailed look at the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished while on holiday with her family”

  • Mama June: From Not to Hot (WEtv, March 15, Fridays at 9). June Shannon “is slipping back into old habits and threatening all her hard-won success. Watch as she regains control, Alana steps back into the Hollywood spotlight, Pumpkin finally strikes out on her own”
  • Bridezillas (WEtv, March 15, Fridays at 10). “the most over-the-top, crazy brides wreak wedding hell with all new epic meltdowns, wild bachelorette blowouts, family feuds and more”
  • Trading Spaces (TLC, March 16, Saturdays at 8). Everyone except one designer returns for “12 episodes filmed across the country, where the designers tackle new challenges as varied as teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others”
  • While You Were Out (TLC, March 16, Saturdays at 9). “With a budget of $10,000 per room, each set of designers and carpenters will design one room in neighboring houses after the home owner sends their significant other on a weekend getaway. … One home will include TLC designers and the other, HGTV designers.”
  • Tricky Dick (CNN, March 17, Sundays at 9). “explores Richard Nixon’s life and times; tracking his rise, fall, incredible comeback and political destruction during some of America’s most tumultuous decades”
  • Spring Baking Championship (Food Network, March 18, Mondays at 9). “Clinton Kelly tests the resolve of 10 talented bakers to create extraordinary baked treats that must impress returning judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascal”
  • Mental Samurai (Fox, March 19, Tuesdays at 9). “contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision” while “being physically transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule capable of rotating 360 degrees”
  • Restored by the Fords (HGTV, March 19, Tuesdays at 9). “Leanne, an interior designer, and Steve, a licensed contractor and renovator, help their clients preserve the homes’ original architectural details and infuse the properties with unique design elements”
  • Mysteries of the Abandoned (Science Channel, March 19, Tuesdays at 9). “explores some of the world’s strangest ghost towns”
  • One of a Kind (HGTV, March 19, Tuesdays at 10). “interior designer Grace Mitchell upgrades lackluster Fort Worth, Texas, residences with her imaginative flair”
  • Battle of the Ages (BYUtv, March 20, Wednesdays at 8:30). “pits two multi-generational family teams against each other in mental and physical challenges”
  • Dinner Takes All (BYUtv, March 20, Wednesdays at 9). “two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their “best Sunday dinner”
  • Accident, Suicide or Murder (Oxygen, March 23, Saturdays at 7). “unbelievable true stories of suspicious deaths”
  • Action (Showtime, March 24, Sundays at 8). “chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, bookies and oddsmakers throughout the 2018 NFL season following the Supreme Court decision to lift a ban on sports betting”
  • Mission Declassified (Travel Channel, March 24, Sundays at 10). “investigative reporter Christof Putzel … explore[s] history’s most legendary and notorious mysteries”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, March 25, Mondays at 8). “Scrapp DeLeon makes his grand return to the highly-anticipated season along with several series vets,” including Stevie J and Faith Evans”
  • Jesus: His Life (History, March 25, Mondays at 8). “explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him”
  • Million Dollar Mile (CBS, March 27, Wednesdays at 9). “the most challenging obstacle course ever designed will test everyday athletes’ physical and mental toughness”
  • Flip or Flop Vegas (HGTV, March 28, Thursdays at 9). “High-stakes house flippers Bristol and Aubrey Marunde tackle Sin City’s most dilapidated properties, taking them from shabby to showstoppers”
  • Little Women: Atlanta (Lifetime, March 28, Thursdays at 9). “the cast will endure lyrical, emotional, and maybe even physical battles in order to see who can hustle their way to a spot on the tour and a chance at stardom and reign supreme”
  • Impractical Jokers (truTV, March 28, Thursdays at 10). “features four comedians and lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dare”
  • Animal ER Live (NatGeo WILD, March 30, Saturdays and Sundays at 9). “follows animal emergencies in real time as they occur at animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units across the country”
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, March 31, Sundays at 9). In season 16, “the Kardashians are closer than ever and prove that family outshines anything else”

April 2019

  • Hostile Planet (National Geographic Channel, April 1, Mondays at 9). “An unflinching look at the volatility of mother nature and the resilient animals that survive Earth’s most extreme habitats”
  • Street Outlaws (Discovery, April 1, Mondays at 9). “the 405 racers find themselves banding together like never before as they attempt to put their past behind them and get back to doing what they do best—winning street races”
  • Escaping Polygamy (Lifetime, April 1, Mondays at 10). “three sisters, Andrea, Jessica and Shanell, who daringly escaped polygamy in their youth, and newcomer Rachel Jeffs, daughter of notorious Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) leader and prophet, Warren Jeffs, […] band together to help young women escape”
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, April 2, Tuesdays at 9). “Matt and Amy consider if it’s possible to continue running the property together, while their increasingly separate lives and relationships are driving them further apart”
  • Bong Appétit: Cook Off (Viceland, April 2, Tuesdays at 9). “three contestants … face off in a series of cannabis cooking challenges, leaving one crowned the winner”
  • Miz and Mrs. (USA Network, April 2, Tuesdays at 10). “an exclusive glimpse into the A-List lifestyle of married WWE Superstars, The Miz and Maryse”
  • Legendary Locations (Travel Channel, April 2, Tuesdays at 10). Josh Gates “pursues the unexpected stories behind fabled places around the globe”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, April 2, Tuesdays at 10). “With the Johnston kids growing up quickly and Anna on her way to college soon, Trent and Amber continue to pack in as many memories as they can as big life changes continue for the family”
  • Growing Up Chrisley (USA Network, April 2, Tuesdays at 10:30). Chase and Savannah Chrisley “move to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams”
  • In Search of Monsters (Travel Channel, April 3, Wednesdays at 9). “takes viewers on a frightening hunt for the truth behind infamous and iconic monsters that brings their legends to all-too-real life”
  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge (VH1, April 3, Wednesdays at 10). “will pit the hosts and their teammates against each other as they compete in friendly culinary challenges”
  • Braxton Family Values (WEtv, April 4, Thursdays at 9). “After their family fallout broke the internet, there will be more drama than ever before”
  • Wife Swap (Paramount Network, April 4, Thursdays at 9). “takes two families from very different walks of life and switches spouses to discover there is often more that unites us than divides us”
  • Little Women: LA (Lifetime, April 4, Thursdays at 10). On season eight, cast members are “showing that it’s never too late for big life changes”
  • Hustle & Soul (WEtv, April 4, Thursdays at 10). “follows Chef Lawrence Page navigating through the opening of his new restaurant in South Beach, where he will be vying for celebrity clientele and managing sexy new additions to his staff”
  • Ghost Bait (Travel Channel, April 4, Thursdays at 10). “Paranormal pioneer Bob Magill and empathic investigator Tina Storer take on frightening, personal hauntings in America … the duo [helping] people overcome their fear of intense paranormal activity”
  • The American Farm (History, April 4, Thursdays at 10). “filmmakers spent an entire year with five hard-working families, providing an authentic look at the battle farmers and their families must wage to put food on our plates”
  • Our Planet (Netflix, April 5). “Sir David Attenborough narrates the series, which “will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they’ve never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology”
  • My Lottery Dream Home (HGTV, April 5, Fridays at 9). “David Bromstad travels the country to help his clients cash in on their dream homes.”
  • Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery, April 5, Fridays at 9). “Gold miner Parker Schnabel and his team of friends are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet: they’re heading deep into the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea in search of gold”
  • Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (Discovery, April 5, Fridays at 10). “Dozer Dave” Turin “is planning a spectacular return to gold mining, as he searches for a lost and abandoned mine to resurrect, and chase the gold the old-timers left behind”
  • Big Texas Fix (DIY, April 6, Saturdays at 9). In Galveston, Texas, “house restoration experts Michael and Ashley Cordray … strive to revive the old properties by restoring the original wall-to-wall historic charm and adding modern amenities”
  • Mom & Me (HGTV, April 6, Saturdays at 11). “mother/son duo Karrie and Tristan Trowbridge specialize in reimagining outdated properties to create functional, stylish homes that maximize the beauty of the Pacific Northwest”
  • Murder for Hire (Oxygen, April 7, Sundays at 7). “some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape”
  • Collector’s Call (MeTV, April 7, Sundays at 10). Lisa “Whelchel introduces some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country who have amassed astonishing collections” 
  • Diesel Brothers (Discovery, April 8, Mondays at 10). “Heavy D, Diesel Dave, The Muscle, and Redbeard are back … with extreme builds, tricked-out trucks, and jaw-dropping stunts, this season showcases more of the iconic pranks, builds, giveaways, and hijinks”
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery, April 9, Tuesdays at 9). “A new boat blows into town, rumored to know where over a quarter billion dollars-worth of king crabs are located. The rest of the fleet is left on the outside willing to do anything to get in on the score.”
  • You vs. Wild (Netflix, April 10). an interactive “survival show starring and following Bear Grylls,” with viewers “direct[ing] the course of the story”
  • Dark Side of the Ring (Viceland, April 10, Wednesdays at 9). “will examine the collision of fantasy and reality in the singular universe of professional wrestling”
  • Expedition Unknown (Discovery, April 10, Wednesday at 9). Josh Gates “is tackling new mysteries, new destinations, and making new discoveries”
  • Mummies Unwrapped (Discovery, April 10, Wednesdays at 10). “Egyptologist Ramy Romany expertly guides viewers around the world as he investigates the spellbinding secrets of the most fascinating burial sites, mass graves and ancient tombs on Earth”
  • Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny (MTV, April 11, Thursdays at 8). “20 contestants … will face off against one another in hopes of winning the love of DJ Pauly D and Vinny”
  • The Untold Story (A&E, April 11, Thursdays at 9). Elizabeth Vargas hosts “an unfiltered look at the often-unseen stories of people and events that have had a profound impact on our modern culture and society”
  • The Flay List (Food Network, April 11, Thursdays at 10:30). “Bobby Flay and his daughter Sophie hit the streets in search of the greatest local dishes around”
  • Nate & Jeremiah By Design (TLC, April 13, Saturdays at 9). “a renovation rescue of epic proportions, as the married duo balance work and family, while coming up with innovative design solutions for homeowners in crisis.”
  • Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN, April 13, Saturdays at 9). Dr. Sanjay Gupta “goes on an immersive journey around the globe in search of the secrets to living better”
  • Bake You Rich (Food Network, April 14, Sundays at 10). Buddy Valastro “gives the opportunity of a lifetime to professional pastry chefs as they compete to have their treats produced by the Cake Boss”
  • T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle (VH1, April 15, Mondays at 9). This season, “T.I. and Tiny move back in together under the same roof while juggling family, friendships and careers.”
  • Bargain Mansions (HGTV, April 15, Mondays at 9). “Kansas City’s crumbling manors get massive makeovers from home renovator Tamara Day”
  • Duff Takes the Cake (Food Network, April 15, Mondays at 10). Duff Goldman “is using his artistry to create amazing, showstopping cakes for deserving people”
  • Amazing Race 31 (CBS, April 17, Wednesdays at 9). “competitors from The Amazing Race, Big Brother and Survivor race around the world for the $1 million prize”
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network, April 20, Saturdays at 9). Robert Irvine returns to “[turn] around a failing restaurant … in just two days with only $10,000”
  • Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Food Network, April 21, Sundays at 9). “Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence take on the absolute worst celebrity cooks in America … Jim J. Bullock, Morgan Fairchild, Tonya Harding, Jonathan Lipnicki, Taryn Manning, Alec Mapa, Kym Whitley and Jimmie Walker”
  • Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters (Animal Planet, April 21, Sundays at 9; Discovery Channel, Fridays at 9 starting May 3). Jeremy Wade “spotlights the bizarre, the weird and the mysterious as he investigates baffling, unsolved mysteries”
  • Fish or Die (Animal Planet, April 21, Sundays at 10). “extreme fishermen and best buddies Chris Owens, Brian Jill, Thad Robison, and Jay Johnson … explore some of the most remote and dangerous destinations on the planet in the hopes of finding fish where no one has ever fished before”
  • The Brigade: Race to the Hudson (Outdoor Channel, April 22, Mondays at 8). 10 people from the U.S. and Canada “trek across the rugged Canadian wilderness in an epic 750-mile adventure that “retraces parts of a legendary and historic fur trade route”
  • Live Rescue (A&E, April 22, Mondays at 9). “will follow first responders from across the country as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls”
  • Teen Mom: Young Moms Club (MTV, April 22, Mondays at 10). “follows Heather, Chandlar, Nikki, Nicole, Alyssa and Cheyenne, a tight-knit group of childhood friends from San Diego”
  • Top Gear (BBC America, April 25, Thursdays at 9). “Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig return” for LeBlanc’s last season.
  • Street Food (Netflix, April 26). “takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe”
  • Portals to Hell (Travel Channel, April 26, Fridays at 10). “television personality and executive producer Jack Osbourne, and paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman, join forces to explore this phenomenon, investigating each haunted location in search of irrefutable evidence that a spirit world exists”
  • The Redemption Project with Van Jones (CNN, April 28, Sundays at 9). “each episode follows the victim, or surviving family members, of a life-altering crime as they journey to meet face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers or some sense of healing”
  • United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN, April 28, Sundays at 10). Bell  visits and “explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face”
  • Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E, April 30, Tuesdays at 10). “tells the individual stories of eight previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole who are now seeking resentencing, on the heels of a recent United States Supreme Court ruling”
  • On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us (HBO, April 30 to May 2). “follows Asperger’s Are Us, a four-man comedy troupe made up of friends with Asperger Syndrome, as they set out on their most ambitious tour yet”

May 2019

  • Best Room Wins (Bravo, May 1, Wednesdays at 10). Genevieve Gorder hosts a competition that “challenges two top interior designers to create luxury looks for less for couples in desperate need of a room make-over”
  • Murder Chose Me (ID, May 2, Thursdays at 9). “Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery … reflect[s] on more cases of murders that deeply impacted him”
  • Flinch (Netflix, May 3). “brave and foolish contestants gather to test their nerve … If they flinch, there are painful consequences both for them”
  • Masters of Disaster (Discovery, May 3, Fridays at 10). “Mechanic Beau Boruff, owner of Survival Research Inc., on the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, leads a talented crew of craftsmen who source, restore, and sell vintage objects that may be useful in any calamity.” 
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo, May 5, Sundays at 9). “This season, lies are uncovered and relationships are strained, but love always finds a way.”
  • Intervention (A&E, May 7, Tuesdays at 8). Addicts tell their stories and are offered help.
  • Texicans (Bravo, May 7, Tuesdays at 10). follows “a stylish group of San Antonio sophisticates as they try to balance their social lives and the demands of raising a family” and “[face] the ongoing challenges of American culture, while still finding ways to honor their heritage and traditions”
  • The Employables (A&E, May 8, Wednesdays at 10). “[follows] struggling job seekers with conditions such as autism or Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment”
  • Paradise Hotel (Fox, May 9, Thursdays at 8, Mondays at 9, and Wednesdays at 9). The reboot of the “unscripted dating competition series in which sexy singles try to remain in paradise for as long as possible”
  • Working the Room (FYI, May 9, Thursdays at 9). A designer “transform[s] a room in desperate need of transformation on a $20,000 budget”
  • Jailbirds (Netflix, May 10). At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated women fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life—and love—on the inside”
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Showtime, May 10, Fridays at 9). “As the group marks the 25th anniversary of their breakout debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the series looks back on their career, combining intimate and reflective interviews from from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances”
  • Family Style (Stage 13/YouTube, May 13, Thursdays and Tuesdays) a lively look at not just Asian food, but the traditions, culture and backstory of the food and the dish that’s brought to the table”
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, May 13, Mondays at 8). Hannah Brown “is more ready than ever to find her true love”
  • Best Baker in America (Food Network, May 13, Mondays at 9). Scott Conant hosts as bakers “put their baking skills and technical proficiency to the test for a chance to walk away with $25,000”
  • Paid Off with Michael Torpey (truTV, May 13, Mondays at 10). “contestants compete to win money to pay off their student debt”
  • Southern Charm (Bravo, May 15, Wednesdays at 8). “Returning cast members include Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Austen Kroll, Chelsea Meissner and Shep Rose,” plus new additions Naomie Olindo and Eliza Limehouse.
  • Broken Bread (Tastemade TV, May 15, Wednesdays at 8:30). “entrepreneur, social activist and chef Roy Choi takes a journey through his hometown of Los Angeles to explore complex social justice issues including food deserts, food waste and sustainability”
  • Wahlburgers (A&E, May 15, Wednesdays at 9). The final season will continue to chronicle the lives of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg as they balance family and their rapidly growing business”
  • Nailed It! (Netflix, May 17). “Hosts Nicole and Jacques are back to judge the chaos in the kitchen, from half-baked doll cakes to delightfully creepy edible clowns”
  • Nature’s Strangest Mysteries: Solved (Animal Planet, May 17, Fridays at 8). “footage of downright weird and peculiar animal behavior will be examined and explained by a team of experts”
  • Cake Boss (Discovery Family, May 18, Saturdays at 9). “Buddy, his family and the loyal customers of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey will kick off a new season with even more outrageous and delicious cakes”
  • Beat Shazam (Fox, May 20, Mondays at 8). “an interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time”
  • Private Lives of the Monarchs (Smithsonian, May 20, Mondays at 8). “uncovers the nitty-gritty, down and dirty and outright strange about the most iconic rulers of our history books – from the infamous Henry VIII to the “mad” King George III and up to Queen Victoria’s long-lasting reign”
  • Pawn Stars (History, May 20, Mondays at 10). “Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Chumlee Russell wheel and deal items ranging from iconic movie props to historical weapons”
  • Say Yes to the Nest (HGTV, May 20, Mondays at 10). “follows different newlyweds on their journey to finding and purchasing their first shared home”
  • The Butcher (History, May 22, Wednesdays at 10). “an extreme, high-stakes competition where best-in-class butchers battle in a showdown designed to put their knowledge, strategy and technique to the ultimate test”
  • Christina on the Coast (HGTV, May 23, Thursdays at 9). Flip or Flop’s Christina Anstead “helps clients take their properties from outdated to high-end as she expands her design business in Southern California”
  • How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV, May 23, Thursdays at 9). “puts relationships through the ultimate test of trust by asking pairs of friends, family members and loved ones to design tattoos for one another that won’t be revealed until after they’ve been permanently inked
  • Dirty Mudder Truckers (Discovery, May 27, Mondays at 10). “Each week, a different crew from around the country will head down to Central Florida to take on the Dirty 7 in The Pit—a 750 foot stretch of mud with a 10-foot table top jump … designed to eat up mega trucks”
  • America’s Got Talent (NBC, May 28, Tuesdays at 8). Season 14 of the summer talent competition will have two new judges and a new host.
  • Guardians of the Glades (Discovery, May 28, Tuesdays at 10). “Dusty Crum, one of the most prolific snake hunters in the Everglades, has now taken the problem [of pythons released into the Everglades] into his own bare hands”
  • America Unearthed (Travel Channel, May 28, Tuesdays at 10). Scott “Wolter explores some of America’s deepest secrets, digging up mysteries that have been hidden until now”
  • Songland (NBC, May 28, Tuesdays at 10, then Wednesdays at 9 starting Aug. 4). “up-and-coming songwriters” will compete for a weekly chance “to have their song recorded for a global audience by the chart-topping guest recording artists featured in their show”
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA Network, May 28, Tuesdays at 10). “No matter how much time has passed, and how old they get, the Chrisley family is still young at heart and enjoying every minute they have together”
  • Sweet Home Sextuplets (TLC, May 28, Tuesdays at 10). catches up with the Waldrop family and their ‘divine nine,’ including now one-year-old sextuplets”
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC, May 29 at 8, then Mondays at 8 starting June 10). “Season 8 of the obstacle course competition, hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila”
  • Masterchef (Fox, May 29, Wednesdays at 8, plus Thursdays at 8 starting June 20). Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez, and Joe Bastianich “will put a new batch of talented home cooks through a series of challenges and elimination rounds”
  • Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV, May 29, Wednesdays at 9). “the brothers are on a mission to turn families’ ordinary house[s] into their lifelong dream homes”
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Netflix, May 31). David Letterman will talk to “Kanye West, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lewis Hamilton, and Melinda Gates.”
  • Unidentified (History, May 31, Fridays at 10). “Former military intelligence officials … expose new evidence on UFOs”

The summer reality TV schedule, covering June and beyond, will be published May 31, 2019.

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