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Fall 2019 reality TV schedule and guide

Fall 2019 reality TV schedule and guide
Fall things: pumpkins, leaves, hay, waning light, and new seasons of your favorite reality shows. (Photo by Joseph Gonzalez on Unsplash)

Summer is full of reality TV shows, fall is a little lighter, especially as scripted shows return on broadcast and cable.

But there are plenty of reality shows premiering as the weather turns from warm to cool, including Survivor, The Masked Singer, and Temptation Island, and also favorites like Halloween Baking Championship and Terrace House.

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 fall (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 any reality TV that premiered before Sept. 1, 2019, see the summer 2019 schedule.

Program descriptions that are in quotation marks means that the quoted text has come directly from network press releases, the show’s website, or other official materials.

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

September | October | November | December

September 2019

  • Soundcheck to Stage With Rich The Kid (Fuse, Sept. 2, Mondays at 11). “goes behind the scenes to give fans an inside look at their favorite artists pre-show rituals and intimate backstage moments”
  • Valley of the Damned (ID, Sept 3, Tuesdays at 10). “a six-part series examining seven murders that rocked the beautiful, desolate mountain region of Fremont County”
  • The Real Housewives of Dallas (Bravo, Sept. 4, Wednesdays at 9). Returning this season are Brandi Redmond, D’Andra Simmons, Kameron Westcott, LeeAnne Locken, and Stephanie Hollman, plus Kary Brittingham and friend Cary Deuber.
  • Dog’s Most Wanted (WGN, Sept. 4, Wednesdays at 9). “Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman and the late Beth Chapman … will go on a cross-country manhunt to track down a carefully curated list of Dog’s Most Wanted fugitives” while “Beth Chapman bravely fights—and tragically loses—her battle with cancer”
  • Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (National Geographic, Sept. 5, Thursdays at 9). “Each episode delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of extreme poverty, following a specific Global Citizen campaign and the organizers, amplifiers, grassroots activists, action takers and people whose lives are being changed”
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Netflix, Sept. 6). Now living and working in LA, Jack hopes to convince a reluctant Michael to move to the U.S. by showing him what the American West has to offer.”
  • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader (Nickelodeon, Sept. 6, Fridays at 7). John Cena hosts as “kids [help] adult contestants put their knowledge to the test with questions taken directly from an elementary school curriculum”
  • Couples Therapy (Showtime, Sept. 6, Fridays at 10). “brings viewers into the authentic and visceral experience of weekly therapy with four couples. World-class therapist Dr. Orna Guralnik deftly guides the couples … revealing the real-life struggles—and extraordinary breakthroughs”
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN, Sept. 7, Saturdays at 9). “follows three powerful African American couples working in real estate in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama”
  • Proving Grounds (NBCSN, Sept. 8, Sundays at 7:30). “a fast-paced immersion into auto racing and testing”
  • Keeping Up with The Kardashians (E!, Sept. 8, Sundays at 9). On the 17th season, “the Kardashians set out to prove that headlines only tell part of the story and that this family can overcome any obstacles thrown their way” 
  • Married to Medicine (Bravo, Sept. 8, Sundays at 9). “Returning cast members include Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Toya Bush-Harris, Quad Webb, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Mariah Huq” plus “new friend, Buffie Purselle”
  • Dog: Impossible (NatGeo WILD, Sept. 8, Sundays at 10). “an inspiring, uplifting journey with dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner, who has dedicated his life to working with some of the most dangerous, most aggressive and most misunderstood dogs in the country”
  • Deadline: Crime (ID, Sept. 8, Sundays at 10). Tamron Hall “relentlessly searches for the truth in criminal cases where crucial evidence, testimonies, and motives have eluded justice”
  • A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV, Sept. 9, Mondays at 9). The actors who played the Brady siblings on the Brady Bunch and HGTV stars work together to renovate the Brady house to make the interior match the soundstage sets of the iconic sitcom
  • A Wedding and a Murder (Oxygen, Sept. 9 at 9, Mondays at 8). “romances that quickly disintegrates into betrayal, devastation, and ultimately ends in murder”
  • One of a Kind (HGTV, Sept. 9 at 10:30, then Mondays at 10). Grace Mitchell “overhauls uninspired Fort Worth homes to reflect the personalities of the families that own them”
  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Netflix, Sept. 10).Six strangers share a fabulous house in Tokyo, looking for love while living under the same roof. With no script, what happens next is all up to them.”
  • Dinner Takes All (BYUtv, Sept. 10, Tuesdays at 7 ET/4 PT). “Two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their ‘best Sunday dinner,’ with winning families receiving a $10,000 cash prize”
  • Battle of the Ages (BYUtv, Sept. 10, Tuesdays at 8 ET/5 PT). “pits two multi-generational family teams against each other in mental and physical challenges”
  • Teen Mom 2 (MTV, Sept, 10, Tuesdays at 8). “New loves and past drama take center stage”
  • Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (MTV, Sept. 10, Tuesdays at 9). The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay and singer Travis Mills “help distraught individuals track down and confront a former lover, friend, or family member in an effort to uncover the harsh realities of why they ‘ghosted’ them”
  • The Fixers (BYUtv, Sept. 11, Wednesdays at 7 ET/4 PT). “an ‘A-team’ of experienced builders travels around the world to remote locations in significant need”
  • NFL: The Grind (EPIX, Sept. 11, Wednesdays at 9). “a weekly destination for the final word on the week in football, as well as an up close and personal, inside look at life in the NFL – on and off the field”
  • Random Acts (BYUtv, Sept. 11, Wednesdays at 9 ET/6 PT). “an unscripted hiddencamera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness”
  • Making Good (BYUtv, Sept. 11, Wednesdays at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT). Kirby Heyborne “loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances, his background or his experience”
  • The Mind, Explained (Netflix, Sept. 12). From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover what’s happening inside your brain with this illuminating documentary series.”
  • The Chef Show: Volume 2 (Netflix, Sept. 13). Jon Favreau and award-winning Chef Roy Choi … experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world”
  • Murder in the Bayou (Showtime, Sept. 13, Fridays at 9). “investigates the unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana”
  • Red Bull Peaking (The CW, Sept. 13, Fridays at 9). “Intimate portraits show athletes in the 72-hour period before, during and immediately after an event”
  • Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel, Sept. 15, Sundays at 9). “Noah Cappe discovers the most unique and unimaginable bites served at midways, festivals and carnivals today” 
  • Country Music (PBS, Sept. 15 to 20 and Sept. 22 to 25, 8 to 10 p.m.). Ken Burns’ “journey through the compelling history of a truly American art form”
  • Dancing with the Stars 28 (ABC, Sept. 16, Mondays at 8). Season 28 of the ballroom dance competition.
  • Bering Sea Gold (Discovery, Sept. 17, Tuesdays at 9). “In Nome, Alaska, the summer gold mining season is heating up, and the miners are bringing new tactics, exploring new territory, and deploying all new technology in order to mine the most gold ever”
  • The American Game (ESPN, Sept. 17, Tuesdays at 9). “will focus on college football’s extraordinary narrative by exploring themes that have made the sport an integral component of the American landscape”
  • The Greatest (ESPN, Sept. 19, Thursdays at 9). “the memories, breakthroughs, and personalities that have defined college football’s remarkable history”
  • The Parent Trip (BYUtv, Sept. 19, Thursdays at 9 ET/6 PT). “thrill-seeking celebrities take their parent or child on bucket list adventures”
  • How Far is Tattoo Far? (MTV, Sept. 19, Thursdays at 10). “puts relationships through the ultimate test of trust by asking pairs of friends, family members and couples to design tattoos for one another that won’t be revealed until after they’ve been permanently inked”
  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (Netflix, Sept. 20). “explores the mind and motivations of celebrated tech visionary, business leader, and philanthropist Bill Gates”
  • Fastest Car (Netflix, Sept. 20). Extremely expensive supercars take on massively modified undercover speed demons, including Hondas, Fords, Oldsmobiles and even a Mini Cooper”
  • Live PD (A&E, Sept. 20, Fridays at 9). “live access inside a variety of the country’s busiest police forces, both urban and rural, and the communities they patrol on a typical night”
  • Great Performances: Now Hear This (PBS, Sept. 20, Fridays at 9). “Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic … chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written”
  • Live Rescue (A&E, Sept. 21, Saturdays at 9). New host Matt Iseman “follows America’s first responders as they bravely put their lives on the line answering emergency rescue calls”
  • The Circus (Showtime, Sept. 22, Sundays at 8). “Co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, and Mark McKinnon will crisscross the country as an unprecedented cast of Democratic candidates barnstorm key states in their quests to face off against Donald Trump in 2020”
  • The Voice (NBC, Sept. 23, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). Season 17 of the singing competition will be the first without Adam Levine; Gwen Stefani returns to take his place and coaches alongside John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton
  • Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network, Sept. 23, Mondays at 9). “Judges Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young, join host John Henson to test the skills of eight talented bakers who must show off their skills”
  • Halloween Cake-Off (Food Network, Sept. 23, Mondays at 10). Duff Goldman hosts “as four professional bakers from around the country compete in unconventional baking and design challenges”
  • Life Below Zero (National Geographic, Sept. 24, Tuesdays at 9). “captures the extreme lifestyles of tough Alaskans living off the grid”
  • Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix, Sept. 25). “goes inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers, showcasing the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future”
  • Survivor: Island of the Idols (CBS, Sept. 25, Wednesdays at 8). Season 39 of the reality competition will bring back Boston Rob and Sandra to serve as mentors.
  • The Masked Singer (Fox, Sept. 25, Wednesdays at 8). Season two of the mystery celebrity singing competition.
  • Explained (Netflix, Sept. 26). Explore current events and social trends with this compelling, celebrity-narrated series.”
  • Untold Stories of Hip Hop (WE tv, Sept. 26, Thursdays at 10). “shines a new light on hip hop’s most influential artists with unforgettable revelations directly from the stars themselves”
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (NatGeo WILD, Sept. 28, Saturdays at 9). “Dr. Oakley continues to make house calls across thousands of square miles in the isolated regions of the Yukon in northern Canada and throughout Alaska, where she’s responding to some of the most unique and challenging cases of her career.”
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Sept. 29, Sundays at 7). “America’s real-life funny moments captured on video”
  • Shark Tank (ABC, Sept. 29, Sundays at 9). Season 11 of entrepreneurs pitching their companies and products to investors.
  • Halloween Wars (Food Network, Sept. 29, Sundays at 9). Jonathan Bennett hosts as “teams each made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master battle it out as they create frighteningly fun Halloween-themed edible displays”
  • Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (CNN, Sept. 29, Sundays at 9). “gives viewers unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage”
  • This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN, Sept. 29, Sundays at 10). Lisa Ling “travels across America immersing herself in communities that are often unknown or misunderstood”
  • Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery, Sept. 30, Mondays at 8). “the Memphis Street Outlaws team bet, race and fight with everything they’ve got in the hopes of bringing pride — and some major cash — back home to the family”

October 2019

  • Outdaughtered (TLC, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 8). Follows “the parents of America’s first, all-female quintuplets” and their daughters
  • Chopped: Sweets Showdown (Food Network, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 9). The Chopped baskets are used for “a first-of-its-kind, high-stakes desserts tournament”
  • In a Man’s World (Bravo, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 10). “follows four dynamic women who embark on the journey of a lifetime as they transform into men to experience life from the opposite side”
  • Ink Master: Grudge Match (Paramount Network, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 10). “former contestants get the opportunity to go head to head with their biggest rivals from their seasons”
  • Most Terrifying Places (Travel Channel, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 10). “the scariest places on the globe will be revealed as we dig into the history and lore of each haunt”
  • Finding Escobar’s Millions (Discovery, Oct. 1, Tuesdays at 10). “two former DEA agents, Chris Feistl and Jerry Salameh, who spent their careers hunting down Colombian narcos, are now returning to Colombia in search of Pablo Escobar’s buried treasure”
  • Living Undocumented (Netflix, Oct. 2). “eight undocumented families took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives as they faced potential deportation”
  • Rotten (Netflix, Oct. 2). Explore the secrets behind sugar and chocolate, the true cost of avocados and bottled water, and the changing world of wine and marijuana edibles”
  • 24/7 College Football (HBO, Oct. 2, Wednesdays at 10). “an all-access college football series chronicling four programs in-season — Florida, Penn State, Arizona State and Washington State — as they meet the demands and challenges leading up to and through gameday”
  • Total Divas (E!, Oct. 2, Wednesdays at 10). Follows WWE Superstars, including Ronda Rousey, Natalya, Naomi, Nia Jax, Carmella, and Sonya Deville, plus guest appearances by Nikki Bella and Brie Bella. 
  • Chasing the Sun (Ovation, Oct. 3, Thursdays at 7). “follows adventure-seeker and filmmaker Stephen Friedman … as he captures the story of the places he visits through the people of each destination” 
  • The Holzer Files (Travel Channel, Oct. 3, Thursdays at 10). “investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman [investigate] terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer”
  • Relentless with Kate Snow (Oxygen, Oct. 4, Fridays at 8). “Emmy award-winning journalist Kate Snow … will examine stories where everyday citizens tirelessly pursue justice for their loved ones”
  • In Search Of (History, Oct. 4, Fridays at 10). Zachary Quinto hosts “this investigative series travels the globe examining timeless mysteries using the latest in science and groundbreaking technology”
  • Freakshow Cakes (Cooking Channel, Oct. 4, Fridays at 11). In each episode, “three of the most sinister cake artists step into a side-show tent to whip up the freakiest cakes imaginable”
  • Ready to Love (OWN, Oct. 5, Saturdays at 10). explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their mid-30s to early 50s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship”
  • Murder for Hire (Oxygen, Oct. 5, Saturdays at 6). Explores “murder for hire cases ever caught on tape”
  • Pit Bulls & Parolees (Animal Planet, Oct. 5, Saturdays at 9). “Tia and her family provide a second chance for Pit Bulls and a fresh start for parolees” at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans
  • Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits (Travel Channel, Oct. 5, Saturdays at 9). “Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley embark on a terrifying cross-country journey to document if evil energy lingers within the infamous locations associated with America’s notorious serial killers”
  • Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC, Oct. 6, Sundays at 8). “Comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish hosts and executive produces a new iteration of the classic variety show”
  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery, Oct. 6, Sundays at 8). “the next generation [of Kilcher family members] must rise up like never before and take on new challenges and fresh opportunities”
  • River of No Return (Discovery, Oct. 6, Sundays at 9). Follows a “tight-knit community of homesteaders who rely on themselves, the help of their neighbors and a seasoned set of survival skills to endure challenging and isolating winters”
  • Haunted Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, Oct. 6, Sundays at 10). “Host Clinton Kelly welcomes nine of the greatest gingerbread artists in the world to face-off in gingerbread displays so spooky they will cause nightmares”
  • E! True Hollywood Story (E!, Oct. 6, Sundays at 10). “The series that tells Hollywood’s most compelling stories and provides a voice to the moments and people reshaping popular culture is back.”
  • Below Deck (Bravo, Oct. 7, Mondays at 9). Captain Lee, Kate Chastain, and Ashton Pienaar return with a new crew working on a yacht and hosting rich tourists 
  • Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (Discovery, Oct. 7, Mondays at 9). “The biggest names from NPK are back, including Oklahoma City’s Chuck Seitsinger, Ryan Martin, Daddy Dave, Monza and Dominator, as well as New Orleans’ own Kyle Kelley”
  • Cash Cab (Bravo, Oct. 7, Mondays at 11:30). Ben Bailey hosts this reboot of a game show in a cab with “questions will include more for lovers of pop culture and even a few appearances from Bravolebrities”
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS, Oct. 8, Tuesdays at 8). “Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families”
  • Rhythm + Flow (Netflix, Oct. 9, Wednesdays). “Global superstars Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris search for the next hip hop sensation”
  • Temptation Island (USA Network, Oct. 10, Thursdays at 10). Follows “four dating couples at a most vulnerable time in their relationship, where each will decide whether to commit to a lifetime together—or ultimately give in to the temptation”
  • Haunted (Netflix, Oct. 11). real people recount unsettling run-ins with demons, ghosts and more, as told via dramatic reenactments”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (Logo, Oct. 11, Fridays at 8). “will showcase the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of the top drag queens, from sickening lip syncs to wig snatching moments, as they prove to Mama Ru why they deserve to be the UK’s Next Drag Superstar”
  • Ghost Nation (Travel Channel, Oct. 11, Fridays at 9). Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, and Dave Tango return to TV to “respond to urgent calls from local paranormal investigators nationwide who have reached a dead end with their vexing personal cases”
  • Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition (WEtv, Oct. 11, Fridays at 10). “Four famously dysfunctional families prove crazy is relative” as “Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major will push the stars and their families to the point of no return”
  • The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes (Oxygen, Oct. 12, Saturdays at 7). “follows Holes as he dives into unsolved homicides by analyzing the physical and emotional ‘DNA’ left behind during the violent interaction”
  • Dr. T, Lone Star Vet (NatGeo WILD, Oct. 13, Sundays at 9). “Dr. Lauren Thielen (Dr. T) is leaving the Sunshine State and Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER to pursue her Texas-sized dreams to lead her own exotic animal clinic”
  • Inside the Actors Studio (Ovation, Oct. 13, Sundays at 10). The “award-winning master class series” returns but with rotating hosts interviewing others about their craft
  • Why We Hate (Discovery, Oct. 13, Sundays at 10). “explores one of humanity’s most primal and destructive emotions”
  • Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America (AMC, Oct. 13, Sundays at midnight). “each episode of this new documentary series focuses on a groundbreaking song pivotal to the evolution of American music and culture”
  • The X Factor: Celebrity (AXS TV, Oct. 14, Mondays at 8). “a fresh spin on the long-standing series, pitting stars from film, television, sports, and more against each other as they put their singing talents”
  • Ultimate Cowboy Showdown (INSP, Oct. 14 to 18, and Oct. 20, at 9). Trace Adkins hosts “12 cowboys (men and women) from across the country will compete for the ultimate cowboy prize – a herd of cattle they can raise and take to market”
  • Counting On (TLC, Oct. 15, Tuesdays at 9). The Duggar Family expands “with one pregnancy after the other, the brood is expecting not one, not two, but six new additions to the family”
  • Relatively Evil (ID, Oct. 15, Tuesdays at 9). “a psychological thriller that features six terrifying cases of family dynamics turning deadly”
  • Battle of the Fittest Couples (Paramount, Oct. 15, Tuesdays at 11). “takes ripped couples and puts them through an intense competition that not only tests them on their physical and mental toughness, but how they work together as a team” 
  • Made From Scratch (Fuse, Oct. 15, Tuesdays at 11). “a candid look into the lives of our favorite artists as they prepare their most-loved childhood dishes with the family who knows them best”
  • Going From Broke (Crackle, Oct. 17). Experts “work with young people to get out of the hole and become the CEO of their own lives”
  • Interior Design Masters (Netflix, Oct. 18). A BBC series on which “Aspiring interior designers transform a variety of spaces from dowdy to delightful as they vie for a life-changing contract with a top London hotel”
  • Meat Eater (Netflix, Oct. 18). Steve’s journeys in search of such delicious game meat as venison and mutton take him as far afield as Mexico and Alaska”
  • Unnatural Selection (Netflix, Oct. 18). “Pioneers in gene-editing techniques and artificial intelligence confront ethical and technological challenges unlike any humanity has faced before.”
  • Long Island Medium (TLC, Oct. 18, Fridays at 9). Theresa Caputo shares more of the heartwarming­, and sometimes heartbreaking readings”
  • The Dead Wives Club (HLN, Oct. 20, Sundays at 8).  “Lorraine Bracco, widely-acclaimed for her role as psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO’s hit series, The Sopranos, hosts” a show about murdered wives.
  • Something’s Killing Me (HLN, Oct. 20 at 9:30, then Sundays at 9). BD Wong hosts as the show “investigates puzzling and sometimes fatal medical cases”
  • Rock the Block (HGTV, Oct. 21, Mondays at 9). “With only four weeks and $175,000 each, HGTV stars Leanne Ford (Restored by the Fords), Mina Starsiak Hawk (Good Bones), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) will face-off to max-out identical properties in the Los Angeles area—with the goal to add the most property value to each home”
  • Lost Cities With Albert Lin (National Geographic, Oct. 21, Mondays at 10). “Lin joins boots-on-the-ground archaeologists to discover and re-create unexcavated worlds still hidden beneath the earth”
  • My Horror Story (Travel Channel, Oct. 21, Mondays at 11). “ordinary people share their chilling true tales of surviving the unknown”
  • Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant (MTV, Oct. 22, Tuesdays at 9). “chronicles the lives of Ashley, Brianna and Kayla, along with two new moms Kiaya and Rach”
  • Fixer to Fabulous (HGTV, Oct. 22, Tuesdays at 9). “Home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs bring worn-out houses back to life” in northwest Arkansas
  • The Misery Index (TBS, Oct. 22, Tuesdays at 10). Jameela Jamil hosts and the Impractical Jokers are panelists on a game show inspired by the game Shit Happens.
  • Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin (ID, Oct. 22, Tuesdays at 10). “Hostin travels to the sites of America’s most perplexing cases, interviewing detectives, prosecutors, coroners, and speaking with victims’ families to piece together the emotions, evidence and, ultimately, truth of the case”
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Netflix, Oct. 23). David Chang [will be] accompanied by a different celebrity guest [and they’ll be] exploring a single city, its culture and its cuisine”
  • Dancing with the Birds (Netflix, Oct. 23). “Some of the world’s most majestic birds display delightfully captivating mating rituals, from flashy dancing to flaunting their colorful feathers”
  • Life from Above (PBS, Oct. 23, Wednesdays at 10). “tells the unique, intimate and astounding stories of our planet from a perspective that few ever see – from space” 
  • Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!) (Netflix, Oct. 25). home bakers talented in catastrophe compete to make almost-edible wonders. French pastry may never be the same”
  • Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!) (Netflix, Oct. 25). “novices try to avoid a fiasco while baking stunners. La Terremoto de Alcorcón hosts alongside chef Christian Escribá”
  • Prank Encounters (Netflix, Oct. 25). Gaten Matarazzo hosts a “terrifying and hilarious prank show” on which strangers’ “one-day assignments turn into supernatural surprises”
  • Long Lost Family (TLC, Oct. 25, Fridays at 10). “estranged relatives who have suffered decades of separation take another step toward the possibility of discovering and reuniting with family members”
  • Destination Fear (Travel Channel, Oct. 26, Saturdays at 10). Dakota Laden “takes his sister, Chelsea, and best friend, Tanner, across the country in an RV to spend the night in the most haunted locations in America”
  • Killer Siblings (Oxygen, Oct. 27, Sundays at 7). “will explore the psychology and pasts of  cold-blooded siblings who have carried out vicious murders”
  • Best Thing I Ever Ate (Cooking Channel, Oct. 28, Mondays at 9). Chefs and Food Network and Cooking Channel stars share what they “eat in their free time”
  • Flavorful Origins (Netflix, Oct. 30). Explore the diverse flavors of China’s Yunnan province and get to know the cooks and ingredients that shape its rich culinary tradition”

November 2019

  • Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! (Netflix, Nov. 1). The Fab Five “bring their expertise to Tokyo to make-better four heroes while experiencing Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand.”
  • Oprah’s Book Club (Apple TV+, Nov. 1). “a front row seat to unguarded conversations with incredible authors”
  • America’s Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, Nov. 1, Fridays at 7). “30 talented family bands performing in all genres take center stage in front of celebrity judges Grammy Award-winning global superstar Ciara, digital media sensation David Dobrik, pop icon and Broadway star Debbie Gibson”
  • Nashville Squares (CMT, Nov. 1, Fridays at 8). “A classic game gets a country twist when Music City’s biggest stars cut loose”
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, Nov. 3, Sundays at 8). “Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille, Kandi Burruss, Nene Leakes, Porsha Williams, and Kenya Moore return, with Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam appearing as friends.”
  • 90 Day Fiance (TLC, Nov. 3, Sundays at 8). Follows seven couples who “fell in love, got engaged and must tie the knot within 90 days of arriving in the U.S.—or risking losing love as their significant other must return to their home country”
  • Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge (Food Network, Nov. 3, Sundays at 9). “six chefs face off to create the ultimate Thanksgiving dishes”; Giada De Laurentiis hosts with Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Christian Petroni judging 
  • Unearthed (Science, Nov. 3, Sundays at 9). “uses explosive animation to unearth the hidden stories of iconic monuments and tackles the mysteries behind them”
  • The Alaska Triangle (Travel Channel, Nov. 3, Sundays at 10). “seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location”
  • Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, Nov. 4, Mondays at 9). “Jesse Palmer hosts as eight bakers enter the Holiday Kitchen, where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills” for judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale
  • People Magazine Investigates (ID, Nov. 4, Mondays at 10). “delves into extraordinary tales of ordinary people thrust into the national spotlight following notorious crimes”
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Nov. 4 at 11, Mondays at 10). “Five of the country’s best cookie makers put their decorating and display skills to the test as they tackle two tough challenges” in each episode.
  • The Curse of Oak Island (History Channel, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 9). Rick and Marty Lagina “pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery”
  • The Profit (CNBC, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 10). Marcus Lemonis offers to invest his own money—and take control of—these small businesses on The Profit season 7.
  • Welcome to Plathville (TLC, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 10). Follows nine kids who have grown up without TV or Internet in rural Georgia “with their ‘follow their own rules’ parents Kim and Barry Plath”
  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls season 5  (National Geographic, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 10). Bear Grylls takes celebrities into the wild. This season: Alex Honnold, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Bobby Bones, Cara Delevingne, Channing Tatum, Dave Bautista, Joel McHale, Rob Riggle, and Zachary Quinto.
  • Botched (E!, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 10). Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif “revise and repair the most challenging reconstructive cases in plastic surgery”
  • Famously Afraid (Travel Channel, Nov. 5, Tuesdays at 10). “stars tell their terrifying, true tales of coming face-to-face with unexplained phenomena”
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, Nov. 6, Wednesdays at 9). “Returning for season 10 are Housewives: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin. Danielle Staub returns as a friend”
  • Back in the Game (CNBC, Nov. 6, Wednesdays at 10). Alex Rodriguez gives back by mentoring notables who have fallen on hard times and need help getting back on their feet”
  • The Carbonaro Effect (truTV, Nov. 7, Thursdays at 10). Michael Carbonaro returns “with more hilarious, mind blowing hidden camera magic than ever before”
  • The Great British Baking Show: Holidays (Netflix, Nov. 8). Paul Hollywood “and Prue Leith judge festive treats baked by some favorite former competitors”
  • Black Love (OWN, Nov. 8, Fridays at 8). “New episodes feature celebrity couples including Terry and Rebecca Crews, Letoya Luckett and Tommicus Walker, David and Tamela Mann, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson as well as everyday couples”
  • Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery, Nov. 8, Fridays at 10). “after mining together for 10 years, the father and son team of Fred and Dustin Hurt are splitting up and working on separate claims to double their chances of striking it rich”
  • Blue Planet Now (BBC America, Nov. 9, Saturdays at 9). “follows hosts Chris Packham, Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall as they travel to  different locales around the globe where marine life is coping with increasing changes”
  • Unexplained and Unexplored (Science, Nov. 10, Sundays at 10). “Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah use historical maps as well as modern imaging techniques to examine … mysteries”
  • Lost Secrets (Travel Channel, Nov. 10, Sundays at 11). “historian Justin Jampol journeys around the world to unlock the mysteries of the past held within these recently discovered items”
  • Encore! (Disney+, Nov. 12, Fridays). “brings together former castmates of high school musicals for a reunion … as they re-create their original performance years after they last performed it”
  • The World According To Jeff Goldblum (Disney+, Nov. 12, Fridays). “uncovers how even the simplest things have incredible, sometimes whimsical back stories”
  • Marvel’s Hero Project (Disney+, Nov. 12, Fridays). “an up close and personal look at the lives of twenty amazing kids from across the country, each of whom is doing remarkable things to help his or her community
  • The Imagineering Story (Disney+, Nov. 12). A six-hour “journey behind the curtains of Walt Disney Imagineering, the little-known design and development center of The Walt Disney Company, to discover what it takes to create, design and build twelve Disney theme parks around the world”
  • Kings of Pain (History, Nov. 12, Tuesdays at 10). “wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal handler Rob “Caveman” Alleva … get bit and stung by some of the most dangerous animals and vicious stinging insects in the world … to create a complete and comprehensive pain index that will ultimately help save lives”
  • Chopped Junior (Food Network, Nov. 12, Tuesdays at 8). “kid chefs attempt to make unforgettable meals from mystery ingredients”
  • Floribama Shore (MTV, Nov. 14, Thursdays at 8). “heads to St. Petersburg, Florida for season three and welcomes new roommate Mattie Lynn Breaux from CMT’s Party Down South to the group”
  • I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry (Netflix, Nov. 15). “global pop star Charli XCX handpicked four women to form the alt-pop band, Nasty Cherry” and the show “documents their origin story”
  • The Toys That Made Us (Netflix, Nov. 15). “a deep dive into the origins—and creative battles— behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, My Little Pony and wrestling figures”
  • Unpolished (TLC, Nov. 17, Sundays at 10). Follows Lexi Martone, “a nail artist with a massive social media following and a knack for never-before-seen designs” and her “loud, loving Italian family”
  • Love It or List It (HGTV, Nov. 18, Mondays at 9). “real estate expert David Visentin and design maven Hilary Farr will help fed-up families with lackluster houses make one important decision”
  • Blind Date (Bravo, Nov. 18, Mondays at 11:30). “A nod to the original format with a modernized twist to match social media trends, each half-hour episode focuses on two couples of varying ethnicity, sexual orientation and age”
  • Moonshiners (Discovery, Nov. 19, Tuesdays at 9). “Appalachia’s most daring outlaw distillers head back to the woods to make authentic American spirits”
  • Nailed It! Holiday! (Netflix, Nov. 22). St. Nicole and Jacques Frost deliver the best of the worst baking fails this season”
  • College Behind Bars (PBS, Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9). “explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees”
  • Wrap Battle (Freeform, Nov. 25, Mondays at 9). Sheryl Underwood hosts and Carson Kressley judges this gift-wrapping competition for $50,000 
  • Broken (Netflix, Nov. 27). “exposes the unknown fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise”
  • The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle (Food Network, Nov. 27, Wednesdays at 10). “five aspiring food truck teams hit wintry New England locations in New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island for high-stakes food challenges that test their cooking chops, business skills and selling strategies”
  • Santa’s Baking Blizzard (Food Network, Nov. 28, Thursdays at 9). “Three teams of America’s best bakers join forces with master ice sculptors to create mind-blowing Christmas scenes that defy the laws of cake and ice”
  • Sugar Rush Christmas (Netflix, Nov. 29). Over six Christmas-themed episodes, the judges help decide which teams should walk away with the $10,000 prize.”
  • The Movies that Made Us (Netflix, Nov. 29). the real story behind the blockbusters that defined a generation”
  • Top Elf (Nickelodeon, Nov. 29, Fridays at 8). kids “with extraordinary building and design skills compete in festive challenges to become Santa’s ‘Top Elf’ and have their wish lists granted—not for themselves, but for good causes in their hometowns”

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