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Spring 2020 reality TV schedule and guide

Spring 2020 reality TV schedule and guide
Spring flowers in Taipei, Taiwan, ready for some spring reality TV shows. (Photo by Chi Liu/Unsplash)

`It’s spring, and while more than 130 reality shows have already premiered in the first two months of 2020, more are on their way, including a new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, a new  season of Top Chef and a new Bachelor spin-off, and Hillary Clinton’s documentary series.

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 frequently

Times are ET/PT; because TV networks and streaming services frequently change their schedules, you may want to check your guide or other TV listings. For any reality shows that premiered before March. 1, 2020, including RuPaul’s Drag Race and Survivor: Winners at War, see the winter 2020 schedule.

Program descriptions in quotation marks 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. Thank you!

Spring 2020 reality TV premieres

March | April | May | June | July

March 2020

  • Wicked Tuna (National Geographic, March 1, Sundays at 9). “a group of salty commercial fishermen … make their living through rod-and-reel fishing in pursuit of the prized bluefin tuna”
  • Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (NatGeo WILD, March 1, Sundays at 10). Set at Taronga Zoo, the series “provides rare, behind-the-scenes access while also bringing to focus the horrific wildfires that have killed more than a billion of the continent’s animals”
  • Bar Rescue (Paramount Network, March 1, Sundays at 10). “Nightlife expert Jon Taffer helps struggling bar owners overcome health hazards, mediocre staffing and branding issues”
  • Master Distiller (Discovery, March 3, Tuesdays at 10). “America’s top legal and outlaw distillers go head to head in the ultimate booze-making competition”
  • Reasonable Doubt (ID, March 3, Tuesdays at 10). “retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva … help families who are convinced that their loved ones were wrongfully convicted of murder”
  • Tournament of Champions (Food Network, March 4, Wednesdays at 10). “16 of the nation’s most celebrated chefs face-off … as they go head-to-head in a single elimination bracket-style competition” with randomly selected “protein, produce, equipment, cooking style, and time”
  • The Deed: Chicago (CNBC, March 4, Wednesdays at 10). “multi-millionaire real estate mogul Sean Conlon helps rescue struggling property developers from the brink of financial ruin, in exchange for a piece of the property and a share of the profits”
  • Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa (HGTV, March 5, Thursdays at 9). Tarek El Moussa “mentors real estate novices to help them learn the secrets of a successful flip and how to avoid costly mistakes”
  • Bringing Up Bates (Up TV, March 5, Thursdays at 9). “Zach and Whitney are expecting their third child, while Erin and Chad prepare for their fourth”
  • The Busch Family Brewed (MTV, March 5, Thursdays at 9). “the former owners of the iconic brewing company Anheuser-Busch … navigate their family legacy, relationship drama and new endeavors”
  • Vegas Chef Prizefight (Food Network, March 5, Thursdays at 10). “elite chefs embark on the toughest job interview of their lives for the opportunity to be named Head Chef at the brand-new $10 million restaurant at the Flamingo Las Vegas”;  Anne Burrell hosts
  • My Murder Story (ID, March 5, Thursdays at 10). “motivated family members and dedicated detectives … have been left to pick up the scattered pieces that remain after the shock of a homicide”
  • Hillary (Hulu, March 6). “interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life”
  • Ugly Delicious (Netflix, March 6). “Chef Chang travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences”
  • The Trade (Showtime, March 6, Fridays at 9). “follows Central Americans on an odyssey to the United States (including some heading back home after being deported), while also delving into the shadow industries that prey on them”
  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All (FX, March 6 at 10; Hulu, March 7). “explores one man’s search for the father who abandoned him, only to uncover the worst: he believes his father is one of the most infamous serial killers in American history”
  • On Location (Destination America, March 7, Saturdays at 6). “mixes rugged outdoor experiences with practical tips on how to make the most of an adventure”
  • Love Goals (OWN, March 7, Saturdays at 9). “renowned family and relationship therapist Spirit counsels five celebrity couples who are at crossroads in their relationships”
  • Critter Fixers: Country Vets (NatGeo WILD, March 7, Saturdays at 10). “Dr. Hodges and Dr. Ferguson are two lifelong friends who own and operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital, located 100 miles south of Atlanta”
  • Ride with Norman Reedus (AMC, March 8, Sundays at midnight). “The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus … hits the open road with a riding companion to explore different cultures”
  • Family Karma (Bravo, March 8, Sundays at 9). Follows the “lives of seven young Indian-American friends” in Miami
  • Rob Riggle: Global Investigator (Discovery, March 8, Sundays at 10). Rob Riggle is “traveling the globe to unearth some of the world’s greatest legends and mysteries”
  • Mount Stewart: The Big House Reborn (Acorn, March 9). “the trials and tribulations of the £8 million restoration of Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland”
  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds (National Geographic Channel, March 9, Mondays at 8). A “trip through space and time [that] will transport viewers across 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution and deep into the future”
  • Spring Baking Championship (Food Network, March 9, Mondays at 9). “11 talented bakers are tested to create extraordinary, jaw-dropping spring treats for a chance to be crowned Spring Baking Champion”
  • The Circle Brazil (Netflix, March 11). Be yourself—or someone else? The players must choose while chasing a cash prize”
  • Dirty Money (Netflix, March 11). “an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal, financial malfeasance and corruption in the world of business”
  • The Funny Dance Show (E!, March 11, Wednesdays at 10:30). “Each week two teams of comedians will work with professional choreographers and an entourage of backup dancers to try and perfect their steps ahead of a series of judged dance-offs”
  • Swamp People (History, March 12, Thursdays at 10). “With alligator season over, Louisiana’s best hunters are stepping up to help” with “an invasion of Burmese pythons [that’s] decimating” the Everglades
  • Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka (WE tv, March 12, Thursdays at 10). “follows Hip Hop’s iconic sweethearts Waka Flocka Flame and his fiery wife Tammy Rivera as they navigate their renewed commitment to their relationship”
  • 100 Humans (Netflix, March 13). “One hundred hardy souls from diverse backgrounds participate in playful experiments exploring age, sex, happiness and other aspects of being human”
  • Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery, March 13, Fridays at 8). Parker Schnabel “and his friends will make the 8,000-mile journey to the vast terrains of Australia” to search for gold
  • Portals to Hell (Travel Channel, March 13 at 9, then Fridays at 10). “Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman resume their chilling journey to historically haunted locations in the United States”
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen, March 14, Saturdays at 6). “follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her rotating team of seasoned detectives … as they travel to small towns to dig into unsolved homicide cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims”
  • The Wall (NBC, March 15, Sundays at 7). The game show adds the “Superdrop, when all seven balls rain down in a waterfall drop that takes the total possible prize each night to over $13 million”
  • Buddy Vs. Duff 2 (Food Network, March 15, Sundays at 9). “Cake Boss Buddy Valastro challenges previous winner Duff Goldman, the Ace of Cakes, to another round in the battle”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, March 16, Mondays at 8). “returns to the heart of the South, taking a deep dive into the daily lives of fan-favorite cast members”
  • Sex & Murder (HLN, March 16, Mondays at 9). “detectives uncover dirty secrets, scandalous sex affairs, online sex addictions, jealousy and stunning twisted fantasies when looking for motives for murder”
  • Supermarket Stakeout (Food Network, March 17, Tuesdays at 10). “Alex Guarnaschelli hosts as four chefs square off in a competitive pop-up kitchen outside a grocery store”
  • True Terror with Robert Englund (Travel Channel, March 18, Wednesdays at 10). “Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) scours news reports of yesteryear to bring viewers twisted tales ripped straight from the headlines”
  • All-Round Champion (BYUtv, March 19, Thursdays at 8). “ten of North America’s most decorated young athletes” will compete “in each other’s” sports 
  • Top Chef: All Stars LA (Bravo, March 19, Thursdays at 10). Season 17 has “15 finalists, front runners and fan favorites from seasons past who have all returned to finish what they started and battle it out for the coveted title”
  • Tiger King (Netflix, March 20). “A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot”
  • The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes (Oxygen, March 21, Saturdays at 7). “dives into unsolved homicides by analyzing the physical and emotional ‘DNA’ left behind during the violent interaction”
  • Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet (NatGeo WILD, March 21, Saturdays at 8). Dr. Michelle Oakley is “the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles in the Yuko” and “does whatever it takes to keep the animals in her charge safe and healthy”
  • Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC, March 21, Saturdays at 8). Lori Allen, Monte Durham and the rest of the team work to ensure every bride and bridesmaid has an unforgettable experience”
  • Spy Wars with Damian Lewis (Smithsonian Channel, March 22, Sundays at 8). “the incredible true stories of spy wars fought in the shadows, from the turbulent years of the Cold War to the Iran Hostage Crisis”
  • House in a Hurry (HGTV, March 22, Sundays at 9). “Cameras will follow in real time as a family who needs to relocate spends 72 intense hours searching for the perfect home in their new town”
  • Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery, March 23, Mondays at 8). “the Memphis Street Outlaws will be tested like never before to prove that they’re the fastest racers on the streets”
  • Eating History (History, March 25, Wednesdays at 10). Josh and Old Smokey “collect, unbox, examine, and eat the oldest, most iconic foods to have survived history”
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!, March 26, Thursdays at 8). Season 18 of the series that follows Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, Kim, and Kris.
  • The Great Food Truck Race: Gold Coast (Food Network, March 26, Thursdays at 9). “headed to the larger-than-life backdrops and big-money opportunities of the California Gold Coast as host Tyler Florence welcomes seven new teams”
  • Mysteries of the Abandoned (Science, March 26, Thursdays at 9). experts examine the remains of engineering marvels, explore the haunted shells of ghost towns, and use advanced CGI rebuilds” 
  • Making the Cut (Amazon, March 27, Fridays). “follows 12 designers throughout New York, Paris and Tokyo competing to take their brands to the next level”
  • Be Our Chef (Disney+ March 27, Fridays). “Hosted by Angela Kinsey, Be Our Chef invites families from diverse backgrounds to join a Disney-inspired cooking competition at Walt Disney World”
  • Somewhere South (PBS, March 27, Fridays at 9). a culinary journey through the American South with Chef Vivian Howard
  • Mama June: Family Crisis (WE tv, March 27, Fridays at 9). “follows the Shannon family trying to cope with the fallout of Mama’s arrest, drug addiction and dysfunctional relationship with boyfriend Geno”
  • Driven (Discovery, March 30, Mondays at 9). “three masters of motor will uncover historic and one-of-a-kind cars to rebuild and reintroduce back into the automotive history books”
  • Fast ‘N’ Loud (Discovery, March 30, Mondays at 10). “Richard Rawlings’ team wrestles with intricate projects, impossible deadlines and demanding standards while Gas Monkey Garage solidifies its elite status in the hotrod world”
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, March 31, Tuesdays at 9). “an abundance of change for all of the Roloffs, from a pregnancy to farm renovations to a new house and everything in between”
  • The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (History, March 31, Tuesdays at 10). “a team of scientists and experts … will conduct a daring and thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, March 31, Tuesdays at 10). picks back up with the Johnstons at a pivotal time in the eldest three kids lives; that all-important, exciting and anxiety-producing transition from adolescence to adulthood”

April 2020

  • Nailed It! (Netflix, April 1). The fourth season has “the hosts you love, the hot messes you crave”
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix, April 1). “examines an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system … delving deep into how the actions of one crime lab employee can impact tens of thousands of lives”
  • The Challenge: Total Madness (MTV, April 1, Wednesdays at 8). “returns to a solo game format … [28] players will face strenuous challenges in pursuit of the $1 million-dollar prize with a shocking twist, unleashing mental warfare like never before”
  • Making Good (BYU TV, April 1, Wednesdays at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT). “an unscripted series chronicling one man’s quest to serve”
  • Bering Sea Gold (Discovery, April 1, Wednesdays at 9). “In the depths of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea, miners are willing to risk it all for the chance to strike it rich.”
  • Legends of the Wild (Discovery, April 1, Wednesdays at 10). “Damian Duffy and Matt Hoffmann will use their combined skills in an attempt to document, discover and solve the most extraordinary mysteries of the natural world”
  • The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, April 2, Thursdays at 9). Season 12’s cast features Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer, plus new addition Leah McSweeney” 
  • Black Files Declassified (Science Channel, April 2, Thursdays at 10). “Former CIA operative Mike Baker … will look at different top-secret government program steeped in cutting edge science”
  • Outcry (Showtime, April 3, Fridays at 9). “a five-part documentary series examining the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley, his controversial conviction and the quest for truth and justice as the case unfolds”
  • Dishing with Julia Child (PBS, April 3, Fridays at 10 and 10:30). “today’s most-respected chefs…gather together to screen—and delight in—favorite episodes of Child’s iconic show”
  • Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (HBO, April 5, Sundays at 8). “a never-before-seen look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in Atlanta in the late-‘70s and early-‘80s”
  • Paranormal Caught on Camera (Travel Channel, April 5, Sundays at 9). “a panel of experts breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured”
  • Wayne Brady’s Comedy IQ (BYUtv, April 6, Mondays at 8 ET/5 PT). “Talented young people from across the country compete in a one-of-a-kind performers’ bootcamp”
  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020, part 3 (Netflix, April 7). “Life in Tokyo continues: doors open and close in the house, bonds are born and tested. As Ruka takes his next step, Hana meets new rivals.”
  • House Hunters (HGTV, April 7, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10). “homebuyers make purchase decisions after touring three potential houses”
  • House Hunters International (HGTV, April 7, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30). International “homebuyers make purchase decisions after touring three potential houses”
  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (ABC, April 8, Wednesdays). “a special run of episodes featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity”
  • Ghost Hunters (A&E, April 8 at 8, Wednesdays at 9). “the team heads into uncharted territory to be the first to investigate reports of paranormal phenomena in some of the nation’s most remote locations”
  • The Wizard of Paws (BYU TV, April 8, Wednesdays at 9). “profiles Derrick Campana as he continues his longstanding mission of charitably dedicating his time to crafting custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits”
  • Celebrity Ghost Stories (A&E, April 8, Wednesdays at 10). psychic Kim Russo “brings some of the biggest names in entertainment back to the sites of their previous paranormal experiences for an unfiltered, emotional, and sometimes terrifying reunion with the ghosts of their past”
  • The Circle France (Netflix, April 9). “Status and strategy collide in this social media competition where online players flirt, befriend and catfish their way toward 100,000 euros”
  • Shaq Life (TNT, April 9, Thursdays at 9). “unprecedented access into the life of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal”
  • Families of the Mafia (MTV, April 9, Thursdays at 9). “follows four neighboring mafia-related families for two years as they try to decide whether to cut their ties to organized crime or embrace its legacy”
  • Mark of a Killer (Oxygen, April 9, Thursdays at 9). “Each episode … follows the story of an investigation guided by the killer’s postmortem signature”
  • Total Bellas (E!, April 9, Thursdays at 10). “Season five features: Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Daniel Bryan and Artem Chigventsev”
  • Selling the Big Easy (HGTV, April 10, Fridays at 9). “New Orleans native and resident real estate expert Brittany Picolo-Ramos … help[s] families find the house of their dreams”
  • Alaska Animal Rescue (National Geographic, April 11, Saturdays at 9). “follows wildlife heroes from three renowned conservation centers as they respond to animals in need”
  • Saved by the Barn (Animal Planet, April 11, Saturdays at 10, then Saturdays at 9 starting May 23). follows the family who runs “a sanctuary for rescued farm animals that have experienced abuse, neglect, and much more”
  • The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart (ABC, April 13, Mondays at 8). “20 single men and women embark on an incredible journey to find love through music”
  • Good Eats: Reloaded (Cooking Channel, April 13, Mondays at 9). “Alton Brown renovates, updates and in some cases repairs a classic episode of the long-running, fan-favorite series”
  • Celebrity IOU (HGTV, April 13, Mondays at 9). “Hollywood A-listers express their deep gratitude to the individuals who have had a major impact on their lives by surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations”
  • Botched (E!, April 13, Mondays at 9). Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif “revise and repair the most challenging reconstructive cases in plastic surgery”
  • T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle (VH1, April 13, Mondays at 9). “This season, the cast is faced with public scrutiny and forced to defend themselves in new ways.”
  • Songland (NBC, April 13, Mondays at 10). “provides undiscovered songwriters the chance to pitch their original creations to top recording artists and a panel of the most sought-after producers”
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery, April 15, Tuesdays at 8). This season will bring new fishing alliances, former Catch captains returning to the fleet and a global, headline-grabbing winter storm that pounds their crab boats”
  • Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Discovery, April 14, Tuesdays at 10) “Deadliest Catch captain and Alaskan legacy fisherman Josh Harris [takes] a once-in-a-lifetime quest to Hawaii, to learn about the time his late father spent fishing there”
  • The Innocence Files (Netflix, April 15). the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the nonprofit organization the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered”
  • Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV, April 15, Wednesdays at 9). “Drew and Jonathan Scott will overhaul ordinary houses into lasting family dream home”
  • Deadly Recall (ID, April 15, Wednesdays at 10). “more stories of Det. Postiglione’s vital memory and unflagging devotion to uncovering the truth”
  • Too Hot to Handle (Netflix, April 17). “Ten young, hot singles from around the world” can win $100,000 if they “give up all hanky panky for the entire retreat”
  • Home (Apple TV+, April 17). “a never-before-seen look inside the world’s most innovative homes”
  • Paranormal 911 (Travel Channel, April 18, Saturdays 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”
  • Jungle Animal Rescue (NatGeo WILD, April 18, Saturdays at 10). “a dedicated team of conservationists and vets are on a mission to rescue animals in distress and find a way for India’s people and wildlife to coexist in harmony.”
  • Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (AXS, April 19, Sundays at 8:30). Hagar “talks and rocks with a roster of enduring icons”
  • The Last Dance (ESPN, April 19, Sundays at 9). “chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls”
  • Death Row Stories (HLN, April 19, Sundays at 9). “stories told by current and former death row inmates”
  • Dragnificent (TLC, Sunday, April 19, at 11, then Mondays at 10). Alexis Michelle, Bebe Zahara Benet, Jujubee, and Thorgy Thor “come to the rescue of those in need of a major change for an upcoming life milestone”
  • 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quαrαntined (TLC, April 20, Mondays at 9). “self-shot footage and remote video interviews with producers, viewers will follow along as our current and former couples navigate how to get through this time”
  • Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (A&E, April 21, Tuesdays at 10). “what happens when someone is formally charged with a crime and sent to trial—all solely from the perspective of the accused, their legal team and family members”
  • Win the Wilderness (Netflix, April 22). A BBC series on which “six couples vie for the deed to a remote Alaskan lodge by proving which is the fittest to survive in a breathtakingly pristine but rugged wilderness.”
  • Ghost Nation (Travel Channel, April 22, Wednesdays at 9). “Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures”
  • Mental Samurai (Fox, April 22 at 9, then Thursdays at 9). “everyday people from across the country battle each other and the clock, answering a wide variety of fun and interactive questions … while being whipped around the arena”
  • We’re Here (HBO, April 23, Thursdays at 9). “recruits small-town residents across America to participate in a one-night-only drag show” with the help of Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadle
  • Growing Up Hip Hop (WE tv, April 23, Thursdays at 9). “the world of hip hop is rocked by social media wars, a shocking arrest and family bombshells”
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Takeout (Food Network, April 24, Fridays at 9). “Guy checks in with four past Triple D chefs from across the country via video-chat” and will teach him how to make a dish” 
  • RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race (VH1, April 24, Fridays at 9:30). “Each week, a trio of celebrities open up their heart and mind to the transformative power of drag”
  • My Paranormal Nightmare (Travel Channel, April 25, Saturdays at 10). “Paranormal witnesses recount terrifying true tales of violent hauntings that have plagued their nightmares since childhood”
  • Deadly Cults (Oxygen, April 26, Sundays at 7). “recounts the horrific homicide cases where cult leaders executed manipulative control to sway followers within the group to kill”
  • Magic Caught on Camera (Travel Channel, April 26, Sundays at 10). “Magicians across the United States and around the world take to the streets to perform mind-blowing illusions”
  • The Killer Truth (HLN, April 26, Sundays at 10). “tells the story of a single murder through the five people most intimately connected to the case”
  • Unearthed (Science Channel, April 26, Sundays at 10). “decodes the mysteries of the world’s most iconic structures and monuments from ancient to present day”
  • Floored (Quibi, April 27). “an insane new dance-competition series where the dance floor spins, lifts and throws out obstacles at dancers … [and] hosted by internet sensation Liza Koshy”
  • Mummy Mysteries (Travel Channel, April 27, Mondays at 10). “an international team of experts reveal the shocking true stories behind Ancient Egypt’s most infamous mummies”
  • Nadiya’s Time to Eat (Netflix, April 29). Great British Baking Show winner “Nadiya Hussain serves up delicious shortcuts, vital ingredients and fast favorites — perfect for today’s time-strapped families”
  • Nature: Spy in the Wild 2 (PBS, April 29, Wednesdays at 8). “animatronic spy creatures, from a Komodo dragon to a gorilla to a hummingbird, go undercover across the globe to capture some of the most extraordinary animal behavior ever seen”
  • Destination Fear (Travel Channel, April 29, Wednesdays at 10). a team is “spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings”

May 2020

  • Prop Culture (Disney+, May 1). “Film historian and prop collector Dan Lanigan reunites iconic Disney movie props with the filmmakers, actors, and crew who created and used them in some of Disney’s most beloved films”
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo, May 3, Sundays at 8). This season features Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels, and Candiace Dillard Bassett, plus new addition Wendy Osefo
  • World’s Deadliest Weather (Weather Channel, May 3, Sundays at 8). “re-lives some of the most extraordinary weather events the planet has ever seen” with “testimonies of those who have survived extreme weather events”
  • Married to Medicine Los Angeles (Bravo, May 3, Sundays at 9). “Returning are Dr. Britten Cole, Dr. Imani Walker, Shanique Drummond and Jazmin Johnson. Dr. Kendra Segura and Lia Dias join”
  • Deadline to Disaster (Weather Channel, May 3, Sundays at 9). “Disaster may be just seconds away, but in the chaos, many eyewitnesses still manage to capture the full fury of extreme weather on camera”
  • Camp Getaway (Bravo, May 4, Mondays at 10). “follows the staff of the ultimate adult playground, as they navigate the challenges and surprises that accompany working for a camp”
  • Drain the Oceans (National Geographic, May 5, Tuesdays at 9). “World-leading oceanographers and maritime archaeologists lead expeditions with the very latest in underwater scanning capability”
  • Tirdy Works (truTV, May 5, Tuesdays at 10). follows “businesswoman Mary Winchenbach and her family” in Somerville, Maine, “a small rural town with four paved roads and a booming moose turd business”
  • Building Giants (Science Channel, May 6, Wednesdays at 9). Follows engineers and teams as they use “the latest cutting-edge technology and scientific methods” to build “some of the world’s most impressive superstructures”
  • Celebrity Watch Party (Fox, May 7, Thursdays at 8). “viewers go into the homes of celebrities and their families, as they watch and react to the week’s most interesting television shows”
  • Restaurants on the Edge (Netflix, May 8). experts continue on their international restaurant rescue mission”
  • Rust Valley Restorers (Netflix, May 8). Life motors on as Mike and the gang restore a slew of classics, including some good ole Detroit muscle. Also, Avery takes on a new role at the shop.”
  • Regular Heroes (Amazon, May 8, Fridays). “highlighting the contributions and personal sacrifices of just some of today’s most generous individuals who are going above and beyond to support their communities” 
  • Accident, Suicide or Murder (Oxygen, May 9, Saturdays at 6). “takes a deep dive into suspicious deaths that were initially suspected as accidents, suicides or murders”
  • Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Food Network, May 10, Sundays at 9). Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence “each lead a team of celebrity recruits through a series of intense cooking challenges”
  • Find Love Live (TLC, May 10, Sundays at 11). Viewers can “call in and log on immediately to try to win the hearts of the featured single onscreen, or weigh in and cheer on via social media, and get a peek inside the virtual first encounters of the resulting pairs” 
  • Trial By Media (Netflix, May 11). “reflects on some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history”
  • Barkitecture (Quibi, May 11). “captures the lifestyles of dog-loving, dog-obsessed people who are gifting their beloved fur-babies with the most ridiculously extravagant dog houses imaginable”
  • Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart (Food Network, May 11, Mondays at 9). “six campers must brave the outdoor elements for a once in a lifetime opportunity to perfect their baking skills under the watchful eye of Camp Director Martha Stewart”
  • Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food Network, May 11, Mondays at 10). “Amy Schumer and her husband, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, have quarantined themselves, their son, his nanny Jane, and their dog at their home in the woods as they share a behind-the-scenes look at their lives”
  • Best Cake Wins (BYU TV, May 12, Tuesdays at 8 ET/5 PT). “a fun and family-friendly baking competition series designed to make a child’s most desired birthday cake a reality”
  • Step Up to the Plate (BYU TV, May 12, Tuesdays at 8:30 ET/5:30 PT). a 15-episode competitive cooking series that aired on CBBC, the British children’s channel owned by the BBC” in which “children ages 10 to 14 [run] a busy restaurant”
  • Jeff’s Homemade Game Show (BYU TV, May 12, Tuesdays at 9 ET/6 PT). “turns a visit to a family’s home into an instant game show using common on-site household objects, locations and activities”
  • 4th and Forever: Muck City (CuriosityStream, May 14). “documents the emotional roller coaster” involved with “one of the most intense match-ups in high school sports”
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network, May 14, Thursdays at 9). Robert [Irvine] attempts to turn the tide of struggling restaurants and pave the road to success”
  • Yum and Yummer (Cooking Channel, May 14, Thursdays at 10). “Eddie Jackson tracks down the yummiest, most satisfying and most decadent foods, dishes and cuisines around the world”
  • The Misery Index (TBS, May 14, Thursdays at 10:30). Host Jameela Jamil and the Impractical Jokers returns for the show where teams are “competing against each other by attempting to rate hilarious and miserable real-life events”
  • Magic for Humans (Netflix, May 15). “Justin Willman always surprises with frisky magic skills that amuse and charm, trick and disarm”
  • Bering Sea Gold (Discovery, May 15 at 10, Fridays at 8). “miners dive back into the sea and surrounding shores with new sights in mind: to seek redemption, build an empire, or for some, to defend their crown”
  • Masters of Illusion (The CW, May 15, Fridays at 8). “features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers”
  • Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant (OWN, May 16, Saturdays at 9). Iyanla is “offering her trusted guidance during the pandemᎥc with special guests”
  • Girlfriends Check In (OWN, May 16, Saturdays at 10). “brings different groups of female celebrity friends together each week for virtual get togethers where they share laughter, support, love, and gossip”
  • The Big Flower Fight (Netflix, May 18). Ten teams of florists, sculptors and garden designers push their talents to the limit to create extravagant floral installations in this competition show”
  • Sell This House (FYI, May 18, Mondays at 10). “a reboot of the original show which aired on” A&E and “helps desperate homeowners get their problem properties off the market and sold”
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, May 18, Mondays at 8). The oldest Bachelorette ever, Clare Crawley, “will head back to the Bachelor mansion as she embarks on a new journey to find true love”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Out of the Closet (YouTube, May 19, Tuesdays). “gives viewers an intimate look at the eccentric styles and stories behind fan favorite queens and some of their most iconic looks”
  • Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam (Lifetime, May 20, Wednesdays at 8). “a self-shot series following the highs, lows, humor, drama and domestic life of fan favorite Married at First Sight couples from ten seasons”
  • Ultimate Tag (Fox, May 20, Wednesdays at 9). competitors must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several different epic, three-dimensional courses” while being “chased by resident Taggers”
  • Man Fire Food (Cooking Channel, May 20, Wednesdays at 9). Roger Mooking travels “across the country as he celebrates the nationwide passion for building and cooking with fire”
  • Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC, May 20, Wednesdays at 9). “the legendary comedian and his celebrity friends … cross the country in celebration of anything on four wheels”
  • Love Island (CBS, May 21, weeknights and Saturdays at 8). Love Island USA’s season 2 will have another group of single people “who come together in a stunning tropical villa, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and, ultimately, relationships”
  • Holey Moley II: The Sequel (ABC, May 21, Thursdays at 9, then Thursdays at 8 starting June 11). “self-proclaimed mini-golf lovers from around the country as they compete head-to-head through an epic obstacle golf course”
  • Labor of Love (Fox, May 21, Thursdays at 9). Kristy Katzmann will choose from “aspiring fathers-to-be” and “decide if she has found the man with whom she’d like to settle down and start a family or if she’d rather continue on the path to motherhood on her own”
  • To Tell the Truth (ABC, May 21, Thursdays at 10). Anthony Anderson hosts as a “panel of celebrities has a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth”
  • Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party (truTV, May 21, Thursdays at 10). “the self-filmed show virtually reunites the long-time friends, forced apart for the first time in over 25 years” for “an up close and personal glimpse at their lives”
  • Selling Sunset (Netflix, May 22). “twin brothers Jason and Brett Oppenheim and their staff of beautiful young agents … work hard and play harder all while selling homes to their high profile clients”
  • All on the Line (Discovery, May 22, Fridays at 9). “Following two fishing boats, the ‘Julia Nicole’ and the ‘Subdivider'” that are “still fighting to land monster tuna and keep their family businesses going through the winter”
  • Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery, May 24, Sundays at 8). “Twelve survivalists enter The Valley of the Banished. With resources scarcer than ever, it’s the ultimate take on survival of the fittest, leaving no room for slackers.”
  • Titan Games (NBC, May 25, Mondays at 8). “includes completely new elements to the competition including a brand-new Titan arena, Mount Olympus and never-before-seen challenges alongside returning favorites”
  • To Catch A Beautician (VH1, May 25, Mondays at 9). Tamar Braxton and Johnny Wright “will help disgruntled customers confront the stylists who damaged their tresses” and “put the beautician through a rigorous hair boot camp” followed “by redoing their client’s hair”
  • Diesel Brothers: Diesel Nation (Discovery Channel, May 25, Mondays at 10). “the Diesel Brothers will be joined by a few familiar faces for epic interviews”
  • America’s Got Talent (NBC, May 26, Tuesdays at 8). “introduces new judge Sofia Vergara and welcomes back Heidi Klum in addition to returning Season 14 judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews”
  • World of Dance (NBC, May 26, Tuesdays at 10). “gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents for the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million and the title of best dancer in the world”
  • The Genetic Detective (ABC, May 26, Tuesdays at 10). “follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore” who “is able to trace the path of a violent criminal’s family tree to reveal their identity and help bring them to justice”
  • Craftopia (HBO Max, May 27). “an epic kids crafting competition show hosted and executive produced by YouTube influencer Lauren Riihimaki aka (LaurDIY)”
  • Legendary (HBO Max, May 27). “voguing teams (aka ‘houses’) must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve ‘legendary’ status”
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix, May 27). “Epstein’s accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant’s four-part docuseries”
  • Independent (HBO Max, May 27). “Follow four of hip hop’s most exciting independent artists—Futuristic, Reverie, Sean Brown, and Trinidad James—as they work to take over the music scene without the ties of a major record label”
  • Game On! (CBS, May 27, Wednesdays at 8). “pits two teams of three, captained by tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski, …  against each other in over-the-top physical challenges, absurd trivia and epic field competitions”
  • Married at First Sight: Australia (Lifetime, May 27, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9). Season seven of the Australian version, which has “twelve new couples, including one same-sex duo”
  • Mysteries of the Deep (Discovery, May 27, Wednesdays at 10). “Jeremy Wade searches for answers behind the world’s most iconic and baffling underwater mysteries known to science”
  • Inside Joke: Space Force (Netflix, May 29, Mondays and Thursdays). features interviews with the cast and crew behind the series”
  • Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, May 29). Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal continues to travel the globe, sampling different cuisines and cultures”
  • A Toy Store Near You (Amazon, May 29). “takes you inside independent toy stores” via “self-filmed iPhone footage from toy store owners from dozens of states and even from Japan and other countries”
  • Heartland Docs, DVM (NatGeo WILD, May 30, Saturdays at 8). follows “Drs. Erin and Ben Schroeder, who have been devoted to veterinary medicine for more than 15 years in America’s heartland.”
  • Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, May 31, Sundays at 8). This season, “matchups include the casts of Queer Eye vs. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jersey Shore vs. The Hills and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vs. Andy Cohen, among others”
  • Press Your Luck (ABC, May 31, Sundays at 9). Elizabeth Banks hosts as “contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board” and avoid Whammys
  • Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (NatGeo WILD, May 31, Sundays at 9). “Dr. Susan Kelleher ‘Dr. K’ owns and operates one of the busiest exotic animal care practices in South Florida”
  • Match Game (ABC, May 31, Sundays at 10). Alec Baldwin hosts as contestants “attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank”

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