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Summer 2020 reality TV schedule and guide

Summer 2020 reality TV schedule and guide
A fountain in Jardin Anglais in Geneva, Switzerland (Photo by Matt Jones/Unsplash)

This a summer that will look a lot different from other summers, in reality TV and otherwise. While there may be questions about summer staples such as Big Brother and the live shows of America’s Got Talent, there are many new and returning series filling up the summer schedule.

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 summer (and beyond). It’s frequently updated.

Times are ET/PT, and were accurate at publication, though because TV networks and streaming services frequently change their schedules, especially now, check your guide or other TV listings.

For any reality shows that premiered before June 1, 2020, including America’s Got Talent and Holey Moley season 2, see the spring 2020 schedule. For shows premiering on or after Sept. 1, 2020, see the fall 2020 schedule.

Program descriptions in quotation marks indicate that text is 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!

Summer 2020 reality TV premieres

June | July | August | September | October | November

June 2020

  • Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo, June 1, Mondays at 9). “Returning for a shocking fifth season in picturesque Mallorca, Spain, are: Captain Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier (Chief Stew) and season two’s Malia White (Bosun).”
  • Outdaughtered (LTC, June 2, Tuesdays at 9). “With five almost five-year-olds and one precious preteen, life has always been hectic for the Busby family”
  • Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges (History Channel, June 3, Wednesdays at 9). “champions return to the forge for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to square off against our renowned Forged in Fire Masters”
  • Counting Cars (History Channel, June 3, Wednesdays at 10). “Danny and his team restore, customize and sell cars in a hurry, scrambling to keep their Las Vegas shop in the black”
  • Final 24 (AXS, June 3, Wednesdays at 9). “takes viewers through the last hours of some of entertainment and culture’s most iconic—and infamous—figures while also celebrating their lives and esteemed accomplishments”
  • Dead Reckoning (ID, June 4, Thursdays at 9). “investigators must then figure out how everything fits together, crack the case and bring justice for the victim”
  • Mountain Men (History Channel, June 4, Thursdays at 9). “the Mountain Men have relied on ingenuity, tenacity and determination to weather the worst that the elements could bring to bear”
  • Summer Rush (Food Network, June 4, Thursdays at 10). “follows the Foy family, local restaurateurs that own three separate restaurants, as they work to keep their businesses operating smoothly during the busiest weeks of the year”
  • A Time to Kill (ID, Thursdays at 10). “investigators must piece together events during this critical window to reconstruct the timeline, unlock the motive, and ultimately close in on the killer”
  • Dear… (Apple TV+, June 5). “takes an inventive and cinematic approach to biographies of the most iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work”
  • Queer Eye (Netflix, June 5). “The Fab Five head to historic Philadelphia to make over a new cast of everyday heroes”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 (VH1, June 5, Fridays at 8). Queens “return for a second attempt to earn the crown, win a cash prize of $100,000 and garner a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame”
  • Hollywood Game Night (NBC, June 7, Sundays at 7). Jane Lynch hosts games between teams of celebrities
  • Renovation Island (HGTV, June 7, Sundays at 8). “home renovation experts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler pack up their family and move to a tropical island with the dream to renovate an entire resort”
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic, June 7, Sundays at 10). Ramsay “continues his adventure across the globe in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration”
  • The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — Ever! (ABC, June 8, Mondays at 8). a “look back at some of the most dramatic moments ever from The Bachelor franchise” including “virtual catch-ups with fan-favorite Bachelor alumni”
  • 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (TLC, June 8, Mondays at 9). “returns this summer, following six Americans as they uproot their lives and head to foreign countries for true love”
  • Buried Worlds with Don Wildman (Travel Channel, June 8, Mondays at 9). a “global quest to explore the world’s most terrifying mysteries”
  • Big Time Bake (Food Network, June 8, Mondays at 9). Buddy Valastro judges as “competitors must bake creative cookies, decadent cupcakes and a showpiece cake all inspired by a surprise theme”
  • Duff Takes the Cake (Food Network, June 8, Mondays at 10). “Duff Goldman and his team of decorators, designers and builders work around the clock to make epic, show-stopping cakes for deserving people celebrating milestone events”
  • Good Bones (HGTV, June 9, Tuesdays at 9). Mina and Karen “buy the most dilapidated properties in their favorite Indianapolis neighborhoods … and completely transform them into gorgeous, functional family homes”
  • Lenox Hill (Netflix, June 10). “An intimate look at the lives of four doctors — two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician, and a Chief Resident OBGYN — as they navigate the highs and lows of working at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City”
  • Play Date (YouTube, June 10, Wednesdays). “Playboy Playmate Crystal McCahill … digitally searches for her perfect match from her Las Vegas home”
  • Happily Ever Avatar (HBO Max, June 11). “Follow three young couples that meet online through their avatars”
  • Design At Your Door (HGTV, June 11, Thursdays at 9). “homeowners who are ready to try their hand at do-it-yourself design will receive the virtual help they need from HGTV stars – and a box of specially curated décor elements”
  • Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel, June 11, Thursdays at 9). “Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley quarantᎥne themselves for two weeks inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas”
  • Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D & Vinny (MTV, June 11, Thursdays at 9). “reunites the dynamic duo with some of their exes— Brittani ‘B-lashes’ Schwartz, Derynn Paige, Maria Elizondo, Marissa Lucchese, Nikki Hall and Susan ‘Suzi’ Baidya—to live and work with them in Sin City”
  • Don’t (ABC, June 11, Thursdays at 9). Adam Scott hosts as “contestants are given the opportunity to team up with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling hilarious tasks, each with the simple rule”
  • Strange Evidence (Science Channel, June 11, Thursdays at 9). “experts investigate these mysteries caught on tape and carry out forensic analysis to determine the truth”
  • Alone (History Channel, June 11, Thursdays at 10). Season seven of the show that strands survivalists and gives the last one standing $1 million.
  • Dating Around (Netflix, June 12). “Six new singles look for love — or something like it — in a series of back-to-back, real-life first dates in New Orleans”
  • Sex Life (EPIX, Fridays, late night). “a voyeuristic documentary series about titillating sexual and erotic experiences”
  • Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (Discovery, Saturday, June 13, then Thursdays at 8). A UK show on which “12 strangers are marooned on a tropical island with a hidden cash prize up for grabs”
  • 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? (TLC, June 14, Sundays at 8). “dives back into the lives of some of the franchise’s most popular couples as they continue to test the waters of their relationships while navigating life in America”
  • Siesta Key (MTV, June 16, Tuesdays at 8). “This season, the crew believes that keeping secrets and telling lies will maintain peace this time around” but “when the truth comes out, nothing will ever be the same”
  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo, June 16, Tuesdays at 9). “Returning for season 12 are agents Josh Flagg, Josh Altman, Tracy Tutor, James Harris and David Parnes” while Fredrik Eklund “stirs up major drama”
  • Sweet Home Sextuplets (TLC, June 16, Tuesdays at 10). “Big changes are afoot in the Waldrop household” as “the family of 11 considers moving into a 1,500 square-foot mobile home” while remodeling
  • Prehistoric Road Trip (PBS, June 17, Wednesdays at 10). “With the intrepid Emily Graslie as host and guide, the series travels thousands of miles to visit some of the most active and dynamic fossil sites in the world”
  • Karma (HBO Max, June 18). an “adventure competition series, led by YouTube host Michelle Khare, will test the mental and physical stamina of its young contestants as they unravel how their social actions impact their success in the game”
  • The History of Home (CuriosityStream, June 18). Narrated by Nick Offerman, “a visually stunning journey around the globe and through time to discover the surprising histories and mysteries behind every room in the house”
  • Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu, June 19). Padma will be “exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today”
  • Floor is Lava (Netflix, June 19). “Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers”
  • Babies: Part 2 (Netflix, June 19). “As babies make sense of a brand-new world, breakthrough research details how they are already equipped to handle the complexities of human life.”
  • Dino Hunters (Discovery, June 19, Fridays at 9). In “Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas, ranchers and cowboys are uncovering valuable dinosaur bones on their land and using the discoveries to help save their livelihood”
  • Worst Cooks in America (Food Network, June 21, Sundays at 9). “Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli enters … boot camp as a mentor for the first time this summer, joining Anne Burrell”
  • Tournament of Laughs (TBS, June 21, Sundays at 10). “the series turns comedy into sport, with the comics facing off each week in a single-elimination tournament”
  • Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo (SundanceTV, June 22, Mondays at 7). “chronicles the life and crimes of Tony Alamo, who, with his wife, Susan Alamo” who “came to wield unimaginable power, becoming millionaires on the backs of their believers”
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, June 22, Mondays at 8). “aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller”
  • Diesel Brothers (Discovery Channel, June 22, Mondays at 10). “with more mega builds, epic stunts, and iconic pranks than ever before, Heavy D, Diesel Dave and The Muscle continue to blur the line between work and play”
  • Find Love Live (TLC, June 22, Mondays at 11). “giving viewers more opportunity to find their match LIVE … with the help of America and social media”
  • Celebrity Show-Off (TBS, June 23, Tuesdays at 10). “celebrities will be given the opportunity to see who can produce the most compelling content from the comfort of their own homes”
  • Crazy Delicious (Netflix, June 24). “Using ingredients from a magical edible forest, amateur chefs must prepare inventive and delicious creations to impress three mighty food judges.”
  • Hot Mess House (HGTV, June 24, Wednesdays at 8). Cassandra Aarssen will be remotely “helping families tackle the chaos and challenges of home organization”
  • Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny (MTV, June 25, Thursdays at 9). Each episode “will pair DJ Pauly D or Vinny with a target of a viral internet prank who is seeking payback on a friend, family member or loved one who originally embarrassed them”
  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 (Disney+, June 26). “filmmakers, artists, songwriters and cast open their doors to cameras” during the creation of Frozen 2
  • Home Game (Netflix, June 26). “From voodoo wrestling in the Congo to roller derby in Texas, this docuseries explores unusual and thrilling sports traditions around the world”
  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (National Geographic, June 28, Sundays at 8:30). “an elite group of bluefin tuna captains will risk it all to come out on top in the search for ‘blue gold'”
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO, June 28, Sundays at 10). “explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer”
  • Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn (Facebook Watch, June 30). “Paris, the daughter of Michael Jackson, must overcome her insecurities of living under the shadow of the Jackson legacy, in order to find her voice as a musician and woman”
  • Counting On (TLC, June 30, Tuesdays at 9). “the Duggar children are facing new challenges, exciting life opportunities and the anticipation of branching out on their own”

July 2020

  • Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix, July 1). “The iconic series” returns to share “the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable”
  • Say I Do (Netflix, July 1). “experts Jeremiah Brent, Thai Nguyen and Gabriele Bertaccini help couples pull off their perfect celebration”
  • Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (WE tv, July 2, Thursdays at 9). “Five new hip hop couples are taking a step back from the game on an all-new season”
  • Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour (AXS, July 2, Thursdays at 9). “follows father and son duo—and Heavy Metal royalty—Ozzy Osbourne and Jack Osbourne on the trip of a lifetime”
  • Undercover Chef (Food Network, July 2, Thursdays at 10). “Chef Mark Estee works with struggling restaurateurs to help turn their businesses around”
  • Southern Survival (Netflix, July 3). “The BattlBox crew tests out a variety of products designed to help people survive dangerous situations, including fires, explosions and intruders”
  • Unearthed: Seven Wonders (Science, July 5, Sundays at 8). “investigators are decoding the hidden mysteries of these world-famous structures and exploring how engineers overcome the incredible challenges of building bigger than ever before”
  • Outcry (Showtime, July 5, Sundays at 10). “examines the gripping story of Texas high school football star Greg Kelley, his controversial conviction for child molestation, and the quest for truth and justice that followed in the wake of his sentencing”
  • Black Ink Crew: Chicago (VH1, July 6, Mondays at 8). “It’s all about family and coming together as a community on Black Ink Crew Chicago. As Charmaine plans her maternity leave, she brings a controversial former employee back to 2nd City Ink. Over at 9MAG, Ryan’s personal life hits a roadblock.”
  • Celebrity Game Face (E!, July 6, Mondays at 10). “celebrities engage in a range of ridiculous physical challenges that viewers can play along at home”
  • Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip (Discovery, July 7, Tuesdays at 9). Mike Rowe “and the original Dirty Jobs crew set out on a road trip across the country to revisit past jobbers and tell new stories”
  • Tough as Nails (CBS, July 8, Wednesdays at 8). Phil Keoghan hosts as contestants are “tested for their strength, endurance, life skills and, most importantly, mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites”
  • Expecting Amy (HBO Max, July 9). “an unfiltered and intimate view into comedian Amy Schumer’s life on tour creating a stand-up special during her difficult pregnancy”
  • Cannonball (USA, July 9, Thursdays at 8). “features contestants from all across America as they face-off in a variety of water obstacles in one of the biggest, wettest, slippery-est water sports competition ever created”
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix, July 10). “Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live”
  • O Crush Perfeito / Dating Around: Brazil (Netflix, July 10). “six singles meet five different blind dates at trendy hot spots in São Paulo”
  • Unfiltered (Nickelodeon, July 11, Saturdays at 8:30). “panelists Darci Lynne and All That’s Lex Lumpkin and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green … must guess the identities of virtually disguised celebrity guests
  • Family or Fiance (OWN, July 11, Saturdays at 9). “couples and extended families live under one roof for three days and participate in activities designed to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences, and show some very complicated relationships in a whole new light”
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeo WILD, July 11, Saturdays at 9). “this season is packed with some surprising and complicated cases, dramatic situations and heartwarming moments, such as the birth of Dr. Pol’s first granddaughter”
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, July 11, Saturdays at 9). “a brand-new season filled with celebrity and jaw-dropping bridal requests”
  • The UnXplained (History, July 11, Saturdays at 9). “explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries”
  • Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation (History, July 11, Saturdays at 10). “each episode will center around a specific case or aspect of the modern UAP phenomenon and follow the credible team of connected investigators”
  • Celebrity Call Center (E!, July 13, Mondays at 10). Celebrities “tap into their personal experiences and funny anecdotes to help callers through any situation they find themselves in”
  • Lost Speedways (Peacock, July 15). “Dale Jr. and co-host Matthew Dillner … tell the stories of speedways that have been forgotten, abandoned, and overtaken by nature”
  • Skin Decision: Before and After (Netflix, July 15). “Plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and skin-care expert Nurse Jamie use the latest procedures to transform clients”
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime, July 15, Wednesdays at 8). In New Orleans, “five new couples will take a leap of faith when they walk down the aisle to marry a complete stranger”
  • Indian Matchmaking (Netflix, July 16). “Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era”
  • Killer Camp (The CW, July 16, Thursdays at 8). “11 British strangers are shocked to discover they are not going on a fun new reality show called Summer Camp but actually participating in an over-the-top ‘murder’ mystery”
  • Love After Lockup (WEtv, July 17, Fridays at 9). “follows lovebirds hoping to make their way to the altar with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them”
  • The Sims Spark’d (TBS, July 17, Fridays at 11). “players will compete in both skills and elimination challenges with $100,000 on the line, showcasing contestants from The Sims community as they race against the clock to impress a panel of celebrity judges”
  • United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN, July 19, Sundays at 10). “explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face”
  • Outback Lockdown (Discovery, July 19, Sundays at 10). “Aussie survival expert Ky Furneaux and British chef Calem O’Grady decide to go on lockdown after a whirlwind romance”
  • Hoarders (A&E, July 20, Mondays at 8). “Hoarders’ team of experts tackle some of the biggest, most extreme hoards in the country”
  • All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network, July 20, Mondays at 9). “Food Network’s biggest stars offer the ultimate guide for the best dishes they have ever had while also giving viewers an up close and personal look at recipes to make at home”
  • Intervention (A&E, July 20, Mondays at 10). “profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink of destruction and has devastated their family and friends”
  • Street Food: Latin America (Netflix, July 21). “explore[s] the vibrant street food culture of Oaxaca, Mexico; Salvador, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and La Paz, Bolivia”
  • Love on the Spectrum (Netflix, July 22). “Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating can be even more complicated.”
  • Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia (Netflix, July 22). the “story of the history-making organized crime investigation and prosecution case brought against New York’s most formidable mob bosses”
  • Married at First Sight: Couples Cam (Lifetime, July 23, Thursdays at 8). Follows “Doug and Jamie (S1), Ashley and Anthony (S5), Shawniece and Jephte (S6), Danielle and Bobby (S8), Stephanie and AJ (S8),, Kristine and Keith (S8), Beth and Jamie (S9), Greg and Deonna (S9) and Jessica and Austin (S10)”
  • Bringing Up Bates (UPtv, July 23, Thursdays at 9). “The Bates have plenty to look forward to as they roar into 2020”
  • Lost Resort (TBS, July 23, Thursdays at 10). “follows nine strangers at their breaking points to an exotic wellness retreat where they … [work] with an eclectic team of alternative healers”
  • ¡A cantar! / Sing On! Spain (Netflix, July 24). “players face off on some of the biggest hits, and the jackpot of up to 30,000 euros grows every time they hit the right note”
  • Pit Bulls & Parolees (Animal Planet, July 25, Saturdays at 9). “Tia and her family now dedicate their lives to saving any breed of dog in desperate need of help”
  • Helter Skelter: An American Myth (EPIX, July 26, Sundays at 10). “goes back to the 1960s to reveal the untold story of the enigmatic cult leader [Charles Manson] and his band of followers who did his bidding
  • Beyond the CANVAS (PBS, July 26, Sundays at 10:30). “profiles of cultural creators from the legendary artist Bruce Springsteen to the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda”
  • Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Hulu, July 27). “Jamie Oliver shares easy-to-follow recipes, ingredient swaps and tips to inspire people staying at home”
  • Canada’s Drag Race (Logo, July 27, Mondays at 8). “12 Canadian drag artists … compete for the title of Canada’s Next Drag Superstar”
  • Last Chance U: Laney (Netflix, July 28) “brings viewers inside the hustle and grind of Laney College JUCO football where the Laney Eagles are embarking on a new season to defend their 2018 national championship”
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Netflix, July 29). “Journalist Raphael Rowe lives like an inmate while investigating dangerous prisons in Paraguay, Germany, Mauritius and Lesotho”
  • The Cowboy Way (INSP, July 29, Wednesdays at 9). “follows the adventures of three modern-day Alabama cowboys” who” work hard, play hard and then go home to their families
  • The Dog House (HBO Max, July 30). A Channel 4 show “set at Wood Green, The Animals Charity, where staff match homeless dogs with owners”
  • Restaurant Impossible: Back in Business (Food Network, July 30, Thursdays at 9). Robert “Irvine helps previously featured restaurants affected by the current” situation
  • Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet (Netflix, July 31). “Four teams of brilliant bakers battle it out for sugary success as they race against each other and the clock over three rounds of competition”
  • The Last Narc (Amazon, July 31). “centers on the most notorious murder in the history of the DEA – the 1985 kidnapping and murder of DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena”
  • Love & Listings (VH1, July 31, Wednesdays at 9). follows “the glamorous and scandalous lives of Southern California’s young, ambitious real estate agents and their elite celebrity clientele”
  •  Martha Knows Best (HGTV, July 31, Fridays at 10). “will follow Martha as she completes a variety of beautiful outdoor projects at her Bedford, New York, farm”

August 2020

  • Connected (Netflix, Aug. 2). “Science reporter and host Latif Nasser hopscotches around the planet to tease out the surprising ways that we are all inextricably linked to one another and our world”
  • Fridge Wars (The CW, Aug. 2, Sundays at 8). “two top chefs are pitted against one another with a challenge to create extraordinary meals using only the ingredients taken from the fridges of ordinary families”
  • Taskmaster (The CW, Aug. 2, Sundays at 9). “the all-powerful Taskmaster … issues simple comedic and bizarre tasks to five regular contestants”
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo, Aug. 2, Sundays at 9). “New Housewife Wendy Osefo joins returning ladies Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels, and Candiace Dillard Bassett
  • The Osbournes Want To Believe (Travel Channel, Aug. 2, Sundays at 10). “Jack Osbourne is determined to make his parents, Ozzy and Sharon, full-fledged paranormal believers”
  • Immigration Nation (Netflix, Aug. 3). “capture[s] the daily workings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, activists, lawmakers, attorneys and a wide swath of undocumented immigrants, from desperate recent arrivals to longtime residents to deported U.S. military combat veterans”
  • Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab (Netflix, Aug. 4). “Host Felipe Castanhari explores science, history, mysteries and marvels, uncovering mind-blowing facts with help from his lab buddies”
  • What’s It Worth? (A&E, Aug. 4, Tuesdays at 9). Jeff Foxworthy “scours the country in search of truly unique possessions and collectibles with shocking values—without ever leaving his Georgia man cave”
  • Extreme Unboxing (A&E, Aug. 4, Tuesdays at 10). “showcases a group of daring entrepreneurs as they buy large boxes of discounted merchandise”
  • Chopped Sweets (Food Network, Aug. 4, Tuesdays at 10). Scott Conant hosts as “sugar-savvy chefs must utilize a sweet-themed ingredient within their mystery baskets through three rounds to create different dessert iterations”
  • Backyard Envy (Bravo, Aug. 4, Tuesdays at 10). “James, Garrett and Mel ‘the Manscapers’ … expanded the clientele of their boutique landscaping company, and have more projects than they can handle”
  • World’s Most Wanted (Netflix, Aug. 5). “profiles five of the world’s most wanted” who “have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations”
  • Big Brother 22: All-Stars (CBS, Aug. 5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 8). Returning houseguests “have one thing in common – they all have something to prove”
  • Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, Aug. 5, Wednesdays at 8). “Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford work together remotely to do what they do best: track down the truth”
  • True Life Presents: QuarantᎥne Stories (MTV, Aug. 5, Wednesdays at 9). “From struggling with social separation to coping with love & loss and trying to make major life decisions, this self-documented series gives a raw and unfiltered look at relationships of hopeful young people as they work to adapt to this ‘new normal'”
  • Marrying Millions (Lifetime, Aug. 5, Wednesdays at 10). “Five new couples join the series with returning favorites Bill and Brianna from Dallas and Gentille and Brian from Las Vegas”
  • ¡Nailed It! México (Netflix, Aug. 7). Season two has “home bakers try to recreate cakes shaped like armadillos, aliens and Elvis for a tasty cash prize”
  • Selling Sunset (Netflix, Aug. 7). “Big changes come to The Oppenheim Group as a major sale closes, the agents consider career moves, and one broker faces a very public breakup.
  • Sing On: Germany (Netflix, Aug. 7). “In this karaoke competition hosted by Palina Rojinski, contestants must hit the right note for a chance to win up to 30,000 euros”
  • Tiny Creatures (Netflix, Aug. 7). “Little animals embark on big adventures across the U.S. in a dramatic nature series that explores their hidden worlds and epic survival stories”
  • Pan y Circo [Bread and Circus] (Amazon, Aug. 7). “travels across Baja California, Puebla, Quintana Roo and Mexico City, revisiting the ritual of sharing a meal as a space for conversation and gathering of different points of view
  • Being Reuben (The CW, Aug. 7, Fridays at 9). Follows “fourteen year-old Reuben de Maid, a talented teen juggling social media stardom with real-life squabbling siblings”
  • Dream Life (FYI, Aug. 8, Saturdays at 10 a.m.). Follows Serena DC from Instant Hotel season 1 and “her team of LA hustlers as they set up their new business and bring her talk show to life”
  • License to Kill (Oxygen, Aug. 8, Saturdays at 6). Botched’s Dr. Terry Dubrow hosts “shocking stories of crimes made by medical professionals” 
  • Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network, Aug. 9, Sundays at 9). “16 champions are back to take on a grueling, unpredictable tournament” that ends with the last remaining contestant facing off against Bobby Flay
  • Love It or List It (HGTV, Aug. 10, Mondays at 9). “designer Hilary Farr and real estate expert David Visentin … help homeowners make the difficult decision—love their existing home after Hilary renovates to accommodate their lengthy wish list or purchase a new house that David finds”
  • 10 Things You Don’t Know (E!, Aug. 10, Mondays at 10). Each “episode will highlight a celebrity and countdown the 10 most unique, unbelievable and surprising facts”
  • Man V. Food: Hall of Fame (Cooking Channel, Aug. 11, Tuesdays at 9). Casey Webb “revisits his travels from around the country in search of America’s most delicious dishes and ultimate eating challenges”
  • Hard Knocks: Los Angeles (HBO, Aug. 11, Tuesdays at 10). “will spotlight both Los Angeles NFL teams: The Los Angeles Chargers of the AFC West and the Los Angeles Rams of the NFC West”
  • Eddie Eats America (Cooking Channel, Aug. 11, Tuesdays at 10). “Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, 2017 World’s Strongest Man winner and world-record dead-lifter, hits gourmet hotspots across America, aiming to conquer some of the biggest and best eating challenges the US has to offer”
  • (Un)Well (Netflix, Aug. 12). “investigates controversial wellness fads”
  • Selena + Chef (HBO Max, Aug. 13). Selena “will be joined remotely by a different master chef” in each episode, and “they’ll tackle cuisines of every variety, share invaluable tips and tricks, and deal with everything from smoking ovens to missing ingredients”
  • World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (Amazon, Aug. 14). “66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged Fijian terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans”
  • Weird But True! (Disney+, Aug. 14). “Children’s entertainers and educators Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi” host “a mix of arts and crafts, unbelievable facts and real-life exploration”
  • Savage Kingdom (National Geographic, Aug. 14, Fridays at 9). “real-life drama from the heart of Mombo, Northern Botswana” where “more lions, leopards and African wild dogs enter this bloody battlefield to fight for their share of the power”
  • The Circus (Showtime, Aug. 16, Sundays at 8). “John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, and Mark McKinnon will again take viewers behind the scenes as the Trump and Biden campaigns hurtle toward a historic Election Day in November”
  • Darcey & Stacey (TLC, Aug. 16, Sundays at 10). Darcey and Stacey Silva “open the doors wide to their lives while they juggle relationships, family and their unique world of being twins”
  • Bad Chad Customs (Discovery, Aug. 17, Mondays at 10). “Mastermind ‘Bad Chad’ Hiltz returns with bigger, better and more ingenious builds than ever before” 
  • Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food Network, Aug. 17, Mondays at 10). “Amy Schumer along with her husband and James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer … serve up delicious recipes and cocktails for some good old comfort and humor”
  • The Suspect (Sundance Now, Aug. 18, Tuesdays). “When millionaire Richard Oland of Moosehead Brewing fame suffered a gruesome 45 blows to his head, neck, and hands, his son Dennis immediately became the police’s prime and only suspect”
  • I Quit (Discovery, Aug. 18, Tuesdays at 10). “entrepreneurs from six businesses risk it all when they give up their steady 9-to-5 jobs to follow their passions in a life-changing journey”
  • High Score (Netflix, Aug. 19). “a documentary series about the golden age of video games, when legends – from Pac-Man to Doom – were brought to life”
  • DeMarcus Family Rules (Netflix, Aug. 19). “Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his beauty queen wife, Allison, are a Nashville power couple living the glamorous life”
  • Dodgeball Thunderdome (Discovery, Aug. 19, Wednesdays at 9). “contestants have a chance to claim glory in extraordinary challenges where strength matters but so does strategy, quick thinking, and the willingness to leave everything on the field”
  • Growing Belushi (Discovery, Aug. 19, Wednesdays at 10). Follows Jim Belushi and his marijuana farm, to “show the incredible effort it takes to build a legal cannabis operation”
  • Donkmaster (Vice, Aug. 19, Wednesdays at 10:30). “captures the emotions and the adrenaline involved in the underground world of Donk racing through the eyes (and intense driving) of” Sage ‘Donkmaster’ Thomas
  • Singletown (HBO Max, Aug. 20). “five couples press pause on their relationships and spend one incredible summer living their best single lives in the city”
  • Homestead Rescue (Discovery, Aug. 20, Thursdays at 8). “Marty, Misty, and Matt give exclusive self-shot insight into life on the family homestead during these crazy times”
  • Rust Valley Restorers (Netflix, Aug. 21). “Mike keeps buying cars quicker than he can restore him, Avery and Connor visit the Motor City, and Cassidy gets cranking on a personal project.”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue (VH1, Aug. 21, Fridays at 8). “Cameras follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas in a brand new RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! residency”
  • 100 Days Wild (Discovery, Aug. 21, Fridays at 9). A group of strangers “join[s] one couple who have set up an off-grid outpost and are looking for individuals to create their new community” and “have 100 days to work together to hunt, gather, and build before the brutal, arctic freeze”
  • Backyard Takeover (HGTV, Aug. 21, Fridays at 10). Jamie Durie “works with two families in each episode to turn their lackluster backyards into showstopping, personalized outdoor oases”
  • Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Discovery, Aug. 21, Fridays at 10). “renowned explorer Ed Stafford compete against the world’s top survivalists in a gritty, real-life race to get out of some of the most hostile environments on the planet”
  • The Vow (HBO, Aug. 23). “follows a range of people who joined the self-improvement group, NXIVM,” which “has been under siege, with various charges including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy”
  • Alaskan Bush People (Discovery, Aug. 23, Sundays at 8). “the Wolfpack faces the biggest challenge of their lives, in subzero temperatures, to complete the family’s dream cabin on the mountain before Spring”
  • Expedition to the Edge (Discovery, Aug. 23, Sundays at 9). “Captain Clemens Gabriel, along with his family, including daughters aged five and six, and a group of modern-day explorers, set out” to “journey through The Northwest Passage”
  • How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (HLN, Aug. 23, Sundays at 9). “delves deeply into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies of our time”
  • Love Island (CBS, Monday, Aug. 24, at 8, then nightly at 9). “Host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman will return with an all-new cast of Islanders for the U.S. version of the international reality sensation that will shoot its second season” at the Las Vegas hotel The Cromwell
  • Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix, Aug. 25). “Emily Calandrelli makes STEAM fun with science experiments, activities and demonstrations that will blow your mind”
  • Million Dollar Beach House (Netflix, Aug. 26). “In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.”
  • What On Earth? (Science, Aug. 27, Thursdays at 9). “experts investigate mysteries captured in the skies above every corner of the globe, from Brazil to China, England to Australia”
  • Renovation, Inc. (HGTV, Aug. 30, Sundays at 8). Follows Renovation Island’s “Bryan, a licensed contractor, in his home base of Ontario, Canada, as Sarah joined their family-owned construction company as project manager”
  • Top Gear (BBC America, Aug. 30, Sundays at 8). “Returning hosts Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris … travel the globe in pursuit of hijinks and motoring mayhem”
  • Love Fraud (Showtime, Aug. 30, Sundays at 9). “follows a con-man on the run and the dynamic women determined to put him behind bars”
  • Weather Gone Viral (Weather Channel, Aug. 30, Sundays at 9). “first-hand accounts from people who were involved or who witnessed unforgettable weather moments”
  • Carnival Eats (Cooking Channel, Aug. 30, Sundays at 9). “celebrates today’s modern gastronomic freak show and takes you on an international, food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights”

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