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Summer 2021 reality TV schedule and guide

As the country begins to move toward a more-normal summer, so does reality TV. While many 2020 summer shows were delayed until fall, most old favorites are back this summer with their usual schedules, from American Ninja Warrior to Holey Moley, Making It to Love Island. There are some changes, however, such as RuPaul’s Drag Race All Starsmove to streaming.

In this guide, all times listed are in ET/PT, and were accurate at the time of publication. I frequently update this list throughout the quarter, but since TV networks and streaming services frequently change their schedules, always check your guide or other TV listings (and do let me know if you see something that’s changed!).

For any reality shows that premiered before June 1, 2021, such as Top Chef Portland, Hell’s Kitchen, or Small Fortune, see the spring 2021 schedule.

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

I try hard to ensure this a comprehensive list of reality TV premieres, although that’s ever-challenging now that some networks sometimes don’t even publicly announce returning seasons or even new shows. So if you have any updates, additions, or corrections, please e-mail me. Thank you!

Summer 2021 reality TV premieres


March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November


June 2021

  • Lego Masters (Fox, June 1, Tuesdays at 8). “teams of two will compete against each other in even more ambitious brick-building challenges”
  • America’s Got Talent (NBC, June 1, Tuesdays at 8). “a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize”
  • Chopped (Food Network, June 1, Tuesdays at 9). For its 50th season, Chopped starts with three “Time Capsule” episodes, asking the contestants to cook with food from different decades, and then moves on to the “Alton’s Maniacal Baskets” tournament.
  • The Return of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Volkanovski vs. Team Ortega (ESPN+, June 1, Tuesdays at 9). “the 29th season of the iconic reality series will see UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and No. 2 contender Brian Ortega coach men’s bantamweights and middleweights for a coveted UFC contract”
  • Doubling Down the Derricos (TLC, June 1, Tuesdays at 10). “the Derricos navigate health scares, a potential pregnancy and one Derrico who’s ready to start dating”
  • Too Large (Discovery+, June 2, Wednesdays). “Seven desperate hopefuls each weighing between 400-lbs and 800-lbs seek the help of renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter”
  • Masterchef: Legends (Fox, June 2, Wednesdays at 8). “15 of the best home cooks in America will receive the coveted white apron and impress four legends [Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Roy Choi, Nancy Silverton and Morimoto] with all new challenges”
  • Married At First Sight: Couples Cam (Lifetime, June 2, Wednesdays at 8). “Virginia and Erik & Briana and Vincent join Couples Cam for new season”
  • Family Karma (Bravo, June 2, Wednesdays at 9). “Returning for Season 2: Anisha Ramakrishna, Amrit Kapai, Bali Chainani, Brian Benni, Monica Vaswani, Shaan Patel, and Vishal Parvani,” with new cast members Dillon Patel and Rish Karam
  • Hunting Atlantis (Discovery, June 2, Wednesdays at 9). “expert Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix set out on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time – the rediscovery of Atlantis”
  • Court Cam Presents Under Oath (A&E, June 2, Wednesdays at 10). “tells the story of a crime from the unique lens of the accused as they take the witness stand. Hosted by Dan Abrams”
  • Budget Battle (Discovery+, June 3). “Host Casey Webb presides as four gourmet chefs go head-to-head creating world-class meals … on a shoestring budget”
  • Beat Shazam (Fox, June 3, Thursdays at 8). “pits three teams of two against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time”
  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, June 3, Thursdays at 8). the “roommates return to take their iconic family vacation ‘Shore’ bubble to The Poconos”
  • Mountain Men (History, June 3, Thursdays at 8). “The mountain men and their families are masters of independence and living off the land. But even they are preparing for a changing world”
  • Christina on the Coast (HGTV, June 3, Thursdays at 9). Christina’s “SoCal design business expands with a new team and a booming client list of homeowners seeking renovations that spotlight her sought-after style”
  • Pool Kings (DIY, June 3, Thursdays at 9). “This summer, the Pool Kings will bring families together with their over-the-top pools and backyards.”
  • Alone (History, June 3 at 9:30, Thursdays). “ten contestants fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia – a location with one of the densest grizzly bear populations on earth”
  • Beyond the Pole (WE tv, June 3, Thursdays at 10). “Ms. Dime, Angel Kake, Empress, Lyric, Virgo, Gigi Maguire, Ya Ya, Treasure, and Milk Marie ‘Pinky’ are dealing with a world that is changing along with their businesses”
  • Million Dollar Listing: Ryan’s Renovation (Bravo, June 3 at 10:15, then Thursdays at 10). “Ryan Serhant and [his] wife, Emilia, gut the newly acquired 7,900 square foot home to create the home of their dreams with enough room for their big Greek family”
  • Emergency Call (ABC, June 4, Fridays at 8). “911 call takers from Austin, Texas; Ogden, Utah; New Orleans, Louisiana; Wasilla, Alaska; and Waukesha, Wisconsin, receive calls that will keep one on the edge of their seat”
  • Frozen in Time (HGTV, June 4, Fridays at 9). Maureen McCormick and Dan Vickery “overhaul Southern California homes that are stuck in a design time warp”
  • Cellmate Secrets (Lifetime, June 4, Fridays at 10). Angie Harmon narrates “new insights and information as former friends, guards, cellmates and lovers give first-hand accounts of their time with the famed felons and defendants”
  • Pushing the Line (Discovery+, June 5). “follows some of the top highliners and the up-and-comers of the sport [slacklining], who live together and push each other to take on the craziest places to set lines and break records”
  • Web of Darkness (Discovery+, June 5). “stranger-than-fiction accounts of monsters, aliens and encounters from beyond”
  • Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (BBC America, June 5, Saturdays at 8). “continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower” in the Kalahari Desert
  • Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, June 6, Sundays at 8). Steve Harvey hosts as “celebrities along with their families go head-to-head”
  • The Kings (Showtime, June 6, Sundays at 8). “spotlights boxing’s evolution from the end of Muhammad Ali’s era to the era of the Four Kings”: Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Durán, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, and Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Vacation House Rules (HGTV, June 6, Saturdays at 8). “Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray proves that homeowners don’t need a million bucks to own the vacation home of their dreams”
  • The Great Food Truck Race: All-Stars (Food Network, June 6, Sundays at 9). “Seven winning alumni teams from The Great Food Truck Race are back for an action-packed culinary journey to decide once and for all which truck is the ultimate champion”
  • The Chase (ABC, June 6, Sundays at 9). “three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser”
  • To Tell the Truth (ABC, June 6, Sundays at 10). Anthony Anderson hosts as a “panel is presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement”
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, June 7, Mondays at 8). Katie Thurston “is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life”
  • Cartel Crew (VH1, June 7, Mondays at 9). “continues to take a deep look into the lives of the descendants of the Cartel while also tackling important issues such as social justice, mental health, gun reform and mending broken family relationships”
  • Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly (VH1, June 7, Mondays at 10). Monica hosts a series that “explores celebrity cases where notoriety and fame turn fatal”
  • American Greed (CNBC, June 7, Mondays at 10). “a deep dive into the minds and actions of heartless crooks who live lives most people can only dream of”
  • Fresh, Fried, and Crispy (Netflix, June 9). “Daym Drops, the Grandfather of Food Reviews on YouTube with more than 250 million views, travels all around the country to find the best unknown fried dishes coming from the streets, fancy restaurants, and home kitchens”
  • Vanderpump Dogs (Peacock, June 9). “the stories behind the sweetest and most outrageous dog adoptions at the renowned pet adoption shop in West Hollywood owned by” Lisa Vanderpump
  • BET Presents The Encore (BET, June 9, Wednesdays at 10). “Shamari DeVoe, Irish Grinstead, LeMisha Grinstead, Nivea Nash, Felisha King, Fallon King, Pamela Long, Aubrey O’ Day, and Kiely Williams have signed on to the one-of-a-kind music experiment to become the next big musical sensation”
  • Full Bloom (HBO Max, June 10). “botanical artists are put to the test in both individual and team challenges that determine whose stems get cut – and who remains in the running for the career-changing $100,000 grand prize to kickstart their business”
  • Doug to the Rescue (CuriosityStream, June 10). “Doug travels to the hardest hit areas, using next-gen drone technology to find animals who are stranded or left behind and get them back safely to their owners or to their natural habitat”
  • Weekend Getaway with Michelle Buteau (Discovery+, June 10). “In each episode, Michelle and a friend take a no-judgment, potentially debaucherous journey to locales across the country”
  • The Cube (TBS, June 10, Thursdays at 9). “tests contestants’ mental agility and physical ability for a chance to win $250,000”
  • Reunion Road Trip (E!, June 10, Thursdays at 9). casts from shows including Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, A Different World, and Scrubs “reconnect with old friends, reflect on their trailblazing shows
  • Masters of Drag (PBS, June 11, every other Friday). “Hosted by Peppermint, New York City’s delightful drag diva … tells the stories of American drag pioneers”
  • 90 Day Diaries (Discovery+, June 13). “an intimate look into the lives of our couples, told from their perspective”
  • Murder Nation (HLN, June 13, Sundays at 9). “focuses on the crimes that are distinct to one U.S. region”
  • Family Style (HBO Max, June 14). “features a group of friends and celebrity guests exploring popular Asian food restaurants and cultural locales across Southern California, Hawaii, The Philippines, Vietnam, and China”
  • The Real Manhunter (Acorn, June 14). “former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton … revisits cases he led and explores everything from the crime itself to the breakthrough moment when the suspect was identified and arrested”
  • BBQ Brawl (Food Network, June 14, Mondays at 9). “Bobby Flay and Michael Symon face off again as team captains, and they’re joined by Eddie Jackson”
  • The Celebrity Dating Game (ABC, June 14, Mondays at 10). Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton host as celebrities “each pick one lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes”
  • Penguin Town (Netflix, June 16). Patton Oswalt narrates a series “about the real lives of African penguins”
  • The House My Wedding Bought (Discovery+, June 16). “Designer and real estate expert Breegan Jane … helps couples on a budget who want to pay for a dream wedding and put a down payment on a house”
  • Card Sharks (ABC, June 16, Wednesdays at 10). Joel McHale hosts “a suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card”
  • Two Steps Home (HGTV, June 16, Wednesdays at 9). Jon Pierre and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin “will take a two-step approach to guide clients through the oftentimes daunting process of selling their current house and buying a new one”
  • Battle of the Brothers (Discovery+, June 17). Bryan and Michael Voltaggio “welcome eight of the country’s most promising chefs into their kitchen for a culinary competition designed to test the chefs’ talents”
  • The ’96 Effect (Peacock, June 17). “Tennis great Billie Jean King, broadcasters Bob Costas and Hannah Storm, and contemporary athletes Sue Bird, A’ja Wilson, Carli Lloyd, Cat Osterman, and Monica Abbott” explore “what it was like for women competing in 1996”
  • Hot Mess House (HGTV, June 17, Thursdays at 8). “Organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen … [and] builder and craftsman Wendell Holland … will update the rooms with customized renovations to set up the homeowners for tidy success”
  • When Nature Calls (ABC, June 17, Thursdays at 8). “a laugh-out-loud, one-hour unscripted comedy series which looks at the lighter side of the natural world”
  • Homestead Rescue (Discovery, June 17, Thursdays at 8). The Raneys “travel to some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the country to rescue failing homesteads”
  • Holey Moley 3D in 2D (ABC, June 17 at 8, then Thursdays at 9). “mini-golf enthusiasts and talented putters of all ages and from all corners of the U.S. will test their luck on the Holey Moley”
  • The Hustler (ABC, June 17, Thursdays at 10). Craig Ferguson hosts as five contestants “collaborate to answer a series of 10 trivia questions”
  • The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Netflix, June 18). “Three travelers visit short-term rentals around the globe and share tips for terrific stays”
  • Love After Lockup (WEtv, June 18, Fridays at 9). new “couples who meet their felon fiancés at their prison releases and the journey on their road to the altar”
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition (NatGeo Wild, June 20, Sundays at 8). “knee-slapping, tear-jerking animal humor”
  • Renovation Island (HGTV, June 20, Sundays at 8). “Contractor Bryan Baeumler and his wife, Sarah, move their family to the undeveloped South Andros Island, Bahamas, to restore a rundown beach resort”
  • You, Me & My Ex (TLC, June 20, Sundays at 10). “follows five couples who deal with an ex who is still intricately connected to their past partner and very much a part of their daily lives”
  • Below Deck Mediterranean (Peacock, June 21, Mondays, and Bravo, June 28, Mondays at 9). Captain Sandy Yawn and Malia White return; “the crew boards the 180-foot mega yacht Lady Michelle and embarks on an exciting new charter season as they head to Šibenik”
  • Celebrity IOU (HGTV, June 21, Mondays at 9). “celebs will get their hands dirty to surprise their deserving friends and mentors with a stunning home renovation”
  • Grill of Victory (Food Network, June 21, Mondays at 10). “Hardcore home cooks with a passion for barbecue face off to prove their skills for a chance to win the ultimate backyard kitchen”
  • So Freakin’ Cheap (TLC, June 21, Mondays at 10). “follows four unique families as they go to extraordinary lengths to save money and live their most frugal lives”
  • This Is Pop (Netflix, June 22). “Unfamiliar histories take center stage as hitmakers themselves—from ABBA to T-Pain—explore dimensions of pop music you never knew existed”
  • Capital One College Bowl (NBC, June 22, Tuesdays at 10). “Hosted by Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning serving as sidekick, the series challenges college students out of the classroom and puts their knowledge to the test as they compete for academic scholarships”
  • Too Hot To Handle (Netflix, June 23, Wednesdays). “Anyone who dares to break the rules of no kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification of any kind will see the $100,000 prize drop faster than our contestants’ libido”
  • Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell (Peacock, June 24). “an investigative documentary series revealing the complicated and mysterious life of Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+, June 24, Thursdays). 13 “queens [are] sashaying back to the runway to compete
  • Making It (NBC, June 24, Thursdays at 8). Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman return to host season three, which will “highlight how making things brings together communities, friends, neighbors and families”
  • Put A Ring On It (OWN, June 25, Fridays at 9). “couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they’ve been too afraid to ask: why haven’t they walked down the aisle?”
  • Relentless (Discovery+, June 28). “follows not only a complex search for a missing person, but the journey of a filmmaker who becomes dangerously ensnared by the story she’s documenting”
  • So Freakin’ Cheap (TLC, June 28, Mondays at 10). “four unique families that share one extraordinary ability to turn everything into a deal”
  • Good Bones (HGTV, June 29, Tuesdays at 9). “Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine are taking new risks in unchartered territory”
  • America’s Top Dog (A&E, June 29, Tuesdays at 8). “working dogs, police K9s and underdogs” are “facing off on a massive canine obstacle course designed to test their speed, agility, teamwork, and trust”
  • Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (Netflix, June 30). Explores “the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French woman found dead near her West Cork holiday home”

July 2021

  • Martha Gets Down and Dirty (Discovery+, July 1). Martha Stewart “showcases her seasonal gardening know-how, lifestyle and entertainment tips from her Bedford, N.Y. property”
  • Top Chef Amateurs (Bravo, July 1, Thursdays at 9). Gail Simmons hosts as “two amateur chefs will compete head-to-head in some of the most iconic challenges from the Top Chef archives”
  • Roswell: The Final Verdict (Discovery+, July 2, Fridays). a “minute-by-minute exploration of the Roswell incident through the eyes of those who were there”
  • Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew (MotorTrend, July 2). “Kevin, John, Ron, Spank, Harry and Joey seek answers to the questions around being a devoted automotive fan, learn to navigate the challenges of owning classic vehicles and make us laugh along the way”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, July 5, Mondays at 8). “New cast members Yung Baby Tate, Raedio vocalist and overnight sensation, Renni Rucci, dynamic rapper signed to Lil Baby’s label Wolfpack, and Omeretta The Great … are joined by beloved returning fan-favorites and Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris”
  • An Animal Saved My Life (A&E, July 6, Tuesdays at 9). “showcases amazing acts of heroism from different kinds of animal heroes”
  • Cat People (Netflix, July 7). “explores our fascinating relationship with cats through the lens of some the most remarkable, and surprising ‘cat people’ in the world, defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a cat person”
  • Dogs (Netflix, July 7). “returns to explore the powerful bond between humanity and dogs in four new intimate, heartwarming episodes”
  • Big Brother 23 (CBS, July 7, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 8). “Houseguests are in for a high-stakes summer full of Big Risks and Big Rewards, where one wrong gamble could cost them everything”
  • Love Island (CBS, July 7 at 9:30, then Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 9). “will take place in the sundrenched Hawaiian Islands with an all-new cast of Islanders looking for love”
  • Spice of Life (Cooking Channel, July 8, Thursdays at 7). Hawa Hassan “will visit experienced chefs at home and in restaurants to learn the stories of their favorite traditional recipes from around the world”
  • Impractical Jokers (truTV, July 8, Thursdays at 10). “The Tenderloins compete to embarrass each other with a series of hilarious and outrageous antics”
  • Backyard Bar Wars (truTV, July 8, Thursdays at 10:30). “a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of comedian and host, Chris Distefano, roasting the builders in a way that only he can.”
  • Secret Celebrity Renovation (CBS, July 9, Fridays at 8). “gives celebrities in sports, music and entertainment the chance to gift a surprise home renovation to a meaningful person”
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen, July 10, Saturdays at 8). “follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her rotating team of seasoned detectives Steve Spingola, Tonya Rider and Abbey Abbondandolo, as they travel to small towns to dig into unsolved homicide cases”
  • Florida Man Murders (Oxygen, July 10, Saturdays at 9). “America’s most notorious and outrageous killers from the Sunshine State”
  • Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo, July 11, Sundays at 8). “Returning this season: Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, and Dr. Wendy Osefo,” with new cast member Mia Thornton and new friend Askale Davis
  • Battle on the Beach (HGTV, July 11, Sundays at 9). Ty Pennington, Alison Victoria, and Taniya Nayak “will mentor three skilled teams of up-and-coming flippers … across three identical 1,500 square foot properties”
  • Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes (HBO, July 12, Mondays at 9). “expands on the podcast and the book, with never-before-seen footage and new insights” from “Ronan Farrow’s intimate, revealing interviews with whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources”
  • Heist (Netflix, July 14). “three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off”
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, July 14, Wednesdays at 9). Dr. Sandra Lee “is a renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who is known for treating challenging skin conditions in an effort to help her patients live a life free of discomfort or embarrassment”
  • The Cabin Chronicles (Discovery+, July 15). “explores the architecture, design and human connection behind beautiful cabins and their surrounding landscapes”
  • Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things (Discovery+, July 15). “an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created and celebrates the ingenuity, passion and creativity of the people who proudly stand behind these timeless classics”
  • RE(Motel) (Discovery+, July 15). “features passionate motel owners across America who restore and redesign their historic properties to give them new life, creating destination stops for a new generation of travelers”
  • Where We Call Home (Discovery+, July 15). “homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes”
  • Families of the Mafia (MTV, July 15, Thursdays at 9). “delves into the lives of five notorious mafia-tied families as they continue to navigate away from the underlying life of organized crime that still haunts them”
  • Behind the Attraction (Disney+, July 16). “an exclusive peek ‘behind the curtain’ of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world”
  • McCartney 3,2,1 (Hulu, July 16). “intimate and revealing examinations of musical history from two living legends, Paul McCartney and super producer Rick Rubin”
  • Making the Cut (Amazon, July 16, Fridays). “showcases 10 designers from five different countries who compete in assignments that challenge not only their design skills but also their ability to run all facets of a fashion brand”
  • Icon: Music Through the Lens (PBS, July 16, Fridays at 9). “follows the fascinating lives and often wild experiences of the artists who documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fast-evolving digital landscapes”
  • The Globe (Discovery+, July 17). Robert Irvine hosts as “four talented chefs compete across three rounds of culinary gameplay as they are transported to the greatest food destinations around the world via immersive LED screen backdrops”
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN, July 17). “follows the lives of three successful and powerful couples in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama”
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, July 17, Saturdays at 8). “brides arrive with a renewed energy and fresh set of challenges”
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville(OWN, July 17, Saturdays at 9). “follows the lives of three successful and powerful couples”
  • Family or Fiancé (OWN, July 17, Saturdays at 10). “follows engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together for three days under one roof”
  • Love in Paradise: the Caribbean (Discovery+, July 18). “a sexy new docu-soap from the producers of 90 Day Fiancé, following people who found love in the Caribbean”
  • Darcey & Stacey (TLC, July 19, Mondays at 8). “As Darcey and Georgi’s engagement faces unprecedented hurdles, Stacey and Florian are exploring ways to expand their family”
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime, July 21, Wednesdays at 8). People agree to get married to strangers and see just how well that works out.
  • On Her Turf at the Olympics (Peacock, July 26 to Aug. 1, nightly at 7). “will follow their biggest female stars in Tokyo”
  • Celebrity IOU: Joyride (Discovery+, July 26). “master mechanic Ant Anstead and car guru Cristy Lee team up with celebrities … to create automotive masterpieces for someone special in their lives”
  • Behind the Music (Paramount+, July 29). “returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered and updated for today’s audiences featuring artist interviews, a creative refresh and reimagined visual style”
  • Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson (Apple TV+, July 30). Ronson “uncovers the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound … with music legends and icons including Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, Dave Grohl,” and others

August 2021

  • My Feet Are Killing Me (TLC, Aug. 4, Wednesdays at 10). “Dr. Ebonie, Dr. Brad and Dr. Sarah are back to treat exceptional foot maladies”
  • UFO (Showtime, Aug. 8, Sundays at 9). explores “what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas”
  • Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide (NBC, Sunday, Aug. 8, at 10:30, then Mondays at 8). Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches host a show that “takes the spirit of the classic backyard slide and transforms it into a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides with the chance to take home a big cash prize”
  • Cheap Old Houses (Discovery+, Aug. 11). Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein “visit cities and small towns across America to tour low-priced older houses available for under $150,000 and share stories of the homes’ historical significance and architectural uniqueness”
  • Family Game Fight! (NBC, Aug. 11, Wednesdays at 9). Hosts Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard “are ‘adopted’ into a family of four competing for $100,000 in a series of fun-filled and larger than life games”
  • Money Court (CNBC, Aug. 11, Wednesdays at 10). “features entrepreneur and investor Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank), along with veteran trial attorney Katie Phang and former Judge Ada Pozo, presiding over a wide range of financial disputes”
  • Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco (Discovery+, Aug. 12, Thursdays). “comedian Sebastian Maniscalco … takes a deep dive into the gastronomic world from every angle”
  • Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, Aug. 16, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). “Breakout fan favorites from The Bachelor franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love
  • My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC, Aug. 17, Tuesdays at 9). “Whitney is showing signs of life after love. With the end of her engagement in the rearview mirror, she’s focused on her future.”
  • Breaking Bland (HGTV, Aug. 19, Thursdays at 9). The Charleston, South Carolina-based HGTV series Breaking Bland introduces designer Mary Welch Stasik. During each episode, Mary Welch will break any design boundary and encourage clients to eschew traditional looks to create a truly personalized space.
  • Curb Appeal Xtreme (HGTV, Aug. 19, Mondays at 9). “will combine the architectural and design savvy of John Gidding, the horticulture and landscape design genius of Jamie Durie and the custom carpentry and furniture wizardry of Rachel Taylor”
  • Growing Up Animal (Disney+, Aug. 20). “heart-warming stories following the development of baby animals on the magical journey from the safety of the womb to the challenges of the wild”
  • The Greatest #AtHome Videos (CBS, Aug. 20, Fridays at 9). Cedric the Entertainer hosts “the next generation of viral home videos”
  • The Ultimate Surfer (ABC, Aug. 23, Mondays and Tuesdays at 10). “some of the world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League’s (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch”
  • Welcome to Plathville (TLC, Aug. 24, Tuesdays at 10). “the older kids are still on their own journey to self-discovery but while some Plaths want to make amends with their parents and continue to see their siblings, that’s not the case for everyone”
  • Addicted to Marriage (Discovery+, Aug. 29). “follows “serial” brides and grooms who have been engaged and married many, MANY times”

September 2021

  • Muhammad Ali (PBS, Sept. 19 to 22, at 8). “follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated billions of fans with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, and his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it”

October 2021

  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, Oct. 1, Fridays at 8). “aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller”
  • Whose Line is it Anyway (The CW, Oct. 9, Saturdays at 8). “cast members must put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games”
  • World’s Funniest Animals (The CW, Oct. 9, Saturdays at 9). “viral internet clips of funny animal moments, hilarious animal clips from major motion pictures and your favorite TV series”
  • Legends of the Hidden Temple (The CW, Oct. 10, Sundays at 8). A “supersized, adult version of” the Nickelodeon show, “with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes on the line”
  • Killer Camp (The CW, Oct. 10, Sundays at 9). “a mix of 13 unlucky American and British campers navigate through new deadly twists and surprises while competing to expose the ‘killer’ among them”

December 2021

  • Queen of the Universe (Paramount+, Dec. 2). “Inspired by international singing competitions where countries go head to head with their best drag queens, this first-of-its-kind singing competition brings together drag queens from all around the world to compete for global domination”

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