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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 | December | January


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”
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Netflix, June 23). “follows the members of the Kretz family of Paris and their luxury real estate business”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • 30 Days With: Bretman Rock (YouTube, June 30, Wednesdays). the “YouTube creator, beauty entrepreneur, and fashion icon ventures into the wilds of the Hawaiian jungle to see if he can survive one week on his own”
  • Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs (Smithsonian, June 30, Wednesdays at 8). “profiles of canines who do everything from save lives to help us conquer our greatest fears”

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”
  • Big Timber (Netflix, July 2). “A no-nonsense logger and his loyal crew battle brutal elements and finicky machines to chop and transport valuable lumber on Vancouver Island”
  • 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”
  • The Dog House: UK (HBO Max, July 8). “Finding forever homes for rejected dogs isn’t easy – but that’s exactly what the staff of Wood Green do every day”
  • Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime (Netflix, July 8). “Dives deep into the case” that “shocked Brazil: Elize Matsunaga shot and dismembered her rich husband”
  • 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”
  • Forensic Files II (HLN, July 11, Sundays at 10). “continues the franchise – featuring the amazing work of scientists and investigators who use cutting edge forensics to crack the most baffling criminal cases”
  • 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”
  • Reasonable Doubt (ID, July 12, Mondays at 10). “retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva … re-examine controversial murder cases”
  • True Life: Crime (MTV, July 13, Tuesdays at 10). “investigates shocking and haunting crimes committed against young people”
  • My Unorthodox Life (Netflix, July 14). “centers around the personal and professional life of fashion mogul Julia Haart – former member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community turned CEO of Elite World Group”
  • Heist (Netflix, July 14). “three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off”
  • Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall (CuriosityStream, July 14). “explores the work of the iconic Dr. Jane Goodall and the remarkable team at JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of the Congo”
  • American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda (ID, July 14, then Thursdays at 9). “Lt. Kenda expertly guides us through the complex twists and turns of these bizarre crimes”
  • 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”
  • Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby (BBC Select, July 15). “takes viewers behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s most spectacular properties”
  • Where We Call Home (Discovery+, July 15). “homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes”
  • Riding Phat (Crackle, July 15). “follows the antics and trials of the PHAT Scooters team through celebrity encounters, custom builds and the day-to-day challenges of startup life”
  • Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Chip and Jo are back with new ideas for turning outdated homes into jaw-dropping, innovative living spaces.”
  • Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes”
  • Family Dinner (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Andrew Zimmern visits families across America to hear their stories and explore how the cultural, regional and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat”
  • Homegrown (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman helps families transform their outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional backyard farms”
  • Restoration Road with Clint Harp (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Carpenter Clint Harp hits the road in search of incredible historical structures across the country that are in need of restoration”
  • First Time Fixer (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “First-time house renovators take their home renovation dreams into their own hands and experience the risk and reward that comes with trying something new.”
  • Home Work (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Candis and Andy Meredith’s biggest renovation project to date is transforming a 20,000-square-foot historic school into their family home”
  • Van Go (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Brett Lewis renovates vans into tiny homes on the road”
  • The Johnnyswim Show (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Husband-wife musicians Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez … must adjust to life at home while adapting their music careers”
  • The Fieldhouse (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Justin Bane and his staff change lives by restoring and rehabilitating clients from the inside out at this cutting-edge fitness facility”
  • Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created”
  • (re)motel (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “motel owners across America restore and redesign their historic properties to give them new life and create destination stops for a new generation of travelers”
  • Where We Call Home (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “Homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes”
  • The Cabin Chronicles (Discovery+, July 15, then Fridays). “explores the architecture, design and human connection behind beautiful cabins and their surrounding landscapes”
  • Super Dad (Discovery+, July 15). “Father and DIY expert Taylor Calmus, along with his team of skilled builders, help aspiring DIY dads turn their kids’ outrageous backyard dreams into playtime realities”
  • Inn The Works (Discovery+, July 15). “Lindsey Kurowski and her team at Knotty Pine have set out to renovate the historic Oak Knoll Lodge in Big Bear Lake, CA”
  • The Artisan’s Kitchen (Discovery+, July 15). “Bryan Ford makes remixed classics and introduces recipes infused with his Honduran heritage and his New Orleans upbringing”
  • Growing Floret (Discovery+, July 15). “Erin and Chris Benzakein are risking everything to add and rehabilitate 24 new acres and expand” their farm
  • 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”
  • Dark Side of the 90s (Vice, July 15, Thursdays at 10). “will examine some of the decade’s most infamous moments”
  • 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”
  • Explained (Netflix, July 16). “From monarchies to apologies, pooches to plastic surgery, this docuseries explores a wide range of fascinating topics to illuminate your 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”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • Serengeti II (Discovery+, July 18). “highlights the majestic animals who call the Serengeti their home and their day-to-day lives living together”
  • 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”
  • Charmed to Death (Oxygen, July 18, Sundays at 7). “true stories of manipulative and deceptively dangerous criminals who use their charm to cheat, steal and lure unsuspecting victims into romantic relationships”
  • Buddy vs. Duff (Food Network, July 18, Sundays at 9). “Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) took home the crown in season two. Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl”
  • The Machines That Built America (History, July 18, Sundays at 9). “the surprising stories and rivalries behind the ground-breaking innovations that turned America into a superpower”
  • 100 Foot Wave (HBO, July 18, Sundays at 10). “the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights”
  • For Ball and Country (NBC, July 19). “an inside look as the USA Basketball Men’s National Team arrives for training camp, coaches meetings, and practices with players and coaches”
  • Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery, July 19, Mondays at 8). “JJ pushes his family like never before to prove they’re the best racers in the game”
  • 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”
  • Getaway Driver (Discovery, July 19, Mondays at 9). “features 24 elite drivers … who compete to prove they have the skill behind the wheel and the mental toughness to outrun and out-drive the competition in a massive nearly 60-acre compound filled with obstacles”
  • Dirty Rotten Cleaners (A&E, July 19, Mondays at 10). “follows extreme cleaners facing the filth of Florida as they dive into a never-before-seen side of the Sunshine State”
  • Betraying the Badge (Vice, July 19, Mondays at 10). “an 8-part docuseries exploring some of the most explosive police corruption cases in America”
  • Bloodline: Deadliest Catch (Discovery, July 20, Tuesdays at 9). Moves back to Discovery as “Josh Harris and his business partner, Casey McManus, set out on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Hawaii”
  • Man vs. History (History, July 20, Tuesdays at 10). “follows acclaimed storyteller and local historian Bil Lepp as he travels off the beaten path across the country to discover the truth behind mysteries and legends of American history”
  • Sexy Beasts (Netflix, July 21). “real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test”
  • Behind the Attraction (Disney+, July 21). “an exclusive peek ‘behind the curtain’ of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world”
  • Too Hot to Handle: Brazil (Netflix, July 21, Wednesdays) “Ten sizzling hot Brazilians meet at a dreamy beach resort. But for a shot at R$500,000, they’ll have to give up sex in this fun reality show.”
  • 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.
  • Expedition Unknown (Discovery+, July 21, Wednesdays at 8). “Josh Gates is back and ready to explore the unknown”
  • Hunting Atlantis (Discovery, July 21, Wednesdays at 9). “Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix set out on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time”
  • Fasten Your Seatbelt (A&E, July 21, Wednesdays at 10). Robert Hays hosts “the true stories behind the most incredible moments from airports and flights”
  • Through Our Eyes (HBO Max, July 22). “spotlights the perspectives of children as they experience some of the most challenging issues facing families today”
  • Danceworks (BBC Select, July 22). “insight into the world of contemporary and classical dance in Britain”
  • Ghost Adventures (Discovery+, July 22, Thursdays). “Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley –are back on the haunt, investigating all-new incidents of extreme and disturbing paranormal activity”
  • The Movies That Made Us (Netflix, July 23). “the real story behind the blockbusters that defined a generation”
  • Mind for Design (Discovery+, July 23, Fridays). “Brian Patrick Flynn creates breathtaking spaces with an eclectic-yet-distinctive style”
  • Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC America and AMC, July 24, Saturdays at 8). “travel[s] to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity”
  • Destination Fear (Travel Channel, July 24, Saturdays at 9, and Discovery+, Saturdays). “Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder … hit the haunted highways, byways and back roads of America once again, spending the night inside the nation’s scariest places”
  • 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”
  • Citizen P. I. (Discovery+, July 27, Tuesdays). “showcases the colorful personalities of people who dive headfirst into the rabbit hole to solve violent crimes”
  • Love is Blind: After the Altar (Netflix, July 28). “the season one cast is back for an anniversary party”
  • Tattoo Redo (Netflix, July 28). “Top artists transform tattoo disasters into stunning cover-ups, with designs chosen by clients’ loved ones.”
  • Fboy Island (HBO Max, July 29). “three women move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men – 12 self-proclaimed ‘Nice Guys’ looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed ‘FBoys,’ there to compete for cold, hard cash”
  • The Wine Show (Sundance Now/AMC+/Acorn TV, July 29). “actors and wine enthusiasts Matthew Rhys, Matthew Goode, James Purefoy and Dominic West in a journey around the globe to discover the history, culture and people of some of the most beautiful and fascinating places”
  • Behind the Music (Paramount+, July 29, Thursdays). “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”
  • Glow Up (Netflix, July 30). “aspiring makeup artists navigate colorful challenges to win a career-making opportunity in the beauty industry”
  • Dino Hunters (Discovery, July 30, Fridays at 9). “cowboys and ranchers continue scouring the West for the most rare and valuable prehistoric fossils and remains”
  • Zoë Bakes (Discovery+, July 30, Fridays). “Breaking down the secrets of talented pastry chefs and home bakers alike, Zoë François teaches how to achieve beautiful and delicious desserts right from home”
  • 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
  • Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune (Discovery, July 30, Fridays at 8). “will follow fan favorites including Tony Beets, Rick Ness, Dave Turin, Fred Lewis and Dustin Hurt as they go about their winter prospecting, purchasing and permitting in preparation to hit their ambitious season goals”
  • Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog (National Geographic Channel, July 30, Fridays at 9, repeating Sundays at 8 on NatGeo WILD and Wednesdays on Disney+). Cesar Millan “takes on the most challenging cases yet, treating a host of new canine behavioral issues impacted by well-intentioned but impulsive owners”
  • One Week to Sell (HGTV, July 30, Fridays at 9). “follows interior designer and home stager Taylor Spellman as she transforms unsold homes into red hot properties”

August 2021

Week of Aug. 1, 2021

  • Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump (HBO, Aug. 2, Mondays at 9). “life at a privately owned TV station in the small desert town of Pahrump, Nevada, revealing a colorful cast of characters in front of and behind the cameras.”
  • Drain the Oceans (National Geographic, Mondays at 9). “reveals the full scope of the shipwrecks, treasure, sunken cities, geology and technology at play on the floor of lakes, seas and oceans around the world”
  • My True Crime Story (VH1, Aug. 2, Mondays at 10). “first person stories of real people mixed up in headline-grabbing crimes”
  • Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified (Netflix, Aug. 3). explores how “many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty.”
  • Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami (Netflix, Aug. 4). focuses “on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history”
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Netflix, Aug. 4). “As Gotham Garage’s star rises, Mark broadens his business strategy beyond ‘upgrade and trade’ as he courts clients with big ideas and deep pockets.”
  • Motor Mythbusters (MotorTrend, Aug. 4). “Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley from MotorTrend’s All Girls Garage series, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha” test “popular automotive myths through a mixture of scientific method, lively curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity”
  • Cooking with Paris (Netflix, Aug. 4). Paris Hilton “showcase her culinary expertise (or lack thereof), glam kitchen wardrobe, and party-throwing skills with some of her fab celeb friends”
  • 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”
  • Breaking Bland (HGTV, Aug. 4, Wednesdays at 9). “Mary Welch Fox Stasik will help clients create living spaces that express their individuality and design aesthetic with pizazz and confidence”
  • Dream Team: Birth of the Modern Athlete (Paramount+, Aug. 5): “examines the uncensored story of the 1992 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team and the long-lasting cultural impact of how the once-in-a-lifetime super team changed sports on a global scale forever.”
  • Brat Loves Judy (WEtv, Aug. 5, Thursdays at 9). “follows the iconic rapper and Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star Da Brat and her girlfriend Jesseca ‘Judy’ Dupart as they forge their new life together”
  • Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary (IMDb TV, Aug. 6). “Through original home videos, interviews, and incredibly personal footage, viewers will get abackstage pass experience into the life of the country music superstar”
  • For The Love of Kitchens (Discovery+, Aug. 6, Fridays). Paul O’Leary, Helen Parker, and Robin Mclellan “design and craft beautiful kitchens for deVOL, a design company based in a 16th century water mill in the heart of the English countryside”
  • Ranch to Table (Discovery+, Aug. 6, Fridays). “Elizabeth Poett tackles the work of running her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients”
  • Heartbreak Island (Discovery+, Aug. 7). Season two; “a group of single guys and girls put everything on the line in a bid to find their perfect match and the chance of winning $100,000”

Week of Aug. 8, 2021

  • Money Hungry (Food Network, Aug. 8 at 10, then Tuesdays at 10). “Host Kal Penn tests the taste buds of everyday Americans, recipe developers and chefs in … a series of increasingly difficult global taste tests.”
  • 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”
  • Family Game Fight! (NBC, Aug. 8 after the Olympics, then 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”
  • Cheap Old Houses (HGTV, Aug. 9, Mondays at 9). Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein “tour low-priced older houses across America and ultimately choose which ones to feature on their famous” Instagram account
  • Super Heists (CNBC, Aug. 9, Mondays at 10). “cracks open the case files of different master thieves, examining their crimes from two distinct, yet parallel points of view: the masterminds themselves and the investigators who doggedly pursue them”
  • Monster Garage (Discovery, Aug. 9, Mondays at 10). “Jesse James, legendary fabricator and founder of West Coast Choppers is back with a renewed passion for creating some of the most mind-blowing vehicles”
  • Untold (Netflix, Aug. 10, Tuesdays). “each film kicks off at a pivotal moment — the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs — and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it”
  • The Profit (CNBC, Aug. 10, Tuesdays at 10). “Lemonis visits eight businesses each facing different and unique challenges during these unprecedented times”
  • Wild N’ Out (VH1, Aug. 10, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8). “Featuring a post-apocalyptic set design, 10 new games and more exclusive performances, the series is bigger and better than ever”
  • Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys (HBO, Aug. 10, Tuesdays at 10). “chronicles training camp with the five-time Super Bowl champion NFC East franchise”
  • Bake Squad (Netflix, Aug. 11). “four individually brilliant bakers will battle it out to see whose dessert will be chosen for someone’s extra special big day.”
  • The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies (MTV, Aug. 11, Wednesdays at 8). 17 international contestants and 17 American contestants “will be tested both mentally and physically to win their share of one million dollars”
  • Cribs (MTV, Aug. 11, Wednesdays at 9:30). “will invite viewers for a peek into the everyday—and unexpected—lifestyles and rituals of their favorite personalities and families”
  • 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”
  • Ex-Rated (Peacock, Aug. 12). “challenges adult singles of all ages and backgrounds to face raw, candid feedback on everything from their personality to sexual prowess and relationship skills”
  • The Hype (HBO Max, Aug. 12). “a competition series set in the colliding worlds of streetwear, business and culture where fashion visionaries must elevate their designs and entrepreneurial sense to avoid elimination while remaining authentic to their style”
  • Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (BBC Select, Aug. 12). “following an investigation to solve the ‘Jack the Stripper’ murders, the biggest unsolved serial murder case in British criminal history”
  • Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco (Discovery+, Aug. 12, Thursdays). “comedian Sebastian Maniscalco … takes a deep dive into the gastronomic world from every angle”
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA, Aug. 12, Thursdays at 9). “Whether they are enjoying a NASCAR race or a family vacation in Florida, one thing is certain, Chrisley hijinks and hilarity will follow”
  • Growing Up Chrisley (USA, Aug. 12, Thursdays at 9:30). “Chase and Savannah are back in Nashville where they are embracing adulthood a bit closer to home”
  • The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E (WE tv, Aug. 12, Thursdays at 10). “explore[s] the extraordinary impact Eric Wright, aka ‘Eazy-E,’ had on the music industry and his daughter’s quest for answers to the perplexing circumstances surrounding the 1995 death of the gangsta rap icon”
  • Eye Candy (Roku, Aug. 13). Josh Groban hosts a competition where “teams of celebrities and civilians … attempt to identify outrageous edible creations designed to look like every day ordinary objects”
  • Squeaky Clean (Roku, Aug. 13). Leslie Jordan hosts a competition that “pits three cleaning-obsessed contestants against each other in an intense battle of the bubbles to win a tidy cash prize”
  • Thanks a Million (Roku, Aug. 13). “Celebrities gift $100,000 to people doing big things in their communities, who must pay it forward”
  • What Happens in Hollywood (Roku, Aug. 13). “unveils how the behind-the-scenes systems of Hollywood have cultural implications beyond the big screen”
  • Point of View: A Designer Profile (Discovery+, Aug. 13, Fridays) profiles interior designers and “introduces the inspirations and influences that shape their designs”
  • Disney’s Magic Bake-Off (Disney Channel, Aug. 13, Fridays at 8). “kids 6-14 … create the most extraordinary cakes inspired by the magic of Disney”
  • Clipped (HGTV, Aug. 14, Saturdays at 9). contestants “create breathtaking sculptures out of meticulously trimmed shrubbery, plants and flowers”

Week of Aug. 15, 2021

  • Rock My Collection (AXS, Aug. 15, Sundays at 8). “a celebration of some of the world’s most legendary music artifacts connected to an impressive roster of industry trailblazers”
  • Battle of the Brothers (Food Network, Aug. 15, Sundays at 10). Bryan and Michael Voltaggio’s competition comes to cable after premiering on Discovery+ in June.
  • Meaning in Music (Smithsonian Channel on YouTube, Aug. 15 to Aug. 20). “explores the intersection of hip-hop with different genres and cultures, and how it’s made an impact on trends, politics, and societies at large”
  • 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
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones (Food Network, Aug. 16, Mondays at 9). “host Molly Yeh challenges the ice cream makers to capture the essence of a celebrity or pop culture icon in a new and innovative ice cream flavor”
  • Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network, Aug. 16, Mondays at 10:30). “the ultimate guide to the country’s most amazing meals, eats and treats as told by the pros who spend their lives obsessing over food”
  • 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.”
  • Welcome to Plathville (TLC, Aug. 17, 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”
  • I Survived a Serial Killer (A&E, Aug. 18, Wednesdays at 9:30). “will explore what it is like to be one of the few people ever to escape from the clutches of a serial predator”
  • We Got Love Teyana & Iman (E!, Aug. 18, Wednesdays at 10). “follows pop-culture powerhouses Teyana, Iman, and their daughters Junie B, Baby Rue and their tight-knit entourage of family and friends”
  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID, Aug. 18, Wednesdays at 10). “John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, introduce ID’s active and engaged audience to unsolved violent crimes that urgently need to be closed”
  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max, Aug. 19). “follows a group of ambitious childhood friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of adulthood, navigating love and family, and building their careers”
  • Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (A&E, Aug. 19, Thursdays at 10). “follows the dramatic inside stories – as they unfold – of 8 people facing trial for serious crimes they are alleged to have committed”
  • Growing Up Animal (Disney+, Aug. 18). “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 Uncommon History of Very Common Things (Crackle, Aug. 19). “examines the unknown, sometimes shocking, often irreverent, and always entertaining history of the everyday items that make up our lives”
  • The Greatest #AtHome Videos (CBS, Aug. 20, Fridays at 9). Cedric the Entertainer hosts “the next generation of viral home videos”
  • Cold Case Files (A&E, Aug. 20, Fridays at 9). “examines the twists and turns of one murder case that remained unsolved for years, and the critical element that heated it up, leading to the evidence that finally solved it”
  • American Justice (A&E, Aug. 20, Fridays at 10). “looks at recent criminal cases in the United States through the prism of the criminal justice system, and from the first-hand perspectives of the prosecutors, defense attorneys, investigators, victims and perpetrators involved”
  • Burger Truck Brawl (Discovery+, Aug. 21, Saturdays). “The Billionaire Burger Boyz and Jennifer Johnson The Burger Girl … will roll into a city, meet the challenging food truck, craft a new menu for that city, then sell, sell, sell. The winning truck walks away with a cash bet”
  • Children of the Cult (Discovery+, Aug. 21). “tells the astonishing tale of one of the world’s most notorious and prolific cults, The Children of God, through the stories of three British women who escaped its clutches”

Week of Aug. 22, 2021

  • Naked and Afraid of Love (Discovery+, Aug. 22). “16 naked strangers ready to find love will strip down … in the ultimate challenge that blends survival, romance”
  • NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½ (HBO, Aug. 22, Sundays at 8). “a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century, weaving together the stories, memories and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges”
  • Gossip (Showtime, Aug. 22, Sundays at 8). “delves into the world of tabloid journalism, which rose to popularity in New York City in the late ’70s and took the world by storm”
  • Born for Business (Peacock, Aug. 23). “spotlights the untold stories of four entrepreneurs with disabilities”
  • Messyness (MTV, Aug. 23, Monday through Friday at 7). Snooki hosts a “new comedy clip series showcases people living their best lives and being brave enough to celebrate their own messiness”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Miami (VH1, Aug. 23, Mondays at 9). “The new season finds its larger-than-life cast of iconic series veterans and heavy-hitting newcomers seizing the moment to represent, reinvent and push the industry envelope”
  • 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”
  • Cold Blooded Alaska (Discovery+, Aug. 24). “uncovers Alaska’s most disturbing crimes”
  • La Casa de los Famosos (Telemundo, Aug. 24, weeknights at 7). This version of Big Brother VIP “features a house full of popular Hispanic figures all living under one roof in complete isolation”
  • Motel Makeover (Netflix, Aug. 25). “Two budding hospitality entrepreneurs look to expand their empire by renovating an old motel in Ontario”
  • Behind the Attraction (Disney+, Aug. 25). “additional episodes will center on the following attractions: ‘The Castles,’ ‘Disneyland Hotel,’ ‘it’s a small world,’ ‘Trains, Trams, and Monorails,’ and ‘Hall of Presidents.'”  
  • The Program: Prison Detox (Discovery+, Aug. 25). “chronicles the emotional journeys of” people “who are facing upwards of 70 years in prison as they endeavor to see their prison sentences erased” by participating in a rehab program
  • 40 Year Old Property Virgin (HGTV, Aug. 25, Wednesdays at 10). “follows an array of first-time buyers as they try to find their first place all while navigating the opinions of family, friends and nosy neighbors”
  • Neighborhood Wars (A&E, Aug. 25, Wednesdays at 10). with “footage from cell phones, drones, home security cameras and more, the series showcases the kindness and conflict between real-life neighbors throughout the US”
  • Monster in the Shadows (Peacock, Aug. 26). Focuses on the Brittney Wood, whose disappearance “led to a shocking revelation about Brittney’s family causing her disappearance to become forgotten in the public eye”
  • Little Women: Atlanta (Lifetime, Aug. 26, Thursdays at 8). “While the ladies continue to juggle the pandemic, their careers, friendships, complicated love lives and motherhood, the tragic passing of their dear friend Minnie is still always on their minds”
  • Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E, Aug. 26, Thursdays at 9). “tells the individual stories of previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole who are now seeking resentencing”
  • Titletown High (Netflix, Aug. 27). “In a Georgia town where football rules and winning is paramount, a high school team tackles romance, rivalries and real life while vying for a title”
  • Self Employed (Discovery+, Aug. 27, Fridays). “Jonathan Morris travels the country to share the inspirational and new challenges of small business owners and their journeys to building their dream jobs”
  • Life After Lockup (WE tv, Aug. 27, Fridays at 9). “follows 10 former inmates and their significant others from the hit series Love After Lockup, through their weird and wild journey to survive the real world together”
  • Guy: Hawaiian Style (Discovery+, Aug. 28). “Guy Fieri and his family … roll through the Hawaiian Islands for a deep dive into the tradition, the adventure and all types of great food”
  • Design Star: Next Gen (HGTV, Aug. 28, Saturdays at 9). “a new high-stakes competition series inspired by the blockbuster hit, HGTV Design Star”

Week of Aug. 29, 2021

  • Renovation, Inc: The Beginning (Discovery+, Aug. 29). “spotlight[s] how Bryan and Sarah Baeumler began their booming home reno business off the island”
  • Addicted to Marriage (Discovery+, Aug. 29). “follows “serial” brides and grooms who have been engaged and married many, MANY times”
  • 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (TLC, Aug. 29, Sundays at 8). “Meet the two new couples taking the plunge for love, and catch up with four returning pairs fighting to make things work abroad”
  • 9/11: One Day in America (National Geographic Channel, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, at 9). “chronicles the events of that day – at times minute by minute – through gripping first-person narratives of the first responders and survivors who were there”
  • Renovation, Inc: The Lake House (HGTV, Aug. 29 at 9, then Sundays at 8). Bryan and Sarah Baeumler “design and build their dream lakefront property despite extreme weather and supply challenges”
  • I Love a Mama’s Boy (TLC, Aug. 29, Sundays at 10). “features two new mama’s boys and picks up with three returning trios” whose “significant others continue to fight for love, attention and alone time”
  • Sex & Murder (HLN, Aug. 29, Sundays at 10). “detectives uncover dirty secrets, scandalous sex affairs, online sex addictions, jealousy and stunning twisted fantasies when looking for motives for murder”
  • Prisoner of Love (Discovery+, Aug. 30, Mondays) “documents five couples as they navigate the roller coaster ride of dating someone in the big house and the unique struggles it presents”
  • Sparking Joy (Netflix, Aug. 31). “Marie Kondo is back to help people transform their homes while transforming their lives in surprising and emotional ways”
  • Celebrity Game Face (E!, Aug. 31, Tuesdays at 10). “returns with new celebrity contestants and crazier games”
  • Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door (E!, Aug. 31, Tuesdays at 11). Jason Biggs “surprises unsuspecting families for a chance to win a major cash prize from the comfort of their own living room”

For shows premiering after Aug. 31, see the fall reality TV schedule and guide

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