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Summer 2022 reality TV schedule and guide

Summer 2022 reality TV schedule and guide
Birds splashing around in the summer heat before going inside to watch all of the summer reality TV. (Photo by Mark Timberlake)

Competitions, game shows, natural history, and drama: summer reality TV is bringing it all this year, from the usual summer staples (American Ninja Warrior, The Bachelorette, and Big Brother) to shows bringing the heat and drama (Married at First Sight, Southern Charm, and Buckhead Shore).

We’ll also get brand-new competitions (The Challenge: USA, Claim to Fame), plus revivals of old shows (Password, Iron Chef, and College Hill), and a lot more.

This guide includes premiere dates for all reality show and documentary series premieres on broadcast, streaming, and cable TV in the United States this spring and beyond. Times listed are in ET/PT.

For any reality shows that premiered before June 1, 2022, such as America’s Got Talent, Masterchef, or Life Below Zero: First Alaskans, please check the spring 2022 schedule.

For feature documentaries and nonfiction specials, see the summer 2022 documentary premiere guide.

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

I frequently update this list throughout the quarter, so while dates and times are accurate at the time of publication, please check your TV listings first. I work hard to ensure this a comprehensive list of reality TV and documentary series premieres, although that’s increasingly challenging now as schedules change frequently and some networks don’t even publicly announce returning seasons.

If you have any updates, additions, or corrections, please send them to me. Thank you!

Summer 2022 reality TV premieres


June | July | August | September


June 2022

  • Generation Drag (Discovery+, June 1). “an intimate look at the lives of these families as they courageously support their kids who are navigating their true identities”
  • The Real Housewives of Dubai (Bravo, June 1, Wednesdays at 9). “follows a powerful group of lavish women as they run business empires and expertly navigate a highly exclusive social scene”
  • The Book of Queer (Discovery+, June 2, Thursdays). “celebrates some of history’s most world-changing heroes, whose stories and contributions have been erased, marginalized or straightwashed throughout the years”
  • Fire Masters (Cooking Channel, June 2, Thursdays at 9). “Open-flame fanatics light the match and heat the coals in this ultimate grilling competition”
  • Trixie Motel (Discovery+, June 3, Fridays). Trixie “invests her life savings to buy and renovate a rundown motel in super-trendy Palm Springs, California”
  • Floor is Lava (Netflix, June 3). “back with bigger obstacles, higher stakes, and even hotter lava,” plus “a huge and very slippery volcano”
  • Mr. Good: Cop or Crook? (Netflix, June 3). “when Norway’s top cop is suspected of drug trafficking, investigators must ask: Is he a good officer or a major criminal?”
  • Guy’s All-American Road Trip (Food Network, June 3, Fridays at 9). “Guy Fieri, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder load up their RV to hit the road, along with a caravan of campers full of family and friends, for a road trip”

Week of June 5, 2022

  • The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network, June 5, Sundays at 9). “nine teams of aspiring food truck owners” compete “in high-stakes challenges to beat their rivals and stay in the race”
  • Battle on the Beach (HGTV, June 5, Sundays at 9). “three skilled teams of up-and-coming home renovators who, coached by celebrated mentors and design experts, … complete weekly renovation challenges”hungry
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC, June 6, Mondays at 8). “some of the most elite athletes in the country competing on the world’s most difficult obstacle courses”
  • The Family Chantel (TLC, June 6, Mondays at 8). “While Chantel and Pedro are struggling to save their marriage, will their families rally to support them or end up hammering the final nail in the coffin?”
  • #TextMeWhenYouGetHome (Lifetime, June 6, Mondays at 9). “each episode follows the case of an innocent woman who has been abducted, harmed or even murdered by someone on what was an otherwise average day in her life”
  • People Magazine Investigates (ID, June 6, Mondays at 9). “transports viewers to the front row of America’s most gripping and unbelievable crimes”
  • Sleeping with a Killer (Lifetime, June 6, Mondays at 10). “focuses on ordinary people who have tragic endings at the hands of husbands, wives, former friends, and lovers”
  • Seeking Sister Wife (TLC, June 6, Mondays at 10). “the lives of five polygamous families as they navigate the challenges of actively searching for and courting potential new sister wives”
  • Miz and Mrs. (USA Network, June 6, Mondays at 11). “an exclusive glimpse into the life of WWE Superstars The Miz and Maryse”
  • Hungry for Answers (Discovery+, June 8). Caroline Randall Williams “travels the country uncovering the fascinating, essential, and often untold Black stories behind some of America’s classic and emblematic food and spirits”
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (Netflix, June 8). “examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case”
  • Bargain Block (HGTV, June 8, Wednesdays at 9). “will follow home renovation experts and partners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas on their journey to restore Detroit’s iconic American neighborhoods one house at a time”
  • American Gangster: Trap Queens (BET+, June 9). “epic, tragic and significant cautionary tales of women seduced by the allure of the underworld to become ultimate crime bosses”
  • Rhythm + Flow France (Netflix, June 9, Thursdays). “French rappers freestyle, battle and write their way to a game-changing 100,000 euro prize in a music competition series judged by Niska, Shay and SCH”
  • Brat Loves Judy (WE tv, June 9, Thursdays at 9). “Brat-A-Tat and Big Booty Judy plan their dream wedding, but the rush towards the date 2-22-22 unveils unresolved relationship issues”
  • Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis (Amazon Freevee, June 10, Fridays). Jeff Lewis “is taking viewers into the homes of some of Hollywood’s most familiar faces, and helping them transform their spaces”
  • 90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise (Discovery+, June 10). “will follow three new and two returning couples” with “brand new sultry locations but also two LGBTQ+ couples”
  • First Blood (A&E, June 11, Saturdays at 9). “examines some of America’s most notorious serial killers through the prism of their first known kills to reveal what drove them to the moment when violent fantasy and curiosity became a devastating reality”

Week of June 12, 2022

  • The Wizard of Paws (BYUtv, June 12, Sundays at 7). “features Derrick Campana as he travels the country and world, crafting custom prosthetics for creatures of all sizes from elephants to rabbits”
  • The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America (History Channel, June 12, Sundays at 8). “surprising origin stories of the American alcohol, gambling, sex and tobacco industries and the ambitiously notorious entrepreneurs who built some of history’s biggest fortunes”
  • The Fast History Of… (History Channel, June 12, Sundays at 10). “a super-charged romp through the histories of anything and everything”
  • Making Modern with Brooke and Brice (Discovery+, June 13, Mondays). Brooke and Brice Gilliam “take a leap of faith to launch a home remodeling business”
  • The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich (HGTV, June 13, Mondays at 9). Melissa McCarthy and her cousin “roll up their sleeves, grab sledgehammers, revamp rooms and astonish unsuspecting homeowners with remarkable reveals”
  • Intervention (A&E, June 13, Mondays at 9). “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”
  • Digital Addiction (A&E, June 13, Mondays at 10). “uncovers the frightening and damaging world of digital dependency and the dramatic impact on the families affected by it”
  • Fear Thy Neighbor (ID, June 13, Mondays at 10) “tells the chilling tales of those with the misfortune to unwittingly take up residence within a stone’s throw of a psycho or killer”
  • Dateline: The Last Day (Peacock, June 14). “examine[s] the final day of a victim’s life—the split-second decisions and pivotal moments that made the difference between life and death”
  • Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend (Netflix, June 15). “Challenger chefs go head-to-head against culinary icons in an epic battle royale for the chance to become the Iron Legend”
  • Family Reboot (Disney+, June 15). “follows real families as they take a one-of-a-kind journey to reconnect”
  • Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet (Netflix, June 15). “tells stories of people caught in a dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception”
  • The Dog House: UK (HBO Max, June 16). “Set inside a rural British animal rescue center known for its commitment to matching homeless dogs with eager owners, The Dog House: UK captures the joy and complexity of the human-dog ‘dating’ experience”
  • Doug To The Rescue (Curiosity Stream, June 16). “Aerial cinematographer, animal rescuer and environmental activist Doug Thron is back with his next-generation infrared drone technology, going from one disaster-torn corner of the world to another, rescuing” animals
  • Impractical Jokers (truTV, June 16, Thursdays at 10). “a different celebrity guest in each episode [joins] Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray & Sal Vulcano for more laughs and mischief”
  • Home (Apple TV+, June 17). “unveils the boundary-pushing imagination of the visionaries who dared to dream and build [those homes] around the world”
  • Chrissy’s Court (Roku Channel, June 17). “Chrissy Teigen and her mother Pepper Thai reign supreme as the Judge and Bailiff in this courtroom”
  • Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Discovery+, June 17, Fridays). “Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them”
  • Where We Call Home (Discovery+, June 17, Fridays). “Homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes”
  • Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery, June 17, Fridays at 8). “Parker and his friends head to New Zealand … to explore all that this unique land has to offer and take Parker’s mining to the next level” 

Week of June 19, 2022

  • Beachside Brawl (Food Network, June 19, Sundays at 10). Antonia Lofaso hosts as Tiffani Faison and Brooke Williamson “lead teams of four cooks in this beachside showdown”
  • Mathis Family Matters (E!, June 19, Sundays at 10). “follows Judge Mathis and his wife, Linda as two of their adult children move back to Los Angeles to all find their way and join the rest of the family”
  • I Love a Mama’s Boy (TLC, June 19, Sundays at 10). “follows different women as they compete for the affection of their significant others… with their significant mothers”
  • Hip Hop My House (Paramount+, June 21). “Harlem rapper Cam’ron” and “interior designer Zeez Louize … spin one lucky superfan’s crib into a larger-than-life tribute to rap icons”
  • The Future Of (Netflix, June 21). “examine[s] new and emerging technological trends to imagine revolutionary possibilities”
  • 37 Words (ESPN, June 21, Tuesdays at 8). “tells the inspiring story of Title IX – the hard-fought battle to push for equal rights in education and athletics; the decades-spanning effort to nullify its impact; and the rippling impacts of the landmark civil rights law that continue to resonate today”
  • Wild ‘N’ Out (VH1, June 21, Tuesdays at 8). “Each episode will put Team Old School against Team New School in some of the most hilarious and outrageous battles yet”
  • Celebrity Game Face (E!, June 21, Tuesdays at 10). “Kevin Hart hosts a night of games with celebrity couples”
  • UFO Witness (Travel Channel, June 21, Tuesdays at 10) “Ben Hansen is on a mission to uncover the truth behind the country’s most shocking and infamous UFO sightings”
  • Snowflake Mountain (Netflix, June 22). “takes a bunch of clueless ‘kidults’ who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat”
  • The Hidden Lives of Pets (Netflix, June 22). “Meet amazing creatures from around the world and dig into the latest science on our animal friends’ senses and skills.”
  • What on Earth (Science, June 22, Wednesdays at 9). “reveals multiple political, environmental, and out-of-this-world secrets and phenomena per episode that would have stayed hidden forever if not for modern science”
  • The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip (Peacock, June 23, Thursdays). A Berkshires trip for Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York City, Phaedra Parks and Eva Marcille of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Brandi Glanville and Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, June 23, Thursdays at 8). “the squad is free to roam—from El Paso for an old-fashioned roommates-only trip to watch DJ Pauly D spin, to San Diego for a full-on family vacation”
  • Buckhead Shore (MTV, June 23, Thursdays at 9). “heads to Buckhead, Georgia to follow a group of longtime friends and former flames making a name for themselves in Atlanta’s ‘Beverly Hills of the South'”
  • Southern Charm (Bravo, June 23, Thursdays at 9). “Leva Bonaparte, Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy and Shep Rose return for season eight” with new cast members Olivia Flowers, Marcie Hobbs, and Chleb Ravenell and returneesVenita Aspen, Taylor Ann Green, and Naomie Olindo
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA Network, June 23, Thursdays at 9). follows “the life of the outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his amusing family”
  • Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane (USA Network, June 23, Thursdays at 9:30). “the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan”
  • The One That Got Away (Amazon, June 24). “six people searching for their soulmates are given the chance to explore a lifetime of missed connections as one by one, people from their pasts enter through “The Portal” to surprise them and take their shot at love”
  • The Great American Recipe (PBS, June 24, Fridays at 9). “Judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot bring their professional insights and deep culinary knowledge to encourage and support the contestants” who “represent the delicious diversity of American home cooking”
  • American Anthems (PBS, June 24, Fridays at 10). “celebrates … everyday heroes with surprise songs from today’s biggest country music stars”

Week of June 26, 2022

  • Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? (Starz, June 26, Sundays at 9). “a deeper look into how Maxwell, a woman of such elite status and privilege, ended up on trial for insidious abuse”
  • College Hill: Celebrity Edition (BET, June 27, then new episodes Thursdays). Nene Leakes, Ray J, Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Stacey Dash, DreamDoll, India Love, and Slim Thug “will live together and join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Texas Southern University as students”
  • All Star Shore (Paramount+, June 29, Wednesdays). a “first-of-its-kind party competition series, featuring a variety of epic party-style challenges like ‘Party Pong’ and ‘Shots and Found'”
  • More Power (History, June 29, Wednesdays at 10). Tim Allen, Richard Karn, and April Wilkerson are “celebrating the coolest, most powerful, and iconic examples of tools”
  • The Bridge (HBO Max, June 30). “features not one, but two groups of strangers who” compete “to construct a roughly 1,000-foot bridge with their bare hands and limited supplies”
  • Strange Evidence (Science, June 30, Thursdays at 9). “experts investigate mysteries caught on tape and carry out forensic analyses to determine the truth behind these unusual events”
  • Me or the Menu (Food Network, June 30, Thursdays at 10). “four restaurateurs navigate the challenges of opening their first restaurant with their significant others”

July 2022

  • Top Gear America (MotorTrend+, July 1, Fridays). a “lighthearted look at the auto industry as Dax, Rob and Jethro celebrate all the things they love about cars and argue about the things they don’t”

Week of July 3, 2022

  • America the Beautiful (Disney+, July 4). Michael B. Jordan narrates a “journey through America’s visually spectacular regions, from the steamy South to the California coast”
  • America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston (PBS, July 5, Tuesdays at 9). “an adventure-filled journey to explore the diverse array of regions across the U.S. and how those landscapes shape the way Americans work, play and interact with the outdoors”
  • The Great Muslim American Road Trip (PBS, July 5, Tuesdays at 10). “follows a young Muslim American couple — rapper Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robins — as they explore America’s ‘Mother Road’ and its surrounding Muslim communities on a 2,500-mile drive from Chicago to Los Angeles”
  • The Green Planet (PBS, July 6, Wednesdays at 8). Host Sir David Attenborough “takes viewers from the deepest jungles to the harshest deserts, revealing … the amazing, hidden life of plants”
  • Big Brother 24 (CBS, July 6 at 8, then Thursdays at 9, Sundays at 8, and Wednesdays at 8). “a group of all-new Houseguests move” in for ” a season full of new and unique twists and turns”
  • Guy’s Grocery Games: Guy’s Summer Games (Food Network, July 6, Wednesdays at 9). “Eight Guy’s Grocery Games winners are returning to Flavortown Market to compete in an epic five-week culinary tournament”
  • The Challenge: USA (CBS, July 6 at 9:30, then Wednesdays at 9). “brings together fan favorites from CBS’ reality shows … to compete in one of the most unpredictable and demanding games of their lives”
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime, July 6, Wednesdays at 8). “Singles from San Diego, California will meet their matches for a brand-new season, destined to be entertaining, surprising and full of romance”
  • Expedition with Steve Backshall (PBS, July 6, Wednesdays at 9). “Head into the unknown with naturalist Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places”
  • Press Your Luck (ABC, July 7, Thursdays at 8). Elizabeth Banks hosts as “three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board” and avoid Whammys
  • Generation Gap (ABC, July 7, Thursdays at 9). Kelly Ripa hosts as “teams of grandparents and grandkids … answer questions about pop culture from each other’s generations”
  • How to Build a Sex Room (Netflix, July 8). “From a secret rock ‘n’ roll dungeon to a next-level spa, designer Melanie Rose dreams up erotic renovations for couples in this spicy reality series”
  • Conjuring Kesha (Discovery+, July 8, Fridays). Kesha “explores the nation’s biggest mysteries, haunted locations and supernatural phenomena with exciting celebrity guests and experts in the unexplained”
  • My Lottery Dream Home (HGTV, July 8, Fridays at 9). David Bromstad “crisscrosses the country to help his newly-moneyed clients find fantasy homes with their sudden wealth”
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, July 9, Saturdays at 8). “celebrates 15 years of making brides’ wedding dress dreams come true”
  • Steal This House (HGTV, July 9, Saturdays at 9). Cristy Lee “is known for her expertise fixing cars, trucks and bikes, [but] Cristy’s heart is in home improvement” and renovates “the most unexpected, inexpensive properties”

Week of July 10, 2022

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC, July 10, Sundays at 7). celebrities “trace their family tree with the help of genealogists, historians and experts”
  • Celebrity Family Feud (ABC, July 10, Sundays at 8). Steve Harvey hosts as celebrities and “their families go head-to-head in a contest to name the most popular responses”
  • Biography: WWE Legends (A&E, July 10, Sundays at 8). “Through rare archival footage and in-depth interviews, each episode explores a different Legend and their immense impact in the WWE universe and on pop culture”
  • How Did They Build That? (Smithsonian, July 10, Sundays at 8). Top Gun: Maverick’s Jay Ellis “takes viewers around the globe to meet the architects who designed and built these captivating buildings”
  • The Final Straw (ABC, July 10, Sundays at 9). “four teams of colorful contestants face off to combat tremendous tipping towers … chock full of various objects ranging from basketballs to small kitchen appliances”
  • Women Who Rock (EPIX, July 10, Sundays at 9). “pays homage to female pioneers in music who … discuss truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their timeless music”
  • Patagonia: Life on the Edge of the World (CNN, July 10, Sundays at 9). Pedro Pascal narrates a “series [that] explores the wonders of one of the last untouched places on earth, the far-off land of Patagonia in South America”
  • United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN, July 10, Sundays at 10). W. Kamau Bell “visits communities across America to explore race, class, and the unique challenges they face”
  • The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC, July 10, Sundays at 10). Michael Strahan hosts “the timeless word-association game in which two celebrities and their partners face off”
  • The Anarchists (HBO, July 10, Sundays at 10). “a community tries to live alongside tourists and drug cartels with only the principles of anarchy as their guideposts”
  • Married to Medicine (Bravo, July 10, Sundays at 10). “Returning this season: Dr. Jacqueline Walters, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Quad Webb, Toya Bush Harris, and Anila Sajja” and Miss Quad Webb
  • The Bachelorette 19 (ABC, July 11, Mondays at 8). “Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia will stand by each other’s side yet again as they set out on a journey to find love”
  • Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo, July 11, Mondays at 8). “Returning this season are Captain Sandy Yawn and season six’s fan favorite Mzi ‘Zee’ Dempers”
  • BBQ USA (Food Network, July 11, Mondays at 9). “Michael Symon is headed to the biggest BBQ competitions across the country to bring viewers right into the action as he showcases the most elite competitors and top-notch BBQ talent”
  • Claim to Fame (ABC, July 11, Mondays at 10). “challenges 12 celebrity relatives to step outside their famous family member’s shadow and live together under one roof, concealing their identity”
  • Good Bones (HGTV, July 12, Tuesdays at 9). Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine “will continue to buy more dilapidated properties in their hometown of Indianapolis”
  • Edge of the Earth (HBO, July 12, Tuesdays at 9). “follows four groups of elite action-adventure athletes on four unique, never-before-accomplished missions”
  • Kitchen Crash (Food Network, July 12, Tuesdays at 10). “three professional chefs head to an unsuspecting local neighborhood block party on a suburban street and surprise the residents with an outdoor cook-off”
  • Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue (HGTV, July 13, Wednesdays at 8). Nicole Curtis “returns to her Lake Orion, Michigan, hometown to finish the massive renovation of a historic waterfront cottage”
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, July 13, Wednesdays at 9). “Dr. Lee jumps at every new challenge with a smile and a love for her patients and their skin”
  • Five Guys a Week (Lifetime, July 13, Wednesdays at 10). “one adventurous and very eligible lady invites five bachelors to move into her home”
  • Fboy Island (HBO Max, July 14, Thursdays). “follows three new women, Mia Emani Jones, Louise Barnard and Tamaris Sepulveda, who … navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection”
  • Top Gear (BBC America, July 14, Thursdays at 10). “Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness are back” and “head to America on a motorsport mission to the home of grassroots racing: Florida”
  • 101 Places To Party Before You Die (truTV, July 14, Thursdays at 10:30). friends Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus “venture across the U.S. to different destinations to experience everything they have to offer”
  • The Rehearsal (HBO, July 15, Fridays at 11). Nathan Fielder “allows ordinary people to prepare for life’s biggest moments by ‘rehearsing’ them in carefully crafted simulations of his own design”

Week of July 17, 2022

  • Colosseum (History, July 17, Sundays at 9). “vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity – the Colosseum”
  • Phrogging: Hider in My House (Lifetime, July 18, Mondays). “explores the phenomenon of phrogging — people secretly living inside someone else’s home”— via “first-hand accounts of survivors sharing the most skin crawling, twisted, and truly terrifying stories imaginable”
  • Love Island (Peacock, July 19, Tuesday through Sunday). “Islanders couple up in new surroundings to compete in naughtier games and sexier challenges”
  • Blown Away (Netflix, July 22). “Ten glass artists have come to North America’s largest hot shop to push themselves to their creative limits”
  • Secret Celebrity Renovation (CBS, July 22, Fridays at 8). “gives celebrities in sports, music and entertainment the chance to gift a surprise home renovation to a meaningful person who helped guide them to success”; Rob “Boston Rob” Mariano joins Sabrina Soto as designer
  • On Patrol: Live (Reelz, July 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 9). Live PD is back, with a new name
  • Black Love (OWN, July 23, Saturdays at 10). The final season of the show with “authentic, honest, emotional, and transparent love stories from” Black couples

Week of July 24, 2022

  • Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise (HGTV, July 24, Sundays at 8). “Retta will tour three homes where she will enthusiastically react to a plethora of bad design … and help a lucky homeowner transform their hideous home into a showstopper”
  • Renovation Island (HGTV, July 24, Sundays at 9). Bryan and Sarah Baeumler “will finally start the major renovation of their outdated family home in Florida … all while raising their kids and running their island resort”
  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge (National Geographic, July 25, Mondays at 9). Celebrities “will not only be pushed physically and mentally … but Bear will be testing each on their survival skills”
  • Street Food: USA (Netflix, July 26). “visit[s] Los Angeles, Portland, New York, New Orleans, Miami, and Oahu” to “discover the stories of the people who create flavorful, unforgettable dishes”
  • Light & Magic (Disney+, July 27). “behind the curtains of Industrial Light & Magic, the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm”
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Netflix, July 27). “As Shawn revs up business for the garage, Mark and the rest of the crew work on a variety of projects, including a ’57 Chevy and a rare Lincoln Zephyr”
  • Dream Home Makeover (Netflix, July 27). “Syd and Shea McGee of Studio McGee are back” and “bringing Shea’s breathtaking interior design touch to a wide range of diverse clients”
  • Made From Scratch (Fuse, July 28, Thursdays at 10). “features artists and entertainers as they prepare a home-cooked meal with their family and friends”
  • Belle Collective (OWN, July 29, Fridays at 9). “The women of Belle Collective represent the best of Black female entrepreneurship in Mississippi and the ladies are determined to show the positive side of Mississippi”
  • Super Sized Salon (WE tv, July 29, Fridays at 10:30). “follows the staff of the first beauty salon that caters to the plus size community, Babydoll Beauty Couture, as they are put to the test when challenges threaten the mission of the salon”

August 2022

Week of July 31, 2022

  • Alex vs. America (Food Network, July 31, Sundays at 9). “Eric Adjepong hosts Alex and the competitors in two rounds of challenges that put their culinary specialty skills to the test as they attempt to defeat Alex”
  • Flip to A Million (HGTV, Aug. 1, Mondays at 9). “Jonathan and Danielle Wrobel of Long Island, New York, and Jason and EJ Williams of Chicago, Illinois “[work] the real estate and flipping market to buy and sell properties. Their goal: build to a $1 million house sale in just six months”
  • Snake in the Grass (USA Network, Aug. 1, Mondays at 11). “Each episode will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the four must figure out which one of them is ‘the Snake’ – a saboteur”
  • Killer Camp (The CW, Aug. 5, Fridays at 8). a “British horror whodunit reality competition series”

Week of Aug. 7, 2022

  • Password (NBC, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 10). Keke Palmer hosts the revival of “one of the most iconic game shows in television history”
  • My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 10). “With the help of her supportive friend group, Whitney musters the strength to be the pillar her family needs during their darkest time.”
  • Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Detroit Lions (HBO, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 10). “will chronicle head coach Dan Campbell entering his second season leading the team and an intriguing mix of young emerging stars, established veterans, free agent additions and highly regarded rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason”
  • Instant Dream Home (Netflix, Aug. 10). “A group of families are in for the surprise of their lives, with their homes about to be totally transformed and radically improved from ho-hum to OMG…in just one day”
  • It’s CompliPlated (Food Network, Aug. 11, Thursdays at 10). “a hilarious new cooking show that has determined chefs attempting to please the most particular panel of eaters with the same plate of food”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, Aug. 16, Tuesdays at 9). “Big changes are coming for the family”

Week of Aug. 21, 2022

  • Bobby and Sophie on the Coast (Food Network, Aug. 22, Mondays at 9). Bobbie Flay and his daughter Sophie go “explore the Los Angeles spots, old and new”
  • Selling The OC (Netflix, Aug. 24). “A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office on the Orange County coast”
  • Welcome to Wrexham (FX, Aug. 24, Wednesdays at 10). follows “the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, UK, as two Hollywood stars take ownership of the town’s historic yet struggling football club”
  • The End is Nye (Peacock, Aug. 25). “sends Bill Nye into the most epic global disasters imaginable – both natural and unnatural–and then demystifies them using science to show how we can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them”
  • First Home Fix (HGTV, Aug. 27, Saturdays at 9). “spotlights design duo and real-life couple, Austin Coleman and Raisa Kuddus, as they create custom one-of-a-kind renovations for eager millennial clients”

Week of Aug. 28, 2022

  • Guy’s Ultimate Game Night (Food Network, Aug. 31, Wednesdays at 9). “Hollywood celebrities and their closest friends and family join host Guy Fieri in the Flavortown Lounge for an evening of food, drinks and off-the-hook food-related games and trivia”

September 2022

Week of Sept. 18, 2022

  • The U.S. and the Holocaust (PBS, Sept. 18 to 20, at 8). “examines the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south”
  • Designing Miami (Netflix, Sept. 21). “Eilyn and Ray Jimenez are making South Florida chicer one house at a time—she with a minimalist aesthetic and he with a more maximalist approach”
  • Survivor 43 (CBS, Sept. 21, Wednesdays at 8). The monster is back.
  • The Amazing Race 34 (CBS, Sept. 21, Wednesdays at 10). Teams will race against each other, mostly in Europe once again.
  • The Masked Singer (FOX, Sept. 21, Wednesdays at 8). Season 8 of the show where Fox will pay anyone, even a threat to our democracy, to stand in a costume while an anti-vaxxer guesses that they’re an A-list celebrity
  • Lego Masters (FOX, Sept. 21, Wednesdays at 9). Season three of the team-based Lego-building competition.
  • Shark Tank (ABC, Sept. 23, Fridays at 8). Rich people “give budding entrepreneurs the chance to secure business deals that could make them millionaires”

Week of Sept. 25, 2022

  • Celebrity Jeopardy! (ABC, Sept. 25, Sundays at 9). Celebrities compete in the game of questions and answers
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (ABC, Sept. 25, Sundays at 9). Pat Sajak tries his best to care about celebrities spinning the big wheel
  • Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, Sept. 27, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). Four hours a week of ex-Bachelor franchise contestants competing to increase their Instagram followers
  • Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, Sept. 29, Thursdays at 8). Season 21 of the show where Gordon Ramsay screams at people who cannot cook as they try to run a dinner service.

Week of Oct. 2, 2022

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Oct. 2, Sundays at 7). The return of the series on which people get hit in the crotch for laughs and money.
  • The Real Love Boat (CBS, Oct. 5, Wednesdays at 9). “brings singles together to travel the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship while looking for love”

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JF

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Any word on Love Island? I know UK is coming back soon, but is the US version on hold for a year as it retools for another network (I don't even remember which one it went to after CBS)?

Andy Dehnart

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Update! They just announced the premiere today: July 19. It's on the list above now.

Andy Dehnart

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

It's moved to Peacock, but they haven't yet announced a premiere date. It's typically been late-summer, so maybe they're sticking with that?

Melissa

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Ooh, I love Killer Camp! Is that a new season? Or are they going to show the rest of season 2?

Melissa

Friday 3rd of June 2022

@Andy Dehnart, Awesome, thank you!

Andy Dehnart

Friday 3rd of June 2022

I think it's season two! The Futon Critic's listings show that they'll start with episode three, but I hope they also re-air one and two...

cgesange

Wednesday 1st of June 2022

Re: “The Book of Queer”: gay men have been saying that the campy stereotypes about them in this show are insulting (e.g. the characters often act like teenage girls rather than men), and it makes claims about a number of historical figures that have been debunked by historians. This is probably going to harm the cause that it’s supposed to help.