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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

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”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • American Detective (ID, July 6, Wednesdays at 10). Lt. Joe Kenda “profiles a different homicide detective whose tireless efforts helped bring justice to the victim”
  • 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”
  • Living with a Serial Killer (Oxygen, July 9, Saturdays at 9). “examines the turmoil and devastation that follows after discovering the person you share your life or home with is a vicious murderer”

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”
  • Forever Summer: Hamptons (Amazon Prime Video, July 15). “a group of college kids from widely different backgrounds, from wealthy New York City kids who descend for the summer to the humble townies”
  • The Big Tiny Food Face-Off (YouTube, July 15, Fridays). “features three new kid contestants in each episode as they battle it out to make mini dishes that pack real flavor and showcase their flair for the diminutive”
  • 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”
  • The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeo WILD, July 16, Saturdays at 9). “the docs are racing from critical clinic visits to emergency farm calls”

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”
  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Showdown (National Geographic, July 17, Sundays at 9). “top captains from Gloucester, Massachusetts, have returned to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to battle it out against the best bluefin tuna fishermen in the South”
  • 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”
  • Caught in the Act: Unfaithful (VH1, July 18, Mondays at 9). “tracks host Tami Roman as she sets out on a mission to empower suspicious lovers to catch their cheating partners in the act”
  • 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
  • Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog (National Geographic, July 22, Fridays at 9). Cesar Millan “takes on the most challenging cases yet, treating a host of new canine behavioral issues impacted by well-intentioned but impulsive owners”
  • 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”
  • Gordon Ramsay Uncharted: Showdown (National Geographic, July 25, Mondays at 8). Gordon Ramsay faces off against other chefs.
  • 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”
  • World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason (National Geographic, July 25, Mondays at 10). Bear Grylls “[teaches] his celebrity guests essential survival skills that they’ll have to master and then prove they can use in a high-stress situation”
  • 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”
  • Happy Hour Sessions (YouTube, Wednesdays). “Musician and entertainer George Chase, Jr., delivers a new series dedicated to songwriting and getting to know the artists behind the music”
  • 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”
  • The Con (ABC, July 28, Thursdays at 10). Narrator Whoopi Goldberg “takes viewers inside the shocking tales of deceit and fraud, revealing the con artist’s schemes, devasting costs, and hope for justice”
  • Ready to Love (OWN, July 29, Fridays at 8). “a wide range of hopeful singles from every walk of the Black diaspora” and “Host Tommy Miles [head] to Miami, ‘The Magic City,'”
  • 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”
  • Life After Lockup (WE tv, July 29, Fridays at 9). “follows nine former inmates and their significant others from the hit series Love After Lockup through their weird and wild journey to survive the real world”
  • 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

  • Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen (Discovery, July 31, Sundays at 8). “In the frigid Rocky Mountains, sub-freezing temperatures … 12 of Naked and Afraid’s most popular and experienced All-Stars take on 14 punishing days and nights”
  • 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”
  • Forensic Files II (HLN, July 31, Sundays at 10). “delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents, and outbreaks of disease from around the world”
  • Inside Out (HGTV, Aug. 1, Mondays at 8). “Southern California home renovators Carmine Sabatella and Mike Pyle work with clients who want a stunning home transformation inside and out”
  • Crimes of the 90s (ID, Aug. 1, weeknights at 8). “People Magazine will take viewers through each year of the 1990s highlighting the most intriguing and chilling crimes of the decade.”
  • 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”
  • Celebrity Beef (E!, Aug. 2, Tuesdays at 10). “will follow two celebrity contestants each week as they go head-to-head-in a cook-off”
  • All or Nothing: Arsenal (Amazon Prime Video, Aug. 4, Thursdays). “will take viewers behind the curtain during a crucial season at one of the world’s biggest football clubs, as Arsenal focus their efforts on challenging for domestic success and returning to elite European competition”
  • Lady Tamara (Netflix, Aug. 4). “The glamorous life of socialite Tamara Falcó takes center stage in this reality series as she balances work, play and her famous family”
  • The Sweet Life: Los Angeles (HBO Max, Aug. 4, Thursdays). “the unique perspectives of what it means to be young, Black, ambitious, and in constant pursuit of one’s dream”
  • Battlebots: Champions (Discovery, Aug. 4, Thursdays at 8). “Each week eight deadly bots face off in a “Sin City Slugfest” to win the right to compete in the ultimate Vegas showdown”
  • Alone: The Skills Challenge (History, Aug. 4 at 10:30, then Thursdays at 10). “three former participants from ‘Alone’ competing in survival build challenges devised by another former participant”
  • Recipe Lost and Found (Discovery+, Aug. 5, Fridays). “Classically trained chef and food anthropologist Casey Corn is on a journey to help people rediscover their lost family recipes”
  • Killer Camp (The CW, Aug. 5, Fridays at 8). a “British horror whodunit reality competition series”
  • Lone Star Law (Discovery Channel, Aug. 6, Saturdays at 8). Follows Texas Game Wardens who are “tracking poachers, rescuing injured wildlife, confronting drug smugglers, or saving victims of natural disasters”
  • Family or Fiance (OWN, Aug. 6, Saturdays at 9). “engaged couples and their families [try] to get on the same page before walking down the aisle”

Week of Aug. 7, 2022

  • My Life as a Rolling Stone (Epix, Aug. 7, Sundays at 9). “aims to reveal The Rolling Stones’ creativity, their inspirations, and how they individually and collectively have overcome adversity, notoriety, and personal demons to write the soundtrack of our times”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, Aug. 8, Mondays at 8). “will turn hip-hop culture on its head and remix it into a new era as Spice becomes the first artist in Love & Hip Hop history to be nominated for a Grammy while on the show”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Miami (VH1, Aug. 8, Mondays at 9). “these artists are turning the heat all the way up like never before. As the fight for reinvention, ambition, and quest for love reaches new heights, nothing is off limits”
  • Top Chef VIP (Telemundo, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 7). “celebrities will bring a mix of creativity, excitement, and a dash of drama throughout their journey in this epic family-friendly reality competition to win the coveted Top Chef VIP title and $100,000 cash prize”
  • Black Ink Crew Chicago (VH1, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 8). “follows the crew as they usher in a new era of the Chicago franchise and are learning how to navigate their altered landscape, in hopes of reaching increased heights of success”
  • 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”
  • Big Bad Budget Battle (Food Network, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 10). Ree Drummond hosts as “three talented home cooks … will be challenged to shop on a budget in the ultimate grocery store – Flavortown Market”
  • Reasonable Doubt (ID, Aug. 9, Tuesdays at 10). “detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva … either provide the families hope for an appeal, or the crushing reality that their loved one is rightfully convicted of murder.”
  • 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”
  • Indian Matchmaking (Netflix, Aug. 10). Sima Taparia “helps single millennials around the globe find their perfect match”
  • Iron Chef Brazil (Netflix, Aug. 10). “rising culinary talents battle Brazil’s greatest chefs for a chance to be named Iron Legend”
  • Mysteries of the Deep (Discovery Channel, Aug. 10, Wednesdays at 9). Jeremy Wade “returns to dive deeper into the depths of the underwater unknown to uncover the truth behind the most iconic and baffling mysteries known to science”
  • Court Night Live (A&E, Aug. 10, Wednesdays at 9). “brings live trials to the people as civil court cases from across the country are litigated from courtrooms in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Tampa”
  • Titans: The Rise of Hollywood (CuriosityStream, Aug. 11, Thursdays). “Witness the gripping drama behind the big screen. These are the Titans of Hollywood who built empires and battled each other for supremacy.”
  • Alone: Frozen (History, Aug. 11, Thursdays at 9). “six of Alone’s strongest participants … return to put their survival skills to the test for a second time” in “the frigid North Atlantic Coast of Labrador, Canada”
  • Great Chocolate Showdown (The CW, Aug. 11, Thursdays at 9). The Food Network Canada competition where “ten home bakers go head-to-head in the indulgent world of chocolate”
  • It’s CompliPlated (Food Network, Aug. 11, Thursdays at 10). “chefs compete in three rounds of cooking challenges to create dishes that will please judge Maneet Chauhan … and a rotating panel of guest judges, each with a very particular palate and tricky food requirements”
  • Cosmic Love (Amazon Prime Video, Aug. 12). “four individuals attempt to find their perfect spouse via astrological matchmaking”
  • RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race (VH1, Aug. 12, Fridays at 8). Eight “celebrities will undergo complete drag transformations and compete in the ultimate lip sync showdown,” with their identities revealed only after elimination
  • On Patrol: First Shift (Reelz, Aug. 12, Fridays at 8). Dan Abrams, Sean “Sticks” Larkin, and Curtis Wilson “discussing … and providing a sneak peak of the departments and officers that the cameras will be following that night”
  • Evil By Design: Exposing Peter Nygård (Starz, Aug. 12, Fridays at 9). “uncovers the story behind decades of sexual assault allegations against the international fashion mogul”

Week of Aug. 14, 2022

  • Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers (Hulu, Aug. 15, Mondays). “captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports”
  • Deliciousness (MTV, Aug. 15, nightly at 10). Tiffani Thiessen, Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell, and Tim Chantarangsu “share the internet’s most viral and entertaining food videos”
  • Hotties (Hulu, Aug. 16). “pits pairs of blind dates against each other in a wild battle to cook up date-night worthy dishes, all while attempting to eat incredibly spicy food”
  • Untold (Netflix, Aug. 16, Tuesdays). “From football to basketball and streetball to sailing, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have.”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, Aug. 16, Tuesdays at 9). “Big changes are coming for the family”
  • Junior Baking Show (Netflix, Aug. 16). “Season 6 of this kid-focused spinoff of “The Great British Baking Show.”
  • Selena + Chef (HBO Max, Aug. 18, Thursdays). “Selena heads to the beach with her friends and family for some summer fun”
  • 60 Days In (A&E, Aug. 18, Thursdays at 9). “seven formerly incarcerated participants … go undercover in an effort to find valuable information to help improve jail conditions”
  • Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka (WE tv, Aug. 18, Thursdays at 9). “Waka and Tammy have gone their separate ways and are both determined to build a new and happy life without the other”
  • 60 Days In (A&E, Aug. 18, Thursdays at 9). “seven formerly incarcerated citizens will voluntarily go behind bars at the Henry County Jail in McDonough, Georgia”
  • Inmate to Roommate (A&E, Aug. 18, Thursdays at 10). “the stories of six ex-convicts as they are released from prison and move in with people they barely know for a second chance at life on the outside”
  • Glow Up (Netflix, Aug. 19). “Ten new contestants test the limits of their creativity as they tackle a variety of challenges in hopes of becoming the next big name in makeup.”
  • Making the Cut (Amazon Prime Video, Aug. 19, Fridays). “Season Three of the fashion-competition series brings together a talented group of 10 designers from around the globe”
  • Cold Case Files (A&E, Aug. 20, Saturdays at 9). “With recent advancements in technology and the methods used to solve these cases, as well as the unwavering dedication of victims’ families, law enforcement and the public, … explores the cases the defied the odds”
  • Hard Truths of Conservation (History, Aug. 20, Saturdays at 9). “Dan Cabela sets out on a high-impact, international journey of discovery within the world of conservation, and the hard truths of life among the planet’s wildlife”
  • American Justice (A&E, Aug. 20, Saturdays at 10). “explores recent compelling criminal cases, from those that made national headlines to gripping lesser-known cases, through the prism of our justice system”

Week of Aug. 21, 2022

  • MasterChef Mexico (EstrellaTV, Aug. 21, Sundays at 8). “showcases 18 amateur chefs and home cooks preparing their best meals in front of MasterChef Mexico judges Chef Benito Molina, Chef Adrián Herrera, and Chef Betty Vázquez”
  • Ghosts of Devil’s Perch (Travel Channel, Aug. 21, Sundays at 9). “Dave Schrader, Cindy Kaza and K.D. Stafford arrive in Butte, Montana, to root out an evil presence threatening the entire town”
  • 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”
  • Queer Eye: Brazil (Netflix, Aug. 24). “The uplifting makeover series hits Brazil with a new Fab Five and more courageous journeys of transformation — along with lots of tears and laughs.”
  • In With the Old (Magnolia Network, Aug. 24, Wednesdays at 8). “Designers, builders and old-home enthusiasts in small towns and big cities across America reimagine and transform abandoned structures by preserving their historical integrity while giving them new purpose.”
  • Music’s Greatest Mysteries (AXS TV, Aug. 24, Wednesdays at 8). “even more famous and infamous myths from music lore” including “American Idol’s rigging allegations and Pat Benatar’s ultimate rock & roll love story”
  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID, Aug. 24, Wednesdays at 9). “John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, introduce … unsolved violent crimes that urgently need to be solved”
  • 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”
  • House of Ho (HBO Max, Aug. 25, Thursdays). “introduces new cast members including single roommates Bella Ho and Kim Ho (Washington and Judy’s cousins), and independent-minded Vanessa Kon and Tammy Gee (Nate’s sisters), and their respective partners Carlton Kon and Tran Nguyễn, who each have unique perspectives on what it means to be part of the Ho family and its legacy”
  • Bargain Mansions (Magnolia Network, Aug. 25, Thursdays at 9). Tamara Day “is passionate about restoring neglected large homes and bringing them back to life for new families to love”
  • Drive Hard: The Maloof Way (Netflix, Aug. 26). “Sammy Maloof and his family of racers and stunt drivers build the world’s baddest cars”
  • Exposure: Creator Edition (Hulu, Aug. 26). “takes eight content creators from across the country, with a diverse range of interests and talents, and challenges them to showcase their creative skills with the mobile device in their pockets”
  • Never Seen Again (Paramount+, Aug. 26). a “deep dive into 10 baffling cases in which individuals disappear, often leaving tantalizing clues, but sometimes without a trace”
  • Rental Redo (Discovery+, Aug. 26, Fridays). “Designer Keyanna Bowen has a passion for renovating rental properties, showing you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big impact.”
  • Diary of an Old Home (Discovery+, Aug. 26, Fridays). “Homeowners offer an intimate look at the original features and modern renovations that make their old homes unique.”

Week of Aug. 28, 2022

  • Baked in Tradition (Magnolia Network, Aug. 28, Sundays). “Baker Bryan Ford travels to baking establishments all over New York City, spotlighting different cultures’ baking traditions.”
  • 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? (TLC, Aug. 28, Sundays at 8). “With these couples kissing the honeymoon stage goodbye, are they headed toward happily ever after or happily never after?”
  • How It Really Happened with Jesse L. Martin (HLN, Aug. 28, Sundays at 9). “delves into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies of our time”
  • America’s Natural Parks (National Geographic, Aug. 29, nightly at 9; Disney+, Aug. 31). “an extraordinary venture across world-famous and lesser-known national parks to reveal the diversity and wonder of this beautiful country, from the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawai’i”
  • My True Crime Story (VH1, Aug. 29, Mondays at 10). “follows ordinary people who got caught up in outrageous, unlawful crimes” and are “told in first-person by the people who lived them”
  • I Am A Killer (Netflix, Aug. 30). “While serving hard time for murder, inmates recount their crimes and reflect on how their actions destroyed lives — including their own.”
  • Club América vs Club América (Netflix, Aug. 31). “depths into the past and present of America, the most winning and controversial soccer club in Mexico”
  • 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”
  • Tales from the Explorers Club (Discovery Channel, Aug. 31 at 9, then Wednesdays at 8). “will take viewers inside the headquarters of the legendary Explorers Club to relive the epic adventures of … real-life action heroes”
  • No-Recipe Road Trip with the Try Guys (Aug. 31, Wednesdays at 10). “Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang … test their culinary instincts to recreate signature menu items in restaurants across the country”

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Thursday 1st of September 2022

Excited for the fall schedule! Thanks for managing this, Andy!!

Andy Dehnart

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Thanks, Casey! It’s live now!


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?


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?


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...


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.