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Winter 2023 reality TV schedule and guide

Winter 2023 reality TV schedule and guide
It's winter: time to curl up with your favorite reality TV show and a big mug of steaming marshmallows (Photo by Katie Azi/Unsplash)

Cold air, holiday lights, New Year’s Resolutions, and dozens of new and returning reality TV shows. Yes, winter will bring the return of shows such as The Bachelor, Tough As Nails, The Circle, and Celebrity Jeopardy!, and also new shows such as RuPaul’s Lingo and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.

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 Dec. 1, 2022, such as Below Deck, The Great Christmas Light Fight, and Snack vs. Chef, please see the fall 2022 schedule.

For feature documentaries and reality TV specials, see the winter 2023 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!

Winter 2023 reality TV premieres


December | January | February | March


December 2022

  • Luxe For Less (HGTV, Dec. 1, Thursdays at 9). “Michel Smith Boyd, whose exquisite style graces some of the most expensive homes in the country, will share clever budget hacks to achieve high-end looks for a fraction of the cost”
  • Ghost Adventures: House Calls (Travel Channel, Dec. 1, Thursdays at 9). “Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team investigate the haunted homes of everyday people.”
  • Branson (HBO, Dec. 1, Thursdays at 10). the story of Richard Branson, “a man driven by risk taking in both his business and personal life, reflecting on the costs and rewards of his lifelong, relentless optimism and boundary-pushing”
  • My Unorthodox Life (Netflix, Dec. 2). “Julia is forced to navigate yet another avalanche of personal and professional challenges”
  • Candified: Home for the Holidays (Cooking Channel, Dec. 2, from 8 to midnight). “Jackie Sorkin and her team of exceptional candy artists design, manipulate, cut, glue, melt and shape hundreds of thousands of pieces of candy as they attempt to build a fully furnished, life-size candy house”

Week of Dec. 4, 2022

  • Home Town (HGTV, Dec. 4, Sundays at 8). Erin and Ben Napier “bring new life to outdated homes in their small town of Laurel, Mississippi, while navigating their busy family life”
  • Back in the Groove (Hulu, Dec. 5, 6, 7, and 8). “Three single women in their 40s, all stuck in the grind of their everyday lives, will” date men in their 20s
  • Barmageddon (USA Network, Dec. 5, Mondays at 9). Nikki Bella hosts as Blake Shelton and Carson Daly “head to Nashville and invite the audience into Shelton’s bar, Ole Red, for a front row seat as their celebrity friends compete in over-the-top bar games”
  • Deliciousness (MTV, Dec. 5, Mondays at 10). Tiffani Thiessen, Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell, and Tim Chantarangsu watch and comment on food-themed videos
  • Bering Sea Gold (Discovery, Dec. 6, Tuesdays at 8). “this summer will be the most explosive Nome, Alaska has ever seen as a longstanding feud reignites and unexpected newcomers enter the fray”
  • Paul Goes to Hollywood (Cooking Channel, Dec. 6, Tuesdays at 10). “Paul Hollywood embarks on a 3,000 mile road trip from New York to Los Angeles” to “take in culinary locations inspired by some of the most-iconic films”
  • Too Hot to Handle (Netflix, Dec. 7, Wednesdays). “Another set of singles arrives for a retreat at an irresistible new villa, where they’ll have to say no to their natural urges in order to win big”
  • Harry & Meghan (Netflix, Dec. 8 and 15). “explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution”
  • The Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo, Dec. 8, Thursdays). “The season five cast includes returning Housewives Guerdy Abraira, Lisa Hochstein, Julia Lemigova, Dr. Nicole Martin, Alexia Nepola and Larsa Pippen” and “Friends Kiki Barth, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton”
  • Christina on the Coast (HGTV, Dec. 8, Thursdays at 8). “A thriving business and bustling family life has real estate expert and designer Christina Hall looking forward to great things ahead”
  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo, Dec. 8, Thursdays at 9). “the lives and careers of real estate powerhouses Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Tracy Tutor”
  • Dream Home Makeover (Netflix, Dec. 9). Shea and Syd McGee are “bringing Shea’s jaw dropping interior design touch to a new and exciting mix of home renovation projects”
  • Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV+, Dec. 9). “All-new episodes feature Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon, Ciara, Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Duran Duran, Nikki Glaser, Method Man, Sandra Oh, Chris Redd, Amber Ruffin, Wilco, Russell Wilson, the cast of ‘For All Mankind’ and more”
  • America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation (Freevee, Dec. 9, Fridays). “Home cooks from across the country will compete to see who has what it takes to join the coveted America’s Test Kitchen team”
  • Battle of the Bling (HGTV, Dec. 9, Fridays at 10). Todrick Hall and Kim Myles “will find the flashiest, most over-the-top, outrageous home in America”

Week of Dec. 11, 2022

  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel, Dec. 11, Sundays at 8). Mike Rowe returns to visit “hardworking Americans who have found their way to some of the most extraordinary jobs that make civilized life for the rest of us possible”
  • Baking It (Peacock, Dec. 12, Mondays). Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler host season 2 as “bakers compete in a series of thrilling and hilarious challenges” judged by the grandmas
  • Murder in the Wicked West (ID, Dec. 12, Mondays at 9). “reveals the most compelling murders committed in some of the wildest and most remote towns in the western US”
  • Last Chance U: Basketball (Netflix, Dec. 13). “returns to East Los Angeles College (ELAC) to give viewers another honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball”
  • Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge (Amazon Prime Video and Freevee, Dec. 13). “9 teams of two bakers will compete for a grand prize of $50,000” by “craft[ing] jaw-dropping creations inspired by beloved Dr. Seuss characters”
  • Christmas Wars (A&E, Dec. 12, Tuesdays at 10:30). “the human behavior that will secure a place on Santa’s Naughty list”
  • The Battle for Justina Pelletier (Peacock, Dec. 13). “the harrowing true story of Justina Pelletier, a 14-year-old-girl who entered Boston Children’s Hospital with a mysterious set of symptoms”
  • Sampled (Paramount+, Dec. 13). “a visceral exploration of international cities from the viewpoint of traveling musicians on world tours, exploring Berlin, Monterrey, Amsterdam, London, Medellin and Tokyo”
  • Grails: When Sneakers Change the Game (Hulu, Dec. 14). “profiles entrepreneurs Earl Cooper and Olajuwon Ajanaku, former Morehouse College golf champions who created the lifestyle brand Eastside Golf to promote diversity on the golf course”
  • Engineering on the Edge (Science Channel, Dec. 14, Wednesdays at 10). follows Trask Bradbury “and his crew [who] risk their lives to fix and maintain America’s tallest and most inaccessible structures”
  • Love for the Ages (Peacock, Dec. 15 and 22). couples “swap their current spouses for much younger partners for a month of real-life change”
  • The Parent Test (ABC, Dec. 15 at 9, then Thursdays at 9 starting Jan. 5). “12 families are put under the microscope in the ultimate parenting stress test and will share learnings about emotional hot-button topics that compare the multiple styles of parenting”
  • Cook at All Costs (Netflix, Dec. 16). “With $25,000 in their banks, [three home cooks] will have to decide if they want to bid big for the best ingredients, save their money for the basics, or gamble on a surprise”
  • Summer Job (Netflix, Dec. 16). “Ten Gen Z contestants go on their dream vacation. But for a shot at staying in a luxury villa — and to win €100,000 — they have to work real jobs”
  • Dance Monsters (Netflix, Dec. 16). “amateur dancers disguised as CGI avatars bring their best moves,” because this worked so well
  • Love After Lockup (WE tv, Dec. 16, Fridays at 9). “four new couples plus two franchise favorites who were JUST released … take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, even more mystery, and unique firsts”

Week of Dec. 18, 2022

  • Dear Santa, The Series (Hulu, Dec. 18). “children across America write letters to Santa and kind-hearted ‘elves’ step up in unexpected ways to make their Christmas wishes come true”
  • Deadliest Mums & Dads (Discovery+, Dec. 19). “tells the shocking stories of parents who kill their children”
  • The Wheel (NBC, Dec. 19, nightly at 10, then at 8 starting Dec. 26). “hosted by renowned British comedian Michael McIntyre … the all-new U.S. version showcases a colossal spinning wheel of celebrity guests who help everyday contestants win life-changing money”
  • Lego Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular (Fox, Dec. 19, 20, and 21, at 8). “Fan-favorite builders from past seasons will pair up with the celebrity guests to form teams, all working together to compete in jaw-dropping holiday-themed challenges”
  • Ice Cold Catch (Discovery Channel, Dec. 20, Tuesdays at 10). “a newly-engaged American defense contractor and a struggling British yacht stewardess leave their thankless jobs behind to pursue highly-paid fishing jobs in Iceland”
  • I Am a Killer (Netflix, Dec. 21). “Murderers recount the harrowing crimes that landed them in prison with life sentences”
  • Family Dinner (Discovery+, Dec. 23). “Andrew Zimmern visits families across America to explore how the cultural, regional and historical facets of who we are inform what and how we eat”

Week of Dec. 25, 2022

  • The Kwanzaa Menu (FoodNetwork.com, Dec. 26). “Tonya Hopkins, aka ‘The Food Griot,’ … and a special guest prepare a recipe that … will commemorate each day of Kwanzaa”
  • Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, Dec. 26, Mondays at 8). “Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a dozen kid entrepreneurs with burgeoning baking businesses and will not only test the young bakers’ skills in the kitchen, but also their business savvy”
  • Bake It ‘Til You Make It (Food Network, Dec. 26, Mondays at 9). “an inside look into the unique world of competitive baking and the extremely enthusiastic, over-the-top personalities that participate”
  • José Andrés and Family in Spain (Discovery+, Dec. 27). “follows larger than life chef and celebrated humanitarian José Andrés on a gastronomic adventure across his homeland with his three American-raised daughters, Carlota, Inés and Lucia Andrés”
  • Chef Dynasty: House of Fang (Food Network, Dec. 27, Tuesdays at 9). Follows chef and restaurateur Kathy Fang, who offers “Chinese fusion dishes that challenge conventional culinary ideas at Fang, the hot restaurant she co-owns in San Francisco with her father Chef Peter Fang”
  • The Circle (Netflix, Dec. 28, Wednesdays). “Eight new players set up single profiles to sniff out catfish, form friendships and make the most of second chances”
  • The Nature Conservancy Presents Eat Ugly (Discovery+, Dec. 28). “Driven by her passion for advancing conservation around the world,” Dr. Wear is “exploring options to eat more sustainably and waste less”
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network, Dec. 29, Thursdays at 8). “Robert [Irvine] will overhaul the menus, train the service and kitchen staff, and renovate the design to rescue these businesses from impending failure”
  • Stab That Cake! (Cooking Channel, Dec. 30, Fridays at 9). “three bakers compete to make hyper-realistic cakes and then see if their creations can pass for real world items when placed right next to actual items”
  • Live to Lead (Netflix, Dec. 31). “highlights the fundamental values, daily disciplines and guiding principles that leaders employ to motivate others and create meaningful change”

January 2023

Week of Jan. 1, 2023

  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD, Jan. 1 at 8, then Fridays at 10). “showcases not only the vast array of animals but also the dedicated animal experts who encompass Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team”
  • Worst Cooks in America: Viral Sensations (Food Network, Jan. 1, Sundays at 8). Anne Burrell and Darnell Ferguson “lead culinary boot camp” with people who “are influencers online but clueless in the kitchen”
  • Ugliest House in America (HGTV, Jan. 1 to 5, at 8, then Jan. 6 at 9). Retta “will showcase tours of 15 properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is among the worst in the country”
  • Sewer Divers (Discovery Channel, Jan. 1, Sundays at 9). “a journey through the outdated, centuries old sewer systems in key cities across the U.S. that are maintained by the brave workers”
  • Antiques Roadshow (PBS, Jan. 2, Mondays at 8). “travels across the country in search of America’s hidden treasures”
  • America’s Got Talent: All-Stars (NBC, Jan. 2, Mondays at 8). I guess we’re doing this.
  • Street Outlaws: OKC (Discovery Channel, Jan. 2, Mondays at 8). “The 405 racing crew reignites their passion for raw street racing by stripping down to small-tire basics”
  • Finding Your Roots (PBS, Jan. 3, Tuesdays at 8). Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “uses genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis to guide 21 influential guests through the branches of their family trees”
  • Chopped: Casino Royale XL (Food Network, Jan. 3, Tuesdays at 8). “a second thrilling casino-themed tournament with sixteen bold chefs who will try their luck at the gaming tables and bring their best to the stoves”
  • Teen Mom: Family Reunion (MTV, Jan. 3, Tuesdays at 8). “Maci, Cheyenne, Amber, Kayla, Ashley, Catelynn, Kiaya, Jade and Briana take a “vacay” with their mothers”
  • The Price is Right at Night (CBS, Jan. 4, Wednesdays at 8). “Specially themed primetime episodes of” the classic game show
  • Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test (Fox, Jan. 4 at 8, then Wednesdays at 9). celebrities “endure some of the harshest, most grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process”
  • Married at First Sight (Lifetime, Jan. 4, Wednesdays at 8). “Nashville, Tennessee based singles will embark on a journey to meet the love of their lives,” and then break up because the idea is absurd
  • American Pickers (History Channel, Jan. 4, Wednesdays at 8). “the Pickers earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure”
  • Tough As Nails (CBS, Jan. 4 at 9, then Wednesdays at 10). Phil Keoghan’s excellent competition returns for its fourth season
  • NFL Tailgate Takedown (Food Network, Jan. 4, Wednesdays at 9). “on-location at an NFL stadium tailgate just before the big game,” two teams “compete in three themed cooking rounds”
  • 1000 LB Best Friends (TLC, Jan. 4, Wednesdays at 10). “BFFs Vannessa, Meghan, Tina and Ashely return with heart, humor and waistline struggles”
  • Death in the Dorms (Hulu, Jan. 5). “tells the tragic stories of six college students whose lives were cut short by violent crime”
  • Celebrity Jeopardy! (ABC, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 8). “celebrity contestants … compete for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice”
  • BattleBots (Discovery Channel, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 8). “the most competitive field of combat robots ever assembled have come to wage war with one goal in mind: to qualify for the BattleBots World Championship VII”
  • Swamp People (History, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 8). “As nature exerts its power across all of America and the globe, the swampers of Louisiana face a brand-new challenge”
  • Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 9). Gordon Ramsay screams at more people during the “winter premiere” of the rest of season 21
  • Growing Up Hip Hop (WE tv, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 9). “Description: “The 50th anniversary of Hip Hop brings Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Treach, and Kurupt onto one stage”
  • Swamp People: Serpent Invasion (History, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 9:30). “Together with professional snake hunter Bill Booth, the men dive deep into the underbelly of the Everglades to capture” pythons
  • The Chase (ABC, Jan. 5, Thursdays at 10). “competitors must pit their wits and face off against a Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes”
  • Pressure Cooker (Netflix, Jan. 6). “Living under one roof, eleven chefs use culinary skills and strategic plays in a tense cooking contest where they vote on who among them will win $100,000.”
  • The Ultimatum: France season 1, part 2 (Netflix, Jan. 6). “Six couples on the cusp of lifelong love are hit with an ultimatum: Get engaged or break up. Before they decide, they’ll swap partners for three weeks”
  • Ready to Love (OWN, Jan. 6, Fridays at 8). “returns to Miami, where an all-new cast of 16 hopeful singles will meet and … interact, date, eliminate unfavorable prospects, and ultimately determine which are truly ready to love”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (MTV, Jan. 6, Fridays at 8). Season 16 of the drag competition.
  • Boys in Blue (Showtime, Jan. 6, Fridays at 8). “focuses on North High School’s Polars football team, where mostly Black student-athletes are coached and mentored by members of the Minneapolis Police Department … after the tragic police killing of [George] Floyd”
  • All The Single Ladies (OWN, Jan. 6, Fridays at 9). “a provocative view of intimacy and dating in the modern world from the perspective of Black women across the nation”
  • Rico to the Rescue (HGTV, Jan. 7, Saturdays at 9). “Builder Rico León will step in to help Denver homeowners salvage renovations that have gone off the rails”
  • Floribama Murders (Oxygen, Jan. 7, Saturdays at 9). “focuses on the hidden dangers and some of the strangest killers ever investigated in the region around the Florida-Alabama border”

Week of Jan. 8, 2023

  • Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel, Jan. 8, Sundays at 7). “Harrowing stories of tragedy and triumph in the sky are brought to life through official reports and interviews with flight crews, investigators, and lucky survivors of history’s most terrifying crashes”
  • Ice Airport Alaska (Smithsonian Channel, Jan. 8, Sundays at 9). follows workers at “Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, where subzero temperatures and arctic storms are just part of the job description”
  • Legacy List with Matt Paxton (PBS, Jan. 9; streaming Tuesdays). “Matt and his team of experts — Jaime Ebanks, Avi Hopkins and Mike Kelleher — cross the country and meet with families whose unique stories reveal the rich diversity of the American experience”
  • Inside the Factory (Smithsonian Channel, Jan. 9, Mondays at 9). goes “inside some of the world’s largest factories to give us an inside peek at what exactly goes into mass-manufacturing our favorite items”
  • Chasing Waves (Disney+, Jan. 10). “shines a spotlight on Japanese surf culture” and “features extraordinary pro surfers Mahina Maeda, Yuma Takanuki, Sara Kohrogi, 2021 Olympic Silver Medalist Kanoa Igarashi and Australian-Japanese surfer Connor O’Leary”
  • Celebrity Name That Tune (Fox, Jan. 11., Wednesdays at 8). Jane Krakowski hosts and Randy Jackson leads the band in the revival of “the beloved musical game show tests [that] contestants’ music knowledge”
  • Lingo (CBS, Jan. 11, Wednesdays at 9). “a brand-new, supercharged adaptation of the fast-thinking game show” hosted by RuPaul
  • Brother Vs. Brother: No Rules (HGTV, Jan. 11, Wednesdays at 9). “Drew and Jonathan Scott are ready to scrap the rules and reignite their sibling rivalry with … zero constraints on budgets, renovations or house locations”
  • The Traitors (Peacock, Jan. 12). “Alan Cumming plays host” as reality stars “come together to complete a series of challenges with the objective of earning a cash prize of up to $250,000” while three of them “devise a plan to steal the prize”
  • Hip-Hop and the Metaverse (PBS Voices, Jan. 12). “explores the way Hip-Hop artists and entrepreneurs are reshaping and remixing emerging technologies”
  • How I Caught My Killer (Hulu, Jan. 12). “the real-life stories behind unique homicide cases with in-depth interviews, authentic archival material and cinematic recreations
  • La Loca De Los Perros (Vix+, Jan. 12). “hosted by influencer, model, and television personality Erika Fernández, and will follow her day-to-day work rescuing dogs through her foundation Amor sin Raza”
  • The Climb (HBO Max, Jan. 12, Thursdays). “amateur climbers are put through a rigorous series of mental and physical challenges, utilizing some of the most intimidating ascents in the world to crown the world’s best amateur climber”
  • Christina in the Country (HGTV, Jan. 12, Thursdays at 8). “Christina will create breathtaking renovations for eager clients and make even more life-long memories with her children and husband Josh Hall in the beautiful middle Tennessee countryside”
  • Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (A&E, Jan. 12, Thursdays at 9). “follows the dramatic inside stories – as they unfold – of people facing trial for serious crimes they are alleged to have committed”
  • Married to Real Estate (HGTV, Jan. 12, Thursdays at 9). “powerhouse real estate broker and designer Egypt Sherrod and her husband, expert builder Mike Jackson … will help more families buy houses with potential in their ideal Atlanta neighborhoods”
  • Super League: The War for Football (Apple TV+, Jan. 13). “With unprecedented access to league Presidents, club owners and the architects behind the European Super League, …brings fans the yet untold story of how and why this idea was hatched”
  • Break Point (Netflix, Jan. 13). “follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in grueling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world”
  • Gold, Lies & Videotape (Discovery Channel, Jan. 13, Fridays at 9). “One family has been fighting for over 70 years to recover what they say is rightfully theirs – a $28 billion treasure buried deep inside a mountain in the New Mexico desert”
  • Criss Angel’s Magic with the Stars (The CW, Jan. 14, Saturdays at 8). “celebrities train with professional magicians and compete to create a show-stopping series of magic performances”
  • World’s Funniest Animals (The CW, Jan. 14, Saturdays at 9). “viral internet clips of funny animal moments, hilarious animal clips from major motion pictures and your favorite TV series”

Week of Jan. 15, 2023

  • Random Acts (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 7). a “hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness”
  • All-Round Champion (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 8). “nine of the best young athletes in their sports will assemble from the United States, Canada and UK to compete in the ultimate competition, and, for the first time, they’ll all be para-athletes”
  • Survivalists (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 9). “follows families as they brave the elements together”
  • Milf Manor (TLC, Jan. 15, Sundays at 10). “eight confident and strong-minded women leave home for the chance to find love at a paradise destination”
  • Down Home Fab (HGTV, Jan. 16, Mondays at 9). “Chelsea and Cole DeBoer of Teen Mom 2 fame” renovate houses “in their hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota”
  • 1000 LB Sisters (TLC, Jan. 17, Tuesdays at 9). “the Slaton sisters try to lose enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery”
  • Are You the One? (Paramount+, Jan. 18). “22 recently single men and women from around the globe were put through an extensive matchmaking process to find their ‘perfect match'”
  • Dirty Old Cars (History Channel, Jan. 18, Wednesdays at 10). “follows the passionate owners and staff of three different detailing shops”
  • Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller (NatGeo, Jan. 18, Wednesdays at 9). “Mariana’s investigations are shaped more than ever by the political, economic and social global landscape”; for example, she “travels to Ukraine, where the war with Russia has upended the surrogacy industry”
  • Web of Death (Hulu, Jan. 19). “follows the investigations of online sleuths as they use digital footprints, DNA databases and the power of social media to solve gruesome, mysterious and bizarre murder cases”
  • Bling Empire: New York (Netflix, Jan. 20). “a fresh group of wealthy, sophisticated and hilarious Asian-Americans from New York City, where the quality of real estate is measured by address, not acreage”
  • Bake Squad (Netflix, Jan. 20). “all four original members of the Squad are back … to create showstopping centerpieces for someone’s extra special big day”
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, Jan. 20, Fridays at 8). Magicians try to fool Penn & Teller
  • Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “new episodes of the classic improv series”
  • The Real Friends of WeHo (MTV, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “will follow the lives of celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, choreographer and singer Todrick Hall, actor Curtis Hamilton, CEO of Buttah Skincare Dorión Renaud, TV host and business owner Jaymes Vaughan, and digital entrepreneur Joey Zauzig”
  • Kindred Spirits (Travel Channel, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey … will discover shocking stories by visiting some of America’s most haunted homes and historic sites”
  • Love & Marriage: D.C. (OWN, Jan. 21, Saturdays at 8). “will introduce a new power couple to the group, Joi Carter and Clifton Pettie,” along with “Erana and Jamie Tyler, and Ashley Silva and her husband on-air personality DJ Quicksilva”

Week of Jan. 22, 2023

  • The Bachelor (ABC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 8). Zach Shallcross dates women in the hopes that all of them can gain more Instagram followers
  • Darcey & Stacey (TLC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 8). “Darcey and Stacey are officially splitting their time between their digs in Connecticut and their new apartments in Miami”
  • Extreme Sisters (TLC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 9). “Twenty-five year old triplets Hannah, Katherine and Nadia still live together, vacation together and speak their own made-up language”
  • Death by Fame (ID, Jan. 23, Mondays at 9). “digs into the cases of Hollywood hopefuls whose dreams for bright lights and acclaim is instead met with tragedy”
  • The Playboy Murders (ID, Jan. 23, Mondays at 10). Holly Madison hosts “an anthology series recounting murders and mysteries that intersect with the world of Playboy”
  • I Am Jazz (TLC, Jan. 24, Tuesdays at 10). “After her first year at Harvard on her own, Jazz returns home to Florida for the summer and asserts her new-found independence”
  • Deadly Australians (Smithsonian Channel, Jan. 25, Wednesdays at 8). “explores Australia’s forests, swamps, waters, and deserts to identify the continent’s deadliest creatures”
  • Homicide Hunter: American Detective (ID, Jan. 25, Wednesdays at 10). Lt. Joe Kenda trades in his own case files … profiling a different homicide detective whose tireless efforts helped bring justice for the victim”
  • The 1619 Project (Hulu, Jan. 26, Thursdays). “seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative”
  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, Jan. 26, Thursdays at 8). “Between hitting wine country for the launch of Nicole’s new wine label and South Carolina for Mike’s celebrity cornhole tournament… the squad continues to take every trip up a notch”
  • Nikki Bella Says I Do (E!, Jan. 26, Thursdays at 9). “WWE Superstar Nikki Bella and Dancing with the Stars champion Artem Chingvintsev share all of their special moments from planning, throwing a joint bachelor and bachelorette celebration”
  • Frozen Planet II (BBC America, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 8). “returns to the Arctic and Antarctic to observe the amazing species that thrive there” and also “our high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans”
  • Unexplained: Caught on Camera (Travel Channel, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 9). “Experts attempt to explain the unexplainable as they analyze some of the world’s most eye-opening and terrifying footage of paranormal phenomena”
  • Help! My House is Haunted (Travel Channel, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 10). “U.K. paranormal experts – investigator and tech expert Barri Ghai, psychic medium and exorcist Ian Lawman and historian and psychologist Jayne Harris – work together to investigate reports of frightening paranormal activity”

Week of Jan. 29, 2023

  • 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC, Jan. 29, Sundays at 8). new “couples, some who have never met in person,” meet and “plan to marry within a matter of days. Will expectations be met or will couples be left with regret?”
  • History’s Greatest Mysteries (History Channel, Jan. 30, Mondays at 9). “returns to explore top theories surrounding the world’s most enigmatic unsolved mysteries from the assassination of JFK, the Pyramids of Egypt and Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure to Noah’s ark, Stonehenge, Cleopatra’s Tomb
  • Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World (PBS, Jan. 31, Tuesdays at 9). “an incredible narrative of struggle, triumph and resistance that will be brought to life through the lens of an art form that has chronicled the emotions, experiences and expressions of Black and Brown communities: hip hop”

February 2023

  • The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals (Netflix, Feb. 1) Season 6 of the competition where “the UK’s best professional pastry chefs aim to impress with their finest confections”
  • Leave It To Geege (Discovery+, Feb. 1). follows “Geege Taylor, an Atlanta area single mother of two,” “an advocate for autism acceptance”
  • My 600 LB Life (TLC, Feb. 1, Wednesdays at 8). “follows patients who drag themselves out of bed to take those first excruciating steps towards a new way of life”
  • Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel, Feb. 2, Thursdays at 9). “Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasleycontinue their terrifying travels to haunted destinations”
  • Aussie Gold Hunters: Mine SOS (Discovery Channel, Feb. 3, Fridays at 10). “Gold guru Paul Mackie and his team of mining experts help small-scale gold miners on the brink of failure overhaul their operations”
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, Feb. 4, Saturdays at 8). “bridal fashions have changed but Randy and the Kleinfeld consultants’ superior service have remained constant”

Week of Feb. 5, 2023

  • History’s Greatest of All Time with Peyton Manning (History, Feb. 6, Mondays at 10). “counts down the top ten G.O.A.T.s across a single category from titans of industry and daredevils to sports cars and sports stadiums”
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA Network, Feb. 6, Mondays at 11). Todd and Julie are in prison but USA Network still needs to bleed every penny out of footage they already filmed
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 9). “Returning for season 13 are HousewivesTeresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin. The ladies are joined by new Housewives Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda”
  • Superchef Grudge Match (Food Network, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 9). “Darnell Ferguson invites chefs from all across America to settle personal and professional disputes with their foes in a one round, one dish, winner-takes-all heavyweight battle”
  • 7 Toughest Days (National Geographic, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 10). “Adventurer Dwayne Fields takes on Earth’s most hostile worlds during their toughest time” and “has just seven days to guide himself and his camera op to the safety of civilization”
  • History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 10). “the meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history”
  • Dogs in the Wild (PBS, Feb. 8, Wednesdays at 8). “travels the globe with an eye toward revealing the secrets of the most successful carnivore on the planet: the canids”
  • Vanderpump Rules (Bravo, Feb. 8, Wednesdays at 9). “Returning for season 10 are Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Raquel Leviss, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. Ally Lewber joins alongside SURver Charli Burnett and longtime friend Kristina Kelly”
  • Made From Scratch (Fuse, Feb. 8, Wednesdays at 10). “celebrities cook their favorite dishes while sharing their most cherished memories with the loved ones that have helped shape their identity and inspire their artistic craft”
  • Ex On The Beach Couples (MTV, Feb. 9, Thursdays at 9). “Relationship expert Kamie Crawford is set to host the series that follows six couples—and their exes—as they decide to propose or go their separate ways. Before they say yes, can they get over their ex?”
  • Impractical Jokers (truTV and TBS, Feb. 9, Thursdays at 10). John Mayer, Post Malone, Bret Michaels, Kesha, Anthony Davis, Paul Rudd “will join the show’s lineup for competitions of embarrassment and elevated challenges”
  • Love is Blind: After the Altar (Netflix, Feb. 10). “Check in with this season’s former fiancés, one year since their big decisions to get married or walk away single”

Week of Feb. 12, 2023

  • Next Level Chef (Fox, Sunday, Feb. 12, after the Super Bowl, then Thursdays at 8). Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais, and Gordon Ramsay “each recruit a group of talented chefs” who compete on a multi-level set
  • Summer House (Bravo, Feb. 13, Mondays at 9). “Returning this summer are Mya Allen, Amanda Batula, Kyle Cooke, Paige DeSorbo, Lindsay Hubbard, Ciara Miller, Danielle Olivera and Carl Radke … joined by new friends Samantha Feher, Chris Leoni and Gabby Prescod, as well as old friends Andrea Denver and Kory Keefer”
  • UFOs: Investigating the Unknown (National Geographic, Feb. 13, Mondays at 9). “explores what the government made public versus what was kept hidden”
  • Ritual (PBS Voices, Feb. 14). “Each episode focuses on a different ritual that contributes to a larger conversation around a community’s relationship between the past and present”
  • Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne (Hulu, Feb. 14). Cara “puts her mind and body on the line in search of answers regarding human sexuality, its joys, mysteries, and constantly changing nature”
  • Heartbreak Island (Discovery+, Feb. 14). “a group of 20-something singles put it all on the line in a bid to find their perfect partners”
  • Perfect Match (Netflix, Feb. 14, Wednesdays). Netflix’s version of Love Island, starring people from other reality shows who are trying to find love/get attention.
  • Love Trip: Paris (Freeform, Feb. 14 at 9, then Tuesdays at 10). “four American girls, unlucky in love in their own country, move into a penthouse in the middle of Paris to find a floor of French suitors waiting to date them”
  • The Challenge: Australia (Paramount+, Feb. 15). Australia’s version of The Challenge; its winner(s) will go on to The Challenge: Global Championship
  • Full Swing (Netflix, Feb. 15). follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course across a relentless season of competition” on the PGA Tour
  • African Queens: Njinga (Netflix, Feb. 15). “cover[s] the life of Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba, in modern day Angola”
  • The Masked Singer (Fox, Feb. 15, Wednesdays at 8). Season 9 of the Fox show that gives work to forgotten stars and launders awful people’s reputations
  • Make or Break (Apple TV+, Feb. 17). “dives deep into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments, and personal lives of … surfers [including] champions Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Filipe Toledo and more”
  • The 12th Victim (Showtime, Feb. 17, Fridays at 8). “sheds new light on the infamous 1958 Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate murder case, in which the teenage couple was charged and convicted of brutally killing 11 victims at random”
  • Pets and Pickers (Animal Planet, Feb. 18, Saturdays at 9). “reveals how the Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) Animal Hospital works tirelessly to offer low-income pet families access to top healthcare”: a thrift store

Week of Feb. 19, 2023

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Feb. 19, Sundays at 7). Alfonso Ribeiro hosts as “real-life funny moments captured on video” compete for cash prizes
  • Making Good (BYUtv, Feb. 19, Sundays at 7:30). Kirby Heyborne “volunteers to help organizations regardless of the circumstances and his background or experience”
  • Tournament of Champions IV (Food Network, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). Food Network’s best competition is back, with “14 tournament rookies who are on a quest to shake up the competition”
  • American Idol (ABC, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). “judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, and veteran host Ryan Seacrest … help discover America’s next singing sensation”
  • Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). “With unprecedented obstacles and the stakes higher than ever, these diverse, history-making duos must find a way to work together with no water, no food and no clothes”
  • Biography: WWE Legends (A&E, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). “continues to tell the intimate, personal stories behind the success of some of WWE’s most memorable Legends and events”
  • The Food That Built America (History, Feb. 19, Sundays at 9). “delve into the history behind the people and innovations that made these brands and food-forward holidays what they are today”
  • WWE Rivals (A&E, Feb. 19, Sundays at 9). “actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. leading a roundtable discussion of WWE luminaries to delve into the storylines and dynamic characters behind the epic battles that built the WWE”
  • Breaking Ground (PBS Voices, Feb. 22). Daniel and Dr. Ebony Edwards “embark on an ambitious experiment to revitalize their childhood neighborhoods without displacing residents”
  • The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project (HGTV, Feb. 22, Wednesdays at 9). Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent “help overwhelmed families sort keepsakes from clutter to get a fresh start”
  • The Reluctant Traveler (Apple TV+, Feb. 24). “follows [Eugene] Levy as he visits some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing destinations … exploring remarkable hotels and the places and cultures surrounding them”
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix, Feb. 24). “will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship”
  • Life After Lockup (WE tv, Feb. 24, 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”
  • The Challenge: UK (Paramount+, Feb. 25). The U.K.’s version of The Challenge; its winner(s) will go on to The Challenge: Global Championship
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen, Feb. 25, Saturdays at 8). “prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her rotating team of seasoned detectives Steve Spingola, Tonya Rider and Abbey Abbondandolo … travel to small towns to dig into unsolved homicide cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims”
  • Wicked Tuna (National Geographic, Feb. 26, Sundays at 9). “As the Bluefin season opens, Gloucester’s toughest competitors kick off the battle for the first fish of the season”
  • Too Hot to Handle: Germany (Netflix, Feb. 28). “Ten gorgeous singles meet in a tropical paradise. Little do they know that to win the €200,000 prize, they’ll have to completely give up sex”

March 2023

  • Survivor 44 (CBS, March 1, Wednesdays at 10). Season 44 kicks off with a two-hour premiere, but can it escape the boredom of 43?
  • Omega: Gift and Curse (ALLBLK / WE tv, March 2). “Featuring singer-songwriter Omarion, this new docu-series goes beyond the veil of what it’s like to live under the celebrity microscope”
  • The Flipping El Moussas (HGTV, March 2, Thursdays at 8). Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae El Moussa “[navigate] ultrasound appointments, family time and high-end flips”
  • Next in Fashion (Netflix, Feb. 3). Yes, Netflix un-cancelled its bad fashion show and gave it a second season

Week of March 5, 2023

  • Be My Guest with Ina Garten (Discovery+, March 5, Sundays, and Food Network, Sundays at 11:30). Ina Garten “welcomes friends old and new to her East Hampton home for in-depth conversations, great food and trips to her favorite local spots”
  • SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B (Bravo, March 5, Sundays at 9:30). as the two legendary groups “come together for a spectacular one-night-only concert event, these seven powerful voices must juggle family and career commitments while learning to collaborate with their fiercest competitors”
  • Spring Baking Championship (Food Network, March 6, Mondays at 8). “Jesse Palmer puts a dozen talented bakers to the test in 10 episodes featuring unique challenges that showcase all the things we love about springtime”
  • The Voice (NBC, March 6, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan join as coaches alongside Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, in Blake’s final season
  • Spring Baking Championship: Easter (Food Network, March 6, Mondays at 10). Sunny Anderson hosts as bakers “must create delicious, over-the-top holiday masterpieces inspired by colorful candy and whimsical Easter themes”
  • That’s My Jam (NBC, March 7, Tuesdays at 9). The Jimmy Fallon-hosted show “returns for more games, performances and musical impressions”
  • The Challenge: World Championship (Paramount+, March 8, Wednesdays). “each global MVP will be paired with a Challenge Legend, a notable veteran from a previous season of the MTV series, serving as a partner to form the most epic teams in the history of the franchise”
  • Top Chef: World All-Stars (Bravo, March 8, Wednesdays at 9). In London, “16 of the greatest competitors from Top Chef iterations around the globe [are] facing off”
  • Farmer Wants a Wife (Fox, March 8, Wednesdays at 9). “Four farmers from across the country embark on an adventure of a lifetime in the hopes of finding their future spouse”

Week of March 12, 2023

  • Return to Amish (TLC, March 14, Tuesdays at 10). “follows a group of Amish and former Amish experiencing the world outside their closed communities to figure out where they truly belong”
  • Put A Ring On It (OWN, March 17, Fridays at 9). “three couples [embark] on the ultimate ‘do or die’ relationship test to determine whether they should ring wedding bells … or call it quits”

Week of March 19, 2023

  • My Kind of Country (Apple TV+, March 24, Fridays). “a fresh take on a competition series, breaking down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world”

Week of March 26, 2023

  • Like a Girl (Fuse, March 27). “hosted by model, designer and former college athlete Beija Marie Velez [the series] takes an unfiltered look into the unique perspective of women in sports today”
  • Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW, March 31, Fridays at 9). “features cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with a special guest comedian in each episode, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games”
  • The Great American Joke Off (The CW, March 31, Fridays at 9:30). “Hosted by Dulcé Sloan, the show features several riotous rounds in each episode that involve telling as many quick gags as possible on given categories”

April 2023

Week of April 2, 2023

  • Mysteries Decoded (The CW, April 2, Sundays at 8). “delves deeper into some of America’s greatest unsolved mysteries, exploring newly discovered evidence and utilizing high-tech tools in reopening each case”
  • Totally Weird and Funny (The CW, April 8, Saturdays at 9). “the strangest, craziest and most hilarious videos from online and beyond right to the stage in front of a live studio audience”

Week of April 16, 2023

  • Dear Mama (FX, April 21, Fridays at 10). “a deeply personal five-part series that defies the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling to share an illuminating saga of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur”
  • Chasing the Rains (BBC America, April 22). “a journey into one of the most majestic, unspoiled and rarely filmed areas in Africa”
  • Iconic America (PBS, April 26, Wednesdays at 10). David M. Rubenstein “explores American history through a close examination of iconic national symbols”: “Fenway Park, the Hollywood Sign, the Gadsden Flag, the American Cowboy, the Statue of Liberty, the American Bald Eagle, Stone Mountain, and the Golden Gate Bridge”

June 2023

Week of June 18, 2023

  • The Great American Recipe (PBS, June 19, Mondays at 9). “a new group of inventive home cooks … compete to wow the judges with their beloved signature dishes”

July 2023

Week of July 16, 2023

  • Southern Storytellers (PBS, July 18, Tuesdays at 10). “follows some of the region’s most compelling and influential contemporary creators to the places they call home — the communities that fertilize the stories they tell in books, songs, poems, plays and on screens large and small”

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