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Spring 2023 reality TV schedule and guide

Spring 2023 reality TV schedule and guide
These sunflowers are looking ahead to spring reality TV shows (Photo by Jeb Buchman/Unsplash)

Welcome, spring! Emerging from the reality TV ground this spring are returning competition shows such as Survivor 44 and Spring Baking Championship and global competitions The Challenge: World Championship and Top Chef: World All Stars.

There will also be non-competitions, from Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico to yet another Love is Blind.

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 March 1, 2023, such as Tournament of Champions IV, The Challenge: UK, and American Idol, see the winter 2023 schedule.

For feature documentaries and reality TV specials, see the spring 2023 documentary premiere guide.

Program descriptions in quotation marks indicate text that comes 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 have stopped publicly announcing returning seasons.

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

Spring 2023 reality TV premieres

March | April | May

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: The Gift and the Curse (WE tv, March 2, Thursdays, and ALLBLK, March 6). “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”
  • The Exhibit: Finding The Next Great Artist (MTV, March 3 at 9, then Fridays at 10; Smithsonian Channel, Tuesdays at 9). “seven diverse artists compete for a $100,000 cash prize and a once-in-a-lifetime, career-defining exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC”
  • Next in Fashion (Netflix, March 3). Yes, Netflix un-cancelled its fashion show and gave it a second season. Tan France and Gigi Hadid host.
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, March 4, Saturdays at 8). “With help from the experts, brides search for their perfect wedding dress”

Week of March 5, 2023

  • Be My Guest with Ina Garten (Discovery+, March 5, Sundays, and Food Network, Sundays at 11:30 a.m.). 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”
  • How the Universe Works (Science Channel, March 5, Sundays at 10). “the world’s leading cosmological experts and stunning CGI take us straight into the heart of the latest discoveries in space and astronomy”
  • 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
  • Rock the Block (HGTV, March 6, Mondays at 9). “four teams of HGTV’s powerhouse experts face-off in an epic home renovation battle in the picturesque town of Berthoud, Colorado”
  • 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”
  • Blood & Money (CNBC, March 7, Tuesdays at 9). “Utilizing signature [Law & Order] franchise elements including the distinctive narrator and iconic ‘Dun-Dun,’ each of the … episodes spotlight the detectives and prosecutors as they follow the money and pursue justice”
  • That’s My Jam (NBC, March 7, Tuesdays at 10). The Jimmy Fallon-hosted show “returns for more games, performances and musical impressions”
  • Houses with History (HGTV, March 7, Tuesdays at 10). “home preservationist and history buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen Macdonald will team up to save centuries-old properties in and around Plymouth, Massachusetts”
  • ArtNation (Smithsonian Channel, March 7, Tuesdays at 10). “celebrates the world’s most influential artists in music, film, photography, design, literature and dance while delving into the heart of what drives their craft”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • Black FIles Declassified (Science Channel, March 9, Wednesdays at 9). Mike Baker looks at “secret government programs that sometimes sound more like science fiction than truth”
  • Top Chef: World All-Stars (Bravo, March 9, Thursdays at 9). In London, “16 of the greatest competitors from Top Chef iterations around the globe [are] facing off”
  • Outlast (Netflix, March 10). “16 lone wolves battle each other and the elements for a chance to win $1,000,000”
  • Real Madrid: Until The End (Apple TV+, March 10). “goes behind the scenes with the iconic football club for a look at their astonishing 2021–2022 season”
  • Blood and Money (Oxygen, March 11, Saturdays at 9). A Law & Order-themed show that “features riveting first-hand accounts from law enforcement and prosecutors who worked tirelessly to solve and try the cases”

Week of March 12, 2023

  • Naked and Afraid: Solo (Discovery Channel, March 12, Sundays at 10). “eight of the franchise’s most battle-tested survivalists will attempt to endure 21 days completely” alone
  • Street Outlaws: Fastest in America (Discovery, March 13, Mondays at 8). “follows JJ Da Boss and eight teams of street racers from across the U.S. as they compete to win up to $250,000”
  • Mean Girl Murders (ID, March 13, Mondays at 9). “explores the inner workings of cutthroat cliques, vicious backbiting and cruel intentions”
  • Killer Cheer (ID, March 13, Mondays at 10). “presents how crimes among young women turn deadly”
  • 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”
  • Pawn Stars (History, March 15, Wednesdays at 9). “three generations of the Harrison family–grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way”
  • Queens Court (Peacock, March 16). “Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete host the 10-episode series, guiding” Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, and Nivea “through the ups and downs of dating 21 confident and successful prospective suitors”
  • Grown & Gospel (WE tv, March 16, Thursdays at 9). “follow[s] five, career-driven childhood friends searching for success in the Detroit gospel scene and beyond”
  • Dance 100 (Netflix, March 17). “an epic street dance competition showcasing eight accomplished dancers who are ready to prove they’re the next superstar choreographer”
  • Beach Cottage Chronicles (HBO Max/Discovery+, March 17). “Discover the inspired designs, architecture and stories behind some of the most beautiful waterfront cottages in America”
  • 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”
  • The Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, March 17, Fridays at 9). “accounts of the beloved community heroes, respected families, affluent suburbanites and jealous lovers whose lives are changed forever by murder”

Week of March 19, 2023

  • Secrets of Spain (Cooking Channel, March 20, Mondays at 10). “follows English siblings Gioconda and George Scott, as they travel through Andalucia, a region in southern Spain with a rich gastronomic history”
  • Restaurants at the End of the World (National Geographic, March 21, Tuesdays at 10; Disney+, March 22). Kristen Kish “embeds herself with local purveyors, farmers, herders, kitchen crew, managers and head chefs to listen to their stories and witness the day-to-day balancing act required to bring unique food to the table, meal after meal”
  • CSI On Trial (Curiosity Stream, March 23). “exposes disturbing questions about the most widely-known crime scene investigation methods”
  • The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (Peacock, March 23, Thursdays). “a new group of fan-favorite Housewives … head to Thailand for the trip of a lifetime”
  • City Confidential (A&E, March 23, Thursday at 10). “explore[s] crimes that have impacted cities and towns across America”
  • Love is Blind (Netflix, March 24, Fridays). In Seattle, influencers search for more Instagram followers after getting engaged to people they’ve only talked to through a wall
  • Design School (QVC+, March 24). “interior design experts … help you shape your space with gorgeous visuals and years of wisdom during Design School with Ballard Designs”
  • 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

  • Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico (CNN, March 26, Sundays at 10). “journey with Longoria across the lands of her ancestors as she explores how Mexico’s rich culture, landscape, and history have helped shape its cuisine, loved the world over”
  • Seeking Brother Husband (TLC, March 26, Sundays at 10). “Follow four polyandrous relationships in various stages and their quests for more love”
  • 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”
  • Restored (Magnolia Network, March 28, Tuesdays at 8). “preservationist Brett Waterman … resurrects historic homes with fascinating back stories and untapped potential”
  • Renovation 911 (HGTV, March 28, Tuesdays at 9). “Minneapolis-based emergency restoration experts and sisters, Lindsey Uselding and Kirsten Meehan … fix families’ property disasters”
  • Emergency NYC (Netflix, March 29). “follows the intense, merciless, day-to-day lives of emergency medical workers across New York City”
  • RapCaviar Presents (Hulu, March 30). “tackles some of today’s most provocative issues through the stories of hip-hop visionaries and emerging stars currently ruling the charts and influencing our culture”
  • 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 UnXplained (History, March 31, Fridays at 9). “explores the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries”; William Shatner hosts
  • 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

  • Collector’s Call (MeTV, April 2, Sundays at 6:30). “Lisa Whelchel offers an up-close look at fascinating and rarely seen private collections of pop culture memorabilia”
  • Violent Minds: Killers on Tape (Oxygen, April 2, Sundays at 7). “explores the captivating inmate tapes of renowned psychiatrist Dr. Al Carlisle” who “[recorded] his conversations with some of America’s most heinous killers”
  • 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”
  • Louisiana Law (Animal Planet, April 2, Sundays at 9). “follows the men and women of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as they patrol one of the most geographically diverse states in the U.S.”
  • Martha Cooks (Roku Channel, April 3). “welcomes viewers into Martha’s farm kitchen and visits some of her favorite places to create some incredible cuisine, confections, and treats”
  • Love Island: Spain (Peacock, April 3). Season 2; a new “group of sexy singles look for love while living isolated from the outside world in a villa”
  • AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange (World Channel, April 3, Mondays). “contemporary stories reflecting the spirit, ingenuity and resilience found among people across the African diaspora”; season five focuses on “dynamic people whose work in the arts has shaped our world”
  • Ridiculousness (MTV, April 3, Mondays and Wednesdays at 8, and all the rest of the time). New celebrities “will join Rob Dyrdek and Steelo Brim as they share the internet’s wildest videos”
  • Race to Survive Alaska (USA Network, April 3, Mondays at 11). eight teams of two “adventure racers and survival experts must endure more than 100 miles of inhospitable terrain with nothing but what they can carry to claim a life-changing $500,000 prize”
  • The Signing (Netflix, April 4). “young Latino artists must impress music legends like Lex Borrero, Tainy and Rauw Alejandro to score the contract of a lifetime”
  • The Challenge: Argentina (Paramount+, April 5). The Argentian version of the longtime MTV competition; its winner(s) will go on to The Challenge: World Championship
  • Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, April 5, Wednesdays at 9). “Dr. Sandra Lee is no stranger to extreme and unusual skin issues, but these cases include some firsts”
  • Growing Belushi (Discovery Channel, April 5, Wednesdays at 9). “Jim [Belushi] and his ragtag team of farmers are taking his dream and his artisanal Belushi’s Farm and turning it into a national cannabis brand while setting their sights on a bigger goal, global expansion”
  • Celebrity Game Face (E!, April 6, Thursdays at 9). celebrities “participate in a series of absurdly funny challenges”
  • Ghost Hunters (Travel Channel, April 6, Thursdays at 9). “Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti” will “investigate chilling new locations and hauntings”
  • Celebrity Prank Wars (E!, April 6, Thursdays at 10). “celebrities planning and perpetrating some of the wildest and most viral pranks on each other, as hosts Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart choose one winner”
  • Jury Duty (Freevee, April 7). One “juror doesn’t know is that the entire case is fake, everyone except him is an actor, and everything that happens — inside the courtroom and out — is carefully planned”
  • Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery Channel, April 7, Fridays at 9). “Parker is desperate to find a new path – and redemption – as he travels thousands of miles to South America”
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN, April 8, Saturdays at 8). Melody Shari and Martell Holt, Kimmi and Maurice Scott, Marsau and LaTisha Scott, as well as Tiffany and Louis Whitlow “navigate their businesses, friendships and relationships”
  • Critter Fixers: Country Vets (NatGeo WILD, April 8, Saturdays at 9). Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard Hodges “heal their local community’s pets and farm animals”
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (NatGeo Wild, April 8, Saturdays at 10). Dr. Michelle Oakley is “vet to pretty much everything that moves in the Yukon, making house calls across thousands of square miles, helping animals wild and domestic”
  • 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 9, 2023

  • Happy To Be Home With The Benkos (Magnolia Network, April 9, Sundays at 8). Designer Gray Benko “brings color and happiness to historic homes in the low country of South Carolina” along with “her thoughtful craftsman husband, Mike, and eccentric contractor father, Grumpy”
  • Below Deck Sailing Yacht (Bravo, April 10, Mondays at 8). “Returning this season are Capt. Glenn Shephard and veteran department heads Daisy Kelliher (Chief Stew), Gary King (First Mate) and Colin MacRae (Chief Engineer). New crew members include Chef Ileisha Dell, stews Lucy Edmunds and Mads Herrera and deckhands Chase Lemacks and Alex Propson”
  • Neighborhood Wars (A&E, April 11, Tuesdays at 9). “showcases the kindness and conflict between real-life neighbors throughout the US”
  • Road Wars (A&E, April 11, Tuesdays at 10). “a deep dive into American roadways, examining extreme human behavior, wild weather, insane accidents and a few welcome instances of acts of kindness”
  • The Wall (NBC, April 11, Tuesdays at 9). “teammates work together to answer questions to build a huge cash prize”
  • Rennervations (Disney+, April 12). Jeremy “Renner and his team of expert builders use their skills to reimagine decommissioned vehicles and rebuild them into mind-blowing creations that serve communities around the world”
  • This is Mark Rober (Discovery Channel, April 13, Thursdays at 10). a “glimpse into the concepts and processes behind some of his most outrageous viral videos, including all-new and never-before-seen footage”
  • Revengineers (Discovery Channel, April 13, Thursdays at 11). Mark “Rober and his team exact the ultimate revenge of the nerd on the morally impaired, with elaborately executed pranks”

Week of April 16, 2023

  • 100 Foot Wave (HBO Max, April 16). “returns to Nazaré, Portugal—with stops in Hawaii and California—for a heart-pounding and adrenaline filled second season following big wave legend Garrett McNamara, his world-class surfing peers, and some surprising newcomers”
  • Drag Race España (WOW Presents Plus, April 16, Sundays). “Supremme de Luxe returns as host, joined by returning judges Javier Calvo, Javier Ambrossi, and Ana Locking,” for season three
  • Alex vs. America (Food Network, April 16, Sundays at 8). Eric Adjepong hosts as “Alex Guarnaschelli competes against three culinary superstars at the same time over two rounds”
  • The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper (CNN, April 16, Sundays at 8). “goes behind the headlines, touching every continent and corner of the planet … into the heart of the essential stories of our time”
  • Ciao House (Food Network, April 16, Sundays at 9). “Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Tuscan-born Chef Gabriele Bertaccini” host as contestants live together and compete “as individuals and in teams to prove their mastery of Italian cooking techniques and dishes”
  • Algiers, America: The Relentless Pursuit (Hulu, April 17). “chronicles the journey of Coach Brice Brown, the Edna Karr Cougars, and their quest for a fifth state championship in six years” while “fighting the epidemics of gun violence and mass imprisonment”
  • 90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise (TLC, April 17, Mondays at 8). “Americans who fall in love in paradise wonder if it can last once the suntan fades away”
  • Love It Or List It (HGTV, April 17, Mondays at 9). “Realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr compete for the homeowners’ final decision to stay or go”
  • You, Me & My Ex (TLC, April 17, Mondays at 9). “How do you manage your relationship when your partner is uncomfortably close with their ex?”
  • Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento (EstrellaTV, April 17, Mondays at 9). “returns for season 27 with a new cast, new set, and an enthusiastic pool of contestants vying to win the $100,000 grand prize and the opportunity for a recording contract”
  • The Weakest Link (NBC, April 17, Mondays at 10). Jane Lynch hosts as contestants “work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round” and vote each other out
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel, April 18, Tuesdays at 8). “Bering Sea captains and a wave of newcomers look to earn their share of the sky-rocketing payday”
  • 7 Little Johnstons (TLC, April 18, Tuesdays at 9). “Relationships and major life events take center stage this season”
  • The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (History, April 18, Tuesdays at 10). “the team goes deeper and higher than ever before, applying cutting edge technology to investigate the 512-acre property”
  • Model Farmers (OFTV, April 20, Thursdays). “six OnlyFans creators [trade] their glamorous lifestyles for a sheep farm in the depths of the Australian outback”
  • Enamorándonos: La Isla (ViX, April 20, Thursdays). “takes 16 amorosos (love-seekers) to an exotic Turkish resort where they compete to find their match while isolated from the outside world”
  • Lift the Ice (Curiosity Stream, April 20). “follows six of the world’s most intrepid explorers and scientific experts on a global mission to solve scientific puzzles that could radically reshape the future of humanity”
  • Indian Matchmaking (Netflix, April 21). “Sima from Mumbai is back and busier than ever! This season, Mumbai’s premiere matchmaker will help single millennials around the globe find their perfect match.”
  • Big Beasts (Apple TV+, April 21, Fridays). “takes audiences on an epic journey around the globe, from freezing poles to tropical rainforests, to meet nature’s most captivating giants”
  • 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”
  • Otter Dynasty (Animal Planet, April 22, Saturdays at 9). “the incredible lives of several families of smooth coated otters all battling for prime territory on the island of Singapore”

Week of April 23, 2023

  • Home Town Takeover (HGTV, April 23, Sundays at 8). Ben and Erin Napier, and Dave and Jenny Marrs “mobilize 10 all-star HGTV and Food Network talent to help complete 18 renovation projects across homes, local businesses and public spaces” in Fort Morgan, Colorado
  • Fix My Frankenhouse (HGTV, April 23, Sundays at 9). “Hodge-podge properties with odd additions and piecemeal redesigns will get a renovation re-do”
  • Family Legacy (Paramount+, April 25). “Narrated by actor and music artist Quincy Brown … feature[s] the children of legendary music artists and bands […] reliving some of entertainment’s most iconic moments”
  • Top Chef VIP (Telemundo, April 25, Tuesdays at 7). “16 celebrities competing against each other in the world’s most demanding kitchen”
  • Chopped: Military Salute (Food Network, April 25, Tuesdays at 8). “chefs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines will cook their hearts out in preliminary heats as they vie for the chance to compete in the final showdown”
  • Supermarket Stakeout (Food Network, April 25, Tuesdays at 9). “host Alex Guarnaschelli [gives] four contestants $500 apiece – their whole budget to buy ingredients” from grocery store shoppers
  • 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”
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Peacock, April 27). A “transformation series featuring people who are at a major crossroads and need to get their houses and lives in order”
  • The Dog House: UK (HBO Max, April 27). “the staff of Wood Green animal rescue center set out to find forever homes for dogs in need every day”
  • 100 Days to Indy (The CW, April 27, Thursdays at 9). “takes viewers into the drivers’ seat for unprecedented access to top NTT INDYCAR SERIES stars as they compete for racing’s greatest prize: the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race”
  • Brat Loves Judy (WE tv, April 27, Thursdays at 9). Da Brat and Jesseca “Judy” Dupart “give fans unprecedented access into their personal lives and emotional fertility journey”
  • Couples Therapy (Showtime, April 28, Fridays at 8). “brings viewers into therapy sessions with Dr. Guralnik, as she deftly guides couples through the conflicts – and extraordinary breakthroughs – typically hidden behind closed doors”

Week of April 30, 2023

  • WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures (A&E, April 30, Sundays at 9). “Legends Booker T, Mick Foley, and Lita … hunt for iconic WWE memorabilia and share the stories behind some of the most memorable items in WWE history”
  • Stone Cold Takes on America (A&E, April 30, Sundays at 10). “Austin takes viewers on an epic adventure as he redefines what life after years in the ring looks like and experiences everything he missed out on while focused on his career”

May 2023

  • Undercover Underage (ID, May 1, Mondays at 9). “Roo Powell and her team at the nonprofit SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse)… work in tandem with law enforcement to apprehend child predators by becoming the targets”
  • Love Village (Netflix, May 2). “Singles 35 and over of various backgrounds relocate to a house in the countryside for another chance at love. Will they find “the one”—or leave alone?”
  • Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta “Run it Back” (MTV, May 2, Tuesdays at 7). “an outrageous clip-show where fan favorites across the Love & Hip Hop: Franchise rewatch jaw-dropping moments from the first season of Atlanta and share the inside scoop and behind the scenes insight”
  • Life Below Zero: First Alaskans (National Geographic, May 2, Tuesdays at 8). “Indigenous Alaskans live on ancient lands but face a new climate of challenges”
  • Couples Retreat (MTV, May 2, Tuesdays at 9). “six celebrity couples get active this season with themed events that illustrate how a bit of risk, sacrifice, and compromise can yield great rewards in a committed relationship”
  • Great British Baking Show: Juniors (Netflix, May 3). “A new season brings more tricky Technicals, spectacular Showstoppers and amazingly talented kids to the big white tent”
  • Jewish Matchmaking (Netflix, May 3). “features singles in the US and Israel as they turn their dating life over to top Jewish matchmaker, Aleeza Ben Shalom”
  • Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All (Disney+, May 3). “Global superstar Ed Sheeran opens the doors to his private life … and shares the personal challenges and universal themes he has experienced in the hardest year of his life”
  • House of Sims (OFTV, May 3, Wednesdays) “British reality TV royalty, The Sims Family, pack up their lives in Essex to make it big in Hollywood” and “chase their dreams while living together under one roof”
  • Follow Me (FilmRise, May 3, Wednesdays and Thursdays). “contestants compete to see who will become the next big social media star and take home a grand prize of $50,000”
  • Restoring Galveston (Magnolia Network, May 3, Wednesdays at 8). “Ashley and Michael Cordray have made it their mission to restore homes in their own backyard of Galveston, Texas”
  • Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu, May 5). “award-winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes viewers on a culinary adventure across American soil, exploring the rich and diverse communities who have so heavily shaped what American food is today”
  • The Great American Baking Show (The Roku Channel, May 5). GBBO’s American version returns on a new platform and with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judging and new co-hosts Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry
  • Mama June: Family Crisis (WE tv, May 5, Fridays at 9). “The relationship between June and the girls finally reaches its breaking point due to legal issues, lies and secret life-altering changes”
  • Problem Spaces (Discovery+, May 6, Saturdays). “Houston-based DIY designer Fariha Nasir takes difficult spaces – odd-angled walls, outdated designs and areas that just aren’t working – and turns them into her clients’ favorite rooms”
  • The Bond (Animal Planet, May 6, Saturdays at 9). “stories of men, women, and children bonding deeply with animals that we might think of as wild”

Week of May 7, 2023

  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, May 7, Sundays at 8). “back for season 15 with housewives Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Shereé Whitfield, Drew Sidora, Marlo Hampton, and Sanya Richards-Ross back for more. Monyetta Shaw-Carter and Courtney Rhodes join this season as friends”
  • Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing (Discovery Channel, May 7, Sundays at 8). “survivalists will compete head-to-head through a grueling, multiphase challenge” and “can use any means necessary – even sabotage – to take home the grand prize”
  • Accomplice to Murder (Court TV, May 7, Sundays at 8). “stories of everyday people caught up in a world of deception and manipulation as they become accomplices to murder”
  • Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard (Bravo, May 7, Sundays at 9). “Newlyweds Jasmine and Silas head to Martha’s Vineyard for a much-needed vacation with friends”
  • Jeopardy! Masters (ABC, May 8, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8, plus Friday, May 12). “Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Andrew He, Sam Buttrey and James Holzhauer go head-to-head for the grand prize and the title”
  • Dancing Queens (Bravo, May 9, Tuesdays at 9). ” a group of dancer friends juggle the realities of their personal lives with their dedication to dance”
  • Judge Steve Harvey (ABC, May 9 at 9, then Wednesdays at 8 starting June 14). “the judge, the jury and the star of the series, Steve Harvey, will welcome a variety of conflicts and characters to his courtroom”
  • Missing: Dead or Alive? (Netflix, May 10). “Follow officers from a South Carolina sheriff’s department as they urgently search for individuals who’ve disappeared under troubling circumstances”
  • College Hill: Celebrity Edition (BET+, May 11). “College Hill is back, and now iconic celebrities are ditching their lavish lifestyles for the HBCU experience”
  • To Catch a Smuggler (National Geographic, May 10, Wednesdays at 9). “DHS will stop at nothing to catch a smuggler”
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Paramount+, May 12, Fridays). “12 fan-favorite queens will return for a chance to compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame along with a cash prize of $200,000”
  • Queer Eye (Netflix, May 12). I guess we’re still doing this, huh?

Week of May 14, 2023

  • The Cube (TBS, May 14, Sundays at 9). Dwyane Wade hosts as contestants “must demonstrate skill, nerve and determination as they endure seemingly simple physical and mental tasks”
  • Match Me Abroad (TLC, May 14, Sundays at 10). “Three international matchmakers put their skills to the test by helping seven Americans who are looking for love in other countries”
  • Celebrity IOU (HGTV, May 15, Mondays at 8). “spotlights Hollywood A-listers gifting surprise home renovations to special people in their lives”
  • Street Outlaws: Locals Only (Discovery Channel, May 15, Mondays at 8). “Farmtruck and AZN, best known from Street Outlaws: OKC[,] travel to racetracks across the US in search of the fastest local driving heroes”
  • Summer Baking Championship (Food Network, May 15, Mondays at 9). Jesse Palmer hosts as “talented bakers from around the country tackle unique summer-themed baking challenges” judged by Duff Goldman, Carla Hall, and Damaris Phillips
  • Renovation Wild (HGTV, May 15, Mondays at 9). At Lower Zambezi National Park, follows “Grant and Lynsey Cumings, and their children as they … take on the challenges of renovating in a remote locale”
  • Working: What We Do All Day (Netflix, May 16). “follows individuals at all levels of the workforce — from service jobs all the way up to the C-suite — across the industries of home care, tech, and hospitality”
  • Dirt: The Last Great American Sport (FS1, May 16, Tuesdays at 7). “follows NASCAR Cup Series champion driver Kyle Larson as he trades pavement for the dirt track to compete against a myriad of dirt racing royalty”
  • Rhythm + Flow France (Netflix, May 17, Wednesdays) “A fresh batch of aspiring artists competes for a 100,000 euro prize and the claim to French rap fame in this competition judged by Niska, Shay and SCH”
  • The Family Stallone (Paramount+, May 17). follows “Sylvester Stallone, wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone and daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet”
  • Rainn Wilson and The Geography of Bliss (Peacock, May 18). “Rainn Wilson traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth”
  • Giants (Curiosity Stream, May 18). “wildlife filmmaker Dan O’Neill leads an adventurous team around the globe to find the biggest beasts that walk our planet and unlock their evolutionary secrets like never before”
  • I Survived Bear Grylls (TBS, May 18, Thursdays at 9). contestants “face specially designed games taking Bear’s most legendary adventures up a notch”
  • Selling Sunset (Netflix, May 19). “New agents mean new drama. The realtors of The Oppenheim Group return with sleek penthouse listings, personality clashes, and pregnancies”
  • Young, Famous & African (Netflix, May 19). “follows a crew of famed, affluent stars as they work and play, flirt and feud in Johannesburg, South Africa”
  • Belle Collective (OWN, May 19, Fridays at 8). “continues to follow six successful and glamorous women redefining what it means to be a boss and telling it like it is in Jackson, Mississippi”

Week of May 21, 2023

  • From the Source (Discovery+, May 21, Sundays). “Award-winning chef and restaurateur Katie Button explores the stories and uses behind different delicious ingredients”
  • Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel, May 21, Sundays at 8). “air incidents are explored from around the world that made headlines and changed aviation history forever”
  • Air Warriors (Smithsonian Channel, May 21, Sundays at 9). “America’s undisputed kings of the sky … brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots.”
  • MerPeople (Netflix, May 23). “dives into the fascinating world of underwater performers who have turned their love for the mystical sea creatures into real-world careers”
  • Growing Floret (Max and Discovery+, May 23). “After successfully expanding her flower farm, Erin Benzakein thinks about her future and the legacy she wants to build”
  • What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel (Max, May 23). “Zooey explores common food mysteries and reveals the shocking truths big food manufacturers want to hide”
  • Smartless: On the Road (Max, May 23). “follows Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes during the North American tour of their hit podcast”
  • Maine Cabin Masters (Max and Discovery+, May 23). “Builder Chase Morrill, along with Ashley Morrill-Eldridge and Ryan Eldridge, his sister and brother-in-law, transform cabins in some of the most beautiful areas of Maine”
  • Beat Shazam (Fox, May 23, Tuesdays at 8). Jamie Foxx hosts as “pits teams of two against the clock and each other, as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time”
  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics (Fox, May 23, Tuesdays at 9). Contestants “sing alongside the live in-studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen” and try to fill in the blank
  • Windy City Rehab (HGTV, May 23, Tuesdays at 9). “Chicago-based designer and home renovation expert Alison Victoria will … overcome every renovation obstacle to deliver innovative and gorgeous homes”
  • Mission Unexplained (Science Channel, May 23, Tuesdays at 10). “military members and veterans are coming forward for the first time to share stories of unexplained events”
  • All Up In My Grill (Tastemade, May 24). “Top Chef alum Chef Dale Talde is back to fire up another batch of innovative and flavorful grilling recipes, served with tips and techniques”
  • The Ultimatum: Queer Love (Netflix, May 24, Wednesdays). “five new couples, made up of women and non-binary people,  are at a crossroads in their relationship”
  • MasterChef: United Tastes of America (Fox, May 24, Wednesdays at 8). “Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich return for the ultimate cook-off”
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars (Fox, May 24, Wednesdays at 9). “food and drink industry entrepreneurs [go] through a multitude of challenges designed to showcase their business skills”
  • Expedition Unknown (Discovery, May 24, Wednesdays at 9). “Josh Gates is bringing viewers across the globe as he continues to investigate and solve the world’s most intriguing mysteries.” Yes, solving them all!
  • Crack Addicts (TLC, May 24, Tuesdays at 10). Chiropractor Dr. Alessandra Colón is “bringing hope and a life changing transformation to patients struggling with the rarest, most debilitating conditions”
  • The Kardashians (Hulu, May 25, Thursdays). “Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie invite viewers back into their lives as they navigate motherhood, coparenting, and building their own empires”
  • Barbecue Showdown (Netflix, May 26). “New host Michelle Buteau (The Circle) joins the judges for a fresh round of heated competition between eight of the best barbecuers in the country.”
  • Kendra Sells Hollywood (Max, May 26, Fridays). “Kendra Wilkinson is back and this time the stakes are higher than ever”
  • 100 Day Dream Home (HGTV, May 26, Fridays at 9). “Brian and Mika will take their clients on inspiration tours of various properties to select their desired finishes and then design and construct completely personalized homes on a quick turnaround”
  • Real Murders of Orange County (Oxygen, May 26, Fridays at 9). “explores how even in picturesque, affluent communities, murder can and will permeate their shores”

Week of May 28, 2023

  • Killer Relationship With Faith Jenkins (Oxygen, May 28, Sundays at 7). “Former criminal prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office Faith Jenkins breaks down all the gripping details of relationships gone deadly”
  • Silos Baking Competition (Magnolia Network, May 28, Sundays at 8). “each episode features five baking enthusiasts who are challenged to perfect a recipe for Joanna and the guest judges”
  • Motel Rescue (Magnolia Network, May 29, Mondays at 8). “Lindsey Kurowski is hitting the road to help struggling motel owners across America get back on track”
  • America’s Hidden Stories (Smithsonian Channel, May 29, Mondays at 8). “dives into what we think we know about America’s most famous chapters in history to revisit the past and uncover new truths about our country’s most iconic moments”
  • Hoarders (A&E, May 29, Mondays at 9). “focuses on someone struggling with hoarding tendencies as they work with experts, friends and family in a race against the clock to help them clean up their homes and reclaim balance in their lives”
  • The Ride (Amazon Prime Video, May 30). “follows an ensemble cast of PBR Team Series bull riders, team coaches, and front-office executives […] throughout the inaugural season of the PBR Team Series, as they navigate both personal and professional trials and tribulations”
  • America’s Got Talent (NBC, May 30, Tuesdays at 8). “returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize”
  • Bargain Mansions (Magnolia Network, May 30, Tuesdays at 8). Tamara Day “is passionate about restoring neglected homes and bringing them back to life for new families to love”
  • Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge (NBC, May 30, Tuesdays at 10). two people “face off in transforming an ordinary vehicle into an extraordinary Hot Wheels showstopper”
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler (ESPN, May 30, Tuesdays at 10). “former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor and No. 5 ranked lightweight contender Michael Chandler go head-to-head as coaches” of “both returning veterans and up and coming prospects in the men’s bantamweight (135 lbs.) and lightweight (155 lbs.) divisions”
  • Doubling Down with the Derricos (TLC, May 30, Tuesdays at 10). “with the kids getting older and the house getting smaller, Karen and Deon are faced with more challenges than ever before”
  • Drag Me To Dinner (Hulu, May 31). “two teams of successful drag queens go head-to-head to throw the most fabulous, awe-inspiring, drag-tastical dinner parties of all time”
  • Ghost Adventures (Discovery, May 31, Wednesdays at 10). Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley “travel to haunted locations in search of evidence”
  • I Survived a Crime (A&E, May 31, Wednesdays at 10). “follows individuals going about their daily lives who were confronted with a dangerous situation and forced to make a quick decision on how to protect themselves”

For premieres on and after June 1, 2023, see the summer 2023 reality TV schedule

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Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Ooh, I'm so excited The Weakest Link is coming back!

Clifford Orlofsky

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

If it's a competition show on Food Network, you've seen it all before. Same format, same dumb cooking mistakes being made, same dialog.

Also, will Project Runway return? How about Lipsinc Battle?

Matt H

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

No news yet about Project Runway?