Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime is a good idea but missing everything that makes Guy Fieri’s other Food Network shows great. If you hate-watched Bethenny’s Apprentice, this is the perfect reality show for you.
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Top Chef alum and chefs Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blaise join Gordon Ramsay for Fox’s Next Level Chef, a competition that has an amazing three-story set and doesn’t use it any interesting ways.
Iron Chef and longtime Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli stars in a new Food Network competition that pits her against three talented chefs. It has echoes of Tournament of Champions, and is similar to Beat Bobby Flay, but is much better.
HBO Max’s Finding Magic Mike, a dance competition based on the Channing Tatum movie, is a surprisingly emotional dance competition that has both heart and heat.
Two reality shows following groups of 20-something people—random strangers in Austin, Black friends in Los Angeles—deliver very different kinds of drama.
Peacock’s Top Chef Family Style may have pre-teen and teenage contestants (paired with family members), but it is otherwise indistinguishable from Top Chef, which is why it’s so terrific.
The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles reunites seven of nine cast members to discuss their time together in 1993. What interests me the most about the show is learning who has grown and changed in the intervening decades, and who is stuck.