The best reality shows 2015 The Great British Baking Show, PBS I am so grateful for PBS’ decision to broadcast two seasons of The Great British Bake-Off, which people in the UK (and crafty people in the US) already knew was exceptionally charming and delightful.
As the industry has seen in scripted TV, a reality show doesn’t need to generate massive ratings to be considered a success. Endemol Shine’s “The Island” on NBC is looking toward a second-season renewal, even though season one averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.5 million viewers in same-day ratings.
Keeping up with the Kardashians was later renewed for a tenth season which premiered on March 15, 2015. In February 2015, it was announced that the show had been renewed for four more years, along with an additional spin-off series, making it one of the longest-running reality television series in the country.
The curtain is closing on American Idol. FOX announced on May 11 that the reality show will end after season 15, which will air in 2016. Jennifer Lopez, 45, Keith Urban, 47, Harry Connick, Jr., 47, and Ryan Seacrest, 40, will all return for the show’s final season.
The Bachelorette is an American reality television dating game show that debuted on ABC on January 8, 2003. The show is a spin-off of The Bachelor aired on the same network. The first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors.
As with other reality shows, The Real World has received criticism for being staged. During a reunion show featuring the first four Real World casts, Heather Gardner, of the original New York cast, asked some members of the 1994 San Francisco cast if their situations were real.
Big Brother is a Dutch reality television game show franchise created by John de Mol Jr., broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally. As of 11 November 2017, there have been 387 seasons of Big Brother in over 54 franchise countries and regions.
Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when "The Celebrity Apprentice" shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season, where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the Boardroom.
The Biggest Loser is a reality television format which started with the American TV show The Biggest Loser in 2004. The show centers on overweight and obese contestants attempting to lose the most weight; the winner receives a cash prize. There are different variations of The Biggest Loser around the world.
After a record-breaking Season 12, summer phenomenon "America's Got Talent" is back on Tuesday, May 29 with Creator and Judge Simon Cowell returning alongside Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Supermodel, entrepreneur and business CEO Tyra Banks joined the team last summer as host and melded effortlessly with the judges, bringing her unmistakable personal flair and verve to the show.
Cops (stylized as COPS) is an American half-hour documentary/reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, federal agents, and state troopers during patrols and other police activities including prostitution and narcotics stings.
Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality-based documentary television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating. The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish and is co-hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph. It premiered on November 12, 2012. The show has been renewed for season 7, which premiered on January 3, 2018.
Chrisley Knows Best is an American reality television series airing on the USA Network. It centers around the lives of wealthy Georgia real estate mogul Todd Chrisley and his family. The show formerly took place in Roswell and Alpharetta, Georgia, both near Atlanta.
The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by British producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001–2003), and has been adapted in various countries.
Ice Road Truckers (commercially abbreviated IRT) is a reality television series that premiered on History, on June 17, 2007. It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers, in remote Arctic territories in Canada and Alaska.
Hoarders is an American reality television series that debuted on A&E. The show depicts the real-life struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding disorder. The series premiered on August 17, 2009 and concluded its original run on February 4, 2013, after six seasons.
Long Island Medium is a TLC reality television series starring Theresa Caputo, a self-professed medium who claims she can communicate with the dead. Much of the program, which premiered on September 25, 2011, takes place in Hicksville, New York, though it often follows Caputo as she meets with clients in other areas.
Aussie Pickers, a similar TV series featuring two pickers in Australia on the A&E Australia channel, beginning in 2013. Picker Sisters, a 2011 TV series about two female pickers/designers. Picked Off, History's 2012 reality competition series, also produced by Cineflix Media.
The second-season finale pulled in over 5.6 million viewers, at which time a spin-off Teen Mom 2 was announced for January 11, 2011. In December 2015, it was announced via the Teen Mom OG Facebook page that the show was back for a sixth season, and featured a trailer for the upcoming season, with it being set to premiere on January 4, 2016.
Martini Bros Burger Bar show shot in Youngstown, called "Sour Lemons and Bitter Business," premieres on Spike TV at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25; additional shows 1 a.m. Oct. 26, 9 p.m., Nov. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Give it some time and you'll find it on the show's Web site.
The Curse of Oak Island is an active reality television series that first premiered in Canada on the History network on January 5, 2014. The show features what is known as the Oak Island mystery, showing efforts to search for historical artifacts and treasure.