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The best reality TV shows to watch after turning off your brain in quarantine

42 Shows & Movies | by USA TODAY

90 Day Fiancé

90 Day Fiancé

Reality

Getting through customs is just the beginning. With just 90 days to wed on a fiancé visa, follow international couples as they attempt to overcome cultural barriers and family drama while in search of true love that knows no borders.

America's Next Top Model

America's Next Top Model

Reality

Aspiring models compete for a chance to break into the business with a panel of judges critiquing their progress throughout the competition.

The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette

Drama, Reality

A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Reality

In this unscripted series, families passionate about food serve up their most delicious dishes for the chance to be crowned Britain's best home cooks.

Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

Reality

Renovation, design and real estate pros Chip and Joanna Gaines are paired with Waco/Dallas, Texas-area buyers to renovate the wrong house that's in the right location.

Good Bones

Good Bones

Reality

Mother/daughter duo Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak transform dilapidated properties in and around their hometown of Indianapolis. Karen's legal background and Mina's real estate knowledge help them secure diamonds in the rough, then they enlist demo and construction help to get the houses rehabilitated on budget and transformed into stunning homes.

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Reality

The cast of Jersey Shore swore they would always do a vacation together. Now, five years, five kids, three marriages, and who knows how many GTL sessions later, the gang is back together and on vacation in a swanky house in Miami Beach.

Kids Baking Championship

Kids Baking Championship

Reality

Hosts and judges Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli will lead eight talented kid bakers through challenges designed to find the most-impressive and creative young baker. In each challenge the contestants, ranging in age from 10 to 13, will be tested on their baking skills and originality as they whip up delectable desserts, including creative cakes, mouthwatering cookies and pastries.

The Hills

The Hills

Reality

After high school graduation, "Laguna Beach" alumna Lauren sets out to live on her own in Los Angeles and work as an intern at Teen Vogue.

Love Island

Love Island

Reality

A stunning cast engages in the ultimate game of love, as they land in a sunshine paradise in search of passion and romance. Each of the glamorous members of the public will live like celebrities in a luxury villa, but in order to stay there, they will not only have to win over the hearts of each other, but also the hearts of the public.

Making It

Making It

Reality

In this reality competition, craft makers from all walks of life take on a series of projects. Over the course of each episode, the contestants must tackle a different theme, hand-making items in different disciplines — the difficulty of which increases with every episode until a winner is crowned.

Million Dollar Listing New York

Million Dollar Listing New York

Reality

Follows some of Manhattan's most relentless realtors as they close multimillion dollar deals faster than a yellow cab runs a red light.

MythBusters

MythBusters

Documentary

MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos, and news stories.

Project Runway

Project Runway

Reality

Aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Reality

Bravo's cameras turn to the Southern states as the network presents this inside look at the Real Housewives of Atlanta. These women handle the personal dramas that affect their affluent lifestyles with a signature Southern brand of “style” and “grace.”

The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City

Reality

A fast-paced reality show that follows several incredibly busy and ambitious Manhattan women. Watch as they balance envious social calendars, challenging careers, and motherhood, with the hustle and bustle of the big city all around.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Reality

We head to the Garden State for this installment of the “Housewives” franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends. The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.

RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race

Reality

Join RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, as the host, mentor and judge for the ultimate in drag queen competitions. The top drag queens in the U.S. will vie for drag stardom as RuPaul, in full glamazon drag, will reign supreme in all judging and eliminations while helping guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge.

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Reality

Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch various business ideas to "The Sharks" -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- in hopes of landing an investment.

Survivor

Survivor

Reality

A reality show contest where sixteen or more castaways split between two or more “Tribes” are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players.

Top Chef

Top Chef

Reality

An American reality competition show in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges and are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

Reality, Action & Adventure

This reality competition sees teams embark on a trek around the world to amazing destinations where they must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical. Only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning the race and the $1 million prize.

The Bachelor

The Bachelor

Reality, Drama

A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find his true love.

Big Brother

Big Brother

Reality

American version of the reality game show which follows a group of HouseGuests living together 24 hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy for three months.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Cutthroat Kitchen

Reality

Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish.

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off

Reality

This British television baking competition selects from amongst its competitors the best amateur baker. The series is credited with reinvigorating interest in baking throughout the UK, and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on baking.

House Hunters

House Hunters

Reality

Hosted by Suzanne Whang, the show takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on the emotional experience of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode follows a prospective buyer and real estate agent through the home-buying process, from start to finish.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Reality

A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Drama, Reality

Like other teens in California, the lives of the Laguna Beach teenagers are filled with sandy beaches, beautiful friends and love triangles. But unlike other teens, they had cameras following them around. It may look like fantasyland, but they're not acting: they really are this rich and beautiful. For them, life really is a day at the beach.

Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Reality

Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person.

Made

Made

Shows

MTV's MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be "made" into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. The teens are joined by a "Made Coach", an expert in their chosen field, who tries to help them attain their goals over the course of several weeks. Made documents the process the teens undergo as they try to achieve their goal.

MasterChef Junior

MasterChef Junior

Reality

American version of the culinary competition series that gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges. Celebrated food experts coach and encourage the promising hopefuls to cook like pros and teach them the tricks of the trade along the way.

Nailed It!

Nailed It!

Reality, Family

Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It's part reality contest, part hot mess.

Queer Eye

Queer Eye

Reality

An all-new “Fab Five” advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in this modern reboot of the Emmy Award-winning reality series.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Reality

A reality series that follows some of the most affluent women in the country as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle that only Beverly Hills can provide.

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Reality, Drama

A view into the lives of several women and their families who live in one of the wealthiest communities in the country with the viewer taken "inside the gates" to show their lives aren't always perfect.

The Real World

The Real World

Reality

Each year, seven strangers in their twenties, from different backgrounds and countries, are chosen to come live together in a major city.

Say Yes to the Dress

Say Yes to the Dress

Reality

Welcome to the world’s premier bridal salon, Kleinfeld Bridal. Part fashion show, part bridal story, part family therapy…Randy Fenoli & a team of specialists guide brides through the process of selecting, altering & delivering each dress in time for their perfect day.

So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance

Reality

Dancers selected in open auditions across America take part in a rigorous competition designed to best display their talents, training and personalities to a panel of judges and viewers as they strive to win votes and avoid elimination.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Reality

In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter -- and choose joy.

The Voice

The Voice

Reality

The strongest vocalists from across the United states compete in a blockbusters vocal competition, the winner becomes “The Voice.” The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts and, finally, the live performance shows.

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