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2013 New Year's Reality TV Shows

What to Watch Over the Holiday Weekend


The end of the year is a great time to look back and reflect on the last twelve months. Say goodbye to 2012 and all the great reality TV moments of the past year, but don't dwell too long in the past.

After all, the new year holds a whole new slew of reality TV first and new reality TV shows premiering.

Start off the New Years' Weekend right with reality show marathons, series premieres and new episodes. Here's your hour-by-hour guide to reality TV over the New Year's Weekend.

All times Eastern unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • 6AM-12PM Top Chef: Six hours from the current (Seattle) season, including “Turkeyapocalypse” and the holiday-themed “Even the Famous Come Home." (Bravo)
  • 7-9AM Ice Loves Coco: Catch up on previous episodes of the show--now in its third season--following rapper/actor Ice-T and his shopaholic wife Coco Austin. (E!)
  • 12-2PM The Real Housewives of Miami After airing one of the Bahamas-based episodes Bravo over-played Thanksgiving Weekend, the network airs Season Two’s Reunion Part 1. (Bravo)
  • 12-8PM My Life is a Lifetime Movie: A series that explores the true-life stories that have (or should) inspire Lifetime movies. (Lifetime)
  • 12:30-2PM Teen Mom 2: Two episodes from the third season following Leah, Kailyn, Jenelle and Chelsea. (MTV)
  • 1-6PM Extreme Couponing Watch what it takes to get your groceries for little or nothing. (TLC)
  • 2-8PM 16 and Pregnant: Meet six of the pregnant 16-year-olds that have starred on the series. (MTV)
  • 3-5PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)
  • 6PM-12AM Storage Wars If you missed the Storage Wars marathon over Christmas, here‘s another chance to watch the popular A&E reality show (and to look for evidence of alleged staging and plastic surgery). (A&E)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

  • 12AM-2AM Snapped & Snapped: After the Verdict: Oxygen continues to mine the tragedy of women who kill. And I can’t stop watching. (Oxygen)
  • 6-7AM The Real Housewives of Orange County: Season Seven’s “Lost Footage Special” offers never-before-seen housewife zaniness. (Bravo)
  • 7-8AM The Real Housewives of New York City: Lost footage of the New York Housewives. (Bravo)
  • 8-9AM The Real Housewives of New Jersey: More lost footage, this from New Jersey. (Bravo)
  • 9-11AM Shahs of Sunset: Bravo must really like these two Shahs episodes, they played them over Christmas as well. (Bravo)
  • 11AM-12PM The Real Housewives: Top 20 Reunion Moments. (Bravo)
  • 12-1PM The Real Housewives of Miami: Season Two’s Reunion Part 1 (Bravo)
  • 1-10PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Nine hours of Season Five including a new episode.(Bravo)
  • 2-10PM Sister Wives: Season Three marathon follows this polygamous family and closes with a special “Secrets Revealed“ episode which looks back on the season. (TLC)
  • 4-11PM Storage War: A continuation of the marathon that started Saturday. (A&E)
  • 10-11PM Shahs of Sunset: A BRAND NEW episode that may see feuding friends Reza and MJ bury the hatchet--hopefully not in each others' backs. (Bravo)

Monday, December 31, 2012

  • 6-9PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta: The first two episodes wrap up the trip in Anguilla and are followed at 8PM with a BRAND NEW episode.(Bravo)
  • 9-10PM Shahs of Sunset: A repeat of Sunday‘s new episode in which Reza and MJ may make up.(Bravo)
  • 10-11PM The Real Housewives of Miami: repeat of Season Two's Reunion Part 1 (Bravo)
  • 11PM-12AM The Real Housewives: Top 20 Reunion Moments. (Bravo)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • 6-10AM Bad Girls Club: Follow the bad girls. (Oxygen)
  • 8AM-9PM Dance Moms: Lifetime replays the entire Season Two, where girls compete in dance competitions and their self-centered moms fight with each other and with dance coach Abby. Catch up before Season Three premieres, tonight at 9PM. (Lifetime)
  • 10AM-3AM America’s Next Top Model: Previous contestants of Britain's Next Top Model compete against novice American models in Cycle 18’s British Invasion. (Oxygen)
  • 12-1PM The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Repeat of October 7’s Season Four Reunion Part 2 where Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe stops by to discuss his “questionable behavior.”
  • 1-2PM The Real Housewives of New Jersey: A repeat of October 14th part three of the fourth season reunion, where all the husbands talk about the season.
  • 2-3PM The Real Housewives of Miami: A repeat of December 27th Season Two reunion in which Joanna reveals whether she’s still with her boyfriend.
  • 7PM-4AM Chopped: Nine episodes of this cooking competition that features four chefs who must transform the ingredients of a mystery box into a winning dish. (Food Network)
  • 8-9PM Totally T-Boz: SERIES PREMIERE. This new series follows T-Boz (Tionne Tenese Watkins), former star of the band TLC as the 42-year-old single mom tries to re-launch her music career after recovering from the life-threatening brain tumor that derailed it in 2006. (TLC)
  • 9-10PM The Sisterhood: SERIES PREMIERE. Catch the introduction to Atlanta‘s wild preachers‘ wives. (TLC)
  • 9-10:30PM Dance Moms: SEASON PREMIERE. Season Three premieres with an ominously titled, 90-minuteepisode, “The Beginning of the End,” in which Abby holds open auditions to bring new blood into the studio. (Lifetime)
  • 9:45-10PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta: First Look. (Bravo)
  • 10-11PM Storage Wars: New York: SERIES PREMIERE. The New York version of Storage Wars features the city and an eclectic cast.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • 6AM-1PM The Millionaire Matchmaker If you missed the first season of the show where Patti Stanger pairs women (and sometimes men) with single millionaires, Bravo’s replaying the entire 2008 season. (Bravo)
  • 1-5PM Top Chef: Seattle: Four episodes from the current season. (Bravo)
  • 7-8PM The Real Housewives of Miami: Repeat of yesterday’s Miami Reunion episode. (Bravo)
  • 7PM-12AM Duck Dynasty: This rags-to-riches family hasn't left behind its bayou traditions. (A&E)
  • 8-9PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Repeat of the return from Anguilla. (Bravo)
  • 9-10PM Top Chef: Seattle: Repeat of last weeks episode with challenges of oysters and catering for Seattle’s base jumping team. (Bravo)
  • 10-11PM (or 11PM-12AM or 12-1AM) Top Chef: Seattle: Three chances to catch a BRAND NEW episode in which the elimination challenge pays tribute to “the most memorable moments in Top Chef history.” (Bravo)

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