Popular reality TV shows to watch in October 2023

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Real life might not be all that it’s cut out to be, but at least we have reality TV to escape to! Ready to live vicariously through your favorite reality TV stars? We’ve rounded up October’s must-watch reality TV shows below!

Jack Osbourne’s Night of Terror

Release date: October 1
Where: Discovery+, Max

Get into the spirit of spooky season with the famous Osbourne family! Led by son Jack Osbourne, embark on spooktacular investigations of the paranormal in some of America’s historic and haunted locations.

Make Me Scream

Release date: October 3
Where: Prime Video

Prime Video’s going the game show route this Halloween. Celebrity teams must face their fears in the show’s scare zones while trying not to scream and survive the night. It’s promising to be a hilariously scary special! Make Me Scream is hosted by horror fanatics Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show) and Darryl M. Bell (A Different World).

The Impact Atlanta

Release date: October 5
Where: BET+

As if their lives weren’t public enough, Season 2 of The Impact Atlanta takes you deeper into the lives of Atlanta’s biggest influencers. The new season will see the show follow Ariana ‘Ari’ Fletcher, Destiny ‘Dess Dior’ Bailey, Dionte ‘Arrogant Tae’ Gray, Jerrika Karlae, Lakeyah Robinson, and Tuson Jewell.

90 Day Fiancé

Release date: October 8
Where: Discovery+, Max

No month is complete without some version of 90 Day Fiancé streaming. Ready for another season of whirlwind, visa-mandated romances? Season 10 of the main franchise airs this month.

House of Villains

Release date: October 12
Where: Peacock

October might be the time for horror icons to shine, but E! and Peacock have other plans. House of Villains is a brand new reality show that pits reality TV’s biggest villains against each other. You know the drama is going to be at a 100 in this one, especially with a cast that includes Tiffany “New York” Pollard (I Love New York), Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club), Jax Taylor (Vanderpump Rules), Bobby Lytes (Love & Hip Hop: Miami) and more! The casting agent sure was cooking with this lineup.

Here’s all you need to know about House of Villains.

Naked and Afraid

Release date: October 15
Where: Discovery+, Max

Naked and Afraid follows two survivalists—one man and one woman—as they attempt to survive in the wilderness for 21 days with no food, water, shelter, clothes, nor personal effects. In addition to fighting against the elements, contestants will possibly face predators, illness, injury, and illness. Fun!

FBoy Island

Release date: October 16
Where: The CW

FBoy Island might have been culled from Max as part of its great content purge but it’s been saved by The CW! Season three, the first on The CW, promises more of the FBoy drama we’ve come to love (and hate). Three women go to a tropical island to date a group of 24 men, but 12 of them are commitment-averse FBoys. Will the single ladies find love, or will they get their hearts broken on television?

Check out how to stream FBoy Island for free.

Living for the Dead

Release date: October 18
Where: Hulu

Imagine Queer Eye but paranormal. Five queer ghost hunters travel across the country “helping people by healing the dead.” All episodes drop on the same day exclusively on Hulu; the series is narrated by Kristen Stewart.

NFL Icons

Release date: October 21
Where: MGM+

Love the NFL? Get an in-depth look at some of the most influential figures in football history on NFL Icons. Season 3 will stream on MGM+ and is said to follow All-Pro linebacker Mike Singletary of the Chicago Bears, Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher of the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL rushing great Brown, and Super Bowl-winning defensive safety Woodson.

Keep up with the 2023-24 NFL season, check out our free NFL guide.

The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion

Release date: October 25
Where: Paramount Plus

The 39th season of MTV’s hit reality competition The Challenge is here! This season will see 24 returning contenders vying for their first victory. They won’t only be facing each other, but they’ll also compete with 10 rotating The Challenge legends in eliminations each week. In this test of willpower, this season promises unpredictable formats and shocking twists. In the end, only one can win and emerge as the champion.

Looking for more reality shows to stream?

Love watching reality TV? Want to stay up-to-date on how to watch the latest shows? We’ve got you covered with our handy guides on how to stream the hottest reality shows online, including big hits like Below Deck, Survivor, Great British Bake Off, and more.

Check out our full list of reality TV show guides here!

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