Before you get excited for awards season 2014, get excited for January 2014. Because it’s pretty much the best month for reality TV in history. Here’s what you need to know about all the best reality shows, new and old, that are premiering this month–The Bachelor, Teen Mom 2 and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, to name a few—and why you should tune in. And PS: Stay tuned to OKMagazine.com all month long for recaps, exclusive clips, interviews and more from some of the shows below!
Wednesday, January 1
Dance Moms. 9pm on Lifetime. New year, new season, new moms—season 4 is going to be bigger and better, most likely. Get more details on the season premiere right HERE.
Kim of Queens. 10pm on Lifetime. Immediately following that is this new series about a pageant queen on the hunt for the next Miss Georgia. Think Toddlers and Tiaras but for teens instead of toddlers.
Thursday, January 2:
Couples Therapy. 10pm on VH1. Season 4 is like, the mecca for former reality stars—Jon Gosselin, RHOBH‘s Taylor Armstrong and Teen Mom‘s Farrah Abraham all appear. A glimpse:
Sunday, January 5 and Monday, January 6
The Bachelor. 8pm on ABC. Who isn’t excited to see the hottest dude ever become The Bachelor, amirite? Last season’s Bachelorette cast-off Juan Pablo gets his turn, with a well-deserved two-night premiere.
Tuesday, January 7:
100 Days of Summer. 10pm on Bravo. This new series follows the professional, personal and social lives of six good-looking people during one summer in Chicago. Which one of these new Bravolebrities do you think will be the biggest star?
Wednesday, January 15:
American Idol. 8pm on Fox. Jennifer Lopez is back, Nicki Minaj is gone, and Harry Connick Jr. makes his debut on the judging panel. That’s about covers everything.
Real World Ex-plosion. 10pm on MTV. MTV decided to change things up for season 29, so this time, the roommates move into a San Franciso home as usual but 30 days later, in move their exes. Dun dun DUN.
Thursday, January 16:
Under The Gunn. 9pm on Lifetime. Tim Gunn recruits three Project Runway alums to serve as the judging panel for his new fashion competition show. We’re not sure yet how it’s different from Project Runway and All Stars, but uh, stay tuned?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. 9pm on TLC. The season 2 finale ended with Mama June’s wedding and season 3 is same you-know-what, different day. They filmed it this past summer, FYI, so what happens on the show is relatively recent.
Sunday, January 19:
Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 9pm on E!. Kris and Bruce’s divorce, Khloe’s divorce, Kim’s engagement…Admit it. Everyone and their mom is excited for KUWTK season 9.
#RichKids of Beverly Hills. 10pm on E!. But if the Kardashians are just not enough rich, spoiled West Coasters on TV for ya, stay tuned for E!s new reality series about 5 rich 25-year-olds who live off their Billionaire parents. Cool.
Tuesday, January 21:
Teen Mom 2. 10pm on MTV. TM2 is moving from Mondays to Tuesdays but who cares because season 5 looks intense. Kailyn’s wedding, Jenelle getting knocked up twice. Wowza.
Sunday, January 26:
The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding. 8pm on ABC. Sean Lowe and the winner of his season, Catherine Giudice, will tie the knot in—what else?—a televised wedding, most likely paid for entirely by ABC.
It’s going to be a busy New Year, isn’t it? Which new or returning reality show are you most excited for? Vote below or tweet us @OKMagazine!