Broadcast TV Unscripted Scorecard 2021: What's New, Renewed and Canceled

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Unscripted series have played a big part in keeping broadcast networks afloat during the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of the outbreak, several were able to move quickly to filming remotely, and later in 2020 they were among the first shows to go back into full production, either via quarantine "bubbles" or in studio with strict safety protocols.

As a result, the ranks of competitions, game shows and other reality staples have swelled in the past year, with the five English-language broadcasters housing nearly 60 unscripted titles.

Below is The Hollywood Reporter's guide to keep track of which shows are due to return in 2021-22, which series have been canceled and newcomers set to join a network's unscripted roster. Bookmark this page, as it will be updated regularly based on the latest information.

Shows scheduled to air in summer 2021 are considered part of the current season. Unscripted shows also operate on a somewhat different cycle than that of scripted series, so decisions on some shows likely will not come until after the May upfronts.

Renewed shows are noted below in bold. Shows owned by a network's partner studio — NBC and Fox have dedicated alternative units — are noted with an asterisk.


Veteran shows
The $100,000 Pyramid
America's Funniest Home Videos

American Idol
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Bachelor in Paradise
Card Sharks
Celebrity Family Feud
Dancing With the Stars
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Holey Moley
Match Game
Press Your Luck
Shark Tank
To Tell the Truth
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

First-year shows
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
The Chase

Emergency Call
The Hustler
Supermarket Sweep

Ordered to series
Generation Gap
Pooch Perfect
Ultimate Surfer


Veteran shows
The Amazing Race: renewed for season 33
Big Brother: renewed for season 23
Game On
The Greatest #AtHome Videos
Love Island
Survivor: renewed through season 42, return date TBD
Tough as Nails: renewed for season two
Undercover Boss

Ordered to series
Come Dance With Me*
Kids Say the Darndest Things*
Secret Celebrity Renovation

The CW

Veteran shows
Masters of Illusion
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: renewed for season eight
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
World's Funniest Animals:
renewed for season two


Veteran shows
24 Hours to Hell and Back
Beat Shazam: renewed for season four
Hell's Kitchen: renewed through season 20
Lego Masters: renewed for season two
Masterchef Junior: renewed for season eight
The Masked Singer*: renewed for season five
Mental Samurai: renewed for season two
So You Think You Can Dance: renewed for season 17, return date TBD

First-year shows
I Can See Your Voice*
The Masked Dancer*

Name That Tune


Veteran shows
America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent: The Champions
American Ninja Warrior
Bring the Funny
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways
Hollywood Game Night*
Little Big Shots
Making It*: Renewed for season three in 2021
The Titan Games*
The Voice
The Wall*
World of Dance*

First-year shows
Weakest Link*

Ordered to series
College Bowl*
The New World:
BBC-produced nature docuseries scheduled for 2024
Small Fortune*
That's My Jam*

True Story*
Who Do You Think You Are?