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    12 Reality Shows You Probably Didn't Know You Can Watch On Peacock

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    Can't wait another moment to explore some top-notch reality TV? Well, look no further — Peacock is here.


    NBCUniversal's brand new streaming service introduced a generous serving of reality television programs to its catalog at the end of September, so you're bound to find one that'll scratch the itch. (Also, did we mention that regular-tier membership is FREE!?!?!?)

    Shows like Below Deck, Real Housewives, Top Chef, Vanderpump Rules, Hell's Kitchen, and the iconic Keeping Up With The Kardashians are just some of the many fab offerings on the streaming service.

    1. Keeping Up With The Kardashians

    E! Network

    "Kim, will you stop taking pictures of yourself, your sister is going to jail." (BRB while I rewatch this entire series from start to finish.) The infamous royal family of reality television's show is currently available for you to stream. Soak in all the quotable Kardashian goodness all the way back to the beginning. If you're in need for some Kris Jenner realness (like I am) I'll see you on Peacock Premium.

    Seasons 1-17 available with Peacock Premium (18 available October 9).

    2. Real Housewives


    In my book, reality TV really took off when Housewives arrived on the scene — and, what do you know, you can take in all of the drama right here on Peacock. Following the lavish lifestyles of these fashionable, high-class ladies comes right alongside loads of drama. If you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of what goes on in the homes of reality bigshots like NeNe Leakes, Bethenny Frankel, or Lisa Rinna, then the Real Housewives should be up next on your must-watch list. Or if you're like me, your re-watch list. There's quite literally nothing like some mindless TV.

    Real Housewives of Dallas available for free viewing; Real Housewives of Potomac, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New York City, and New Jersey available with Peacock Premium.

    3. Pawn Stars

    Pawn Stars retail location
    History Channel

    Pawn Stars follows a family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas where individuals come in to sell anything ranging from historical artifacts to kitschy items worth a good sum of cash. Rick Harrison (pawn shop owner) tends to spit some straight up knowledge on each and every item featured in the episodes, which is not only super educational but fascinating to watch. When this show is on I tend to get instantly hooked and it makes me genuinely think I need to start digging through items I've collected over the years. If you're thrifty, love history, or are looking for some funny family banter, this show is for you.

    Seasons 1-6 available for free viewing.

    4. Storage Wars

    Bidders auction off storage units
    A&E Network

    YUP. Ah — good 'ol Storage Wars. While staying on the thrifting theme, this show is an absolute must if you love a good garage sale or item flip. Follow a group of bidders as they travel all around the U.S., auction off, and bid on abandoned storage units that can be filled with absolute buried treasure ~or~ absolute trash (lol). Each episode follows the bidders as they purchase and win storage units and then proceed to sort through the unit's items for gems that could be worth some good dough once resold or appraised. If you don't really care about the cool items they can find in these units you'll at least enjoy the competitive banter amongst the bidders.

    Seasons 1-10 available for free viewing.

    5. Below Deck


    Have you ever wanted to know what it'd be like to work on a mega yacht? If you're anything like me you've probably never even heard the phrase "mega yacht" until now. Below Deck follows a group of "yachties" (or crew members who work aboard the luxurious boat while documenting their work lives and wild lifestyles). They get the opportunity to visit some of the most coveted travel locations in the world while tending to the ship's high-profile passengers. Maybe after watching the series you, too, will live by the crew's motto of "work hard, play harder."

    Seasons 1-7 available for free viewing.

    6. Very Cavallari

    Kristin Cavallari has a team meeting at her store Uncommon James
    E! Network

    Calling all fans of Laguna Beach! (Just me?) Okay— if you were a hardcore Stephen and Kristin stan on Laguna Beach then follow Kristin Cavallari on this reality series where she's the main star. The girlboss and brains behind the brand Uncommon James is filmed balancing her work and home life in Nashville, Tennessee. You get the inside look at her (past) marriage with Jay Cutler, their circle of friends, and what it takes for her to run the ins and outs of her clothing biz. If you couldn't get enough of The Hills or Laguna Beach then you have to give this a go.

    Seasons 1-2 are available for free viewing.

    7. Hell's Kitchen


    You know that famous meme "What are you? An idiot sandwich."? Well it comes from none other than Hell's Kitchen with chef Gordon Ramsay. Let's just say Ramsay is outspoken and rather harsh but is always oh-so quotable. Each episode, contestants participate in challenges to win Ramsay's approval and the last chef standing wins a grand prize of being appointed head or executive chef of a restaurant of Ramsay's choosing. Can the contestants handle the hell-fire that is Ramsay's outbursts? Watch to find out...

    Seasons 1-17 are available for free viewing.

    8. Flipping Out

    Flipping Out

    Absolutely no one can out drama Jeff Lewis — the real estate speculator in LA that is outspoken as heck. If you're a sucker for a home improvement show, you'll get a kick out of watching Jeff and his executive assistant Jenni Pulos work on flipping houses while serving up major 'tude. It's time to snag some home upgrade tips from Jeff while getting your daily dose of reality TV drama that undoubtedly makes you feel like your life (and home) aren't total wrecks. (Alright, alright, maybe that last sentence is just me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

    Seasons 1-11 available for free viewing.

    9. Top Chef


    This competitive cooking show involves a slew of professional chef contestants competing in various challenges to seek the approval of the panel of judges (also made up of profesh chefs.) Each week, the chefs are put to the test and required to cook different meals within the categories of quickfire challenges and elimination challenges. Judges deliberate on the best or worst meals, eliminating contestants weekly until one is deemed the top chef.

    Seasons 1-16 available with Peacock Premium.

    10. Vanderpump Rules


    All aboard the Lisa Vanderpump train because this show serves up all the drama. Vanderpump is a former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills and owns SUR—a restaurant in West Hollywood, California and her employees cause major drama. Her ridiculously attractive employees are all trying to pursue careers in Hollywood and until those dreams become realities they spend their time working at SUR, dating each other, and getting in arguments with one another that make for some prime reality TV.

    Seasons 1-7 available with Peacock Premium.

    11. Shahs of Sunset


    Six Persian-American socialites' lavish lifestyles are documented in this series as they live the life of luxury in Beverly Hills. Watch as they balance their social lives, relationships and cultural demands within their families all wrapped up in tons of drama. One of the fan favorites, Reza, is an openly gay real estate agent who is exploring his personal life alongside the traditions of his culture and his journey is one to watch in this series.

    Seasons 1-7 available for free viewing.

    12. Life of Kylie

    Kylie Jenner from Life of Kylie
    E! Network

    Go behind the scenes with the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan—Kylie Jenner, in this spin-off series from KUWTK. Get an inside look at the pressures of being a social icon and media influencer who runs her own personal makeup brand. You'll also see cameos from her tight circle of friends in addition to a bit more detail of her personal life. The pilot episode where she takes a fan to his high school prom is honestly super adorable.

    Season 1 available with Peacock Premium.

    There are tons of things you can watch on Peacock for FREE(!!!), but if you want even more content, you can sign up for Peacock Premium for $4.99 a month or Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 a month after a seven-day free trial.

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