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Best competition reality TV on Paramount Plus in 2022 (and how Walmart Plus members can watch free)

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Summer is prime time for reality TV. And few streaming services do reality TV quite like Paramount+. The streaming network is home to many of the most popular competition reality shows, including "Survivor," "Big Brother," and "The Challenge."

Looking for your next reality TV obsession? Here are the best reality TV shows you can watch on Paramount+ in 2022. Plus, learn how you can watch all these shows in September (and beyond) as a Walmart+ member.

Paramount+ and Essentials are both subsidiaries of Paramount.

The top products in this article:

Paramount+ subscription: $5 and up monthly

Walmart+ and Paramount+ bundle: $12.95 per month or $98 per year

Best streaming stick deal: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $30 (reduced from $50)

How much does Paramount Plus cost? 

Paramount+ has two subscriber tiers available -- the $5 per month "Essential Plan," a budget-minded tier with ads, and the $10 per month "Premium Plan," which costs more but is ad-free. Paramount+ also offers a one-week free-trial period, so if you were thinking of trying the platform, you can watch all these reality shows and more, risk-free. 

Other ways to watch Paramount Plus 

Starting in September, Walmart+ subscribers will get free access to the ad-supported Paramount+ Essential plan. The Paramount+ Essential tier includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including these new titles coming to the platform. 

Still searching for the right show or movie to stream this weekend? Be sure to check out our guides on everything new coming to Paramount+new shows on Apple TV+ and all the best movies to stream this week. Plus, we've got family-friendly TV show and movie suggestions, recommendations for the best Hulu originalsShowtime shows worth watching and a crash course on all the best summer movies to kick off the season

Keep reading to check out the best reality TV on Paramount+. 

'Big Brother'

Big Brother 23

Contestants on "Big Brother" move into a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones that record their every move 24 hours a day. Every week, houseguests compete for power and vote each other out until only one remains to claim the $500,000 prize.

The latest season premiered July 6 on CBS and Paramount+.

"Big Brother," seasons 1-23 now streaming on Paramount+


The Devil You Do or the Devil You Don\'t
Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment 2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

In this 63-time Emmy-nominated series, competitors are "stranded" on an island and split into teams. Castaways then compete in physical and mental challenges for food rewards and immunity from elimination. At the end, only one castaway earns the title of "Sole Survivor" and the grand-prize of $1 million.

You can stream all 42 seasons of "Survivor" on Paramount+.

"Survivor," now streaming on Paramount+

'The Amazing Race'

Amazing Race'

In "The Amazing Race," 11 teams of two race across the globe and compete in mental and physical challenges for a $1 million prize. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Season 33 of this Emmy award-winning series is now streaming on Paramount+. 

"The Amazing Race," season 33 now streaming on Paramount+

'The Challenge: All Stars'

The Challenge All Stars
Laura Barisonzi/Paramount+

In this spinoff series of one of the longest-running reality competitions, former "Challenge" competitors compete for $500,000 and a chance to cement their legacy. New episodes are currently dropping weekly on Paramount+. 

"The Challenge: All Stars," now streaming on Paramount+

'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Drag race

Hosted by world-famous drag queen RuPaul, this dynamic reality competition showcases talented drag queens looking to earn the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Twelve seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" are available to stream on Paramount+.

"RuPaul's Drag Race," now streaming on Paramount+

'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Richard Phibbs/Paramount+

In "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," fan-favorite queens from past seasons of "Drag Race" come back for the chance to be inducted into RuPaul's Drag Race Hall of Fame.

The most recent season (Season 7) features the franchise's first all-winners cast, with past victors returning to fight for the title of "Queen of All Queens" and a doubled-up cash prize of $200,000.

All seven seasons are streaming on Paramount+.

"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," now streaming on Paramount+ 

'Ink Master'

Ink Master
Paramount Network

Tattoo artists from across the country compete in technical and creative challenges for a $100,000 cash prize and an editorial feature in Inked Magazine. Renowned tattoo artist Chris Nunez, veteran artist Oliver Peck and host Dave Navarro make up the judges panel (alongside a roster of guest judges) in this unique reality competition. 

All 13 seasons are now streaming on Paramount+.

"Ink Master," now streaming on Paramount+

And be sure to check out the two "Ink Master" spinoff series, "Ink Master: Angels" and "Ink Master: Redemption." 

"Ink Master: Angels," now streaming on Paramount+

"Ink Master: Redemption," now streaming on Paramount+

'Love Island' (USA)

Love Island
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This steamy series follows a group of single "islanders" who couple up and (hopefully) find love in a stunning, temptation-filled villa. Relationships and rivalries abound in this series, now a staple of summer reality TV.

Seasons 1 through 3 of Love Island are now streaming on Paramount+.

"Love Island," now streaming on Paramount+

While CBS initially brought the international smash-hit show to the states, Season 4 of "Love Island" USA will be streaming on Peacock. "Love Island" USA Season 4 premiered July 19 on Peacock. To learn more about one of summer's steamiest series, check out our guide on how to watch "Love Island" Season 4

"Love Island," USA Season 4, now streaming on Peacock 

Are You The One? 

Are you the one

MTV's "Are You The One?" brings together a group of singles, all of whom have a "perfect match" in the form of another contestant. If all the contestants can find their algorithmically determined matches, the group wins $1 million.

"Are You The One?" was met with critical acclaim in its most recent season for exclusively featuring openly LGBT and sexually fluid contestants.

You can stream eight seasons of "Are You The One?" on Paramount+ now. The show has been renewed for a ninth season on the platform, but a release date has yet to be announced. 

"Are You The One?" now streaming on Paramount+

The best TV deals right now

If you prefer to forego the movie theater in favor of streaming the best new movies at home, it might be time to upgrade your home theater. Keep reading to check out the best deals on TVs, antennas, TV stands and more. 

Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K smart TV 2022

Samsung The Frame TV 2022

The latest edition of "The Frame" uses a matte, anti-reflection display. The one-inch-thick screen can stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in 4K resolution, and can seamlessly transition to Art Mode to display your favorite paintings and photographs. 

65" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED 4K TV 2022, $2,000

75" Samsung 'The Frame' QLED TV 2022, $3,000

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED 8K TV: $3,000

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED TV

A premium Samsung TV can cost a lot, especially when it's something like Samsung QN900A Neo TV, which boasts 8K resolution, AI upscaling and a Quantum LED panel. Factor in a massive, 65-inch screen and you're looking at a $5,000 TV. Luckily, Samsung has a great deal that knocks a hefty $2,000 off the price, bringing it down to $3,000.

65" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED 8K TV, $3,000 (reduced from $5,000)

75" Samsung QN900A Neo QLED 8K TV, $4,000 (reduced from $7,000)

Amazon Fire TV Stick with 4K Ultra HD: $30

Amazon Fire TV Stick with 4K Ultra HD
Best Buy

This Amazon streaming stick with a new Wi-Fi antenna design is optimized for 4K streaming. The Amazon Fire TV Stick pairs with compatible Bluetooth headphones and comes equipped with Alexa-enabled voice-control technology. 

Amazon Fire TV Stick with 4K Ultra HD, $30 (reduced from $50)

Amazon Fire TV Cube: $70

Amazon Fire TV Cube

With a hexa-core processor that delivers fast, fluid 4K streaming, the Fire TV Cube is the most powerful option when it comes to Amazon's Fire TV streaming systems. Equipped with a control-compatible soundbar and A/V receivers, you can go entirely hands-free, and just ask Alexa when you want to change something on the TV. 

Amazon Fire TV Cube, $70 (reduced from $120)

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