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25 Ways to Get Your Family on Reality TV

Begin your path to stardom with these casting calls

March 10, 2023

Think someone in your family’s got what it takes to get on TV?   Our own CEO and her crew were on Shark Tank a few years ago and it changed their lives (including a show taping with Tan France).  Your big break could be around the corner. Seriously, you could be reality TV material.  Ready to find out?  We’ve rounded up all sorts of casting opportunities for reality shows. And there are literally options for everyone.  


Some networks and shows directly list their casting calls on their websites and ask for direct applications. Everyone from America’s Got Talent to Masterchef Junior is looking for regular (but talented) people like you.

1. Netflix 

Dream Home Makeover, Floor is Lava, The American Barbecue Showdown and many more await your presence.

2. CBS

The Amazing Race, Survivor, Tough as Nails and other shows are looking for you.

3. ABC

Holey Moley, Shark Tank, Press Your Luck, and more fun opportunities are around the corner.

4. TLC

Dr. Pimple Popper, Extreme Sisters, Unpolished, and the list goes on (and on and on...)

5. MTV

Catfish, Teen Mom, Ex on the Beach and other drama-filled shows are looking for new talent.

6. NBC

America's Got Talent, Home Sweet Home, The Voice, and other family faves are filling their audition slots.

7. FOX

MasterChef Junior, Beat Shazam, Mental Samurai, and more competitive shows for you to slay.

8. Bravo TV

Below Deck, for when you're feeling super bougie.

9. Discovery

My Cat from Hell and Homestead Rescue for those challenging animal situations.

10. Lifetime

Currently casting for a new show about love or lack thereof, so you can make that call.

11. Glass Entertainment Group 

DIY with Hillary Farr and DIY Home Renovators if you've got some house projects on the horizon.

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Some reality shows utilize third-party websites to promote their casting calls and the possibilities are endless. Backyard farming, non-traditional families, mother-daughter dating shows…there’s a show (or at least an idea) for everything.

1. Backstage

Works with brands such as Nick and Disney and currently casting for Grandparent/Grandchildren duos and Bubbies Know Best among many others.

2. Worldwide Casting

If you're looking for a spot on Difficult Pregnancy Stories, Pet Loving Realtors, Find My Family or other options, this site is for you.

3. Casting Networks

Haunted house maker? Tropical romance?  Love to distill?  Fulfill your destiny with these casting calls.

4. Auditions Free

$100,000 Pyramid, Homegrown, Date My Abuelita could all be starring you.

5. Project Casting

Say hello to your next gig on Smothered, Sister to the Rescue, Queenagers or others.

6. Reality Wanted

If your family lives in an "extreme way" or maybe you've got a secret side hustle, this site wants to hear from you.

7. JS Casting

Think you can beat Bobby Flay or take on BBQ USA?  Head on over for your chance to shine.

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Some casting agencies and shows utilize Facebook groups to spread the word about their casting calls.  The following groups are actively recruiting talent far and wide for opportunities like the Lingo gameshow or You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno.  So get social and start searching.

1. Reality TV Casting Calls by JHolden Casting

2. Reality TV Casting by American Reality Television Awards

3. Reality TV Casting 

4. Reality Casting Notices 

5. Casting Calls for TV (USA) 

6. What's Casting Now (Reality Based Shows) 

7. Reality Casting US