Defy TV And TrueReal To Debut Today

The two newest Scripps Networks unveil their schedules with Defy targeting men 25-54 and TrueReal focusing on women 25-54. Both will be available to 92% of the United States.

Reality-based national TV diginets Defy TV and TrueReal will be seen in 92% of the United States and in all major markets when they launch today, July 1.

The newest members of The E.W. Scripps Co.’s Scripps Networks portfolio, today unveiled their programming lineups, including some of the most popular and top-rated unscripted shows on television.

Defy TV will cater to men 25-54, with programming that celebrates “fascinating and independent-minded people living life to the fullest.” Programming will include popular series including Swamp People (Mondays), Counting Cars (Tuesdays), American Pickers (Wednesdays), The Curse of Oak Island (Thursdays), Forged in Fire (Fridays), Ax Men (Saturdays), Alone (Saturdays), Dog the Bounty Hunter (Sundays) and Pawn Stars (Sundays) among others. Find the complete Defy TV schedule and local channel information here.

TrueReal will serve women ages 25-54 “with addictive, unscripted dramatic television.” Similar to Defy TV, its lineup will include popular series including Storage Wars (Mondays), Hoarders (Tuesdays), Little Women: LA (Wednesdays), Intervention (Thursdays), I Survived (Fridays), Married at First Sight (Saturdays), Little Women: Atlanta (Sundays) and Wahlburgers (Sundays) among others. Find the complete TrueReal schedule and local channel information here.

The two demo-specific networks will be free to viewers across the country, carried by Ion stations, select Scripps local television stations and those of other station groups.

Scripps Networks will now have a portfolio of nine networks, serving diverse audiences that each reach nearly every U.S. television home, as Defy TV and TrueReal join Ion, Bounce, Laff, Grit, Court TV, Court TV Mystery and Newsy. Newsy will launch as a free over-the-air network on Friday, Oct. 1.


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July 1, 2021 at 11:26 pm

I see that WZPX & WXMI Fox17 aren’t listed Defy or TrueReal channels on the website just list the ION TV station in Detroit. Surprised that no other TV stations that aren’t Scripps or ION were listed in the articles I have seen. If I was Scripps maybe get a deal with a rival to air Defy & TrueReal if they don’t have room for it on the local station or ION just my opinion.