We don't have TV (no antenna even) but we love our Netflix, and one of our favorite things to watch is the PBS/BBC House series, a reality show that's actually historical/educational, as well as sociologically and psychologically engaging. We're currently watching Manor House, but we also enjoyed Pioneer House (first and favorite) and Colonial House (for once, I was not embarrassed by the token Christians in it, and actually was in admiration of them); 1900s House was the least interesting. 1940s House is up next but we're skipping Ranch House since we read so many dreadful things about it.
...On to my ideas for future shows: 1950s house, Medieval House (Castle?), Amish House (simulate an Amish community), Tribal House (live like the Native Americans did pre or early colonization), Plantation House (perhaps have a black family play the white family and white people play the slaves), Jane Austen House (her era), Shakespeare House (his era). I'll update this post as more ideas come to me.
One thing I really don't understand about many of the people who have been casted in these shows is their unwillingness to live by the cultural norms and mores of the period. I mean isn't the point of signing up for a project like this to leave the 21st century (temporarily) and experience what life was really like in another era? I think potential cast members should be thoroughly informed of the roles and the rules, and they should enthusiastically agree to them, perhaps even signing a contract to that effect.