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Renewals round-up: “In the Bedroom,” “Celebrity Wedding Planner”

Two Discovery Communications titles, Long Island Medium and In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman (pictured), feature among this week's renewals, while Channel 5 in the UK has picked up two more seasons of Celebrity Wedding Planner.
November 9, 2012

Two Discovery Communications titles, Long Island Medium and In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman (pictured), feature among this week’s renewals, while Channel 5 in the UK has picked up two more seasons of Celebrity Wedding Planner.

TLC in the U.S. has renewed Magilla Entertainment’s Long Island Medium series for a fourth season. The network has ordered 30 x 30-minute episodes, which will premiere in March 2013. The series will continue to follow Theresa Caputo as she juggles being a medium with her family duties.

Meanwhile on sister network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman has been re-upped for another season.

The Harpo produced series will see the titular sex educator and therapist helping more couples build stronger relationships and improve their sex lives when it premieres on December 4 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

In the UK, Channel 5 has recommissioned Renegade Pictures and GroupM Entertainment to produce two more series of Celebrity Wedding Planner.Season three will air in January 2013, while season four will air in summer 2013. Both seasons will be 3 x one-hour.

Both series will see celebrities plan weddings for non-famous couples. With a budget of £12,000 (US $19,000) and 21 days, the wedding planners have complete control over the wedding day. The identities of the celebrity wedding planners won’t be revealed to the bride and groom until the end.

The first two seasons saw pop duo Jedward, Big Brother winner Josie Gibson, and Pineapple Dance Studios star Louie Spence taking on the role of wedding planner. Series two averaged 1.1 million viewers.

“I’m delighted that the first two series of Celebrity Wedding Planner proved so popular with our viewers,” said Greg Barnett, Channel 5′s commissioning editor for entertainment, daytime and soaps. “Series three and four promise even more, drama, despair and hysteria, with some very funny partnerships from our favorite TV shows.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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