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Renewals round-up: “Married to Jonas,” “Push Girls”

North American cable networks are reinvesting in reality series, with more Married to Jonas (pictured), Ghost Hunters and Deadly Affairs on the way in 2013.
November 16, 2012

North American cable networks are reinvesting in reality series, with more Married to Jonas (pictured), Ghost Hunters and Deadly Affairs on the way in 2013.

E! has renewed Ryan Seacrest Productions’ Married to Jonas for a second season. The half-hour reality series, following pop star Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle, will debut in spring 2013.

The new season will see the Jonas Brothers finish their new album and head out on tour, while Danielle launches her own business back in New Jersey.

Meanwhile, Sundance Channel has ordered a 10-episode second season of the docuseries Push Girls. Set to air in 2013, the new season will continue to follow the lives and friendships of Mia, Angela, Tiphany and Auti, LA-based women who are all paraplegic or quadriplegic, with the addition of another paralyzed woman, Chelsie Hill.

Over on Syfy, Ghost Hunters continues its long-running streak with a ninth season set to premiere on January 16.

Pilgrim Studios will produce 16 episodes, which will see the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) on their quest to capture evidence of paranormal activity. The new season will investigate new locations across the country.

From ghosts to a real-life soap opera, Investigation Discovery has ordered another season of Deadly Affairs from Sirens Media.

Season two of the Susan Lucci-hosted series will see more love affairs gone horribly wrong in the summer of 2013. The series pairs stories of murderous affairs with commentary from local authorities and true-crime experts and interviews with friends and family of the victims.

In Canada, Corus Entertainment’s W Network has renewed the hidden camera game show Deal With It from Just For Laughs Television.

Premiering in the spring, the second season will begin production on 20 x 30-minute episodes in January. The Sandy Jobin-Begans and Martin Roach hosted series selects people to participate in outlandish and difficult tasks, using improv to win cash prizes.

Season two will see more extreme challenges and more scenic locations. Deal With It is based on the Israeli format created by Keshet Broadcasting and United Studios.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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