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Renewals round-up: “Voice UK,” “Liquidator”

In the U.S., paranormal and shipping shows are back, while the UK bets on The Voice and Canada dials up more Liquidator (pictured).
May 31, 2013

In the U.S., paranormal and shipping shows are back, while the UK bets on The Voice and Canada dials up more Liquidator

Paranormal Witness is set to return for a third season on U.S. cable network Syfy on June 5 at 10 p.m. EST. The Raw TV series will feature 20 episodes focused on first-person accounts of hauntings, beginning with demonic activity at a house in Long Island, New York.

Other episodes will feature a haunted farm in Nebraska, and spirits bothering a family run restaurant in Texas.

Over on A&E, Shipping Wars is back on June 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, with a second episode airing immediately after the season premiere. In the Megalomedia series, three new teams join the shipment auctions as bidding wars heat up over loads of monkeys, oversized items and bulky packages.

BBC1 in the UK has recommissioned The Voice UK from Wall to Wall. The third season of the Talpa format will continue to search for the top singing talent in the country, and follows on the success of the second season, airing now, which has had an average of 8.5 million viewers per episode.

Finally, The Liquidator returns to Canadian cable network OLN, with its third season premiering on June 27 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.  The upcoming season promises to see riskier and more unpredictable deals made by Jeff Schwarz, the owner of Direct Liquidation warehouses, and his team (pictured above). The Anaïd Productions series will follow Schwarz as he makes deals on a military pop-up sale, and goes on international buying junkets.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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