TV

Renewed and returning: “The Hotel Inspector,” “Yukon Gold”

Broadcasters in the UK and Canada have signed up for more Hotel Inspector and Yukon Gold (pictured) respectively, while TLC in the U.S. has slotted Sister Wives for a July return.
July 5, 2013

Broadcasters in the UK and Canada have signed up for more Hotel Inspector and Yukon Gold (pictured) respectively, while TLC in the U.S. has slotted Sister Wives for a July return.

Channel 5 in the UK has checked in for another season of The Hotel Inspector. The 10th season will be produced by Twofour, with hotelier Alex Polizzi returning to transform Britain’s hotels and B&Bs into successful businesses.

Polizzi is a third-generation hotelier, and has fronted the format for the past six seasons.

Season nine of The Hotel Inspector peaked over its 10-episode run with 2.3 million viewers on Channel 5 (C5), according to the network.

The latest season was ordered by C5′s commissioning editor for factual entertainment and features Ian Dunkley, and the series is executive produced by Twofour’s managing director Melanie Leach and director of programs Dan Adamson. It will be series produced by Twofour’s senior producer Kent Upshon.

In Canada, History has enlisted Vancouver-based Paperny Entertainment to produce a second series of Yukon Gold.

Production is set to begin this month, with a premiere set for the spring of 2014. Yukon Gold season two will return to follow the lives of four mining crews from around Dawson City, Yukon, as they search for gold. The series is executive produced by David Paperny, Cal Schumiatcher and Audrey Mehler.

Finally, in the U.S., Sister Wives will return for a fourth season on TLC on July 21 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by Figure 8 Films in association with Puddle Monkey Productions, the docuseries on the Browns will see the polygamist family moving into four adjacent houses in the same neighborhood. Sister Wives will document their struggle to pay four mortgages as they navigate a start-up jewelry business.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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