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Renewed and returning: “Double Divas,” “Ghost Adventures”

In the U.S., Lifetime's docuseries Double Divas (pictured) and Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures are returning, while Channel 4 in the UK has lined up more One Born Every Minute.
July 19, 2013

In the U.S., Lifetime’s docuseries Double Divas and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures are returning, while Channel 4 in the UK has lined up more One Born Every Minute. 

Lifetime will launch the second season of Double Divas on August 6 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The docuseries, produced by NorthSouth Productions, sees Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins outfitting women with intimate apparel in their Atlanta boutique.

One customer visiting the lingerie boutique in this season is Abby Lee Miller (pictured with the Double Diva stars above), star of Dance Moms. The season will also see Decker and Hopkins take field trips, including a visit to a nudist resort.

Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman (Impractical Jokers, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta) exec produce, along with Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Colleen Conway Grogan of Lifetime. A+E Networks handles global sales.

Over on Travel Channel, the eighth season of Ghost Adventures premieres on August 16 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and will include the 100th episode of the series, along with a special one-hour retrospective featuring the show’s 100 most memorable moments.

Starring lead investigator Zak Bagans and co-investigators Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, the 13 x one-hour series follows their journeys across the world to find unexplained paranormal activity, including a 100-year old pioneer saloon in Nevada, haunted castles in Transylvania, the Missouri State Penitentiary, and a haunted century-old Victorian mansion outside of Boston.

In each My Tupolo-produced episode, they explore the history of the haunting, and then conduct a dusk-til-dawn lockdown to gain evidence of any paranormal activity.

The one-hour special, called Ghost Adventures: Up Close & Personal, airs on September 27 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, while the 100th episode airs on October 4.

Finally, Channel 4 in the UK has tapped Dragonfly for a fifth season of One Born Every Minute. 

The observational documentary series moves from a maternity ward in Leeds to one in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, and will be produced by Dragonfly West for the first time. Madonna Benjamin will executive produce for C4.

The new season will air in early 2014, and Channel 4 has increased its series order, from 14 to 20 episodes.

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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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