Renewed and returning: “Killer Karaoke,” “American Pickers”

TruTV's Killer Karaoke (pictured), Discovery Fit & Health's Untold Series of the ER, History's American Pickers and MTV's Ridiculousness are among the series set to return to U.S. TV screens.
September 20, 2013

TruTV’s Killer Karaoke (pictured), Discovery Fit & Health’s Untold Series of the ER, History’s American Pickers and MTV’s Ridiculousness are among the series set to return to U.S. TV screens.

In the U.S., TruTV is ordering more episodes of Killer Karaoke (pictured), with a new host, Mark McGrath, for early 2014. Zodiak Los Angeles will produce, bringing the full season order up to 16 episodes. Production is set to begin in October.

In the series, contestants are challenged to sing a hit song while facing extreme and skin-crawling obstacles and in the new episodes, Killer Karaoke will have a new format, in which six contestants sing an opening number and are ranked.

The highest-ranking singers earn advantages, such as deciding who goes first and getting to pick their challenges. In the end, the singer with the highest score wins a cash prize of up to US$10,000.

Over on Discovery Fit & Health, the eighth season of Untold Stories of the ER premieres on October 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by GRB Entertainment, the latest season kicks off with an episode about a patient covered in cow feces after his convertible crashed into a cow, a lap dancer with a stiletto heel stuck in her cheek, and more.

The series continues to go behind-the-scenes at an emergency room, with true stories of life and death.

Also returning in October is History’s American Pickers. The Cineflix-produced series moves to Wednesdays, beginning on October 9.

The series sees Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on the search for antiques, memorabilia and artifacts, this time in Europe. The duo pick their way through Italy and England, battling with a language barrier, exchange rate, and more.

Elsewhere, MTV has doubled down on skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, picking up a fourth season of his viral video show Ridiculousness, and green lighting the sixth and last season of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. 

Both are produced by Dickhouse and executive produced by Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay.

Ridiculousness will premiere 22 episodes with new guest appearances and video categories, while Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory will feature 10 episodes in its final season, airing in 2014.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.