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Renewed and returning: “Heroes of Cosplay,” “Wheeler Dealers”

Syfy and History in the U.S. are lining up more Heroes of Cosplay and Ax Men respectively, while Discovery Networks International has commissioned Wheeler Dealers (pictured) for an 11th season.
October 18, 2013

Syfy and History in the U.S. are lining up more Heroes of Cosplay and Ax Men respectively, while Discovery Networks International has commissioned Wheeler Dealers (pictured) for an 11th season.

Syfy has ordered another six episodes of Heroes of Cosplay, extending its first season. The new episodes of the 51 Minds-produced reality series will air in 2014, and currently producers are seeking out additional cast members in the Atlanta and Los Angeles areas.

The docuseries gives a look inside the world of cosplay, or “costume play,” and its fans, traveling across the U.S. finding the most imaginative costumes in the comic convention scene. The competitive element of cosplay is also displayed with challenges.

The executive producers are Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.

On History, Ax Men will return for its seventh season on November 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

The logging series promises to see new faces joining the loggers from the Pacific Northwest to the deep South.

Ahead of the 20-episode season, History will air a special on November 3 looking back at previous seasons and introduce the new Ax women joining the fray, Katelyn M. Simsis and Adrienne Preiss.

EPs for History are Russ McCarroll and Wendy Greene, while exec producers for Original Productions are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Jeff Conroy and Sarah Whalen. Jeff Meredith is co-executive producer.

On the international front, Discovery Networks International has commissioned the 11th season of Wheeler Dealers from Attaboy TV, which will see  its auto experts Mike Brewer and Edd China restore their 100th car.

The 15 x 60-minute season will air across DNI’s 224 countries and territories, as well as on Velocity Channel in the U.S., beginning in March 2014 in the UK.

Season 11 will continue the format of Brewer buying a car for China to restore which is then sold, with the exception of the 100th build, where Brewer and China work together on a rare car from the 1953 movie Genevieve, and participate in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Other highlights of the upcoming season include the restoration of an amphibious car; and cars sourced from the Netherlands, France, the U.S. and the UK.

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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