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Renewed and returning: “America Unearthed,” “Deadly Affairs”

Among the U.S. cable networks renewing series, H2 has ordered another season of America Unearthed, Investigation Discovery is bringing back Susan Lucci (pictured) for Deadly Affairs, Discovery Channel will see more Bering Sea Gold, and E! has renewed two series for a second season.
November 29, 2013

Among the U.S. cable networks renewing series, H2 has ordered another season of America Unearthed, Investigation Discovery is bringing back Susan Lucci for Deadly Affairs, Discovery Channel will see more Bering Sea Gold, and E! has renewed two series for a second season.

H2 in the U.S. has set a second season premiere of November 30 for America Unearthed, which will air at 9 p.m. EST.

Forensic geologist Scott Wolter returns as host for the Committee Films series that looks at the archaeological secrets of the country.

The second season will see Wolter searching for the Ark of the Covenant in the U.S., traveling to Arizona’s Grand Canyon for treasure, and seeking out pyramids rumored to exist at the bottom of a Wisconsin Lake.

Meanwhile, Investigation Discovery has greenlit a third season of Deadly Affairs with Susan Lucci (pictured above). The soap opera actor will return as host to the ID series that features real stories of affairs gone wrong in the summer 2014 series.

Sirens Media produces the series, which includes commentary from local authorities, true-crime experts and friends and family of the victims.

On sister network Discovery Channel, Bering Sea Gold is returning for a third season on December 13.

The Original Productions’ series sees this year’s crew under the charge of Emily Riedel, the first time a female has commanded the dredge. The latest season will also feature Steve and Shawn Pomerenke, the father and son duo, lead Nome, Alaska’s largest dredge, and compete with rookie owner Hank Schimschat who owns a mega dredge.

Elsewhere, E! has picked up a number of series for a second season, including Total Divas and Eric & Jessie: Game On. 

Produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions, Total Divas is a reality series that goes inside the lives of female professional wrestlers. The upcoming season will see the 30th birthday of The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie, and follow Brie’s wedding preparations to fellow WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan.

Eric & Jessie: Game On follows the relationship of country singer Jessie James and professional football player Eric Decker. Season two will follow the couple’s impending arrival of their baby, and Decker’s quest to make it to the Super Bowl. Shed Media U.S. produces.

Each series will return in early 2014.

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