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Renewed and returning: “Undateables,” “Kardashians”

Broadcasters in the UK, the U.S. and the Netherlands have ordered more seasons of series including The Undateables, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (pictured) and Sister Wives.
December 6, 2013

Broadcasters in the UK, the U.S. and the Netherlands have ordered more seasons of series including The Undateables, Keeping Up with the Kardashians (pictured) and Sister Wives.

UK pubcaster Channel 4′s The Undateables is set for a third series in January. The cast includes a four-time gold medal winner in the World Dwarf Games, a nurse with Apert Syndrome, and a man with autism who struggles with communication, who are all looking for love.

In the U.S., Emeril Lagasse returns to the Cooking Channel for a second season of Emeril’s Florida, which sees the celebrity chef travel from the Atlantic to the Gulf to find the top local cuisine. The 13-episode series is produced by MAT Media.

Over on E!, Keeping Up with the Kardashians will launch its ninth season in January. The Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions docuseries will see the family endure recent separations, a new baby, a new engagement, and more.

Meanwhile, TLC will premiere eight episodes of Sister Wives beginning on December 29. The Figure 8 Films series, made in association with Puddle Monkey Productions, will follow the polygamist family’s move into new homes, a big commitment celebration, and a death in the family. Sister Wives began its fourth season in July.

In the Netherlands, RTL 4 has tapped Vorst Media to produce a second series of Verslaafd! (Tough Love: Family Rehab). 

The eight-episode show follows an addict and their family for a period of six months. Host Peter van der Vorst and interventionalist Jim Geduld coach the addict and surprise the participant with a drug or alcohol test after that time period to see if they’ve stayed sober.

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