Renewed and returning: “My 600-lb Life,” “Treehouse Masters”

Networks in the U.S. are re-investing in Treehouse Masters (pictured), Farm Kings and RuPaul's Drag Race, while TLC has renewed a trio of docuseries.
December 13, 2013

Networks in the U.S. are re-investing in Treehouse Masters, Farm Kings and RuPaul’s Drag Race, while TLC has renewed a trio of docuseries.

U.S. cable network Animal Planet has tapped another season of Treehouse Masters (pictured above) from Stiletto Television.

Season two, premiering on January 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, will follow Pete Nelson and his team of craftsmen as they build homes in treetops, including an homage to the Indiana Jones movies, a treehouse for an award-winning country music duo, a world-class skier, and the highest treehouse built to date.

Seven episodes and an Ultimate Treehouses II special will air this winter, as well as a pre-season special, Santa’s Workshop, on December 23, with 13 more episodes set for the summer.

On sister network TLC, My 600-lb Life returns for a second season, while Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor also return.

My 600-lb Life premieres January 7 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The eight-part series, produced by Megalomedia, follows the lives of eight people who each weigh over 600 pounds, as they try to lose weight over the course of a year.

Authentic Entertainment’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will follow the family as they go on a road trip, while The Weinstein Company and Jupiter Entertainment’s Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor will see a rivalry between Myrtle Manor and its fellow trailer park, Village Creek.

Both return on January 16.

On Great American Country, Farm Kings has been renewed for a third season, set to premiere on December 19.

Farm Kings follows the life of a farm family, and this season includes a wedding, a pie bake-off, a demolition derby, and more. The series is produced by Stage 3 Productions.

Over on Logo TV, RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for a sixth season, with 14 drag performers looking to win US$100,000 cash and the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race is produced by World of Wonder Productions.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.