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Renewed and returning: “The Face,” “Bad Ink,” “Vice”

U.S. cable networks have signed on for further installments of Bad Ink (pictured), Toy Hunter, Swamp People, The Face and Vice.
January 10, 2014

U.S. cable networks have signed on for further installments of Bad Ink (pictured), Toy HunterSwamp People, The Face and Vice.

Travel Channel has ordered a third season of Toy Hunter, to premiere on January 29 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Host and toy expert Jordan Hembrough returns to find iconic toys and collectibles, and this season will include appearances from Run-DMC’s Daryl “DMC” Daniels, Stan Lee, Hulk Hogan, Black Eyed Pea’s member Taboo, and Vanilla Ice.

The 13 x half-hour series, produced by Sharp Entertainment, will follow Hembrough at conventions, Comic-Con events and on a journey overseas.

On History, a fifth season of Swamp People is set to debut on February 3 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The returning cast – Troy Landry and sons, RJ and Jay Paul Molinere, Liz and Jessica, Junior and Willie, Bruce Mitchell and more – will be joined by Terral Evans and Roger Rivers. The Original Media series will continue to follow the hunters as they track down alligators in Southern Louisiana.

On sister network A&E, Bad Ink returns for a second season beginning on January 20 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The 10-part series, produced by Sharp Entertainment, will see Las Vegas tattoo artist Dirk Vermin and his best friend Ruckus searching for the worst tattoos to transform into masterpieces.

Over on Oxygen Media, meanwhile, the Shine America model competition series The Face returns on March 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Twelve contestants will vie to become the new face of Frédéric Fekkai in the 10-episode second season of The Face.

New this season are two new coaches, Anne V. and Lydia Hearst, who will appear alongside returning coach Naomi Campbell and host Nigel Barker, while Elle Magazine has also come on board as editorial partner.

Elsewhere, Investigation Discovery has greenlit Surviving Evil for a second season. Actor Charisma Carpenter will return as host of the Cineflix series that features true-crime stories where the victim turns the tables on their assailant. The 10-episode season will begin production early this year.

Pay-TV network HBO, meanwhile, will bring back Vice for a second season on March 14. The documentary show, hosted by Vice founder Shane Smith, journeys across the world to find unique stories. Its previous season included “Basketball Diplomacy,” in which former NBA player Dennis Rodman famously met with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

Finally, National Geographic Channel has brought back Life Below Zero for a second season. The Adjacent Productions series will follow the life of six Alaskans as they survive in the remote wilderness of Alaska. Life Below Zero will air in the spring.

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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