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Renewed and returning: “Naked and Afraid,” “Diggers,” “Amish Mafia”

Series from assorted Discovery Communications nets, National Geographic Channel U.S. and VH1 are among those featured in our returning series round-up this week (Pictured: Amish Mafia).
February 7, 2014

Series from assorted Discovery Communications nets, National Geographic Channel U.S. and VH1 are among those featured in our returning series round-up this week.

Discovery Channel in the U.S. launches the latest season of Naked and Afraid with “supersized” episodes, beginning on March 16.

The Renegade 83-produced series drops a new pair of strangers into an extreme environment each week, without food, water and clothes.

Discovery has also lined up the premiere of the third season of Amish Mafia (pictured) for February 25.

The Hot Snakes Media-produced series will continue to follow the efforts of Lebanon Levi and his team as they try to keep outside forces out of the Amish community.

On sister network TLC, The Little Couple‘s sixth season will premiere in March, and more episodes of Sex Sent Me to the ER have been ordered.

The Little Couple will follow Jen and Bill to India, where they pick up their newly adopted daughter, Zoey. The new season will also document how the couple deals with Jen’s cancer diagnosis. The LMNO Cable Group-produced series returns on March 4.

TLC’s 35-episode order of Sex Sent Me to the ER, produced by GRB Entertainment, will air in the second quarter and run through the end of the year.

The extra episode follows the original four-episode run, which began airing in December.

Over on VH1, Basketball Wives: LA will introduce three new cast members for its third season.

Premiering on February 17 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, the docuseries from Shed Media US will welcome Sunday Carter, Brittish William and Brandi Maxiell, as well as returning cast members Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo and Draya Michele. The latest season will feature the revelation of an ongoing love triangle.

National Geographic Channel U.S. is bringing back Diggers for a third season, kicking off on February 25.

The next season of the Half Yard Productions series will see explorers and history buffs Tim “Ringy” Saylor and George “KG” Wyant take their metal detectors to Aspen, Colorado, where they find a time capsule with Steve Jobs’ original Apple Lisa mouse; as well as Chicago to find Mafia-related artifacts at the home of Al Capone’s main executioner; and to Maine where they find an intact cannonball at Fort Richmond.

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