Renewed and returning: “Coast Australia,” “Tricked”

In this week's round-up, second seasons have been slated for ITV2's Tricked (pictured) and Foxtel's Coast Australia, while Animal Planet has tacked on 10 episodes to the second season of North Woods Law.
March 14, 2014

In this week’s round-up, second seasons have been slated for ITV2′s Tricked (pictured) and Foxtel’s Coast Australia, while Animal Planet has tacked on 10 episodes to the second season of North Woods Law.

Down under in Sydney, pay-TV network Foxtel will go for a second season of Coast Australia, produced by Great Southern Television and based on the BBC series Coast. The 8 x 60-series will showcase a different strip of Australia’s coastline in each episode and will see the return of British archaeologist and television presenter Neil Oliver, who will explore the history, people and marine life native to these terrains.

The second season of Coast Australia is currently in production and will air on History in the latter part of the year. The first season will be broadcast on BBC2 in the UK in the next few months.

Over in Britain, ITV2 has signed on for a second series of the ITV Studios-produced hidden camera magic show Tricked. The 6 x 60-minute series, which follows the hi-jinx of magician Ben Hanlin as he steps up his game with bigger public stunts, is set to air later this year.

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., the second season of Animal Planet’s North Woods Law has been extended with 10 more episodes airing Thursday, May 29, at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The Engel Entertainment-produced show will see the Maine game wardens forge even deeper into the rough woodland, and continue tackling the threat of poachers during hunting season. 


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