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Renewed and returning: “Catch a Contractor,” “Chrisley”

Second seasons are on the way for USA's Chrisley Knows Best and ID's Karma's a B*tch!, while Spike TV has renewed Catch a Contractor (pictured) and picked up Auction Hunters for a fifth series.
April 17, 2014

In this week’s round-up, second seasons are on the way for USA’s Chrisley Knows Best and Investigation Discovery’s Karma’s a B*tch!, while Spike TV has picked up a second season of Catch a Contractor (pictured) and renewed Auction Hunters for a fifth series.

NBCUniversal-owned net USA is going forward with a second season of family reality series Chrisley Knows Bestwhich has received a 12-episode order. The show, produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, follows a wealthy Atlanta-based family headed by Todd Chrisley and will have its first season finale on April 22.

Meanwhile, U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery is bringing back Sopranos actor Steve Schirripa for a second season of Karma’s a B*tch! in which the star explores cases of extreme revenge. The Cineflix-produced show will premiere April 17 which back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, comedian Adam Carolla will return to Spike TV in a second season of Catch a Contractor, in which the previously half-hour episodes will be extended to an hour. The Eyeworks USA-made series, which sees Carolla track down contractors who have abandoned homeowners with unfinished or potentially dangerous projects, goes into production this summer with 10 new episodes, and will premiere in the fall.

The U.S. net has also signed on for a fifth season of Auction Hunters, which will include 20 episodes debuting this fall. In the latest series, produced by Duck Dynasty firm Gurney Productions, hosts Allen Haff and Ton Jone will travel the U.S. visiting everything from cattle auctions to police auctions. 

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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