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Renewed and returning: “My Five Wives,” “Bring It!”

In this week's round-up, U.S. nets announce summer and fall renewals with E! bringing back Secret Societies of Hollywood, OWN renewing Deion's Family Playbook, and Lifetime signing on for more Bring It! (pictured).
May 2, 2014

In this week’s round-up, U.S. nets reveal summer and fall renewals with E! bringing back Secret Societies of Hollywood, OWN renewing Raising Whitley and Deion’s Family Playbook, and Lifetime signing on for more Bring It! (pictured).

In addition, TLC is ordering a second season of My Five Wives and Animal Planethas greenlit Ice Cold Gold’s third season.

E! will continue to lift the veil on Tinseltown when Prometheus Entertainment-produced Secret Societies of Hollywood returns with the second of four specials.

In the episode ‘Lies & Scandals,’ industry insiders discuss Hollywood scandals and legal experts reveal how they keep celebrity clients out of jail. Secret Societies of Hollywood: Lies & Scandals premieres May 15 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The forthcoming installments of the series include “Fads & Fetishes” and “Pursuit of Perfection.”

Meanwhile, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is renewing docuseries Raising Whitley for a second season and ordering more episodes of Deion’s Family Playbook. The Pilgrim Studios-made Raising Whitley follows actor and comedian Kym Whitley as she raises a child with her group of friends, while Deion’s Family Playbook - from Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions – is about pro-athlete Deion Sanders’ life as a single father raising five kids while running a football academy.

Lifetime has signed on for 10 additional episodes of docuseries Bring It!, set to premiere this summer. The Pilgrim Studios-made show on the world of hip-hop majorette competitions launched March 5, and wrapped its debut season this week.

Elsewhere, TLC has ordered eight more episodes of My Five Wives, which will premiere this fall. The series, produced by Relativity Television, follows Brady Williams, his five wives and their combined 24 children, who all live together on a property outside Salt Lake City, Utah. The first season recently wrapped, and two Q&A and tell-all specials are set to air May 4 and 11, respectively.

Finally, Animal Planet has renewed Ice Cold Gold for a third season, premiering winter 2015. The Moxie Pictures-made series follows eight gold miners exploring remote parts of Greenland in pursuit of gold and precious gems.

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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