In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for History’s Big Rig Bounty Hunters, ABC’s NY Med, Discovery Fit & Health’s Born Schizophrenic specials, HBO’s Vice series, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, and Shaw Media’s Chopped Canada.
History has signed on for another season of Big Rig Bounty Hunters, which premieres on the net on May 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The new episodes of the This Is Just a Test Productions-made series on cargo hunters will feature multiple truck hunts with three teams competing against each other in Ohio and another three teams in Texas.
Meanwhile, after two years of production, broadcaster ABC is bringing back NY Med with an eight-part series kicking off June 24 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The real-life hospital series will go between Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital – the primary venue for the series – and the trauma wards of Newark’s University Hospital.
In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Discovery Fit & Health will bring back its series of specials with Born Schizophrenic: Jani and Bodhi’s Journey. The Homerun Entertainment-produced special, which premieres on May 26 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, is the latest in the Born Schizophrenic series, and follows the challenges of two siblings with schizophrenia and severe autism.
Elsewhere, HBO has renewed news magazine series Vice for two more seasons. The Shane Smith-hosted program explores issues such as civil unrest, terrorism, government corruption and environmental catastrophes. Season three will debut in 2015 with 14 episodes, with the next season premiering in 2016.
Over at Fox, meanwhile, the U.S. broadcaster has announced that long-running talent series American Idol will be returning for a 14th season. Auditions for contestants will take place throughout the U.S. starting next month, hitting 15 cities in total.
TLC is heading south for another season of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, which premieres June 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes. The seventh season of the popular series, produced by NorthSouth Productions, features a new batch of brides-to-be as they visit Bridals by Lori in search of their dream dress.
Finally, over in Canada, Shaw Media has renewed culinary competition series Chopped Canada for a second season.
The Paperny Entertainment-produced show, which follows four chefs competing in front of a panel of judges, will bring back chefs Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Roger Mooking, John Higgins, and Anne Yarymowich, who will be joined this season by Massimo Capra, Antonio Park and Eden Grinshpan. The new season will premiere in 2015.