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Renewed and returning: “Eat the Street,” “Fixer Upper”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in place for MTV's Friendzone, VH1's Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn and Cooking Channel's Eat the Street (pictured), while HGTV has signed on for more Fixer Upper.
May 30, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in place for MTV’s Friendzone, VH1′s Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn, Investigation Discovery’s Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall and Cooking Channel’s Eat the Street (pictured), while HGTV has signed on for more Fixer Upper.

MTV will play cupid once again with the return of dating series Friendzone, premiering June 2 at 6 p.m EST/PST. The 495 Productions-made show follows pairs of friends taking their relationships into romantic territory.

This season’s entanglements include two girlfriends giving a shared male friend an ultimatum to choose between them, and a gay male friend dating his best female friend after only previously dating men.

VH1 has signed on for a fifth season of VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn, set to premiere on September 10 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The series, produced by Irwin Entertainment, follows marriage and family therapist Dr. Jenn Berman as she counsels famous clients such as megastar Jenna Jameson, Big Brother alumnus Dick “Evil Dick” Donato, and Jersey Shore’s Deena Cortese, among others.

Meanwhile, Investigation Discovery will debut the second season of its newsmagazine Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on June 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Produced by Peacock Productions, the series – presented by Hall, NBC News’ Today co-host and MSNBC’s News Nation host - continues with 10 new episodes covering crimes that shocked the U.S. and the small communities in which they occurred.

HGTV has also picked up 13 additional episodes of home-reno series Fixer Upper. The High Noon Entertainment-produced show – which premiered on April 24 – follows husband and wife home-remodeling team Chip and Joanna Gaines as they balance their renovation, restoration and remodeling business with a busy family life. Casting for the series is underway in Waco, Texas.

Finally, Cooking Channel is bringing back chef Chuck Hughes’ Eat the Street for a third season, premiering on July 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Throughout the season, Hughes will travel across the south, midwest and west coast of the U.S. and into Vancouver, B.C., looking for the history and folklore surrounding popular food streets. The series is produced by AMS Pictures.

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