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Renewed and returning: “Ice Road Truckers,” “Pool Master”

Renewals are in store for Lifetime's Project Runway, Animal Planet's The Pool Master (pictured), History's Ice Road Truckers and Discovery's perennially popular 'Shark Week.'
June 27, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Lifetime’s Project Runway, Bravo Media’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, History’s Ice Road Truckers and Discovery’s “Shark Week.”

Also returning is Animal Planet’s The Pool Master (pictured), Discovery Fit & Health’s Untold Stories of the ER and National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers.

Project Runway is back for a 13th season on Lifetime, which will premiere on July 24 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with a new group of designers. Guest judges for this latest season of the long-running series – produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment – include Modern Family actor Julie Bowen, Olympian Lindsey Vonn and entertainer Dita Von Teese.

Bravo Media’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles is also returning for a seventh season with agents Josh Altman and Josh Flagg, who will be joined by real estate partners James Harris and David Parnes. The World of Wonder-made series, which follows the professional and personal lives of real-estate agents overseeing high-end properties, will air on August 20 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Over at History, Ice Road Truckers will go head-on with this winter’s polar vortex in season eight, which debuts on July 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Original Productions-made series chronicles the journeys of truck drivers facing dangerous weather conditions in remote Alaskan and Canadian territories.

Elsewhere, Discovery Fit & Health will bring back Untold Stories of the ER on July 11 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Each hour-long episode of the GRB Entertainment-produced series features emergency physicians revisiting strange cases they’ve faced on the job.

Discovery will also bring back its popular summer event ‘Shark Week’ on August 10. The 27th annual event will feature 13 shark-related shows as well as a live talk show Shark After Dark, set to air each night.

Meanwhile, National Geographic Channel is lining up a fourth season of Doomsday Preppers, which follows individuals as they create contingency plans and prepare for the worst. The Sharp Entertainment-produced series returns on July 24 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Finally, Animal Planet has renewed its latest series The Pool Master and will bring back the show next spring for six new episodes and an additional special. The series – which is produced by Punch Drunk and Original Media – follows natural swimming pool designer and sculptor Anthony Archer-Wills as he transforms clients’ backyards with their dream pools.

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