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Renewed and returning: “Kim of Queens,” “Kendra On Top”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for Lifetime's Kim of Queens, WE tv's Kendra On Top (pictured), Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and HBO Sports' State of Play.
August 22, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Lifetime’s Kim of Queens, WE tv’s Kendra On Top (pictured), Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and HBO Sports’ State of Play. In addition, GSN has signed on for more seasons of The Chase and It Takes a Church, and Bravo has lined up more Top Chef.

U.S. net Lifetime will bring back Kim of Queens on September 16. The Relativity Television and Bogner Entertainment-produced series follows beauty pageant coach Kim Gravel as she sets out to mentor young pageant hopefuls. The second season premieres at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, WE tv has renewed Kendra On Top, with a premiere set for October 3 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Prometheus Entertainment-produced series follows the former Playboy model as she balances family life with her career. This season will see the star negotiating relationship issues with her husband Hank.

Travel Channel is kicking off the 10th season of Ghost Adventures on October 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The series – produced by My Tupelo Entertainment – follows a team of paranormal investigators that journeys around the world. The season will include 13 hour-long episodes in addition to a two-hour Halloween special.

Meanwhile, HBO Sports is bringing back new editions of its Peter Berg-helmed docuseries State of Play this fall, with four documentaries airing over four consecutive weeks, beginning on November 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The series is produced by Film 44 and HBO Sports.

GSN has also greenlit season four of trivia series The Chase as well as a second season of matchmaking show It Takes a Church. In the ITV Studios America-produced The Chase, British presenter Mark Labbett faces off against contestants in a major trivia challenge, while the Authentic Entertainment-made It Takes a Church features Christian congregations across the U.S. acting as matchmakers for unattached members. Both seasons will air in 2015.

Finally, Bravo Media will premiere its 12th season of Top Chef on October 15 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The new season of the Magical Elves-produced series will take place in Boston, with head judge Tom Colicchio, judges Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and host Padma Lakshmi all returning.

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