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Renewed and returning: “Dating Naked,” “Cars That Rock”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for VH1's Dating Naked (pictured), TLC's 90 Day Fiancé and Animal Planet's Monsters Inside Me.
September 19, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for VH1′s Dating Naked, TLC’s 90 Day FiancéAnimal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me, National Geographic Channel’s The Legend of Mick Dodge, HGTV’s Love It or List It and Discovery Networks Western Europe’s Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson.

U.S. net VH1 has signed on for another season of Dating Naked. The Lighthearted Entertainment-made series follows a couple on three naked dates – two with other suitors and one with each other. The show – which hasn’t yet set an airdate for season two – is currently casting and fans are encouraged to apply.

TLC will also bring back 90 Day Fiancé for a second season on October 19 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Sharp Entertainment-made, 10 x 60-minute series follows four couples who have a special “fiancé” visa that gives them 90 days to decide if they will get married in the U.S. or if one of them must return overseas. Prior to the second season premiere, TLC will air a one-hour update on the first season’s couples, beginning at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me returns for a second season on October 9 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Optomen Productions-made series – hosted by biologist Dan Riskin – showcases real-life medical cases caused by parasitic, bacterial and viral infections. This season will cover illnesses such as teratoma, West Nile Virus, rat lungworms and acanthamoeba keratitis.

National Geographic Channel’s The Legend of Mick Dodge is set to premiere its second season on September 30 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The series covers the adventures of mountain man Dodge, who left his modern life for the wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula 25 years ago. The series is produced by Screaming Flea Productions and Pawn & A King Productions in association with Interchange Media Art Productions.

Elsewhere, HGTV and Big Coat Productions have begun production on the 10th season of Love It or List It. The season will be set in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and will once again follow real estate expert David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr as they try to convince homeowners to either renovate or go house-hunting.

Finally, Discovery Networks Western Europe has renewed Cars That Rock with Brian Johnson for a second season. The Back2Back Productions-made series sees the AC/DC frontman driving iconic cars and asking what makes each one so unique. The series – which will again be packaged as a 6 x 60-minute format – will launch in Western Europe next year before being broadcast across the whole of Discovery Networks International.

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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