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Renewed and returning: “Skin Wars,” “A Crime to Remember”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for GSN's Skin Wars (pictured), Oxygen's Snapped: Killer Couples and Investigation Discovery's A Crime to Remember.
October 3, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for GSN’s Skin Wars (pictured), Oxygen’s Snapped: Killer Couples and Investigation Discovery’s A Crime to Remember. New seasons are also on the way for Syfy’s Wizard Wars, Discovery Canada’s Canada’s Worst Driver and Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska.

U.S. net Game Show Network (GSN) has signed on for a second season of its original series Skin Wars, hosted by actor Rebecca Romijn. The body painting competition will return with 10 new episodes, featuring judges RuPaul and body painting experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.

The series – which has not yet received a premiere date for season two – is produced by Michael Levitt Productions.

Meanwhile, Oxygen has renewed the series Snapped: Killer Couples for fifth and sixth seasons. The show, which examines couples who commit crimes together, is a spin-off of the original series Snapped, which recently marked its 250th episode.

Killer Couples is produced by Jupiter Entertainment, which has also been commissioned for a third season of Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska, set to debut early next year.

Elsewhere, Investigation Discovery (ID) is bringing back A Crime to Remember for a second season. The XCON Productions-made series, which revisits iconic crimes from the 1950s and ’60s, will return on November 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Syfy has also signed on for more Wizard Wars, which challenges young magicians to impress judges Penn and Teller with tricks using minimal, everyday objects. The net has ordered six additional one-hour episodes which will debut in January and feature magicians from Chicago, Philadelphia and Las Vegas. Wizard Wars is produced by Hell’s Kitchen producers A. Smith & Co.

In Canada, Discovery is readying season 10 of Canada’s Worst Driver, which returns on October 27 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Proper Television-made show – hosted by Andrew Younghusband – features a roster of abysmal drivers who are challenged to improve their skills, with this season’s theme set as “distracted driving.”

 

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