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Renewed and returning: “Fat Guys,” “Face Off”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for The Weather Channel's Fat Guys in the Woods, Discovery Fit & Health's Untold Stories of the ER and Syfy's Face Off (pictured).
October 24, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for The Weather Channel’s Fat Guys in the Woods, Discovery Fit & Health’s Untold Stories of the ER, Syfy’s Face Off (pictured), HGTV’s Living Alaska and Bravo Media’s Below Deck.

U.S. net The Weather Channel has greenlit a second season of Fat Guys in the Woods. The 8 x 60-minute, RIVR Media-produced series - which follows survival expert Creek Stewart as he takes a group of average men into the wild to survive using basic tools – will begin production in November and air in the second quarter of 2015. The second season of the series promises four new locations as well as female contestants.

Discovery Fit & Health will also bring back Untold Stores of the ER on November 14 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The ninth season kicks off with the series’ 100th episode, and will be preceded by a “Craziest Cases” special that will air on November 7 at 10 p.m. The GRB Entertainment-made series covers such bizarre medical cases as a man with a live catfish wedged in his throat and a woman with a stiletto heel in her cheek.

Meanwhile, Syfy has signed on for another season of its competition series Face Off, set to return on January 13 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The eighth season – which is themed “Return of the Champions” – will feature three of the show’s former make-up artist champions, who will pick teams of five new artists that they will coach throughout the season. Face Off is produced by Mission Control Media, and will air its seventh season finale on October 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, HGTV has renewed Living Alaska for another 26-episode run, while DIY Network has picked up 24 episodes of Building Alaska. Both series are produced by Orion Entertainment and feature potential buyers looking for real estate in Alaska in the former, while the latter series follows individuals looking to build their own homes in the region.

Finally, Bravo Media has picked up Below Deck for a third season. The 51 Minds-produced show follows the crew members living and working on a yacht called “Honor.” The series recently aired its second season finale, and is set to air a “Crew Tells All” special on October 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, followed by a reunion show on November 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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