Renewed and returning: “Myrtle Manor,” “Ax Men”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for TLC's Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor (pictured), History's Ax Men and ABC's The Taste.
October 31, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for TLC’s Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor (pictured), History’s Ax Men, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness, and ABC’s The Taste.

U.S. net TLC has signed on for a third season of Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor, which follows a community of residents living in a South Carolina trailer park. The series is produced by Jupiter Entertainment and The Weinstein Company, and is set to return in early 2015.

Meanwhile, History’s long-running series Ax Men comes back for an eighth season on November 30 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Original Productions-made show centres on logging crews along the West Coast looking to make their fortunes in timber. This season features two new crews of loggers joining the teams and upping the competition.

Syfy has also picked up more seasons of its series Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness. Both series have received 13-episode orders and will come back early next year. Pilgrim Studios-made Ghost Hunters - a show in which paranormal investigators visit haunted locations – is returning for season 10 and docu-drama Paranormal Witness from Raw TV, on the true stories of people who have lived through inexplicable experiences, is going into its fourth season.

Finally, ABC has come on board for another season of The Taste, which is set to return with a two-hour premiere on December 4 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The culinary competition series features amateur cooks and a panel of mentors, which will again include chefs Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson. The series is produced by Kinetic Content.

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