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Renewed and returning: “Brain Games,” “Ink Master”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for National Geographic Channel's Brain Games (pictured), Spike TV's Ink Master and WE tv's David Tutera's CELEBrations.
December 19, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games(pictured), Spike TV’s Ink Master(pictured), WE tv’s David Tutera’s CELEBrations and CTV’s original series MasterChef Canada.

U.S. net National Geographic Channel is bringing back Brain Games for a fourth season, premiering on January 19 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes. The season will see host Jason Silva going behind-the-scenes on hidden camera social experiments at places including the New York State Supreme Court, the Independence Plaza in Philadelphia and a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. The series is produced by National Geographic Studios in association with Atomic Entertainment.

Elsewhere, Spike TV has also signed on for another round of Ink Master, which will return for its sixth season next summer. The new season of the Original Media-produced series – which presents a group of tattoo artists with a number of challenges – will contain 13 episodes and is to go into production next year. In the new season, mentors are to go up against their apprentices.

Meanwhile, WE tv has renewed event planning series David Tutera’s CELEBrations, which is to debut on January 9 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Pilgrim Studios-made series follows celebrity event planner Tutera as he coordinates parties for clients such as Perez Hilton, Dennis Rodman and China Anne McClain.

Finally, Canadian broadcaster CTV is bringing back its original series MasterChef Canadaon February 8 at 7 p.m. EST/PST. The show – in which amateur chefs square off against one another in a number of challenges – is back just a year after its debut, and will again feature judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung and Claudio Aprile. The series is produced by Proper Television.

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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