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Renewed and returning: “House of DVF,” “Inside Man”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for CNN's Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, History's Appalachian Outlaws and E!'s House of DVF (pictured).
January 16, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, History’s Appalachian Outlaws and Swamp People, Fox’s Masterchef Junior and E!’s House of DVF (pictured).

U.S. net CNN has signed on for a third season of Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, which is to return on January 22 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The eight-episode season of the Warrior Poets-produced series will see the filmmaker tackle such topics as America’s problem with trash management, the future of zoos, living on bitcoin and dating in the U.S.

Elsewhere, History is readying the season two premiere of its series Appalachian Outlaws for February 2 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Original Productions-made show centres on the competition between growers, diggers and buyers of the ginseng crop, which is valued at US$1,000 per pound and grows in abundance in Appalachia.

In other History news, the net has signed on for another season of Swamp People, which is to come back on February 2 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. This season, the show about Louisiana alligator hunters – produced by Original Media – is to feature the “swampers” competing in a $10,000 contest to find the longest alligator in the area.

Meanwhile, Fox has renewed its cooking series MasterChef Junior for a fourth season. The series – produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato – features children between the ages of 8 and 13 competing against one another in front of a panel of judges. The forthcoming season will see pastry chef Christina Tosi replacing departing judge Joe Bastianich and joining the panel alongside Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot.

Finally, E! has greenlit a second season of the fashion-focused reality series House of DVF. The Electus and Hud:sun Media-produced series examines the inner workings of designer Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion house, and those she chooses to mentor. The series will return for eight new episodes, though a premiere date is as-yet-unannounced.

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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