Renewed and returning: “Bering Sea Gold,” “Fabulous Life”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for TLC's Long Island Medium and My Big Fat Fabulous Life (pictured), as well as Destination America's Mountain Monsters.
February 13, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for TLC’s Long Island Medium and My Big Fat Fabulous Life (pictured) as well as Destination America’s Mountain Monsters. Also returning are Discovery Channel’s Bering Sea Gold and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen.

U.S. net TLC is bringing back Long Island Medium on March 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST for a sixth season. The Magilla Entertainment-produced series follows New York-based medium Theresa Caputo, who believes she can communicate with the dead. The latest season – which kicks off with a one-hour premiere – centers on Theresa and her husband Larry’s 25th wedding anniversary and the couple’s road trip around the Southern states.

In other TLC news, the net has renewed My Big Fat Fabulous Life for another season. Production on the 16-episode second series is to begin next month, with the new season airing this summer. The Pilgrim Studios-produced show follows the life of dancer Whitney Thore – who has struggled with body issues for much of her life – as she continues her “No Body Shame” campaign.

Elsewhere, Destination America has signed on for a third season of Mountain Monsters, set to return on March 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The series – produced by American Chainsaws – follows a group of hunters called the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) as it focuses this season on finding local Bigfoot specimens. The series will premiere in March with eight episodes, with the second part of the 16-episode season airing in the latter half of the year.

Discovery Channel is gearing up for the return of Bering Sea Gold on March 13 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Original Productions-made show centers on dredging fleets that search for gold in the waters of Nome, Alaska, and will this season detail the greatest haul ever experienced by the crew.

Finally, Fox is readying the 14th season of Hell’s Kitchen, premiering on March 3 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The series is back with 18 chefs from across the U.S. going up against Gordon Ramsay for a head chef position as well as a US$250,000 grand prize. The show is produced by Granada Entertainment and Optomen Television in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions.

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