Renewed and returning: “It’s All Relative,” “Momsters”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for TLC's Leah Remini: It's All Relative and Investigation Discovery's Momsters: When Moms Go Bad. (Pictured: Momsters host Roseanne Barr)
March 27, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for series from TLC, Investigation Discovery, ZDFNeo and Dick Clark Productions.

U.S. net TLC has signed on for a second season of Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which bowed on the net last July. The series – produced by Gurney Productions and Leah Remini’s No Seriously Productions, Inc. – began filming a 14-episode order this month, and will return to TLC this summer. It’s All Relative follows the dynamic household of the former King of Queens actor.

Meanwhile, Investigation Discovery (ID) has renewed the Roseanne Barr-fronted (pictured) Momsters: When Moms Go Bad for a second season, set to return this fall. The Sharp Entertainment-produced series follows cases in which mothers have gone to great – and dangerous – lengths to ensure their children’s happiness.

Dick Clark Productions (DCP) and Jukin Media have greenlit a second season of digital unscripted comedy series Fail Army for international broadcasters including TV2 Norway, Spike UK, Rogers Media Inc. in Canada, TV3 New Zealand, Foxtel Australia and Sky Italia. The 20 x 30-minute series – produced by DCP and Jukin Media – features “the world’s best HD blooper-style fail videos,” with each episode comprised of about 60 clips.

Finally, over in Germany, pubcaster ZDFNeo has commissioned a second season of Armoza Formats’ celebrity interview show How to Be. Locally titled Michael Kessler ist… and produced by ITV Studios Germany, the new season is slated to air this summer with journalist Michael Kessler continuing as host. The show finds celebrities trained to conceal their personal details, instead directing questions at the host, who “becomes” the celebrity while the celebrity becomes the host.

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