In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for series from WE tv, Cooking Channel, Investigation Discovery, The Weather Channel, BBC2 and Nat Geo Mundo.
U.S. net WE tv has signed on for another season of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars, which returns on May 29 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The series – produced by Thinkfactory Media - aims to help couples work through their marital issues and features such reality stars as Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce, and Aubrey O’Day and Travis Garland.
Meanwhile, Cooking Channel has picked up the lifestyle docuseries The Real Girl’s Kitchen (pictured), starring actor Haylie Duff, for a second season. The series – inspired by her titular blog – is produced by Citizen Pictures, and follows Duff as she hosts family and friends for various meals and travels around the U.S. to find culinary inspiration. The show is currently in production.
Investigation Discovery has greenlit Vanity Fair Confidential for a second season. The series – a copro between Investigation Discovery, Condé Nast Entertainment and True Entertainment – gives viewers access to Vanity Fair writers and editors as they uncover various crimes. Season two is to debut in 2016.
Meanwhile, The Weather Channel is bringing back Tornado Alley for a second season on April 27 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Karga Seven Pictures-made series delves into both the myths and science around tornadoes, and will return for a 12 x 60-minute order. The second season is set to analyze twisters through the “Real Time Tornado” and “I Survived a Tornado” themes. While “Real Time Tornado” takes viewers minute-by-minute through a tornado, “I Survived a Tornado” features industry experts speaking with survivors to try and understand the event and put together a timeline.
Elsewhere, Nat Geo Mundo has renewed its original series LimoMasters for a second season. The Natural 9 Entertainment-produced series follows Anaheim-based custom automotive business Limos by Moonlight, which transforms cars and buses into luxury limousines. The program is currently in production.
Over in the UK, pubcaster BBC2 has ordered a third series of The House That £100K Built as well as a second season of The £100K House: Tricks of the Trade, with both shows produced by the Endemol Shine Group-owned Remarkable Television. The House That £100K Built follows self-builders attempting to create their dream homes from scratch with a budget of less than £100,000 and will air in 2016, while Tricks of the Trade finds architect Piers Taylor helping transform existing homes. The latter series is to air on BBC2 later this year.