In this week’s round-up, new seasons are in store for series on Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, HGTV, OLN and History Asia.
U.S. net Nat Geo Wild has signed on for a second season of the Earth Touch-produced series Snake City, which centers on the life and work of snake wrangler Simon Keyes (pictured) and will this season find him joined by his herpetologist girlfriend for more adventures across South Africa. The series is to return on the net this fall.
Animal Planet is readying the return of Tanked, slated to air on May 29 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Nancy Glass Productions-made series follows brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer as they run one of America’s largest aquarium manufacturing companies. This season will feature the pair creating aquariums for such clients as stand-up comedians Howie Mandel, Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Iglesias, as well as football star Marshawn Lynch and basketball player Dwight Howard.
HGTV is bringing back Brother vs. Brother for a third season this summer. The four-episode series is to return on June 3 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and will find Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott going head-to-head in the absence of teams and eliminations. According to a release, the season will see the hosts buy two Las Vegas fixer-uppers and renovate each room with their own money.
Elsewhere, History Asia’s first reality competition show Photo Face-Off has been renewed for a second season and is to return later this year. The series – produced in association with Canon – pits amateur photographers from across Asia against professional photographer Justin Mott in a series of photography challenges.
Over in Canada, specialty channel OLN has picked up the Cream Productions and Wildfire-produced Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan for a third season, while U.S. net Travel Channel has taken the rights to the series Stateside. The series follows host Monaghan and his cameraman Frank to far-flung countries as they try and encounter rare and sometimes deadly animals. The third season will follow the host as he travel to Ethiopia, Madagascar and Palau.