Renewed and returning: “Real Housewives,” “Ink Master”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange Country and Spike TV's Ink Master (pictured).
May 15, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on U.S. nets Bravo, Spike TV and ABC, as well as Canada’s food and lifestyle net Gusto TV.

Bravo Media has renewed The Real Housewives of Orange County for a 10th season, which kicks off on June 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Evolution Media-produced series follows the everyday drama and relationships between housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador and new recruit Meghan King Edmonds.

Meanwhile, ABC is bringing back The Bachelorette for its 11th edition with a two-night special, airing first on Monday (May 18) at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and then on Tuesday (May 19) at 8 p.m. EST/PST. This season features 25 men competing for the affection of bachelorettes Britt and Kaitlyn. The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Following the special, the series will return to its regular time slot on May 25 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Spike TV’s original series Ink Master (pictured) is to return for a sixth season on June 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The new season of the Original Media-produced series follows 18 tattoo artists, who must carry out a number of challenges in order to win a $100,000 grand prize.

Over in Canada, food and lifestyle net Gusto TV is bringing back My Kitchen Rules for a sixth season on June 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Seven Network-produced series – which airs in Australia on Seven Network - follows home chef teams as they travel across the country in a “plate vs. plate” competition, first transforming their homes into pop-up restaurants and then taking on bigger challenges such as cooking on-site for emergency workers, farmers, airline passengers and wedding guests.

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