Renewed and returning: “Dogs: Their Secret Lives,” “Unraveled”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for Channel 4's Dogs: Their Secret Lives (pictured) and two from Investigation Discovery.
May 29, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Channel 4, Investigation Discovery and Spike TV.

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has signed on for another series of Arrow Media’s Dogs: Their Secret Lives (pictured). Hosted by Dr. Mark Evans, the series captures the behavior of dogs and their owners through camera rigs placed in their homes and elsewhere. A new feature on the show titled ‘Dog on the Box’ will explore user-generated clips of bizarre dog behavior, while other features such as ‘K9 Academy’ will provide basic training tips and ‘Do Try This at Home’ invites viewers to try fun tests with their pets. A premiere date for the new series is as-yet-unannounced.

Elsewhere, U.S. net Investigation Discovery has renewed the Peacock Productions-made series Unraveled for a second run along with a third helping of I’d Kill for You. While the former series looks at psychological forces that drive people to commit violent acts, the latter show explores crimes committed within ill-fated relationships. Both series are to return in 2016.

Meanwhile, as previously reported, Spike TV has picked up the net’s original tattoo competition series Ink Master - produced by Original Media – for a 16-episode seventh season, set to premiere in spring 2016. The net will also bring back the 3 Ball Entertainment-made Catch a Contractor for a third season on June 21 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The show follows host and carpenter Adam Carolla along with contractor Skip Bedell and investigator Alison Bedell as they “seek justice for wronged homeowners.”

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