Renewed and returning: “Outrageous Acts of Science,” “American Greed”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for Outrageous Acts of Science (pictured), Bake with Anna Olson, Ultimate Airport Dubai, and more.
June 12, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for Outrageous Acts of Science (pictured), Bake with Anna Olson, Ultimate Airport Dubai, and more.

Science Channel is bringing more Outrageous Acts of Science to audiences on June 20, 10 p.m. EST/PST. The October Films-produced series scours the web to find clips of “amateur” scientists conducting experiments, often with unintended results, as actual scientists offer commentary about the principles involved.

CNBC will bring back American Greed for a second season on July 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The true crime series is produced by Kurtis Productions with Mike West as exec producer, and Charles Schaeffer exec producing for CNBC.

Meanwhile, Latino sports and entertainment channel NBC Universo is bringing back its popular unscripted series Larrymania for a fourth season on June 14, at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The program, produced by JK film and TV Productions, follows American regional Mexican singer-songwriter Larry Hernández.

In Canada, broadcast net CTV will bring back The Amazing Race Canada, from Insight Productions, for a third season beginning July 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

On the specialty net front, W Network is bringing back Say Yes To The Dress Canada for winter of this year. Bride casting is open now for the Canadian version of the format, produced for W Network by Temple Street Productions.

Internationally, National Geographic Channels International has renewed Ultimate Airport Dubai from Arrow Media for a third series. The upcoming 10-part season will offer more action and access from Dubai International , the world’s busiest airport, and will air across National Geographic Channel in 171 countries later this year.

Meanwhile, Scripps EMEA and UK, Scripps Asia Pacific and Food Network Canada will air season two of Bake with Anna Olson, with the celebrity pastry chef back to bake for another 20 half-hour episodes. The series is produced by Peace Point Entertainment Group and shopped by its distribution arm, Peace Point International.

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