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Renewed and returning: “Who Do You Think You Are?,” “Runway”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars and TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?.
June 26, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on National Geographic Channel, Lifetime, TLC and Animal Planet.

U.S. net National Geographic Channel is readying the second season of spin-off series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks. The Pilgrim Studios-produced show this season finds Gloucester fishermen travelling down south to North Carolina in search of bluefin tuna. The program debuts on July 19 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Lifetime is bringing back Project Runway for a 14th season on August 6. The fashion competition series – which features aspiring designers competing for their big industry break – sees the return of hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, and judges will include Nina Garcia, fashion director at Marie Claire, and designer Zac Posen. Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment.

In other Runway news, Lifetime has signed up for another season of Project Runway All Stars, which premieres in early 2016. The fifth season of the show – currently in production – will see the return of host Alyssa Milano, as well as designer judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, and mentor, Marie Claire senior fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi.

Elsewhere, TLC is preparing for the return of Who Do You Think You Are? on July 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Produced by Shed Media and Is or Isn’t Entertainment, the series continues to reveal the family history of participating celebrities. Contributors to the upcoming season include Bryan Cranston, Tom Bergeron, Ginnifer Goodwin and Alfre Woodard.

Finally, Animal Planet is bringing back North Woods Law for five one-hour episodes beginning July 19 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The Engel Entertainment-produced series highlights the daily interactions between the Maine Warden Service, wildlife and those breaking the law during hunting season. This season, the wardens investigate illegal hunting, search warrant executions, illegal firearms and DUI arrests.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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