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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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