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Renewed and returning: “I Can Do That!,” “Catfish”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for NBC's I Can Do That! (pictured), E!'s Botched and Syfy's Face Off.
July 3, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for series on NBC, E!, Syfy, MTV and WE tv.

U.S. broadcaster NBC has signed on for a second season of I Can Do That!. Developed by Israel’s Armoza Formats and produced in the U.S. with Universal Television and Live Animals, the variety show finds a group of celebrities “thrust out of their comfort zones” and engaging in such live acts as singing, dancing, magic and physical challenges. The second season order consists of eight episodes, and the program is currently in production in 15 countries, including Italy, Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico.

Over at E!, Botched has been picked up for a third season. The Evolution Media-produced series follows plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif as they fix extreme plastic surgeries. The series’ second season mid-season finale airs on July 12 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and the series will return in the fall with eight more episodes. The third season is to premiere in first quarter of 2016.

Elsewhere, U.S. net Syfy is readying the return of its reality competition series Face Off, which is back for a ninth season. The 14-episode season will premiere on July 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Mission Control Media-produced show – which last month picked up a Critics’ Choice Award for best reality competition series – finds a group of special-effects makeup artists competing to create prostheses for science fiction and horror films.

MTV has scheduled the return of Catfish: The TV Show on July 8 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The series – produced by Catfish Picture Company and Relativity Television – finds hosts Max Joseph and Yaniv Schulman following those in online relationships looking to connect in real life, and the surprises that may be in store when they finally meet.

Finally, WE tv is bringing back L.A. Hair for a fourth season on July 30 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The 3 Ball Entertainment-produced series follows celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble as she works on location with various high-profile clientele.

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