Coming Soon: “Last Hope,” “Project Runway Junior” 

In this week's round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on networks including Up TV, HGTV and Lifetime. (Pictured: Flipping Virgins host Egypt Sherrod)
September 10, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on a range of networks, including Up TV, HGTV and Lifetime.

U.S cable network Up TV is preparing to roll out Last Hope with Troy Dunn for its September premiere.

The 10 x 3o-minute series follows real-life missing persons and relationships expert Troy Dunn as he reconnects families with their long-lost loved ones and relatives. Dunn will utilize social media, technology and detective work in order to mend broken relationships and find the “unfindable.” The DunnDeal Studios-produced series airs tonight (September 10) at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, property expert Egypt Sherrod (pictured) will assist house-flipping amateurs purchase, renovate and sell their homes in order to turn a profit in Flipping Virgins. HGTV will debut the Cineflix Productions-made series on September 15 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, fashion competition spin-off series Project Runway Junior will broadcast across U.S. net Lifetime on November 12 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The series will follow a freshman class of emerging fashionistas aged 13 to 17 as they compete through a series of challenges for the chance to win a full scholarship to FIDM in California, a home sewing and crafting studio, a feature in Seventeen Magazine and a US$25,000 cash prize to help launch their line.

American fashion consultant Tim Gunn and supermodel Hannah Davis will serve as series co-hosts and mentors to the teens. The show’s judges include actor Kelly Osbourne, designer Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai, executive fashion editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine.

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