In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on U.S. nets VH1, WE tv, Pop, CNBC and FYI.
Kicking off the renewals is VH1, which is getting naked for the third time. The Lighthearted Entertainment-produced series Dating Naked (pictured) - which bowed on the channel last July – takes singles looking for love and sets them up with potential matches for a string of dates in the nude. The second season aired its season finale this past Wednesday (September 16).
WE tv has renewed its vows with Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars for a fourth and fifth season, with each receiving a 10 x 60-minute episode order. The ThinkFactory-produced show has become a staple in the relationship space, with such reality star couples as Jersey Shore’s Mike Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce as well as Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt seeking counseling for struggling relationships.
Elsewhere, Pop has signed on for another round of Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block. The hit reality series, which debuted in January, follows the ’90s boy band as they set sail on a cruise with hundreds of adoring fans. The eight-episode second season will follow New Kids on a sold-out fan cruise travelling next month from Miami to Grand Turk, Bahamas.
Cameras have also been fixed inside each band member’s cabin and backstage to “capture their real interactions, banter and private moments.” In addition, five fans – also known as “Blockheads” – have been hired on as consultant producers on the show to bring the fans’ perspective to the program. Rock this Boat is produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Donnie D. Productions.
Meanwhile, CNBC has ordered another season of The West Texas Investors Club. Produced by the Charlie Ebersol-owned The Company, the series finds self-made multi-millionaires Rooster McConaughey – the brother of actor Matthew McConaughey – and Butch Gilliam looking to invest in promising entrepreneurs that meet their standards. The show debuted early last month.
Finally, FYI’s Las Vegas-based food competition series Late Nite Chef Fight is back for season two, with the Vegas chefs once again leaving the comfort of their kitchens to compete against one another in food trucks they’ve never worked in before. Champion boxer Laila Ali and restaurateur Vic “Vegas” Moea are also back for hosting duties. The series – which has received an 8 x 60-minute episode order – is produced by Relativity Television and The Jay & Tony Show. It will premiere on October 15 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.