Renewed and returning: “I Am Cait,” “First Sight”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for E!'s I Am Cait (pictured), FYI's Married at First Sight and Bravo Media's Top Chef.
October 23, 2015

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for series on E!, FYI, Discovery Channel, TLC and Bravo Media.

E! has ordered a second season of its headline-making docuseries I Am Cait (pictured), to premiere in 2016. The Bunim/Murray Productions-made series follows Caitlyn Jenner as she settles into life as a transgender woman in the public eye. In a statement, Jenner – who is also an executive producer on the program – says she “looks forward to continuing the conversation.” The series’ first season aired in 153 countries and in 24 languages.

FYI has renewed its hit social experiment Married at First Sight for a third season. The docuseries has received a 13-episode order, and will return on December 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, kicking off with a two-hour season opener. The Kinetic Content-produced docuseries follows six singles who legally marry complete strangers the moment they first meet. In the upcoming season, all six singles have been selected from the Atlanta, Georgia area. Previous seasons followed couples from New York.

Discovery Channel is bringing back Alaskan Bush People on November 11 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Park Slope Productions-made program follows Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven children as they take their life in the bush “to the next level.”

Meanwhile, over at TLC, 7 Little Johnstons returns for an all-new season on November 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The LMNO Cable Group-produced series tracks the seven-member Johnston family, who all have achondroplasmia dwarfism. The forthcoming season finds the family tackling everything from swimming lessons and cheerleading camp to braces, family vacations and driving lessons.

Finally, Bravo Media’s Top Chef kicks off its 13th season with a two-night season premiere event on December 2 and 3, beginning at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The latest edition of Magical Elves’ culinary competition series goes on an “epic gastronomic road trip” up the California coast, visiting six cities along the way.

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