In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on U.S. nets CNBC, WE tv and E!, Canada’s W Network, and a number of broadcasters in Asia, including Korea’s CJ E&M, China’s Beijing Satellite TV and Yunnan TV and Indonesian broadcaster RCTI.
CNBC has asked for another round of Jay Leno’s Garage (pictured). A 12 x 60-minute episode order featuring the former Tonight Show host is on the way for spring 2016. The series, which premiered in October, finds the comedian changing gears to focus on all things automotive, including classic cars, road tests and the inner workings of the car collector’s market. Jay Leno’s Garage is produced by Original Productions and Kitten Kaboodle.
WE tv is readying the premiere of Tamar & Vince next week. The Magical Elves Productions-made series returns on December 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and promises to be the most “dramatic” season yet. The program follows the personal and professional pursuits of musician Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert.
E! has signed on for a fourth season of #RichKids of Beverly Hills for 2016. The series will feature the wedding of Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick, and will also find Dorothy Wang, EJ Johnson and Jonny Drubel looking to kick off their careers. #RichKids is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment.
On the international side, Canada’s W Network has signed on for a fourth season of Love it or List it Vancouver. The Big Coat Productions’ series is hosted by designer Jillian Harris and real estate expert Todd Talbot, and helps Vancouver residents fix their homes, or find new ones. Production on the 26-episode season is currently underway and is to premiere in the fall of 2016 on W Network. New episodes of season three will air in February 2016.
In Korea, CJ E&M has renewed the Bomanbridge Media-distributed format Chef In Your Ear. The current season of the program, locally titled Avatar Chef, is now airing on the broadcaster. The format sees two celebrity chefs feed recipe instructions for a restaurant-quality dish to two amateur cooks through an earpiece. In Canada, the original English version for Food Network is produced by HLP+Partners, and the French version is produced by 350 Productions.
Finally, second seasons of Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International’s Master Class China and Rising Star Indonesia will air next year. Chinese producer 3C Media has ordered 12 episodes of children’s talent show Master Class to air from early 2016 on satellite channels Beijing Satellite TV and Yunnan TV. Secondly, Indonesian broadcaster and producer RCTI has ordered a further 24 episodes of interactive talent format Rising Star for winter 2016/2017.