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Renewed, returning: “People’s Couch,” “Born This Way”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for Bravo Media's The People's Couch, Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science and A&E's Born This Way (pictured).
January 8, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Bravo Media, Science Channel, Destination America and A&E.

Bravo Media is getting back on The People’s Couch this winter. The U.S. adaptation of UK format Gogglebox returns on January 15 at 10 p.m. EST/PST for a fourth season. The program – produced by Studio Lambert and All3Media America – finds family and friends getting together to watch various TV shows and provide running commentary.

Science Channel is bringing back NASA’s Unexplained Files for a third season on February 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Wag TV-produced series explores some of the U.S. space agency’s most confounding missions, and each episode offers first-hand testimony from astronauts along with NASA mission footage and CGI.

The Discovery Communications-owned net has also signed on for another season of Outrageous Acts of Science. The October Films-produced program – the most-watched series on the net – provides a countdown of the Internet’s most outrageous stunts and breaks down the science through a panel of experts. The series will return on January 9 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile Destination America is bringing back the American Chainsaws-produced Mountain Monsters for a new season on January 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The series follows the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings as they travel to remote corners of the Appalachian wilderness to try and find the mysterious creatures attached to local folklore.

Finally, A&E has renewed its docuseries Born This Way (pictured). Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, the series follows a group of seven young adults born with Down syndrome, along with their family and friends. The series premiered on December 8. An air date for season two has yet to be confirmed.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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