Renewed and returning: “Shahs,” “60 Days In”

In this week's round-up, renewals are on the way for Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations, Bravo Media's Shahs of Sunset (pictured) and A&E Network's 60 Days In.
March 11, 2016

In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for series on Travel Channel, Discovery, Bravo Media, A&E Network and E!.

U.S. net Travel Channel is bringing back Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations for a fourth season. The Tremendous! Entertainment-produced program – a spin-off of the popular Bizarre Foods franchise – finds host and executive producer Andrew Zimmern traveling the world to find the tastiest dishes on offer in different countries. The program has received a 26 x 30-minute season order.

Discovery’s Bering Sea Gold is back for a new season on March 30 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Nome, Alaska-set series finds a group of miners dredging for gold in the Bering Sea. The program is produced by Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers shop Original Productions.

Elsewhere, the sun also rises for Bravo Media’s Shahs of Sunset (pictured), which returns on April 10 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Ryan Seacrest Productions-made series follows the professional and personal pursuits of a group of Persian Americans, and will this season welcome new cast member Shervin Roohparvar, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

A&E Network has ordered a second season of the Lucky 8 TV-produced 60 Days In, which follows innocent participants who are voluntarily incarcerated at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in a bid to understand what really happens behind bars. The second round of the show will feature eight participants, and is to premiere on the net later this year.

According to A&E, in order to ensure the program’s authenticity, the second batch of participants for this second season finished their time in the facility – throughout which hundreds of cameras are planted – before prison staff or officers were made aware of the program. The first season premiered on March 10.

Finally, E! has signed on for a second season of Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry. The series follows the 20-year-old clairvoyant who brings his high-profile clients messages from the afterlife. E! recently extended season one of the series – the net’s most-watched unscripted series launch in three years – with two additional episodes. Hollywood Medium is produced by 44 Blue Productions and Corbett-Stern Productions in association with Mortar Media.

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