Unscripted

Renewed and returning: “Livin’ Lozada,” “Arranged”

This week, our round-up of renewed and returning unscripted and non-fiction series includes programs from OWN, FYI, History and Discovery Channel. (Pictured: OWN's Livin' Lozada)
April 8, 2016

This week, our round-up of renewed and returning unscripted and non-fiction series includes programs from OWN, FYI, History and Discovery Channel.

Livin’ Lozada (pictured), featuring Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, May 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows Lozada and her family – fiancé Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their toddler son Leo – as they return to their Arizona home during the off-season, while eldest daughter Shaniece remains in L.A. to pursue a modeling career. Mother-daughter therapy sessions and trips to celebrity mediums ensue. The series is produced by Shed Media U.S. and Pam Healey, John Hesling, Lisa Shannon, Russ Heldt, Elizabeth Voorhees and Evelyn Lozada are executive producers.

A+E Networks’ FYI is bringing back Arranged for a second season on Tuesday, May 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series looks at various couples from different backgrounds that share cultural traditions that include arranged marriage. For the upcoming season, the Moxie Pictures-produced series will follow a young, Jewish modern Orthodox couple in New York City; a southern couple from Texas; and a Californian couple raised by traditional East Indian parents.

Meanwhile, sister net History is revving up another season of the U.S. version of Top Gear, slated to debut on Tuesday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Produced for History by BBC Worldwide Productions, the upcoming season sees hosts Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood partake in such automotive indulgences as being the first Americans to legally drag race in Cuba in 50 years, training in war games with the U.S. Army, and competing in a 24-hour endurance race. Other stars for this season include a Koenigsegg One:1, the Tesla model S P90D, and the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.

Continuing in the car vein, Discovery Channel’s Motor Mondays programming block will see the return of Fat ‘n’ Furious: Rolling Thunder featuring muscle car restoration experts Tommy Christmas and his “larger than life” team at Christmas Auto. The Gurney Productions series returns on May 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. A week earlier, the Motor Mondays block welcomes back Street Outlaws for another season, on April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Pilgrim Media Group-produced series follows the exploits of Oklahoma City street racing team the 405, and last season was the series’ highest-rated to date.

About The Author
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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