Renewed and returning: “Bizarre Foods,” “Cake Wars”

In this week's round-up, renewals are on the way for Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods (pictured) and Bert the Conqueror as well as Food Network's Cake Wars.
May 20, 2016

In this week’s round-up, renewals are on the way for series on Travel Channel, Food Network and TLC.

U.S. net Travel Channel is preparing for another bizarre season of international food delights. Culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern returns for the 10th season of Bizarre Foods on June 21 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The Tremendous! Entertainment-produced program follows the host and executive producer as he travels the globe in quest of unique foods. In the series’ season premiere, Zimmern finds himself in Madrid tasting everything from snail soup to rabbit paella. Other menu items include whole baby pig head and beef fat bonbon.

Elsewhere, the net will reunite with travel enthusiast Bert Kreischer and his North American escapades for season three of Bert the Conqueror. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on June 7 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. EST/PST, the 14-episode run will once again find Kreischer tackling America’s most thrilling rides and attractions.

Food Network is bringing back Cake Wars for a new batch of freshly baked episodes. The Super Delicious Productions-made series will find four bakers vying for the chance to display their frosted creations at a big event, and also rake in a cash prize of US$10,000. The series has received a 13 x 60-minute episode order, and will be hosted by Jonathan Bennett. Cake Wars returns on June 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

TLC’s My Giant Life is coming back for a second season. The Workaholic Productions-made program follows six women who stand at 6’6″ and above, and chronicles the daily challenges they face due to their height. The program premieres on June 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.


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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.