Renewed and returning: “Body Bizarre,” “Chrisley”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for USA Network's Chrisley Knows Best (pictured), Nat Geo Wild's The Incredible Dr. Pol and Discovery Networks International's Body Bizarre.
July 8, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on USA Network, Nat Geo Wild, Discovery Networks International and Food Network.

USA Network has greenlit a fifth season of reality series Chrisley Knows Best (pictured). The Maverick TV and All3Media America-produced program follows Atlanta-based Todd Chrisley and his family, and has received a 12-episode pick-up. In addition, the net is tacking on six additional episodes to season four, bringing the season order total to 26 episodes. Season five is slated to premiere in 2017.

The doctor is back in over at Nat Geo Wild, which will bring back The Incredible Dr. Pol for another “bridge-building, bone-repairing, abscess-draining” season. Produced by National Geographic Studios, the series will once again catch up with Dr. Pol as he traverses the Michigan countryside making house calls for various animals. Season nine premieres on July 16 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Food Network’s Chopped Junior returns for another season on July 26 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Hosted by Ted Allen, the Notional-produced series features four junior chefs showcasing their culinary skills for a panel of recurring Chopped  judges and special guest judges. The Chopped Junior Champion wins a US$10,000 prize.

Finally, Discovery Networks International has renewed its series Body Bizarre for a fourth season. The Barcroft and Zig Zag-produced program features individuals around the world living with mysterious and rare medical diagnoses. Season four – which has received a 10 x 60-minute series – will feature a number of medical conditions from patients in Bangladesh, Madagascar and Brazil.

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