Renewed and returning: “Vanity Fair,” “Kellie Pickler”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for Investigation Discovery's Vanity Fair Confidential, HGTV's Flipping Virgins (pictured: host Egypt Sherrod), and CMT's I Love Kellie Pickler.
July 15, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Investigation Discovery, CMT, HGTV and Awestruck.

Investigation Discovery (ID) has ordered a third season of its true-crime doc series Vanity Fair Confidential. The program – a copro between Investigation Discovery, Condé Nast Entertainment and True Entertainment – brings to life some of the world’s most controversial crimes and dramas, from sex scandals to murders, previously covered in Vanity Fair magazine. Production has begun on the 12 x 60-minute episode order, which will premiere on ID in early 2017.

CMT is bringing back a slate of unscripted originals, including I Love Kellie PicklerDallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.

I Love Kellie Pickler, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and 51 Minds Entertainment, returns on August 25 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The docucomedy follows the activities of the country music star along with her friends, family and husband Kyle Jacobs.

Elsewhere, CMT’s longest-running original non-music series Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making The Team – produced by Triage Entertainment - is back for its 11th season, also on August 25 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, while the Directors’ Guild Award-winning competition series Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge has been picked up for a new season and will premiere later this year. The series is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment and features Spartan and CrossFit contenders, power lifters, professional athletes and MMA fighters.

HGTV has signed on for a second season of the Cineflix-produced Flipping Virgins, featuring property expert Egypt Sherrod (pictured). The program finds Sherrod helping house-flipping novices navigate the many challenges of purchasing, renovating and selling a home for profit. Flipping Virgins has received an 8 x 60-minute episode order and is to premiere in January 2017.

Finally, AwesomenessTV’s network and lifestyle entertainment brand Awestruck is reuniting with Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley for a second season of the pair’s digital series, Snooki & JWOWW: Moms With Attitude.

Season two will continue to document Polizzi and Farley’s growing families and feature their life advice and commentary, as well as DIY hacks. The new seasons airs on September 12 on mobile-first streaming platform Go90, with weekly clips airing on the Awestruck YouTube channel.

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