Renewed and returning: “60 Days In,” “Chef’s Table”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for A&E's 60 Days In (pictured), Animal Planet's North Woods Law: Washington State and Channel 4's It Was Alright In The 70s.
August 5, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on A&E, Netflix, Animal Planet and Channel 4.

A&E is going behind bars for another season of 60 Days In (pictured). The acclaimed program returns with a two-hour premiere on August 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the series will this season follow eight participants who are voluntarily incarcerated at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in order to take a “deeper dive” into drugs, violence and internal corruption – all revealed through more than 100 hidden cameras.

A week later, A&E will host the second season premiere of Behind Bars: Rookie Year. Also produced by Lucky 8 TV, the series tracks correctional officers during their first year on the job, and airs on August 25 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Netflix is bringing back Chef’s Table for its third installment, and this time set in France. The Boardwalk Productions-made series is to showcase top French chefs and provide a glimpse into their daily lives, from their backgrounds to the development of their chosen cuisine. Chef’s Table: France premieres globally on the SVOD on September 2. 

Meanwhile, Animal Planet has signed up for another run of North Woods Law: Washington State, formerly known as Rugged Justice . The Shark Teeth Films-made series is back for a six-episode season and will continue to follow fish and wildlife police officers trekking the coastal areas of Washington State to protect the land and its inhabitants. The program returns on August 25 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Over in the UK, Channel 4 is bringing back a pair of factual series. The Second Star and Objective Media Group-produced It Was Alright In The 70s finds host Matt Lucas taking viewers into the “politically incorrect minefield” of that decade’s television. A premiere date for the BAFTA Scotland Award-winning program, returning for a third series, has not yet been announced. Elsewhere, C4 has also renewed Remedy Productions’ daytime quiz show Fifteen to One for a 100-episode order.

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