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Renewed and returning: “Britain’s Got Talent,” “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet”

In this week's roundup, renewals and new seasons are on the way for series from ITV, Nat Geo Wild and Travel Channel. (Pictured: Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet)
September 16, 2016

In this week’s roundup, renewals and new seasons are on the way for series on ITV, Nat Geo Wild and Travel Channel.

ITV has announced that it’s inked a new three-year deal for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, which will see both television formats continue to air on the channel until at least 2019. The deal, which was signed with format creator Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and prodco FremantleMedia UK, extends ITV’s longstanding relationship with Cowell for a further three years. The next season of Britain’s Got Talent, its eleventh, will get underway in Spring 2017, followed by the thirteenth season  of The X Factor in autumn.

Meanwhile, Nat Geo Wild is set to premiere a brand new season of Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (pictured) on Oct. 1. The show follows Oakley as she makes house calls across the massive Yukon Territory in northern Canada, where she responds to some of the most unique and challenging cases of her career, from moving bears with tractors and horses with helicopters, to castrating angry boars and capturing wild bison. Accompanied by her daughters, Oakley deftly juggles being a full-time veterinarian, wife and mom while taking viewers into the isolated regions of the Yukon. The show is produced by Lucky Dog Films.

Lastly, Travel Channel is bringing back Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman for another season. Production currently underway on eight new episodes, which will feature host Zimmerman, a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and culinary explorer, as he goes on a road trip across America, including Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway, applying his “bizarre foods” lens to the national diverse food culture. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman is produced by Tremendous Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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