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Renewed & Returning: “Hockey Wives,” “Mighty Planes”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Logo, W Network, Bravo Media and Smithsonian Channel. W Network has scored a hat trick by greenlighting a third ...
October 14, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Logo, W Network, Bravo Media and Smithsonian Channel.

W Network has scored a hat trick by greenlighting a third run for its original docuseries Hockey Wives (pictured). Production on the series is currently underway and is slated to air Spring 2017. Cast and details will be announced in coming months, but will continue to offer unparalleled access to the off-the-ice lives of the ambitious women attached to NHL stars. Bristow Global Media, in association with W Network, will produce.

Elsewhere, Finding Prince Charming will return to Viacom-owned net Logo for a sophomore season. Produced by Brian Graden Media and hosted by Lance Bass, the series features 13 bachelors living together as they vie for the attention and affection of “one of the nation’s most eligible gay heartthrobs.” Casting has begun on the new season.

Smithsonian Channel, meanwhile, will soar to new heights on season three of Mighty Planes. Returning Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the Discovery and Exploration Production-made series will examine the stories of pilots, engineers, avionics specialists, load masters and ground operators behind such machines as NASA’s cargo-hauling giant, the Super Guppy; the CC-115 Buffalo, the Canadian Air Forces’ search and rescue aircraft; and the T-38 jet, otherwise known as the White Rocket.

Finally, NBCUniversal-owned network Bravo Media will head to Charleston, South Carolina for season 14 of culinary competition series Top Chef. Produced by Magical Elves, the new season will feature eight acclaimed chefs from across the country alongside eight chefs from seasons past, back for redemption. Top Chef Masters alum Graham Elliot will join judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, as well as host Padma Lakshmi, on the new season beginning Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
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 HMV.com. 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.

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