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Renewed and Returning: “The Bachelor,” “Alone”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on ABC, Bravo, History and MTV. ABC is bringing back The Bachelor (pictured) for its 21st season. This time around twice-spurned Bachelorette contestant Nick Viall, ...
November 4, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on ABC, Bravo, History and MTV.

ABC is bringing back The Bachelor (pictured) for its 21st season. This time around twice-spurned Bachelorette contestant Nick Viall, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will once more be searching for true love, but this time he’ll be the one giving out the roses. The series is set to premiere on Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods serve as executive producers.

Meanwhile, History is set to bring its survival series Alone back for a third season, premiering on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 9 pm ET/PT. The 10-episode series will place 10 hardcore male and female survivalists alone in the cold, isolated region of Patagonia, Argentina, with no camera crews, no teams, no gimmicks and one mission: to stay alive. The survivalists will face treacherous predators, experience unforgiving and unpredictable weather conditions and showcase their unbelievable building acumen by creating ingenious inventions ot help them survive on their own. Alone  is produced by Leftfield Pictures, with David George, Shawn Witt, Zachary Green and Ryan Pended on board as executive producers. Zachary Behr and Russ McCarroll serve as executive producers for History. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the series.

From surviving the elements to surviving exes, MTV has re-commissioned its reality series Ex on the Beach for a sixth season, returning in 2017. The show features eight single men and women enjoying a summer holiday on the beach, looking for love, until their exes show up to throw a wrench in the works. The series will be produced by UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment, with the new season being commissioned by Kerry Taylor, senior VP youth and music, Viacom International Media Networks.

Finally, Bravo’s bringing back The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a seventh season, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 9 pm ET/PT. The latest edition will feature extravagant trips, outlandish fun and unimaginable indiscretions as Erika Girardi, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson are joined by new housewife Dorit Kelsey and friend Eden Sassoon. The show is produced by Evolution Media, with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Christopher Cullen and Toni Gallagher serving as executive producers alongside Andy Cohen.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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