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Renewed and Returning: “Fixer Upper,” “Nightwatch”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on HGTV, A&E Network, TLC and Channel 4. Discovery Communications-owned TLC has ordered a sophomore run of Thinkfactory Media’s experimental ...
November 11, 2016

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

Discovery Communications-owned TLC has ordered a sophomore run of Thinkfactory Media’s experimental dating series Married by Mom and Dad. The season, which returns Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will see a new batch of singletons – one man and three women – seeking parental guidance in the field of love. The series provides a modern take on voluntary arranged marriages by following four singles that have turned to their parents to play matchmaker and find their soulmates.

Elsewhere, High Noon Entertainment’s renovation smash hit Fixer Upper (pictured) is returning for a fourth season on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The renovation series finds Chip and Joanna Gaines help homeowners in Waco, Texas, turn dilapidated houses into dream homes.

A+E Networks’ flagship network A&E, meanwhile, has signed up for another 10-episode season of Nighwatch, premiering on Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Wolf Reality- and 44 Blue Productions-made series will enter into its third season to shadow New Orleans police officers, EMTs and firefighters responding to emergencies around the historic Louisiana city.

Finally, UK pubcaster Channel 4 has renewed its shiny floor entertainment series Naked Attraction from Studio Lambert. Hosted by Anna Richardson, the 10 x 60-minute studio dating series pairs single men and women based on their initial physical attraction to another person’s naked body. C4′s Liam Humphreys, head of popular factual, and Sarah Lazenby, commissioning editor, recommissioned the series.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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