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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
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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