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Renewed and returning: “Seven Year Switch,” “LA Hair”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on WEtv, FYI, TLC and Food Network. Food Network will return with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman in an all new season ...
December 16, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on WEtv, FYI, TLC and Food Network.

Food Network will return with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman in an all new season of Kids Baking Championship.

The Triage Entertainment production features 12 kids, aged nine to 12 years old, as they battle it out in a culinary-style competition over 10 weeks, showing off their baking skills for a chance to win US$25,000 and to be crowned Kids Baking Champion. Each 10 x 60-minute episode features a unique baking challenge, including the return of the popular dessert impostors theme. The new season begins Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Elsewhere, a sophomore season of Kinetic Content’s The Seven Year Switch (pictured) is set to return on FYI.

The series, which premieres Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, features four married couples at a relationship crossroads participating in a one-month social experiment as they swap partners to see if they can repair their damaged marriage or find happiness with new love. Relationship experts Dr. Jessica Griffin and Charles Orlando are on hand to help guide couples through the experiment.

Discovery Communications-owned net TLC, meanwhile, is bringing back My 600-lb Life for its fifth season.

The Megalomedia-produced series tells the stories of morbidly obese individuals and their journeys to life-changing surgeries. This upcoming season includes 14 two-hour episodes, each chronicling the lives of individuals whose pasts have led them to dangerous overeating and are now confronted by a life-changing surgery. The new season bows Jan 4. at  8 p.m. ET/PT.

Also returning for a fifth season is WEtv’s LA Hair, chronicling the stories of celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble’s salon.

Produced by California-based prodco 3 Ball Entertainment, this season sees five new stylists vying for a spot in Kimble’s celebrity-frequented salon, while Kimble forms an alliance with nemesis and rival celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Antin. Season five debuts Jan 5. at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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