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Renewed and returning: “Highway Thru Hell,” “Survivor”

This week’s roundup includes the renewal of a popular series on Discovery, and return dates for Cooking Channel, CNBC, and CBS. Discovery Channel is revving up for a sixth season of ...
January 6, 2017

This week’s roundup includes the renewal of a popular series on Discovery, and return dates for Cooking Channel, CNBC, and CBS.

Discovery Channel is revving up for a sixth season of the hit series Highway Thru Hell.

The Great Pacific Media-produced series’ fifth season finale drew a series record high 886,000 total viewers, so it’s no surprise Discovery is bringing it back for another 13-episode season. The series follows the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue company as it patrols on of the most dangerous highways in North America, the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia. They clear wrecks and tow trucks that have fallen victim to the highway’s more treacherous routes, battered by a rough Canadian winter in the mountains. The sixth season has yet to receive a premiere date and is currently in production.

Elsewhere, Cooking Channel is heading back into the kitchen in the return of Tia Mowry at Home.

The program will feature Mowry as she invites friends and family over to her home to cook up a delicious meal for her guests. Season three will host dinner parties for a raft of celebrity guests that include Naya Rivera, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Kelly Rowland. Each meal will include a brief lesson from Mowry herself on how to put together the perfect dinner party menu. Produced by Critical Content, season three is set to premiere Jan. 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cooking Channel.

Meanwhile, The Secret Lives of the Rich will return to CNBC for a 10-episode run in season six.

The new season, which ushers viewers through the gates to some of the most lavish homes in the U.S. and offers an insider’s look at how some of the most wealthy spend their money, debuts Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The CNBC-produced season six includes a look at a US$250 million mega-mansion, an ocean resort that costs $35,000 a night, and a look at sneakers that sold for $4 million.

Finally, CBS has two unscripted premieres with mainstays Survivor (pictured) and The Amazing Race scheduled to return later this year.

Now entering its 34th season, the survival competition Survivor is set on the Mamanuca Islands and features a cast of 24 returning players. This is the second time competitors have been brought back, the last time being Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance in September 2015. The Survivor Productions-made series returns Mar. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The Amazing Race, meanwhile, will gear up for its 29th season as teams of two race across the globe following clues to a secret finish line. The Worldrace Productions series sets off Apr. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

About The Author
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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