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Renewed and Returning: “Vegas Rat Rods,” “The Last Alaskans”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Showtime, Discovery Channel and E! U.S. premium cable network Showtime has ordered a second season of the political docuseries ...
March 10, 2017

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Showtime, Discovery Channel and E!

U.S. premium cable network Showtime has ordered a second season of the political docuseries The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth — a show that examines the events unfolding during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

The real-time documentary series will follow the circus that is political culture and government, featuring interviews with key figures and offering critical analysis of the stories behind each week’s headlines. The show is produced by Left/Right (part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group) for Showtime. The Greatest Political Show On Earth airs March 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Returning for a third season about families struggling to survive in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is The Last Alaskans (pictured). The series is produced for Discovery Channel by Half Yard Productions, with executive producers Sean Gallagher, Abby Greensfelder, and John Jones. For Discovery Channel, Joe Schneier, David Freed and Mitchell Rosenbaum are executive producers. The new seasons of The Last Alaskans premiere’s March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

Steve Darnell and his crew of rust-loving, Sin City rebels are back to prove that their unique style produces the sickest rides on the planet in an all-new season of Vegas Rat Rods. The 12-part original Canadian series follows Darnell and his team of mechanics, automotive fabricators and welders as they build rides out of rusty junk found across the Nevada Desert. Vegas Rat Rods premieres March 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.

Back for season 13 is the Kardashian-Jenner family with Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The family welcomes Rob’s daughter Dream Kardashian, mend strained relationships and embark on new journeys and overcome traumatic experiences. Keeping Up With the Kardashians hits the airwaves March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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