Renewed and Returning: “River Monsters,” “Southern Charm”

On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons for shows on VH1, Animal Planet and Bravo. World of Wonder, the producer of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, ...
March 24, 2017

On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons for shows on VH1, Animal Planet and Bravo.

World of Wonder, the producer of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, is bringing Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Raceback to its YouTube channel, WOWPresents.

Starting March 25, full-length episodes will be released every Saturday at 8 a.m. ET/PT, the morning after new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the latter of which premieres on VH1 tonight (March 24) at 8 p.m ET/PT.

Untucked follows the contestants backstage as they wait for the judges to deliberate their fate in the competition. The new season of Untucked promises shade, shenanigans and surprises – including an unannounced visit by Lady Gaga in the season premiere.

After eight years, Jeremy Wade is hanging up his fishing rod. Animal Planet’s wildlife documentary series River Monsters will be airing its ninth and final season, beginning April 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. 

River Monsters follows Wade’s life-long quest to find finned killers and discover which are predators, which are victims, and which are the stuff of myth and legend. Since 2008, Wade has reeled in some of the rarest, most elusive and most dangerous creatures lurking beneath the water’s surface.

The final season will be a mix of river missions, sea journeys, classic whodunits and personal quests. There will be terrifying new monsters, exciting new investigations and fascinating new science. As Wade travels further and explores deeper than ever before, he will also land the biggest fish of his career.

Bravo Media’s original series The Real Housewives of Potomacis back with a new season with Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan and new housewife Monique Samuels. This time around, the drama propels the ladies head-on into crumbling marriages, betrayed friendships, promising romances, and shifting loyalties. The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres April 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Also airing on Bravo is the ninth season of The Real Housewives of New York City premiering April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and new housewife Tinsley Mortimer. With every ending comes a new beginning as the ladies pick up the pieces from last season’s dramatic conclusion. While some close chapters in their lives and embrace change, others hold onto the past, rehashing old wounds that sever friendships.

Rounding up returning shows is season four of Bravo Media’s Southern Charm (pictured), which premieres April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Southern socialites Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Shep Rose, Thomas Ravenel, and newcomer Austen Kroll balance business and pleasure in the Holy City.

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