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Renewed and Returning: “Cash Cab,” “Married at First Sight”

In this week’s renewed and returning, new seasons of shows are on the slate for Discovery, Food Network, TLC and other networks. The Emmy-winning show Cash Cab is returning to Discovery in ...
April 21, 2017

In this week’s renewed and returning, new seasons of shows are on the slate for Discovery, Food Network, TLC and other networks.

The Emmy-winning show Cash Cab is returning to Discovery in 2017. Revamped by All3Media’s Lion USA, the show has a new twist with unsuspecting passengers being ambushed by America’s favorite celebrities.

Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, social media maven, mother of two and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry, returns to Food Network with a new season (6×30) of all-new episodes in Ayesha’s Home Kitchen (High Noon Entertainment). The new series airs April 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Also returning to the Food Network is Kids BBQ Championship (Lucky 8 TV and Turn Card Content) with an updated format, more kid grill masters and new co-host Damaris Phillips joining returning co-host Eddie Jackson.  This season, each episode finds four young chefs entering the outdoor kitchen for two rounds of red-hot challenges and the most successful competitor wins $10,000 and BBQ glory. Kids BBQ Championship premieres May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.

Brightlight Pictures has begun production on season 2 of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s (APTN) original series Quest Out West: Wild Food this spring. Host Tracey Bonneau takes viewers on an adventure every week, hunting, fishing and digging for food that is then turned into healthy meals.

The docuseries Married at First Sight moved to Lifetime for its fifth season as Chicago area singles pair up, beginning April 20. The new spin-off series, Married at First Sight: Second Chances, giving two past viewer favorites the chance to find love again, debuts April 27.

I Am Jazz, the GLAAD award-winning series, returns to TLC for a third season on June 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series will follow 16-year-old Jazz, who is now at the crossroads of making the biggest decision of her life.

Also hitting TLC’s airwaves is Return to Amish which follows Mary, Abe, Rebecca, Sabrina, Jeremiah and Carmela as they continue to acclimate to a new culture after leaving their Amish community behind, the crew is realizing life doesn’t get any easier over time. Return to Amish (6×120) premieres on April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

TLC also has the family series Little People Big World returning May 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with the Roloffs facing many changes including grandchildren on the way. Future grandparents Amy and Matt must juggle divorced life and running the family farm together. Little People Big World is produced for TLC by Discovery Studios in association with Gay Rosenthal Productions.

As one of Hollywood’s most sought after mediums, Tyler Henry returns on May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on E! Early in this upcoming season, Tyler sits down with Tanya Thicke just months after her late husband, Alan Thicke, passed away from heart complications. Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry is produced by 44 Blue Productions.

Woodcut Media will produce a second season of the true crime series Britain’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 60) for Sky free-to-air channel Pick and its international counterpart World’s Most Evil Killers (20 x 60).  Season two is scheduled to air on Pick in 2018.

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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