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Renewed and Returning: “Great Canal Journeys,” “Shark Tank”

In this week’s edition of renewed and returning, there are new seasons of shows on tap for Discovery, Channel 4, ABC and SundanceTV and the Smithsonian Channel. Craftsman and survival expert ...
May 19, 2017

In this week’s edition of renewed and returning, there are new seasons of shows on tap for Discovery, Channel 4, ABC and SundanceTV and the Smithsonian Channel.

Craftsman and survival expert Marty Raney, along with his skilled son and daughter, travel to isolated locations across the country to help budding homesteaders become self-sufficient and reliable in Discovery’s Homestead Rescue. The new season of Homestead Rescue is produced by Raw Television and premieres June 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has picked up the second season of Great Canal Journeys (pictured). This new (2×60) series features husband and wife Timothy West and Prunella Scales who embark on a voyage on India’s waterways. Great Canal Journeys is slated to premiere later this year.

C4 Factual has commissioned a second series of First Date Hotel (12 x 60) from Twenty Twenty Productions. Maître D’ Fred Siriex and his team welcome a group of hopeful singletons to the glamorous First Dates Hotel, which this time will be in Southern Italy.

The business-themed reality show Shark Tank is back, from MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television, for a ninth season, returning in fall 2017 on ABC.

The most expansive aerial series in U.S. television history Aerial America is returning to the Smithsonian Channel in all-new episodes, shot in 4k/UHD. The series now spends 24 hours in the life of New York City and takes viewers on bird’s eye adventures in Ireland and New Zealand, beginning June 4 at 8 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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