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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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