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Renewed and Returning: “Rickey Smiley For Real,” “Flipping Virgins”

In this week’s renewed and returning there are new series on tap for Bravo, HGTV, Discovery and more. The 12th season of Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Orange County returns July ...
June 9, 2017

In this week’s renewed and returning there are new series on tap for Bravo, HGTV, Discovery and more.

The 12th season of Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Orange County returns July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Returning to the show are Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra JudgeShannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds and Kelly Dodd along with familiar face, Lydia McLaughlin who is back to mend broken friendships in the OC. They are joined by new housewife Peggy Sulahianmarking the 100th housewife to join the franchise. Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo.

Elsewhere, HGTV has greenlit a second season of Flip or Flop Vegas, starring Bristol Marunde, a contractor and MMA fighter, and his wife Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer. Each episode follows the duo as they purchase dilapidated Las Vegas homes and renovate them into stunning remodels. Also renewed for a third season by HGTV is Flipping Virgins (pictured). Property expert Egypt Sherrod helps house-flipping newbies navigate the unexpected realities of purchasing, renovating and selling a home for profit.

Street Outlaws: New Orleans returns for a second season June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel. The series follows a fledgeling group of street racing bandits in the city as they try to prove to the entire world that they are America’s best. Street Outlaws: New Orleans is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Media Group

Rickey Smiley For Real returns to TV One for a fourth season June 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This season the show covers the changing dynamics as Smiley works to balance a family of growing, opinionated young adults while expanding his entertainment empire by directing a sitcom and creating/hosting a game show. Rickey Smiley For Real is produced by Bobbcat Films for TV One.

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a new series of the docuseries One Born Every Minute from Dragonfly, part of Endemol Shine Group. The forthcoming (10 x 60) series will see viewers get to know a whole host of new expectant families as they bring life into the world.

 

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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