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Renewed and Returning: “Desert Flippers,” “Bar Rescue”

On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on HGTV, VH1, DIY Network, Nat Geo Wild and Spike TV.  HGTV’s Desert Flippers (pictured) returns for a new season, with ...
June 23, 2017

On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on HGTV, VH1, DIY Network, Nat Geo Wild and Spike TV. 

HGTV’s Desert Flippers (pictured) returns for a new season, with real estate and house-flipping experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett back with more So-Cal home renovations. Premiering July 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode season follows the duo as they face hot weather and harsh landscapes in their quest to renovate dilapidated homes while raising a family.

DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project is back July 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-episode season will follow pop icon Vanilla Ice,  a.k.a. Rob VanWinkle, as he launches his most colossal and lavish renovation to date — the transformation of a dilapidated 7,000-square-foot home into a contemporary oceanfront estate that features a rocket ship play space, an indoor hibachi grill room and a custom pool.

A fourth season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood returns to VH1 July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. R&B singer Keyshia Cole joins the cast alongside several newcomers and returning series veterans striving to claim their place as Hollywood’s elite. 

Spike TV’s Bar Rescue returns for a fifth season with renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer giving failing establishments one last shot at success. From 3 Ball Entertainment, Bar Rescue premieres July 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

And finally, Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol. returns July 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Dr. Pol and his staff at Pol Veterinarian Services in rural Michigan continue to tackle animal medical cases, from pregnancy to performing life-saving surgeries.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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