On tap for this week’s edition of Renewed and Returning are new seasons for shows on BBC, WE tv, Discovery Family, Investigation Discovery and more.
The BBC has commissioned STV Productions to produce four more series of the long running show, Antiques Road Trip, for BBC1. Series 15-18 of Antiques Road Trip (80 x 45 minutes) are now in production and will air over two years. The series follows the country’s top antiques experts as they battle it out to find quirky and valuable antiques to auction off for profit, with all revenue going to the Children in Need charity.
STV has also been commissioned by the BBC to produce a seventh season (20 x 60 minutes) of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, featuring a new roster of celebrity antique hunters including Ricky Tomlinson, Stephen Tompkinson, Hayley Mills, Pam Ayres, Brian Conley, Chesney Hawkes and Debbie McGee.
Elsewhere, WE tv’s docuseries Mary Mary (produced by eOne) will return for its sixth and final season, starting on Sept. 28th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series (6 x 60 minutes) chronicles the lives of Erica and Tina Campbell, sisters and members of the contemporary gospel group Mary Mary.
The competition renovation series Game of Homes returns to Discovery Family on Sept. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for an eight-episode second season featuring new homes, new contestants and new host David Salmoni of Pet Nation Renovation. Produced by Great Pacific Media, this season, Salmoni guides four teams of amateur home renovators as they compete for a new home and a piece of land to put it on.
True crime network Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (pictured) has returned for a seventh season with the veteran detective cracking open his case files to share his memories. In each episode, Kenda uses his eidetic memory to recall the details of his cases. Produced by Jupiter Entertainment, Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda began its latest season on Aug. 23.
RuPaul’s Drag Race will return for a ninth season on VH1, while Paul’s Drag Race All Stars will return for a third season. The returning court will battle it out on the runway as they compete for the crown and position in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” alongside past All Stars winners Chad Michaels and Alaska. The network has also greenlit more of the behind-the-scenes after show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.
After airing only five episodes of the first season of Flip or Flop Atlanta, HGTV has picked up 14 episodes of the series for a sophomore season. The second spinoff in the network’s Flip or Flop franchise, Flip or Flop Atlanta stars Ken Corsini, a licensed contractor, and his wife Anita, a real estate and design expert, as they transform dilapidated properties into stunning remodels.