On tap for this week’s edition of “Renewed and Returning” are new seasons of series on Food Network, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery and VH1.
Food Network has picked up a second season of the primetime competition baking series Best Baker in America.
The series features elite bakers competing in a variety of challenges while demonstrating their technical skills and ability to execute under pressure. The baker to come out on top gets a cash prize. The new season of seven episodes will go into production in early 2018, and is slated for a spring premiere.
Elsewhere, Andrew Zimmern returns to Travel Channel to explore the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythologies in Bizare Foods.
Premiering on Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode season plunges Zimmern into the history of the Aztecs in Mexico; traces Napoleon’s march through Poland; and the folklore behind some of North America’s most famed personalities including Don Juan De Onate, Jesse James and Paul Bunyan.
Investigation Discovery has re-commissioned UK indie prodco Arrow Media for two of the network’s shows: See No Evil and American Monster.
Produced with Canadian-based prodco Saloon Media, See No Evil (16 x 60) has also been recommissioned by Canadian French-language broadcaster Canal D and will reveal more murder mysteries, one CCTV clip at a time. In addition, Arrow is set to produce the third season of American Monster (12 x 60). The series uses original home movie footage to examine the twisted double lives led by America’s chilling killers before they were caught. See No Evil returns to ID on Jan. 17, and American Monster will air in late 2018.
A new season of America’s Next Top Model (pictured) with Tyra Banks will premiere Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
For the first time in the franchise’s history, there will be no age limit for the contestants. Supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper Magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach return as judges.