Unscripted

Renewed and Returning: “The Crystal Maze,” “90 Day Fiance”

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Velocity, A&E, Channel 4, TLC and Facebook Watch.  California-based car customization entrepreneur Ryan Friedlinghaus returns to Velocity with ...
February 9, 2018

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Velocity, A&E, Channel 4, TLC and Facebook Watch. 

California-based car customization entrepreneur Ryan Friedlinghaus returns to Velocity with a new season of Inside West Coast Customs. Friedlinghaus and his team create glamorous rides for brands and celebrities including Green Day, Travis Scott and Joe Jonas. Produced by K.O.C., Inside West Coast Customs returns to Velocity Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Elsewhere, UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned new episodes of The Crystal Maze from Fizz, part of RDF Television. The 12 x 60-minute order from C4 will once again be hosted by Richard Ayoade (pictured), who will guide the contestants through four challenging zones as they collect crystals to exchange for time in the Crystal Dome. The order of new episodes also includes six celebrity specials in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. The Crystal Maze is a Banijay Group format distributed by Banijay Rights.

Discovery-owned net TLC has greenlit all four shows from the 90 Day Fiance franchise, which will return to the channel in 2018. Produced by Sharp Entertainment for TLC, the order includes the sixth season of 90 Day Fiance; the third season of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?; the second season of 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days; and the second season of TLC GO’s, 90 Day Fiance: What Now? 

Facebook has renewed the live relationship show Make Up or Break Up for a second season. It returns to Facebook Watch Feb. 15 and will stream live every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Produced by Thumb Candy Media, relationship expert and author Shannon Boodram returns to host the show, which features couples looking to either break up or resolve their issues and move on. Couples share their stories with Boodram, a live studio audience, and the audience watching on Facebook Watch, who interact directly with the host and couple before ultimately voting live on the pair’s future via hashtag.

Finally, A&E has ordered a third season of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour from Osbourne Media and T Group Productions. The eight-episode order follows musician Ozzy Osbourne and his adventure-loving son Jack as they road trip across America.

 

 

 

 

 

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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