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Renewed and Returning: “Top Chef,” “Naked Attraction”

On tap for this week’s edition of ‘Renewed and Returning’ are new seasons of series on Bravo, Channel 4, BBC and Discovery.  First up, returning to Bravo for its 16th season ...
March 2, 2018

On tap for this week’s edition of ‘Renewed and Returning’ are new seasons of series on Bravo, Channel 4, BBC and Discovery. 

First up, returning to Bravo for its 16th season is the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef (pictured).

Produced by Magical Elves, production on the culinary competition show will begin in spring 2018 with the season set to premiere later in the year. In this season, a batch of new contestants will enter the kitchen to battle it out for the Top Chef title across culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland.

Elsewhere, Studio Lambert has been recommissioned by UK pubcaster Channel 4 to produce a third season of Naked Attraction. The 10 x 60-minute dating series, hosted by fully clothed TV presenter Anna Richardson, features a singleton looking for love. Each hopeful single person must choose a date from a selection of six naked people.

STV Productions has been commissioned to produce an eighth series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for BBC2. The new season, currently in production, follows British celebrities as they hit the road in vintage cars searching out the UK’s antique emporiums. The celebrities will explore Britain’s antique shops in an effort to find hidden gems that will turn the biggest profit at auction, with all profits going to BBC’s Children in Need.

Hot rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his crew return to Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud premiering March 12at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Produced by Pilgrim Media Group, this season takes Rawlings and his crew head into unfamiliar territory as they try to break new ground in the build space. Throughout the season, suest builder Big Mike will work with Rawlings and the crew to build custom hot rods.

 

 

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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