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Renewed and Returning: “Animal Airport,” “American Chopper”

On tap for this week’s edition of ‘Renewed and Returning’ are new seasons of series on Channel 4, Discovery Channel, WE tv and more. UK indie Icon Films has been commissioned by ...
March 16, 2018

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

UK indie Icon Films has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce a third series of obs-doc Animal Airport for its digital television channel More 4.

Previously produced for Discovery Networks International, the new series of Animal Airport (13 x 60 minutes; pictured) will follow the staff at Heathrow’s Animal Reception Centre (ARC) and their daily challenges of handling various types of animals. An air date has yet to be announced.

Elsewhere, WE tv’s Braxton Family Values has been renewed for a sixth season.

In the new season, Tamar’s sisters speak out on her divorce, while Toni’s has a big announcement. Traci shares her shocking baby news and Towanda takes legal action. Trina’s love life gears up and secrets are revealed when Evelyn dishes to the press. The Magical Elves Productions-made series premieres March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Z Living’s docuseries Finding Fido, meanwhile, has been revived for a sophomore season beginning March 18.

The 3 Ball Entertainment-produced series attempts to match would-be pet-owners with adoptable and adorable dogs and follows New York Times best-selling author Seth Casteel as he meets potential “pet parents” and then locates three potential canine candidates. The seven-episode season of Finding Fido debuts March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Z Living.

Also returning for a second season run is Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me from Jupiter Entertainment.

The 10-episode season will follow Shreveport, Louisiana homicide detective Rod Demery as he reflects on some of his most memorable cases. With a career as a homicide detective spanning 14 years, Demery achieved a confession and 100% solve rate in more than 250 homicide cases where he was the lead detective. Murder Chose Me returns to the true crime network on April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Finally, a new season of Pilgrim Media Group’s American Chopper will return to Discovery Channel later this spring.

The season will see chopper craftsmen Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. setting out to reclaim their place at the top in the customized bike building world. With celebrities, world famous athletes and Forbes 100 businesses as clients, millions of dollars and reputations are on the line with every unique build. American Chopper returns to Discovery’s airwaves on May 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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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