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Renewed and Returning: “Bargain Mansions,” “Pit Bulls & Parolees”

On tap for this week’s edition of Renewed and Returning are series coming back to DIY Network, Animal Planet, Bravo and PBS. The baking competition series, The Great British Baking Show ...
June 1, 2018

On tap for this week’s edition of Renewed and Returning are series coming back to DIY Network, Animal Planet, Bravo and PBS.

The baking competition series, The Great British Baking Show returns for a fifth season this summer on PBS, premiering June 22 at 9:00 p.m. (check local listings). Featuring the original cast of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, viewers will meet a new crop of twelve British amateur bakers who compete against one another in culinary trials to be crowned “star baker.” Known as The Great British Bake Off in Britain, the show is produced by the award-winning Love Productions.

Elsewhere, Bravo Media returns with a second season of Haymaker Productions’ Southern Charm Savannah on July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Socialites Catherine Cooper, Daniel Eichholz, Hannah Pearson, Louis Oswald, and Lyle Mackenzie welcome newcomers Hagood Coxe and Brandon Branch into the group and offer a rare look into a society where legacy matters.

Tia Torres and her dedicated staff and volunteers at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans return to Discovery, Inc.-owned net Animal Planet in a new season of Pit Bulls & Parolees this fall. From 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Rive Gauche Entertainment, the series follows Torres and her crew who dedicate their time in giving pit bulls a second chance at life.

Finally, a second season of Discovery, Inc.-owned DIY Network’s home reno show Bargain Mansions returns this November. From Conveyor Media, the series follows home renovator Tamara Day (pictured) who restores old mansions in Kansas City.

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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