In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Cooking Channel, Oxygen Media, HGTV and WE tv.
Grammy award-winning musician Michael McKean returns to explore and unveil food mysteries surrounding everyday dishes on Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction?, premiering Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Themes explored in the upcoming season include McKean tracing the myth if the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war; wickedly wicked Halloween treats; and game meat myths and the popularity of fish foods like tuna melts.
NBCUniversal-owned true crime net Oxygen Media, meanwhile, will premiere a new season of Criminal Confessions on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
From executive producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, Criminal Confessions delves into police interrogations around the country with detectives on the hunt for justice. Each standalone episode reveals the strategies and tactics law enforcement use to get to the truth. In the season premiere, an execution-style double murder hits a small mountain community in Eastern Tennessee when a young couple gets caught up in a web of romance and revenge. With no evidence or DNA at the crime scene, investigators navigate tensions that caused this small town of families to divide.
Elsewhere, Discovery-owned lifestyle channel HGTV has ordered a third season of Flip or Flop Vegas, slated to air in spring 2019.
The 10-episode series (pictured) from High Noon Entertainment follows Bristol Marunde, a licensed contractor and MMA fighter, and his wife Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, as they purchase rundown desert homes and renovate them.
Finally, WE tv has renewed Hustle & Soul for a third season in 2019.
Produced by MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment, Hustle & Soul is set in and around the Pink Teacup soul food restaurant. The 10-episode series follows chef Lawrence Page, owner of The Pink Teacup, who has plans to expand the restaurant brand while fighting off love triangles and staff drama that threaten to destroy his dreams.