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Renewed and Returning: “The Last Alaskans”, “The Profit”

In this week’s Renewed and Returning round-up, new seasons are on the way for unscripted series on BBC1, DIY Network, CNBC and Discovery Channel. Discovery’s flagship channel has ordered an all-new ...
November 16, 2018

In this week’s Renewed and Returning round-up, new seasons are on the way for unscripted series on BBC1, DIY Network, CNBC and Discovery Channel.

Discovery’s flagship channel has ordered an all-new season of the Half Yard Productions-made adventure series The Last Alaskans (pictured).

Premiering Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT across Discovery Channel, The Last Alaskans follows the last remaining families permitted to live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This season, they face the harsh environment, including rising predator competition and the aftermath of forest fires. Challenges closer to home include trying to raise small children and battling life-threatening illnesses.

Meanwhile, master builder Chase Morrill and his construction crew will return to DIY Network for the third season of Maine Cabin Masters, starting Dec. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The 16-episode season follows Morrill and his crew, which includes his sister Ashley and brother-in-law Ryan, as they revamp family getaways on Maine’s waters. The premiere episode follows the team to a lakeside cabin owned by a couple who want to transform the small, dark space into a bright and inviting home perfect for entertaining.

Elsewhere, CNBC’s The Profit has been recommissioned for its sixth season.

Produced by Machete Productions, the 12 x 60 minute-series will follow serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis as he tries to figure out why a company is failing and to establish a plan to help it succeed. In each episode, Lemonis offers up his cash for a portion of the business and a percentage of the profits. Once he’s in the company, the entrepreneur will do anything to save the business and garner himself a profit. The Profit premieres on Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Finally, UK pubcaster BBC1 has ordered a new crop of both Eat Well For Less? and Shop Well For Less?, including a Christmas special, from Banijay Group-owned prodco RDF TV West.

In Eat Well for Less?, Gregg Wallace (MasterChef) and Chris Bavin (Britain’s Best Home Cook) will return to host the sixth season of the prime-time lifestyle format. The six-episode order will follow the pair as they prove to households they can save money on their food budgets without sacrificing taste and nutrition. Elsewhere, Alex Jones (The One Show) and Steph McGovern (BBC Breakfast) return for season four of the 6 x 60-minute Shop Well for Less? to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle.

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