In this week’s Renewed & Returning round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on HGTV, Discovery Canada, TLC and Love Nature.
World-renowned dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee will return with her scalpel and splash guard on a new season of Ping Pong Productions’ Dr. Pimple Popper starting Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.
In the premiere episode, Lee treats several different patients with debilitating skin ailments, including a woman who is covered in bumps that have disfigured her arms; a man from the Philippines who travels to visit Lee help with his bumpy nose; and Chris, who suffers from psoriasis that nearly covers his entire body and a bump on his head.
Elsewhere, a new season of the 7Beyond Productions-made My Lottery Dream Home (pictured) is also slated to return to Discovery-owned HGTV in the New Year.
Beginning Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the new season features David Bromstad as he helps those who have won the lottery find their fantasy dream homes. From oceanside retreats to secluded cabins and modern townhomes, Bromstad searches for amenity-filled properties that check off all the boxes on a buyer’s wish list.
Thunderbird Entertainment Group’s Highway Thru Hell, meanwhile, has been commissioned for an eighth season on Discovery Canada.
The new 17-episode season, which is expected to air in late 2019, will follow highway workers as they fight to keep some of the most economically vital and inhospitable trucking routes in North America open.
Finally, Love Nature 4K, a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has greenlit a sophomore season of its 4K natural history series Orangutan Jungle School.
The 10 x 60-minute follow-up season will air on Love Nature’s linear and streaming video platforms internationally and on Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. Season two of Orangutan Jungle School heads to Nyaru Menteng Sanctuary in Borneo, Indonesia, where the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s skilled team manages the largest primate rescue and rehabilitation project in the world.
Orangutan Jungle School is produced by New Zealand-based factual television production house NHNZ.