Extra: “Marriage Boot Camp” returns to WE tv; Yesterday renews “Bangers & Cash”

Marriage Boot Camp returns to WE tv Thinkfactory Media is to return to WE tv this fall with an all new season of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Family Edition. This season, ...
August 9, 2019

Marriage Boot Camp returns to WE tv

Thinkfactory Media is to return to WE tv this fall with an all new season of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Family Edition.

This season, Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major will place four dysfunctional families under the microscope to face painful truths and determine whether blood is truly thicker than water. Famous faces include pop star Aaron Carter and his mother Jane; Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino and her mother Penelope; Basketball Wives Laura Govan and her parents Gloria and Michael; and child actor Corey Feldman, his wife Courtney and his brother Eden.

Thinkfactory Media executive producers are Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Erin Richards, Antonia Mattia and Leslie Greif.

Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition debuts Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv.

Yesterday puts the hammer down on two seasons of Bangers & Cash

UKTV’s factual channel Yesterday has commissioned two new seasons of the automotive observational docuseries Bangers & Cash (pictured).

The UKTV Original, produced by Air TV, follows classic car auctioneers, led by auction manager Derek Mathewson, as they look to uncover forgotten cars and memorabilia across North Yorkshire to sell at public auction.

Each of the two 10 x 60-minute seasons will discover more lost classics, including a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus found on a Yorkshire Dales farmyard, and features auctions for a highly-sought after Aston Martin and modern collectibles like the Ford Fiesta XR2.

Air TV’s Andy Joynson executive produces Bangers & Cash. It was commissioned for UKTV by commissioning editor Natalie Rose, and ordered by Yesterday channel director Gerald Casey and deputy director of commissioning Hilary Rosen.

The series will be distributed by TCB Media Rights.

Viu, Discovery reveal first content collaboration

Viu, the pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, has partnered with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific to launch the reality travelogue No Sleep No FOMO across Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia in 14 markets.

Hosted by entertainment veteran Paul Foster, the eight-part series features a raft of Asian celebrities and social media influencers as they attempt to complete 60 missions within 60 hours – and no sleep – across myriad cities.

No Sleep No FOMO is now available to Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia subscribers in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Viu will continue to invest in original content throughout 2019 by working with local talents and the creative industry in the region with an aim to releasing more than 80 titles.

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