Renewals round-up: “Geordie Shore,” “Top Chef Canada,” “Property Brothers”

W Network's Property Brothers, Food Network Canada's Top Chef Canada and the British version of MTV's Jersey Shore (pictured) are among the series being renewed this week.
May 25, 2012

MTV UK’s Geordie Shore (pictured), W Network/HGTV’s Property Brothers and Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada are among the reality series making renewals news this week.

The British version of Jersey Shore will return for a fourth season. Viewers can expect a cast shake-up come season four, but first up will be season three – Geordie Shore: Chaos in Cancun – which will premiere on June 26.

Fans of the Jennifer Lopez exec-produced reality series South Beach Tow can breathe easy. TruTV has ordered a 13-episode second season that will begin airing in the fall. Centered around the family-run Tremont Towing company, the series is a joint production between Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Bodega Pictures.

North of the border, Food Network Canada has greenlit a third season of Shaw Media and Insight Productions’ Top Chef Canada that will begin airing in 2013.

Cineflix’s Property Brothers will also return for a third season. The W Network in Canada and HGTV in the United States have ordered 26 one-hour episodes of the home renovation show, which sees brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott travel Stateside for half the season to help Americans transform their fixer-uppers into dream homes.

Finally, UKTV has renewed British product placement series Find My Past. Produced by Lion Television and hosted by Chris Hollins, the 10 x 60-minutes series shows how three people are connected through ancestral links to a famous event from history. The next season will debut in the fourth quarter.

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