Renewals round-up: “Haunted Collector,” “World’s Dumbest…”

Syfy has ordered another season of Haunted Collector, OWN's bringing back Oprah: Where Are They Now (pictured, with Dennis Rodman), truTV has ordered season 15 of World's Dumbest and ITV has recommissioned prank series Fool Brittania.
February 22, 2013

In this week’s collection of renewals, Syfy has ordered another season of Haunted Collector, OWN has re-upped Oprah: Where Are They Now, truTV has ordered season 15 of World’s Dumbest, and ITV has recommissioned prank series Fool Brittania.

U.S. cable network Syfy will air a third season of Haunted Collector from Gurney Productions on March 6 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. In the new episodes, John Zaffis and his paranormal investigative team will look into a haunted horse farm and paranormal phenomena in Niagara Falls.

Over on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah: Where Are They Now will return with updates from Dennis Rodman (pictured, above), “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, Gennifer Flowers, Sinbad, disgraced Olympian Marion Jones, Sex and the City novelist Candace Bushnell, Mike Tyson, Omorosa from The Apprentice, and more.

Airing on March 19, the series looks at where newsmakers and memorable Oprah show guests are now, and how their worlds have changed since they achieved fame and notoriety.

TruTV has ordered a 15th season of its clip show World’s Dumbest… from Meetinghouse Productions. The series features the likes of Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges and Leif Garrett providing comedic commentary on clips of people indulging in various acts of idiocy. The new season premieres on February 28.

In the UK, ITV has commissioned ITV Studios to produce a second season of Fool Britannia. The 6 x 30-minute series will see Dom Joly pranking members of the unsuspecting British public in the hidden camera show.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

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