Renewals round-up: “Hawaii Life,” “King of the Nerds”

U.S. and Canadian networks are giving the go-ahead to more seasons of Hawaiian real estate agents, Amish folk out of their element, nerds and more, in this week's renewals round-up. (Pictured: King of the Nerds)
March 1, 2013

U.S. and Canadian networks are giving the go-ahead to more seasons of Hawaiian real estate agents, Amish folk out of their element, nerds and more, in this week’s renewals round-up.

HGTV has greenlit another season of Hawaii Life, the half-hour series following brokers at the Hawaii Life realty firm, set to air in October. The second season will continue to see Hawaii-based real-estate agents find States-based clients a home on the island.

The network has also picked up a second season of Scoring the Deal, which follows Jason Abrams, a real estate agent for professional athletes. The new season will premiere in August.

On TLC, season two of Breaking Amish is set to premiere in May. Hot Snakes Media is currently in production on the 8 x one-hour season, which features a reunion of the cast, Abe, Rebecca, Kate, Sabrina and Jeremiah, as they make a fresh start in Florida. The network boasts more “love triangles, dramatic moments between the room-mates, a number of surprise visits, financial woes, and major career decisions” for the second season.

TLC’s sister network Military Channel has lined up another season of An Officer and a Movie, which will see actor Lou Diamond Phillips interviewing retired and active duty officers who’ve experienced the battles seen in Hollywood films such as Platoon, Galliopi, Halls of Montezuma and Uncommon Valor. The newest season kicks off on March 2.

TBS is keeping the nerds around a little longer, with a commitment to a second season of King of the Nerds. The competition series, produced by Electus, 5×5 Media and Revenge of the Nerds’ Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, has received an eight-episode order, to air in 2014. Carradine and Armstrong (pictured above) also serve as hosts to the show, which challenges competitors on their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture knowledge.

WE tv has greenlit a third season of its docuseries Mary Mary. The 10 x one-hour series will begun production in LA in mid-March. Produced by eOne Television, Mary Mary follows the Campbell sisters, Erica and Tina, as they balance their Grammy-winning music career with their home life.

Over on Animal Planet, a fifth series of Pit Bulls and Parolees has been ordered, from 44 Blue Productions and Rive Gauche Television. The upcoming series will continue to follow dog trainer Tia Maria Torres at her pit bull shelter, Villalobos Rescue Center, in the 16 episodes that will air in the fall.

Meanwhile on Food Network Canada, You Gotta Eat Here! has received a third season order. Lone Eagle Entertainment will produce 26 episodes of the 30-minute series that follows John Catucci as he criss-crosses Canada to find the restaurants with the most delicious dishes.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.