Renewals round-up: “Boston’s Finest,” “Bar Rescue”

U.S. networks have renewed male-skewing series on the Boston police, failing bars and fishing. (Pictured: Boston's Finest)
May 10, 2013

U.S. networks have renewed male-skewing series on the Boston police, failing bars and fishing.

Spike TV has ordered another 20 episodes of Bar Rescue, which will premiere on the male-skewing network in the fall. Host Jon Taffer, a bar and nightlife expert, will return to helps give failing bars a chance to transform into successful businesses.

Eyeworks USA produces Bar Rescue and Hungry Investors, a pilot which also features Taffer. In the pilot for Spike, he joins two restaurant experts to find neighboring establishments and puts them in competition to find which one has the most promising chance of turning things around. The winner earns a cash investment.

Over on TNT, the network is investing in more of Boston’s Finest (pictured above), with the Jarrett Creative Group and Donnie D. Productions’ docudrama returning for a second season in early 2014.

The six-episode order will continue to follow the lives of the men and women of the Boston Police Department, on and off duty. TNT’s sister network CNN will run an encore of the series.

Meanwhile on TLC, Randy to the Rescue season two will premiere on May 31 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. From Half Yard Productions, Randy Fenoli continues to bring a truck full of bridal gowns, accessories, make-up and hair to brides around the country.

The second season will feature wedding consultations for Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams, a bridal magazine publisher, and a hippie bride, as part of a 10-city tour across the U.S., which features new cities, and new hair and makeup experts.

Rounding off the week’s returning shows is Off the Hook: Extreme Catches, which sees a new 18 x 30-minute season launch on Animal Planet on June 16. From Part2 Pictures, the fishing road trip series follows professional wrestler ‘Showtime’ Eric Young  traveling throughout and beyond the continental U.S. – including Hawaii, Montreal, Puerto Rico and Mexico – to meet and fish with the most unusual characters in the fishing world.

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