Renewed and returning: “Monster Fish,” “Bizarre ER,” “Project Runway”

Cable networks in the U.S. are bringing back more Monster Fish (pictured), bridesmaids, fashion designers and escapades in the ER.
June 21, 2013

Cable networks in the U.S. are bringing back more Monster Fish, bridesmaids, fashion designers and escapades in the ER.

Nat Geo Wild has reeled in a new season of Monster Fish, featuring 600-pound goldfish, mysterious river sharks and more. The new episodes are set to air on July 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by National Geographic Television, the fourth season follows fish biologist and National Geographic fellow Zeb Hogan (pictured above) as he aims to find elusive fish and immerse himself in local cultures along the way. He also examines the environmental challenges these large fish face, from climate change to pollution.

Over on TLC, Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids returns for season four with back to back episodes on June 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The NorthSouth Productions series will feature more dresses and drama as the bridesmaids work together with the brides to find crowd-pleasing gowns at Atlanta’s Bridals by Lori.

On sister network Discovery Fit & Health, Bizarre ER is set for a July 6 return.

The Maverick TV 10-part series will air at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and features unusual injuries from the other side of the emergency room doors in both U.S. and UK hospitals.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has a number of returning summer series, including Oprah’s Lifeclass; Iyanla: Fix My Life and Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.

Kicking off with a special 90-minute episode of Oprah’s Lifeclass on July 7 at 9 p.m., Winfrey and life coach Iyanla Vanzant address fatherless sons and daughters in America. The series is produced by Harpo Studios.

Harpo Studios’ Iyanla: Fix My Life and Pilgrim Studios’ Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s both return on July 27.

Oprah: Where Are They Now? returns on July 28, and boasts a roster of guests including Winfrey’s sister; Denise Richards; Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan; Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Danielynn and her father Larry Birkhead; and Molly Ringwald, as well as a special ’70s episode with stars from The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch.

Lifetime has renewed the reality competition series Project Runway for a 12th season, which kicks off on July 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and boasts a new level of interaction with viewers.

During each episode, fans can use an interactive on-screen feature, PlayRunway, to share their reactions to storylines, design challenges and judges’ decisions. Fans will also decide who the 16th competing designer will be, selected from a past season, via, while mentor Tim Gunn will participate in the runway show and have the ability to “rescue” one eliminated designer over the course of the season.

The series is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment.

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