Renewed and returning: “The Hotel Inspector,” “Yukon Gold”

Broadcasters in the UK and Canada have signed up for more Hotel Inspector and Yukon Gold (pictured) respectively, while TLC in the U.S. has slotted Sister Wives for a July return.
July 5, 2013

Broadcasters in the UK and Canada have signed up for more Hotel Inspector and Yukon Gold (pictured) respectively, while TLC in the U.S. has slotted Sister Wives for a July return.

Channel 5 in the UK has checked in for another season of The Hotel Inspector. The 10th season will be produced by Twofour, with hotelier Alex Polizzi returning to transform Britain’s hotels and B&Bs into successful businesses.

Polizzi is a third-generation hotelier, and has fronted the format for the past six seasons.

Season nine of The Hotel Inspector peaked over its 10-episode run with 2.3 million viewers on Channel 5 (C5), according to the network.

The latest season was ordered by C5′s commissioning editor for factual entertainment and features Ian Dunkley, and the series is executive produced by Twofour’s managing director Melanie Leach and director of programs Dan Adamson. It will be series produced by Twofour’s senior producer Kent Upshon.

In Canada, History has enlisted Vancouver-based Paperny Entertainment to produce a second series of Yukon Gold.

Production is set to begin this month, with a premiere set for the spring of 2014. Yukon Gold season two will return to follow the lives of four mining crews from around Dawson City, Yukon, as they search for gold. The series is executive produced by David Paperny, Cal Schumiatcher and Audrey Mehler.

Finally, in the U.S., Sister Wives will return for a fourth season on TLC on July 21 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by Figure 8 Films in association with Puddle Monkey Productions, the docuseries on the Browns will see the polygamist family moving into four adjacent houses in the same neighborhood. Sister Wives will document their struggle to pay four mortgages as they navigate a start-up jewelry business.

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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.