Renewed and returning: “Rescue My Renovation,” “Whale Wars”

DIY has renewed six series, including Rescue My Renovation (pictured), as Animal Planet launches a Whale Wars special and Channel 4 brings back the factual drama The Mill.
November 8, 2013

DIY has renewed six series, including Rescue My Renovation (pictured), as Animal Planet launches a Whale Wars special and Channel 4 brings back the factual drama The Mill.

In the U.S., DIY Network is lining up more seasons of House Crashers and Yard Crashers, both from Big Table Media. The 10th season of House Crashers sees host and licensed contractor Josh Temple return to spring a makeover on unsuspecting shoppers visiting home improvement stores, while the newest season of Yard Crashers brings back landscape expert Matt Blashaw to ambush home-owners and transform backyards.

I Hate My Yard returns for a second season. The Magnetic Productions series, hosted by landscape designer Sara Bendrick, takes unruly outdoor spaces and transform them on a budget.

Elsewhere, the second season of Garage Gold, produced by Paper Route Productions, finds host Kraig Bantle and crew clearing out garages, attics and basements for free, in a bid to find valuables.

DIY has also renewed Departure Films’ Million Dollar Contract for a fourth season, while Boy Wonder Productions’ Rescue My Renovation returns for a third season.

Over on Animal Planet, Whale Wars is set to return with a two-hour television event on December 13, starting at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

The Lizard Trading Company-produced special will see the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society operating without its captain Paul Wilson, who has stepped down from the role. Four new captains emerge, and the special documents how the crews react to the new leadership, as well as whether the crews stay aboard or abandon the mission.

The network will also launch a Whale Wars online companion, debuting in early December on

Finally, in the UK,  Channel 4′s documentary drama The Mill will return for a second season. Darlow Smithson Productions will begin filming the six-part series in February, with the factual and drama departments at the pubcaster working together again.


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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.