Renewed and returning: “Bulloch Family Ranch,” “Wipeout”

American networks UP and ABC have invested in more seasons of Bulloch Family Ranch (pictured) and Wipeout.
January 24, 2014

American networks UP and ABC have invested in further seasons of Bulloch Family Ranch (pictured) and Wipeout. 

The UP Network in the U.S. has renewed Bulloch Family Ranch for a second season.

Produced by Toronto-based Peace Point Entertainment, the unscripted series will premiere on February 26.

Bulloch Family Ranch follows the lives of Rusty and Julie Bulloch, who run a ranch that welcomes troubled teens and young adults. In all, they have been guardians to more than 30 kids, with Amanda and Brodie being their only biological children.

The second season will see new and returning faces coming to the ranch, including Ciara, a 21-year-old single mother; high school football player Jordan; and former ranch kid Claude Davis, who has returned to regroup and focus on his return to professional football.

The series was created by Ian Wisniewski. Peace Point Rights handles international distribution.

meanwhile, U.S. broadcast network ABC has bet on obstacle course competition series Wipeout for a seventh season.

The Endemol USA series will see John Anderson, John Henson and Jill Wagner return as hosts, as well as special themed-episodes, including the opportunity to win a date with Wagner.

The season will end with the inaugural Tournament of Champions event, where winners of each episode will be brought together to compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion.

Wipeout executive producers are Matt Kunitz, Scott Larsen, Trice Barto, J. Rupert Thompson, and Kevin Wehrenberg.

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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.