Renewed and returning: “Strip the City,” “Bet on Your Baby”

Multiple territories will air another season of the Windfall Films CGI-heavy series, while U.S. broadcaster ABC is gambling on another season of the family-friendly game show from Electus and 5x5 Media. (Pictured: Strip the City)
January 31, 2014

Multiple territories will air another season of Strip the City (pictured), while ABC in the U.S. is gambling on another season of Bet on Your Baby, and Canadian specialty nets bring back You Gotta Eat Here! and Yukon Gold.

Science Channel in the U.S., Discovery Networks Western Europe and CEEMEA, SBS Discovery Media, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, France 5 and SBS Australia have all signed on for a second season of Strip the City.

Windfall Films is producing the 8 x 60-minute season, which uses CGI animation to reveal the layers of technology and infrastructure beneath major cities.

The second season will look at how New York’s skyscrapers survive superstorms, the seismically active rock underneath Tokyo, and how the ancient Incas built a city in the Andes, while also exploring Chicago, Venice, New Orleans, Paris and Los Angeles.

Also from Science Channel, the viral video series Outrageous Acts of Science is returning for a second season February 15 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

The series counts down 20 of the web’s best videos focusing on physics, chemistry, biology and engineering, and features everything from death-defying sky dives to cars doing back-flips. A panel of scientists including astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi and mathematician Matt Parker then analyze the videos and explain the scientific principles behind the stunts.

In the second season premiere, viewers will meet a doomsday believer preparing for the zombie apocalypse with beer cans, a daredevil who drives into the eye of a Arizona dust tornado and a stunt jumper in a homemade flying suit who makes a 3,000-foot free-fall.

Meanwhile, U.S. broadcast network ABC has renewed Electus and 5×5 Media’s Bet On Your Baby for another season.

The game show sees parent contestants trying to predict their child’s next move to win money for its future education, and will be hosted by Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy. ABC has ordered eight episodes for the second season.

In Canada, Food Network has ordered a fourth season of You Gotta Eat Here! from Lone Eagle Entertainment.

The 26-episode season will follow host John Catucci as he journeys across Canada to find the country’s top restaurants, where he helps prepare and then tastes their top dishes. The latest season will also see Catucci head south of the Canadian border.

Also in Canada, History’s docuseries Yukon Gold  will debut its second season on February 26 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by Paperny Entertainment for Shaw Media, the new season follows the mining crews over four months as they look to strike gold, and the addition of a new miner, Cam Johnson.

(With files from Manori Ravindran)

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