Renewed and returning: “Family Values,” “Pitmasters”

In this week's renewals round-up, U.S. nets are kicking spring off with the renewals of Braxton Family Values (pictured), SWV Reunited, BBQ Pitmasters, 16 and Pregnant and Treehouse Masters.
March 21, 2014

In this week’s round-up, U.S. nets are kicking spring off with the renewals of WE tv’s Braxton Family Values (pictured) and SWV Reunited, Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters, TV One’s R&B Divas Atlanta, MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.

Over at WE tv, unscripted series Braxton Family Values and SWV Reunited have both been renewed. The Magical Elves-produced show about the Braxton clan has received a 26-episode order for its fourth season, while SWV Reunited - the Entertainment One Television-produced series that follows the comeback of 1990s R&B group SWV (“Sisters With Voices”) - has been picked up for an expanded second season of 10 episodes.

The roster of returning shows also includes Destination America’s competition series BBQ Pitmasters, which returns for its fifth season on April 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Original Media-produced show – where the best BBQ cooks in the U.S. face-off –  returns with fan favorite Moe Cason joining the judges’ table with Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone.

Meanwhile, TV One’s R&B Divas Atlanta returns for a third season on April 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The series, produced by Thinkfactory Media, will have a 10 episode-run followed by two reunion specials. In the new season, former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson and former 702 singer Kameelah Williams will join the cast of singers looking for recognition in the music industry. Later in the month, MTV teen parent docuseries 16 and Pregnant returns for its fifth season with 12 new episodes premiering April 29 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.
Finally, May will see the season premiere of Animal Planet’s returning series Treehouse Masters. The Stiletto Television-produced series follows tree whisperer Pete Nelson as he turns people’s nooks in nature into paradise treehouses. The show’s second season kicks off May 30 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
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