Renewed and returning: “Unexplained Files,” “Superhumans”

Renewals are in store for Science Channel's The Unexplained Files, H2's Stan Lee's Superhumans (pictured) and ABC's long-running series Extreme Weight Loss.
July 4, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in order for Science Channel’s The Unexplained Files, H2′s Stan Lee’s Superhumans (pictured) and ABC’s long-running series Extreme Weight Loss.

Discovery Networks International (DNI) and Science Channel have recommissioned The Unexplained Files for a second season, with new episodes premiering in the U.S. on Science Channel on July 29. The Raw TV-produced, 12 x 60-minute series covers paranormal activities in various locations around the world. Beginning in October, the new season will air on Discovery Channel internationally in more than 220 countries and territories across Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Elsewhere, H2 is bringing back Stan Lee’s Superhumans for a third season, premiering on July 13 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Co-hosted by iconic comic book creator Stan Lee and actor Daniel Browning Smith, the series introduces viewers to real-life superheroes around the world. Superhumans is produced by Off the Fence Productions and Pow! Entertainment for H2.

Lastly, ABC has renewed reality series Extreme Weight Loss for a fifth season, and plans to air 13 new two-hour episodes alongside three special wedding prep editions of the show. Trainers and “transformation specialists” Chris and Heidi Powell will return in the new season of the 3 Ball Productions-made series, which helps obese individuals lose weight and restart their lives.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.