Renewed and returning: “Dr. Pol,” “Braxton Family Values”

Renewals are in store for Nat Geo Wild's The Incredible Dr. Pol (pictured), Discovery Canada's Don't Drive Here and Mexicanal's El Rayo Vida de Lucha.
July 25, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol (pictured), Discovery Canada’s Don’t Drive Here, Mexicanal’s El Rayo Vida de Lucha, Ovation’s Song by Song, and WE tv’s Braxton Family Values and SWV Reunited

Nat Geo Wild’s resident veterinarian is back in the summer season of The Incredible Dr. Pol, which premieres on August 23 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. In the latest season – produced by National Geographic Television – the vet travels across the Michigan countryside making house calls to a variety of farm animals.

Elsewhere, Don’t Drive Here returns to Discovery Canada on August 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, with host Andrew Younghusband navigating six of the world’s least-drivable cities, and learning from local guides. The second season of the Proper Television-made show – which returns as a 6 x 60-minute series – has Younghusband traversing through Nairobi, Ho Chi Minh City, Port-au-Prince, La Paz, Rome and Sao Paulo.

Mexicanal will also bring back its docuseries El Rayo Vida de Lucha early next year. The series – produced in-house – follows the famed Mexican wrestler Juan Padron Luna, also known as “Rayo de Plata,” and will have its first season finale on July 27.

Over at U.S. arts net Ovation, the documentary music series Song by Song will return in October with guests such as Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling. The series – which will be entering its third season - uses the featured artists’ hit songs to illustrate what was happening at that time in their lives, what inspired the music and the impact those songs had on their careers and popular culture as whole. Song by Song is coproduced by TH Entertainment with Ovation.

Finally, WE tv series Braxton Family Values and SWV Reunited will return on August 14 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. EST/PST respectively, with back-to-back episodes. The Magical Elves Productions-made Braxton Family Values follows the popular sisters and enters its fourth season, while Entertainment One Television’s SWV Reunited - on the all-female R&B group – is back for season two.

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