Renewed and returning: “Dr. Oakley,” “Pawnography”

Renewals are in store for Ovation's The Fashion Fund, Destination America's Railroad Alaska and Nat Geo Wild's Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (pictured).
October 10, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Ovation’s The Fashion Fund, Destination America’s Railroad Alaska, TBS’s King of the Nerds and Nat Geo Wild’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (pictured).

Also returning is Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines, History’s Pawnography and WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars.

U.S. arts net Ovation will bring back its original series The Fashion Fund on November 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The docuseries follows 10 designers and design teams competing for the chance to win US$300,000 and a year-long mentorship with an industry icon.

The new season features the return of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designer Diane von Furstenberg, who will both serve on the selection committee with a group of others. The Fashion Fund is produced by Break Thru Films for Condé Nast Entertainment and Ovation.

Destination America has signed on for another season of Railroad Alaska, which chronicles the daily struggles of those who live along Alaska’s railway line. Season two of the series – produced by Windfall Films – will debut on October 25 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, TBS has revealed that it will kick off the third season of its game show King of the Nerds on January 23 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The show features 12 competitors facing challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture knowledge as they live together in their “Nerdvana” home. The series is produced by Electus and 5×5 Media.

Elsewhere, Nat Geo Wild’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet will debut on the net on November 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Lucky Dog Films-produced series follows the gutsy vet as she makes house calls across Canada’s expansive Yukon Territory, this season tending to a caribou with a tumor, a feral cat with urinary problems, and a wolverine that needs to be relocated.

Al Jazeera America is bringing back its investigative docuseries Fault Lines for a fifth season, and will begin debuting new episodes on October 11 with a special entitled “Haiti in a time of Cholera.” All episodes will also be available online for the first time.

Over at  History, Pawn Stars-oriented game show Pawnography will return on November 6 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Leftfield Pictures-made series features Pawn Stars personalities Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell going head-to-head with contestants in three rounds of trivia-style questions.

Finally, WE tv will bring back Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars for a second season in 2015 with 10 hour-long episodes from Thinkfactory Media. The series follows troubled couples trying to patch up their relationships.

The new season – which is currently in production – features Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of The Hills, Aviva and Reid Drescher of The Real Housewives of New York and Tyson Apostol and Rachel Foulger of Survivor: Blood vs. Water, among others.

About The Author
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.