Renewed and returning: “Epic Meal Empire,” “Fatal Vows”

In this week's round-up, renewals are in store for Investigation Discovery's Fatal Vows, Bravo Media's Thicker than Water, FYI's Epic Meal Empire (pictured) and the BBC's Two Tribes.
November 7, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Investigation Discovery’s Fatal Vows, Bravo Media’s Thicker than Water, TLC’s The Little Couple and FYI Network’s Epic Meal Empire (pictured).

Other shows signed up for more seasons include The Weather Channel’s Prospectors and BBC Daytime’s Two Tribes.

U.S. net Investigation Discovery is bringing back Fatal Vows for a third season. The CMJ Productions-made “love gone wrong” series follows rocky relationships that have ended in divorce and criminal acts. Each hour-long episode features interviews with friends and family who have witnessed the breakdown of loved ones. The new season debuts on November 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Bravo Media is also bringing back family-oriented reality series Thicker than Water on December 21 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Sirens Media-produced series centers on preacher and gospel-jazz musician Ben Tankard, his wife Jewel, their four kids and the resulting family drama. The series is returning for its second season.

Meanwhile, TLC has signed on for another season of The Little Couple. The series follows Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, who both have dwarfism, and their growing family. The new season – which premieres on December 2 at 9 p.m. EST/PST – sees the couple focusing on their young children, who were recently adopted. The Little Couple is produced by LMNO Cable Group.

Elsewhere, FYI has renewed its culinary-themed series Epic Meal Empire, which returns with new episodes on November 15. The show follows YouTube star Harley Morenstein and his kitchen crew as they invent dishes such as donut casseroles and burger-stuffed lasagnas. The series will return with a Thanksgiving-themed episode that has the team making a special meal for those with nowhere to go.

The Weather Channel is also bringing back its original series Prospectors on December 7 for a third season. The High Noon Entertainment-produced show follows a group of miners trying to locate rare gems in the Colorado mountains. The series debuts at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Finally, over in the UK, BBC Daytime has ordered 60 new episodes of its quiz show Two Tribes. The show – which is produced by Endemol-owned Remarkable Television – is presented by British TV personality Richard Osman and first splits contestants into tribes based on common interests. Eventually, the groups are whittled down to two tribes who must compete in a test of general knowledge.

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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.