Renewed and returning: “Fool Us,” “Top Model”

In this week's round-up, renewals are on the way for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, The CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us (pictured) and Bravo Media's Untying the Knot.
November 21, 2014

In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and The CW’s America’s Next Top ModelPenn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion. Also set to return: Bravo Media’s Untying the Knot and Thicker Than Water as well as HGTV Canada’s I Wrecked My House.

U.S. broadcaster Fox is bringing back its popular competition series So You Think You Can Dance for a 12th season next summer. The 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions-made show will place participants in two categories – street dancers and stage dancers – and will whittle the group down to a Top 20 that will compete against one another, with a dancer on each team eliminated each week.

Meanwhile, The CW has signed on for more seasons of America’s Next Top ModelPenn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.

The broadcaster has renewed Top Model for its 22nd cycle, and will again feature both male and female contestants. The series is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. Also returning will be Penn & Teller, which comes back with a 13 x 60-minute order that will go into production next year. The 117 Productions and September Films-made series sees aspiring illusionists trying to trick the two magicians.

Rounding out the CW renewals is the Dean Cain-hosted magic show Masters of Illusion, which will return for a 13 x 30-minute order. The series is produced by Associated Television International.

Elsewhere, Bravo Media has renewed Untying the Knot for a second season. The Engel Entertainment-made series – which is expanding to hour-long episodes in the forthcoming season – follows celebrity divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler as she travels the U.S. helping couples with their divorce settlements.

In other Bravo Media news, the second season premiere of the network’s Thicker Than Water series has been pushed back to January 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Sirens Media-produced series follows the family drama between preacher and gospel-jazz musician Ben Tankard, his wife Jewel and their four kids.

Finally, in Canada, HGTV has signed on for a 14 x 30-minute order of I Wrecked My House, which sees host Steve Patterson showcase some of the country’s strangest home renovations. The series is produced by Ottawa-based Mountain Road Productions.

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