In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Investigation Discovery, Discovery Canada, Knowledge Network and Channel 4.
U.S. net Investigation Discovery is bringing back Cry Wolfe for a second season. The Karga 7 Pictures-produced show finds private investigator Brian Wolfe and his team working to expose cheating partners, dishonest employees, con artists and scammers leading double lives. The season kicks off with back-to-back episodes on June 16 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
History’s Counting Cars returns on June 23 at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST. This season will see the team at Count’s Kustoms working on rock-inspired projects, such as a custom bike to be unveiled at the 100th anniversary of guitar legend Les Paul’s birth, and a restoration project for Dokken guitarist George Lynch. Leftfield Pictures produces.
In Canada, pubcaster Knowledge Network has commissioned a second season of the docuseries Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH. The series – which debuted in January 2014 – follows the emergency ward at Vancouver General Hospital, which is the second largest hospital in Canada. The second season of the program will once again be produced by British Columbia-based Lark Productions.
Meanwhile, Discovery Canada has renewed racing docuseries Megaspeed for a second season. The show – which debuts on June 25 at 7 p.m. EST/PST – finds host Steve Anthony introducing audiences to fast cars and the drivers who race them, as well as giving exclusive access to some of the world’s most famous motor sport events. Megaspeed is produced by Exploration Production.
Over in the UK, pubcaster Channel 4 has signed on for a second series of the Raise the Roof Productions-made Love It or List It UK (pictured). As profiled by realscreen last month, the series, based on the Canadian format from Big Coat Productions, is hosted by British home reno experts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, and finds the pair convincing homeowners to either “love” their home and renovate it, or “list” it for sale and purchase another.
(With files from Barry Walsh)