In this week’s round-up, renewals are in store for series on TLC, WE tv, Bravo and PBS.
Whitney Thore will return to TLC with another round of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which debuts on September 9 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes. The Pilgrim Studios-produced show follows the life of Thore, who became an overnight sensation when her YouTube video “Fat Girl Dancing” went viral. The new season of the hit show finds Thore making healthier choices after being diagnosed with pre-diabetes last season, and continuing work on her Big Girl dance class and ‘No Body Shame’ campaign.
Elsewhere, WE tv has also greenlit a second season of Cutting It: In the ATL, which follows the community around Atlanta’s hair salons and four competing salon owners. The Leftfield Pictures-produced series has received a 10 x 60-minute order for season two, up one episode from its freshman season.
Across the pond, a group of high-society women in London will reunite for another season of Bravo’s Ladies of London. The Adjacent Productions-made series is set to return on September 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and will follow a group of elite British socialites, American expats and Danish royalty who all run in the same social circle. The forthcoming season welcomes new cast members Caroline Fleming, Julie Montagu and “friend” to the ladies, Sophie Stanbury.
Finally, PBS is bringing back the Peabody Award-winning docuseries A Chef’s Life on September 3 with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. EST/PST. The series – produced by Markay Media and Deep Run Productions in association with SCETV – ventures inside the life and kitchen of top chef Vivian Howard and her restaurants in the low country of eastern North Carolina. The third season will run for 13 episodes and finds Howard managing two restaurants while writing a cookbook and organizing a family reunion feast.