Renewed and returning: “Livin’ Lozada,” “Arranged”

This week, our round-up of renewed and returning unscripted and non-fiction series includes programs from OWN, FYI, History and Discovery Channel. (Pictured: OWN's Livin' Lozada)
April 8, 2016

This week, our round-up of renewed and returning unscripted and non-fiction series includes programs from OWN, FYI, History and Discovery Channel.

Livin’ Lozada (pictured), featuring Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, May 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows Lozada and her family – fiancé Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their toddler son Leo – as they return to their Arizona home during the off-season, while eldest daughter Shaniece remains in L.A. to pursue a modeling career. Mother-daughter therapy sessions and trips to celebrity mediums ensue. The series is produced by Shed Media U.S. and Pam Healey, John Hesling, Lisa Shannon, Russ Heldt, Elizabeth Voorhees and Evelyn Lozada are executive producers.

A+E Networks’ FYI is bringing back Arranged for a second season on Tuesday, May 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series looks at various couples from different backgrounds that share cultural traditions that include arranged marriage. For the upcoming season, the Moxie Pictures-produced series will follow a young, Jewish modern Orthodox couple in New York City; a southern couple from Texas; and a Californian couple raised by traditional East Indian parents.

Meanwhile, sister net History is revving up another season of the U.S. version of Top Gear, slated to debut on Tuesday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Produced for History by BBC Worldwide Productions, the upcoming season sees hosts Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood partake in such automotive indulgences as being the first Americans to legally drag race in Cuba in 50 years, training in war games with the U.S. Army, and competing in a 24-hour endurance race. Other stars for this season include a Koenigsegg One:1, the Tesla model S P90D, and the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.

Continuing in the car vein, Discovery Channel’s Motor Mondays programming block will see the return of Fat ‘n’ Furious: Rolling Thunder featuring muscle car restoration experts Tommy Christmas and his “larger than life” team at Christmas Auto. The Gurney Productions series returns on May 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. A week earlier, the Motor Mondays block welcomes back Street Outlaws for another season, on April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Pilgrim Media Group-produced series follows the exploits of Oklahoma City street racing team the 405, and last season was the series’ highest-rated to date.

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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 HMV.com. 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.