Renewed and returning: “Hellevator”, “Masters of Flip”

In this week's round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on GSN, Bravo, ABC and HGTV. (Pictured: Masters of Flip)
August 26, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on GSN, Bravo, ABC and HGTV.

GSN will open the door on a new season of its horror-themed game show, Hellevator, on Friday, October 7. Produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate, contestants ride a “haunted” elevator into the lower reaches of an abandoned slaughterhouse, while facing multiple floors of “terrifying chaos” and challenges. Each episode is inspired by a true crime story and will take additional inspiration from the “Seven Deadly Sins.” The season premiere airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

On a less terrifying note, Scripps’ HGTV is bringing back real estate and renovation “power couple” Dave and Kortney Wilson for a second season of Masters of Flip. Premiering on Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the second season will see the team try to flip homes in “transitional” areas of Nashville, in an effort to spur further renovations in the neighborhoods. The series is produced by Toronto-based Rhino Content.

Elsewhere, the family-friendly series The Wildlife Docs, which airs on U.S. broadcast net ABC as part of the ‘Litton’s Weekend Adventure’ strand, has been renewed for a fourth season of 26 half-hour episodes. The series follows the efforts of veterinarians at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as they care for exotic animals. Produced by Burbank-based Natural 9 Entertainment, the series is hosted by Rachel Reenstra.

Lastly, NBCUniversal cable net Bravo is set to sail once again with a second season of Below Deck Mediterranean, a spin-off of the Below Deck┬áseries. Produced by 51 Minds, the series’ season finale delivered a season high in the P18-49 demo, and is the net’s fastest growing show over the past three years among P25-54. An air date for the second season premiere has not yet been announced.

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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.