Renewed and returning: “Drunk History”, “Hotel Impossible”

In this week's roundup, new seasons are on the way for series on Comedy Central UK, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and CNBC. (Pictured: Drunk History)
September 23, 2016

In this week’s roundup, new seasons are on the way for series on Comedy Central UK, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and CNBC.

Comedy Central UK has commissioned a third run of its show Drunk History (pictured). Developed by Comedy Central UK’s head of development Matt Tiller, the 8 x 30-minute series features well-known British comedians drunkenly retelling their favorite true historical story while well-known actors, celebrities and other comedians act it out. The show was developed by Comedy Central UK head of development Matt Tiller,  and is produced by Ben Rogers with Andy Bremerton serving as executive producer for producer Tiger Aspect.  Series three of Drunk History is set to premiere in early 2017.

In more sober news, Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible will be returning for an all new season along with host and hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri and his newest show, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets. The new season of Hotel Impossible will premiere on Oct. 24 and will follow Melchiorri as he helps struggling and dysfunctional hotels get back on their feet. Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets will premiere right after with back-to-back episodes in which Melchiorri will take viewers for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour inside lavish hotels that have reached five-star status.

Meanwhile, American Heroes Channel is bringing Ancient Assassins back for a second season on Oct. 8. The series showcases the fatal tactics, immense physical strength and treacherous skill set of the most feared assassins, elite units and mercenaries throughout time, and features interviews with military commanders who draw modern-day comparisons to today’s special forces. Ancient Assassins is produced by World Media Rights with Jean Claude Braggart as executive producer alongside Liz Massie for American Heroes Channel.

Lastly, CNBC is bringing its original primetime series Make Me a Millionaire Inventor back for a second season. Premiering on Oct. 6 with eight new one-hour episodes, the series will follow hosts Deanne Bell and George Zaidan as they track down inventors and their amazing ideas and give them a second chance to bring them to life and win a potential investment. The series is produced All3Media America and Objective Media Group with Jimmy Fox, Nick Parnes, Greg Lipstone, Layla Smith and Rebecca Hertz as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.

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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.