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Renewed and Returning: “Desert Flippers,” “Bar Rescue”

On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on HGTV, VH1, DIY Network, Nat Geo Wild and Spike TV.  HGTV’s Desert Flippers (pictured) returns for a new season, with ...
June 23, 2017


On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on HGTV, VH1, DIY Network, Nat Geo Wild and Spike TV. 

HGTV’s Desert Flippers (pictured) returns for a new season, with real estate and house-flipping experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett back with more So-Cal home renovations. Premiering July 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode season follows the duo as they face hot weather and harsh landscapes in their quest to renovate dilapidated homes while raising a family.

DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project is back July 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-episode season will follow pop icon Vanilla Ice,  a.k.a. Rob VanWinkle, as he launches his most colossal and lavish renovation to date — the transformation of a dilapidated 7,000-square-foot home into a contemporary oceanfront estate that features a rocket ship play space, an indoor hibachi grill room and a custom pool.

A fourth season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood returns to VH1 July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. R&B singer Keyshia Cole joins the cast alongside several newcomers and returning series veterans striving to claim their place as Hollywood’s elite. 

Spike TV’s Bar Rescue returns for a fifth season with renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer giving failing establishments one last shot at success. From 3 Ball Entertainment, Bar Rescue premieres July 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

And finally, Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol. returns July 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Dr. Pol and his staff at Pol Veterinarian Services in rural Michigan continue to tackle animal medical cases, from pregnancy to performing life-saving surgeries.

About The Author
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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