On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of shows on Channel 4, DIY Network and Investigation Discovery.
UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Boomerang’s Extreme Cake Makeovers. The (30×30) series (pictured) looks at the success and failures of the elite bakers who whip cakes into works of edible art. The series is commissioned by C4′s David Sayer and executive produced by Sam Grace. “Viewers proved to have a great appetite for this winning recipe of spectacular and delicious cakes and so we are delighted to commission a further series as part of daytime’s continuing drive to increase its output from the nations and regions,” said Sayer in a statement.
Channel 4 has also commissioned All3Media’s prodco betty to make another three seasons of The Undateables. Season seven of The Undateables (5×60), is currently in production and will premiere in the fall. The order also included season eight (4×60) and season nine (5×60) of the program. The award-winning show follows people living with a disability and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of finding love. The Undateables was ordered by C4′s commissioning editor for factual entertainment, Lucy Leveugle. Series seven is executive produced by Ian Carre and series eight will be executive produced by Carre and Jess Orr for betty.
Elsewhere, two historic home series return to the DIY Network: Stone House Revival and Salvage Dawgs. Stone House Revival follows licensed contractor and carpenter Jeff Devlin as he and his team of restoration experts work to renovate centuries-old properties in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to their original prestige. DIY’s Salvage Dawgs stars Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, who salvage historically unique structures set for demolition or remodel.
DIY Network has also renewed Big Beach Builds for a second season. The new eight episodes will showcase Marnie Oursler, a contractor and fifth-generation builder, and her team as they restore beach houses into beautifully charming homes that can hold up to different types of weather for years to come.
True crime network’s The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead has been renewed for a second season. Produced by Radley Studio, the new 10-episode season features coroner Graham Hetrick as he discusses some of his most compelling cases during his extensive career. Audiences have the chance to witness every aspect of Hetrick’s investigation until he determines the cause of death and, ultimately, helps law enforcement deliver justice for the victim and their family. The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead airs July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.