On tap for this week’s Renewed and Returning are new seasons of series for Velocity, Food Network and Bravo.
Will Castro and his crew are back for a third season of Velocity’s Unique Rides premiering on Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Viewers get an inside look at how Castro and his crew pull out the stops to create dreamlike rides for celebs such as Nas, Nicki Minaj, Billy Joel, Mario Lopez, Ice-T and more. Produced by by Alkemy X for Velocity, Unique Rides‘ premiere episode features hip-hop legend Nas as he commissions Castro to find him a classic 1988 Mercedes Benz 190-E.
The housewives are back. Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for an eighth season on Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Produced by Evolution Media for Bravo, this season features Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump, who are joined by new housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and friend Camille Grammer for adventures, laughter and confrontations.
Running her successful fitness and nutrition accountability business, newcomer Mellencamp lives with a strict ethos she rarely strays from, even if this leads to differing opinions with some of the ladies. Grammer returns with a new outlook on life and is mulling the idea of remarrying, but when she struggles to get her “sexy” back, she turns to her friend Rinna for help.
Also returning to Bravo is Season Two of Summer House (Truly Original) on Jan. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Heading back to the Hamptons for a summer filled with lavish parties and love triangles are the original crew of Kyle Cooke, Lauren Wirkus, Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard and Stephen McGee. The cast is joined by new housemates Amanda Batula, Danielle Olivera and Amit Neuman, with visits from Wirkus’ twin, Ashley.
Elsewhere, Food Network rings in the New Year with Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman, who challenge a set of talented young bakers on a new season of Kids Baking Championship, premiering on Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The contestants over the course of the 10-episode season compete in decadent dessert challenges designed to find the most creative baker in the country. Only one challenger will take the sweet grand prize of US$25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion.