On tap for this week’s edition of ‘Renewed and Returning’ are new seasons of series on Smithsonian Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and National Geographic.
Season two of Supercar Superbuild returns Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
Produced by Cry Havoc Productions, the 8 x 60-minute episodes look at creation and design of some of the world’s top automobile makers, including Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Porsche and Audi. The series examines what makes each car’s build unique and what contributes to the high performance and artistry of the vehicles.
Elsewhere, Scripps-owned DIY Network begins production of a new season of The Vanilla Ice Project. Pop culture icon and home renovation expert Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a Vanilla Ice, pictured) and his crew overhaul boring properties into stunning howplaces. Produced by Departure Films, the new season will bow in July 2018.
Beach Bites with Katie Lee returns for a third season to the Cooking Channel. Produced by BSTV Entertainment, the culinary travelogue series follows Katie Lee, co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, as she travels far and wide to find the best local food. The six-episode season will premiere in June 2018.
Finally, National Geographic has greenlit a third season of its Emmy-nominated series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. From Revelations Entertainment, The Story of God will once again follow Academy Award-winning actor Morgan J. Freeman on an international journey as he discovers the power of religion and its impact on our lives. Each episode will focus on a different topic about the divine. The Story of God will air globally in 2019 on National Geographic Channel in 172 countries in 43 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo.