In this week’s Renewed and Returning round-up, new seasons are on the way for unscripted series on TLC, Oxygen, Network Ten and Fox.
TLC’s home makeover series Trading Spaces will return for its 10th season on March 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Produced by Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, the 12-episode season of Trading Spaces journeys across the country with a roster of designers who tackle a range of challenges, from teachers’ lounges to homes of ex-spouses, among others. The program sees two sets of neighbors trade rooms and, with the support of a designer and carpenter, revamp a room on a budget of $2,000.
True crime net Oxygen will examine how unhinged passion can motivate someone to kill in the returning series, In Ice Cold Blood, starting Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Grammy-winning artist Ice-T returns as host and executive producer to guide viewers through true stories involving sex, money, obsession or all three. The 16 x 60-minute episodes feature in-depth interviews and archive footage, along with first-hand accounts from detectives, friends and family closest to the victims to bring the stories to life. In the season two premiere, the “girl next door” is discovered brutally killed on Thanksgiving weekend. It takes investigators over a year to uncover the dark obsession that led to her murder.
In Ice Cold Blood is produced by The Content Group along with Final Level Entertainment.
Australia’s Network Ten has commissioned a sixth season of ITV Studios Australia’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! The reality series sees a crop of celebrities living in the jungle as they compete across various challenges to earn food and other luxuries. The contestants compete for the prize money which will be donated to their chosen charity.
The format was originally created in the UK by ITV Studios Entertainment. No air date has been announced for the upcoming season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Also, the celebrity competition series The Masked Singer, which has emerged as one of the biggest unscripted hits in the U.S. in recent memory, has been renewed by Fox for a second season.
Based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp, The Masked Singer (pictured) features celebs as they compete against one another in a singing competition. However, there is a twist: each singer is cloaked head to toe in an elaborate costume to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left trying to identify the singer behind the mask. Each week, one singer is eliminated, revealing who was behind the mask.
The series is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel, playing detective alongside series host Nick Cannon.