Check out these TV news bits from Sundance, WGN and Travel Channel networks:
If you are a fan of Sundance Channel’s Rectify, you know how powerful of a story this series tells. And if you were wondering if it is coming back for a third season, do not worry.
Sundance has renewed Rectify for a third season, slated for a 2015 premiere date.
“SundanceTV announced the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series “Rectify” slated to air in 2015. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, “Rectify” has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics. “Rectify” is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood,” “Sons of Anarchy”), and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad.” “
GSN recently announced that they have renewed Skin Wars for a second season.
Rebecca Romijn Returns to Host the 10-Episode Second Season of TV’s First Body Painting Competition Show while entertainer RuPaul Charles and Body Painting Icons Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina also to Return as Judges
TRAVEL CHANNEL NEWS:
For those of my readers to enjoy the Travel Channel, here is some news for the upcoming 2015 TV season:
via press release
The network has expanded its 2015 programming commitment with the addition of four original series including “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” with Andrew Zimmern, “Breaking Borders” featuring Peabody award-winning correspondent Mariana van Zeller and celebrated chef Michael Voltaggio, “Guiding Alaska” and “Watt’s World,” hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter and journalist Nick Watt. In addition, Travel Channel has greenit a number of new specials and pilots.
Travel Channel expands upon its commitment to create travel entertainment programming that connects its viewers to the world’s most fascinating people, places and cultures. The Network announces today the addition of four new original series including: “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” with Andrew Zimmern, an expansion of the popular “Bizarre Foods” franchise; “Breaking Borders” featuring Peabody award-winning correspondent Mariana van Zeller and celebrated chef Michael Voltaggio; “Guiding Alaska,” chronicling an adventurous season at a wilderness resort; and “Watt’s World,” hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter and journalist Nick Watt.
Rounding out the greenlit programs are two new one-hour original specials anchoring multi-platform initiatives: the Network’s third-annual programming event and sweepstakes, “The Trip: 2015,” showcases the most luxurious Hawaiian hot spots, and “Travel Channel Star,” which spotlights the winner of Travelchannel.com’s search for the host of a new digital travel series. Also, popular Travel Channel expert Samantha Brown will host two half-hour pilots: “50/50” (wt) with co-host Chris Grundy, which surprises unsuspecting bystanders with a 50-hour adventure worth $50K; and “Track Down Samantha Brown” (wt), where Brown will keep viewers guessing before she reveals her hidden destination – teasing the audience with clues along the way.
In addition, “Time Traveling with Brian Unger” (formerly announced as “Brian Unger Project”) has been upped to 13 episodes from the original six episodes announced earlier this year.
“Travel Channel is committed to owning the travel category 24/7. These new series and specials represent the expansive and diverse range of travel entertainment programming that the Network continues to roll out,” said Shannon O’Neill, President, Travel Channel. “We’re taking our viewers on a global journey to majestic landscapes and ancient marketplaces, where they will meet fascinating people that share their personal stories. These are the stories that connect our viewers to each other and the world, and has been a key component to what drives the appeal of our shows.”
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