RETURNS (Series Renewals)
Bones, FOX, Season 8 - Booth & Bones are guaranteed to be solving crimes (and raising their new daughter) for at least one more year. This new season order will carry the show to at least the 150 episode mark. I covered this story more in-depth here.
Chef Roble & Co., Bravo, Season 2 - "Chef Roble Ali has cooked for everyone from red carpet rock stars to award-winning actors. But nothing is more intimidating than running your own catering business.in Brooklyn.with your bossy big sister. This docu-series follows Roble & Co as they launch a new catering business and juggle world-class events for New York socialites and mega media moguls all while trying to keep their many flare ups down to a simmer."
Flipping Out, Bravo, Season 6 - "Jeff Lewis is one of Los Angeles' most colorful real estate speculators and flips multiple multimillion dollar homes at a time, made possible by his obsessive compulsiveness and mind for business. Helping him turn a six-figure profit on each property is a group of diverse employees, including an assistant who has a second job doing voiceover work, a housekeeper, and his official "trash man." Also along for the ride are Jeff's business parter and former boyfriend, therapists and spiritual advisors. This collection of unique characters help Jeff achieve the impossible and adds color and dysfunction along the way."
Inside The Actors Studio, Bravo, Season 18 - "For over eight years and more than 100 episodes, James Lipton has sat down with some of the world’s most accomplished actors and directors for penetrating, fascinating interviews. Lipton’s studious research and enlightened curiosity has inspired his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about the art of acting."
The Late Show With David Letterman & The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, CBS, Renewed Through 2014 - The Dave & Craig tag team of laughs will continue for almost another three years. I covered this story more in-depth as well here.
Million Dollar Decorators, Bravo, Season 2 - "Explore the work and personal lives of some of LA's hottest high-end interior decorators as they navigate a world where millions of dollars and massive egos are constantly on the line."
Million Dollar Listing, Bravo, Season 5 - "Each episode follows the personal dramas of savvy Los Angeles-based realtors as they undergo mental, physical and sometimes comical juggling acts required to keep their professional lives afloat - all in the name of selling the next hot listing."
Pregnant In Heels, Bravo, Season 2 - "Rosie Pope has managed to create a thriving business as the owner/designer of Rosie Pope Maternity, the ultra high-end maternity brand for the most sophisticated and urban mothers-to-be. Rosie - the tough talking, straight shooting coach for the most privileged expecting mothers of Manhattan -- advises her clients on everything from planning baby showers and hiring staff to decorating nurseries and organizing Brazilian waxing for the labor room."
The Real World, MTV, Season 28 - "The Real World is a reality show that has aired on MTV since 1992. Like the intro says, seven or eight different strangers are picked among hundreds of thousands of people who auditioned, and are put together to live in a house for several weeks, and are video-taped throughout the entire process. The cameras follow, as friendships, relationships, and sometimes even enemies are made, along with lifelong memories and the unforgettable journey they each go through."
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, MTV, Season 23 - "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge began as a competition between former Real World cast members and former Road Rules cast members. They participate in a series of challenges and compete for money and/or various other prizes. The challenge has changed over the seasons, but the goal has always remained the same—make it to the end for a huge cash prize!"
Tabatha Takes Over, Bravo, Season 5 - "Sharp-tongued, perfectly-coiffed Tabatha Coffey of Bravo’s Shear Genius is about to unleash her critical eye on the struggling salons of America. Tabatha’s Salon Takeover is where Tabatha hits the road to takeover and improve the state of American hair salons, one beauty shop at a time. In the series, the perfectly styled, sharp-tongued Australian native brings her no-nonsense approach to a salon in dire need of a makeover. With just a week to work her magic, can she put these salons back on their feet or is it simply time to put up the closed signs for good?"
Top Chef: Masters, Bravo, Season 4 - "Top Chef Masters will pit 24 world-renowned chefs against each other and see how well they fare in the tried and true format of Top Chef. In each episode, money will be at stake for the chefs, with the winners of eliminations being awarded cash donations for their charities. The first six episodes will consist of four chefs competing against each other to name one winner. The six winners of each episode will then meet up for the final four weeks when one person will get eliminated each episode until the finale where one winner is crowned Top Chef Master. The winning chef will receive $100,000 for the charity of their choice."
Nothing to add to the list of the deceased for this week. Again, it's renewal day.
And that's all for this (nothing but renewals) edition. Don't forget to keep checking future A,R,&D updates in the coming weeks. The closer we get to the April network upfronts and May sweeps, the more we'll be inundated with shows being dropped, picked up, and brought back. See you next time.