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The Program Guide highlights recent programming announcements from various networks and online video platforms.


* Travel Channel (US) premiered the new season of "Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern on Jan. 31. The current season highlights America's diverse cuisines and cultures through the country's most iconic routes, like Route 66 and the Civil War trail, the network said Feb. 3.

* "The Dark Side of the Sun" will debut on Discovery Channel (US) on Feb. 11 and Science Channel on Feb. 12. "The Dark Side of the Sun" is narrated by the artist Sting and tells the story of the critical importance of the sun to all life on our planet and its potentially harmful effects on modern civilization, the network said Jan. 31.

* HBO (US) will debut special "Chris Gethard: Career Suicide" in May. The special is slated to be taped at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan on Feb. 11.

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"The Good Place"
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* NBC (US) renewed otherworldly comedy "The Good Place" for a second season, the network said Jan. 30. Season two will have 13 episodes.

* New game show "The Game of Dating" premiered on TV One (US) on Jan. 31. The game show gives a new perspective to the dating and game show genres, the network said.

* FOX (US) renewed reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" for its 14th season, Variety reported Jan. 30. Season 14 is set to premiere in summer 2017. Paula Abdul will not return as a judge on the show, according to a Jan. 30 tweet by Abdul.

* HBO will debut the documentary "Unlocking the Cage" on Feb. 20. After years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, animal rights attorney Steven Wise and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project, or NhRP, are protecting animals through filing lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing to a person with legal protections, according to a Jan. 30 news release.

* OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (US) gave a 38-episode order for a new comedy series from Tyler Perry, the network said Jan. 30. The new series, "The Paynes," is a spinoff of Perry's series "House of Payne." The network also ordered 44 additional episodes of Perry's drama "The Haves and the Have Nots," as well as 18 episodes of "If Loving you is Wrong."

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"Bunsen is a Beast"
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* Animated series "Bunsen is a Beast" will premiere on Nickelodeon (US) on Feb. 21. The 20-episode series follows the adventures of Bunsen, a beast who is the first of his kind to attend a human grade school, the network said Jan. 26.

* Freeform (US) ordered additional episodes of comedy "Young & Hungry," the network said Jan. 25. The first half of season five will debut on the network on March 13.

* Freeform started production of scripted comedy pilot "Brown Girls" from writers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai, with Punam Patel and Hina Abdullah to play the title roles, the network said Jan. 25.

* Criminal drama series "Rogue" is set to premiere for its fourth and final season on AT&T Inc.'s AUDIENCE Network on March 22. The show will be available exclusively on DIRECTV, DIRECTV Now and AT&T U-verse, according to a Jan. 25 press release.

* ABC (US) renewed comedy series "The Middle" for season nine, the network said Jan. 25. The single-camera comedy is about a wife and mother of three who is raising a family and using humor to get through each day.

* HGTV (US) will debut series "Home Town" on March 21. The series features home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier who revitalize historic houses, the network said Jan. 24.

* "Las Vegas Now" will broadcast live on weekdays from Feb. 26 on CBS (US) affiliate KLAS-TV in the Las Vegas market. The show will feature entertainment, pop-culture, fashion, fitness, food and local events, according to a Jan. 24 news release.


* Inc.'s Amazon Studios green-lit a fourth season of "Mozart in the Jungle," the company said Jan. 30. The show gives viewers a look into the New York Symphony, where artistic abilities and creativity fight with mind games, survival instincts and politicking. Amazon Studio also green-lit a third and final series of comedy "Red Oaks." Both new seasons are scheduled to premiere on Prime Video later in 2017 in the U.S. and the U.K., with additional territories to get the release later.

* Amazon original series "Patriot" will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in Austria, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S., on Feb. 24. The show follows the life of intelligence officer John Tavner, according to a Jan. 27 press release.

* Netflix Inc. is bringing back Emmy Award-winning reality show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," the company said Jan. 24. The "reimagined" series will feature a "new Fab 5" who will go to the red states. The first season will have eight episodes that will debut globally on Netflix.