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Paramount developing 'Battlefield' TV series; 'Chrisley Knows Best' renewed for 5th season

The Program Guide highlightsrecent programming announcements from various networks and online videoplatforms.


*Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are planning to make a televisionseries based on the video game "Battlefield," Variety reportedJuly 11. Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will be the executive producers of thepotential series, according to the report.

*Sprout (US)premiered a new show for its preschool viewers called "TerrificTrucks" on July 9. The show is about five trucks, the network in a news release. Theshow features cameo voice talents from celebrity parents Kristen Bell and DaxShepard.

*"Chrisley Knows Best" has been renewed for a fifth season byUSA (US), Variety reportedJuly 7. Six more episodes were reportedly added to the reality show'sseason-four order.

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Elie Wiesel

Source: The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

*OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network(US) re-aired a special 2006 interview from "A SpecialPresentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz Death Camp" on July 7 tocommemorate the Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Theinterview was preceded by a special re-airing of "Super Soul Sunday" thatfeatured Winfrey and Wiesel in an intimate one-on-one conversation, accordingto a press release.

*"Page Six TV," a show modeled after the Page Six gossip column andwebsite, will debut on select FOX TV stations July 18. John Fugelsang will hostthe show, while Mario Cantone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and CarlosGreer will be contributors and insiders on the show. The company July 6 that the show willdeliver gossip and news from politics, culture, the media, entertainment,finance and real estate.

*ABC (US) hasdecided not to renew the comedy series "Uncle Buck" for a secondseason, Variety reportedJuly 6.

*Reality show "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" will return onNBC (US) with atwo-night event Aug. 1. The first episode will feature actress andchoreographer Julianne Hough, while the second one will feature recording artistand actor Nick Jonas. Others featured in this season include basketball playerShaquille O’Neal, actress Courteney Cox, actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens,Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch, and skier and Olympic gold medalist LindseyVonn, the network said July 5.

*Investigation Discovery(US) delayed the filming of its sixth and final episode of"The Vanishing Women," the network July 5. The series documents activeinvestigation into the open cases of four dead and two missing women from Ohio.The step was taken so that real-time breaks in the case can be covered.

*Destination America(US) began production on a new series, "Kindred Spirits,"according to a July 5 pressrelease. The show is set to premiere in 2016 and will be hosted byAdam Berry and Amy Bruni.

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"Run Mama Run"

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*Walt Disney Co.'sespnW debuted thefirst episode of its five-part documentary series "Run Mama Run" onJuly 5. Daniele Anastasion is the director of the series, which follows SarahBrown, an elite track athlete who decided to train for the 2016 Olympic Trialsdespite being pregnant.

*The all new series "Nazi Secret Files" debuted on onJuly 11. The six-part series examines new information discovered about AdolfHitler and those in his Nazi reign, the network said July 5.

*TLC (US) willdebut the fifth season of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" on July17. The first episode will feature Maquayla, a Romanichal Gypsy, who wants awedding gown made of real flowers, according to a June 30 .

*The original drama series "Queen Sugar" will premiere on OWN on Sept.6, followed by the second episode that will air Sept. 7. All 13 episodes of thefirst season are directed by women, the network June 30. The series stars TinaLifford, Omar Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Nicholas Ashe, GregVaughan and Ethan Hutchison.

*"Unearthed" premiered on Science (US) on July 5. The all-new series explores iconicstructures, both ancient and present day, around the globe, deconstructing themto discover how they were designed and built. The network June 30 that the show features thepyramids and the Parthenon and Big Ben, as well as delving into details such ashow sticky rice was used to build the Great Wall of China.

*Netflix Inc. ordereda series for the classic science-fiction TV show, "Lost in Space,"for ten episodes, Variety reportedJune 29. The series will premiere in 2018. The original series aired for threeseasons from 1965 to 1968 on CBS (US).