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*Ten junior finalists will compete in a variety of culinary challenges in thesix-episode series "Food Network Star Kids" debuting on on Aug.22. The winner will get their own feature on Food Network Magazine as well as their own series, the network said July 19.

*Oxygen Network(US) will premiere the new season of reality show "Bad GirlsClub: Social Disruption" on Sept. 20. The seven girls moving into themansion this season include radio personality Adryan Jones, rapper BryneshaSeegers, U.S. Navy veteran Elliadria Griffin, social media personality KailaWilkey, social media live broadcaster Kailie Lima, bartender Tabatha Robinsonand Zee Carrino. Viewers will be able to view a special Sept. 13 to meet thewomen before they move into the mansion, the network July 19.

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"One Shot"

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*Reality competition series "One Shot" will premiere on on Aug. 23. Hostedby Sway Calloway, the six-episode series travels to various cities to selectcontestants for the final face off in New York City. Judges of the show includeMike Smith, Kxng Crooked and King Tech, and various celebrity guest judges willshow up each week as well. The contestants will compete to win $100,000 and arecord deal with SMH Entertainment, the network July 19.

*Documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" will debut on on Aug. 8. Directed byKent Jones and written by Jones and Serge Toubiana, the movie is based on theconversations French New Wave auteur François Truffaut had with AlfredHitchcock when the two spent a week together in Hollywood in 1962. A study ofHitchcock's enduring legacy and genius, the movie explores the technical,narrative and aesthetic questions at the heart of his work. Bob Balaban is thenarrator of the movie, the network said July 18.

*USA (US) networkpostponed the premiere of its drama "Shooter" until fall, Variety reportedJuly 18. The network made this decision based on the current events revolvingaround deadly shootings across the U.S. The network has not yet set a premieredate for the series, according to the report.

*Documentary "Killing the Colorado" will premiere on on Aug. 4.From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, BarbaraKopple, Alan and Susan Raymond, and Sundance Award-winning director Jesse Moss,the documentary offers a look into the threatening manmade water shortage inthe American West. Based on reporter Abrahm Lustgarten's series of the samename, the movie explores the very real possibility that 40 million Americanscould soon run out of water. The movie offers a few solutions for preservationas well, the network said July 18. The film will also be available, Discovery Go, and Discovery On Demand on Aug. 5.

*Private Investigator Brian Wolfe will be back for the third season of "CryWolfe" on InvestigationDiscovery (US) on July 26. A veteran investigator of 25 years, P.I.Wolfe and his assistant Janine McCarthy uncover the truth for their clients inthe series, according to a newsrelease. The series is produced by Karga Seven Pictures with EmreSahin, Kelly McPherson, and Sarah Wetherbee executive producing the show.

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"Descendants: Wicked World"

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*Disney Channel(US) will air the second season of its animated short-form series"Descendants: Wicked World" this fall. The first season of the showended July 15. Season two will feature the voice talents of Bradley StevenPerry, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Sarah Jeffery, Dianne Doanand Lauryn McClain, the network said July 13.

*HBO will debut its comedy series, "High Maintenance," on Sept. 16.The six-episode first season will give the audience a view into the lives ofvarious New Yorkers, the network said July 13. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclairare the creators and the writers of the series, which is produced by JankyClown Productions.

*LOGO (US)greenlit a gay dating reality show, "Finding Prince Charming," Variety reportedJuly 12. The show will have 13 suitors living together in a house competing towin the affections of one man. Lance Bass is reportedly going to host the show.

*HBO will debut a documentary, which looks at presidential campaign funders, onAug. 1. In "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?" Alexandra Pelosi givesviewers a look inside top-dollar fundraisers and chats with many mega-donorsbelonging to both the Republican and Democratic parties to discover why theyare funding the election so extensively. The documentary will also be availableon HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand, the network said July 12.


*Netflix Inc.will air new episodes of "Making a Murderer," Variety reportedJuly 19. The new episodes will reportedly again showcase the story of StevenAvery, a convicted murderer, and his co-defendant Brendan Dassey as their teamschallenge their convictions. The show will also give an in-depth look into thepost-conviction process, including the emotional toll of the process on allpeople involved.

* Inc.greenlit two more seasons of its comedy series "Catastrophe." Thecomedy is written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. The series follows anAmerican man and an Irish woman who have a brief affair in the U.K. that endsup in a pregnancy, according to a July 14 press release. The show is produced by AvalonTelevision. The first and second seasons of the show are available on AmazonPrime Video, with the third season set to exclusively debut on Prime Video in2017 in the U.S.

*Netflix renewed "Bloodline" for its third season, Variety reportedJuly 13. The third season will reportedly have 10 episodes and stars KyleChandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz and Ben Mendelsohn.The dark family drama is created and executive produced by Todd Kessler, DanielZelman and Glenn Kessler.