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'Star Trek: Discovery' gets debut date; NBC sets fall premiere dates

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


* Discovery Channel (US) ordered a new series "Bush League" (working title), the network said June 20. The series will have Matt Graham hosting a series of bushcraft summits in Utah, with two master bushcrafters competing with one another in a bushcraft build-off of a specific theme.

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"Wood Work"
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* DIY Network (US) greenlighted six half-hour episodes of new series "Wood Work," the network said June 20. The show features craftsman Clint Harp, his wife Kelly and their team who build new things with rescued wood.

* NBC (US) disclosed the premiere dates for its 2017-2018 season in a June 19 news release. Season 13 of musical competition series "The Voice" will debut Sept. 25, with new coach Jennifer Hudson joining Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Action drama "The Brave" will also debut on Sept. 25, starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel. "This Is Us" will return Sept. 26, followed by the debut of "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders," which stars Edie Falco as attorney Leslie Abramson, who defends brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez in the trial that follows the murder of their parents. The 19th season of "Law & Order: SVU" will debut Sept. 27, followed by the return of drama "Chicago P.D." for its fifth season. Starring James Spader, drama "The Blacklist" will return for its fifth season Oct. 4. Season three of "Blindspot" will debut Oct. 27.

* "Star Trek: Discovery" is set to debut on CBS (US) on Sept. 24, Variety reported June 19.

* ESPN Films' documentary "Mike and the Mad Dog" will debut on ESPN (US) on July 13. The documentary tells the story of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's "Mike and the Mad Dog" radio show which ran for nearly 20 years, as per a June 19 press release.

* DIY Network's "The Vanilla Ice Project" will return for its news season July 15. The 13-episode season features pop star Vanilla Ice, or Rob Van Winkle, as he transforms a dilapidated 7,000 square-foot house into an oceanfront estate with a custom pool, the network said June 19.

* HGTV (US)'s "Desert Flippers" will return for its new season on the network July 20. The show features husband and wife duo Eric and Lindsey Bennett, who renovate Southern Californian homes and sell them, as per a June 19 news release.

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"Welcome to the Wayne"
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* New animated mystery series "Welcome to the Wayne" will premiere on Nickelodeon (US) on July 24. The show, which is created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez, follows three children who set out to explore their strange apartment building where things are not what they seem, the network said June 15.

* The new season of "What Would You Do?" will return to ABC (US) on June 23. The show is anchored by John Quiñones and features actors who create provocative situations and use hidden cameras to see how people react to those situations, according to a June 15 press release.

* DIY Network will premiere the new series "Amazing Space" on July 12. The show features contractor Eric Griffin who helps homeowners realize the potential of overlooked areas in their houses to make additional room, the network said June 15.

* "Kate Plus 8" will return to TLC (US) on July 10. The series features Kate and her children, including her sextuplets, the network said June 15.

* NBC will debut the new seasons of "Hollywood Game Night," "The Wall" and "The Night Shift" on June 22, according to a June 15 news release.

* Little Big Shots: Forever Young" debuted on NBC on June 21. The show is a spinoff of "Little Big Shots" and features people ranging from 60 to 103 years old who showcase their talents, personalities and wisdom, the network said June 14.

* Animated comedy adventure "DuckTales" will debut on Disney XD (US) on Sept. 23. The series features Scrooge McDuck and his mischievous triplet grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, along with Donald Duck and the McDuck Manor staff, the network said June 14.

* Science (US) will premiere the new spinoff series "How It's Made: American Made" on June 22. The premiere episode features baseball gloves, scoreboards, hot dogs and baseball bats, the network said June 14.

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Andrew Zimmern
Source: Scripps Networks Interactive

* "Bizarre Foods" will return to Travel Channel (US) on July 25. The show features culinary expert Andrew Zimmern as he goes across the U.S. to find the places and food that embody the spirit of America's earliest pioneers, the network said June 13.

* HBO (US) will debut the special "The Words that Built America" on July 4. The show celebrates America's founding documents, read by all six living U.S. presidents, six vice presidents, various senators, congressmen, governors and celebrities. It is narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough.

* The new season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" and season nine of "American Ninja Warrior" debuted on NBC June 12, according to a June 7 press release.

* "Rattled" will return to TLC for its second season July 11. The second season will have 10 episodes that follow two high school sweethearts who find themselves expecting a child after years of infertility, as per a June 7 news release.

* Cinemax greenlighted new drama series "Warrior," set during the Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown during the second half of the 19th century, according to a June 7 news release. The show is inspired by an idea from martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Production will start on the 10-episode season in Cape Town, South Africa, this fall.

* HGTV's "Listed Sisters" will return July 12 to the network for its second season. The new season has 10 episodes and features twin sisters Alana and Lex LeBlanc who work to help Nashville families find the homes that they desire, according to a June 7 press release.

* Travel Channel began production on a new four-part special "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials," the network said June 7. The show follows explorer and adventurer Josh Gates as he travels across four continents to look for proof of extraterrestrial life. The special is set to debut in October.


* Inc.'s Amazon Studios is set to develop a TV series based on Jay McInerney's "Brightness Falls" trilogy, Variety reported June 19. The trilogy is set in New York and tells the story of a marriage over 30 years.

* Netflix Inc. renewed talked show "Bill Nye Saves the World" for its second season, Variety reported June 15. In the show, Bill Nye explores scientific issues and how they relate to society.

* Netflix renewed comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" for its fourth season, the company said June 13. The show stars Ellie Kemper in the title role, along with Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane.

* Netflix will debut original documentary "CounterPunch" June 16. The documentary features true-life stories of young boxers, the company said June 8.

* Amazon will debut original animated kids comedy series "Danger & Eggs" on June 30 on Prime Video in the U.S. and the U.K. All 13 episodes will be available for streaming to Amazon Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app on compatible devices or online, the company said June 7. The show features the voices of Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel as a fearless girl, D.D. Danger, and her cautious best friend, a giant egg named Phillip, respectively.