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'Workaholics' final season to premiere Jan. 11; Netflix cancels 'Marco Polo'

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


* "The Fosters" will return to Freeform (US) for its mid-season premiere on Jan. 31, 2017, according to a Dec. 13 press release. Also, "Switched at Birth" will be back on the network for the winter premiere of its fifth and last season Jan. 31, 2017, the network said Dec. 13.

* The fifth season of TLC (US)'s "My 600-Lb Life" will debut Jan. 4, 2017. The series tells the stories of morbidly obese people, many of whom are homebound and have to rely on care just to live day-to-day as they make the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery, the network said Dec. 13.

* Comedy Central (US) will debut the seventh and final season of "Workaholics" on Jan. 11, 2017. The last season will have 10 episodes, the network said Dec. 13.

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* New DIY Network (US) series "Holmes & Holmes" will debut Jan. 3, 2017. The six-episode series follows professional contractor Mike Holmes and his son, Mike Jr., as they renovate Mike Jr.'s home for Mike Jr. and his girlfriend Lisa, the network said Dec. 9.

* ABC (US) will debut comedic game show "Big Fan" on Jan. 9, 2017, with two back-to-back episodes. The celebrity cast of the show, which will be hosted by Andy Richter, includes Kristen Bell, Kim Kardashian West, Matthew McConaughey and Aaron Rodgers, the network said Dec. 8.

* A new season of "Alaskan Bush People" will debut on Discovery Channel (US) on Jan. 4, 2017. The series follows the Brown family from Alaska who wants to get back to their bushpeople roots, according to a Dec. 8 press release.

* Tony Rock is set to host on TV One (US)'s new game show "The Game of Dating" debuting Jan. 31, 2017. The series is a provocative and humorous take on classic dating show scenarios, the network said Dec. 8.

* Four-part documentary "The Defiant Ones" will debut on HBO (US) in 2017. The documentary tells the story of music legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine giving viewers a glimpse into the lives of the legends.

* New animated series "Jeff & Some Aliens" will premiere Jan. 11, 2017, on Comedy Central. The show, which is a spin-off of "TripTank," will have 10 episodes in the first season and tells the story of Jeff, an average guy, and three Azurian aliens who live with him, the network said Dec. 8.

* "First Family of Hip Hop" will debut on Bravo (US) on Jan. 15, 2017. The series follows the story of The Robinsons, who rose to fame in the 1970s when they first made rap popular, according to a Dec. 8 news release.

* "Murder Chose Me" will premiere on Investigation Discovery (US) on Feb. 15, 2017. The series features Rod Demery, who reflects on his 14 years as a homicide detective, the network said Dec. 8.

* Esquire Network (US) will debut the fourth season of "Friday Night Tykes" on Jan. 17, 2017, along with debuting "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country" for its second season on Jan. 31, 2017. "Friday Night Tykes" will have 10 episodes this season, the network said Dec. 8.

* Candace Cameron Bure is leaving ABC's "The View," Variety reported Dec. 8. The actress is reportedly leaving the program due to schedule conflicts with her acting commitments.

* Animal Planet (US)'s "Treehouse Masters" will return to the network Jan. 6, 2017. The series features Pete Nelson and his team of craftsmen who build treehouses, the network said Dec. 7.

* "Diesel Brothers" will return to Discovery Channel for its second season Jan. 16, 2017. The reality show features DieselSellerz, a team that "tricks out" trucks, according to a Dec. 7 press release.

* Discovery Family Channel (US) will debut two new series, "The Dengineers" and "Post My Party," on Jan. 3, 2017. "The Dengineers" features a team that makes playrooms and playhouses for children in the U.K., the network said Dec. 7. "Post My Party," which will air for 13 episodes, features event expert Lynzie Kent as she helps hosts with their dream parties.


* "Marco Polo" will not return to Netflix Inc. for its third season, Variety reported Dec. 12. The show debuted in 2014 and starred Lorenzo Richelmy as the titular Italian explorer and Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan.

* Louis CK's web series "Horace and Pete" is now live on Hulu LLC, Variety reported Dec. 9. The 10-episode show, which stars C.K., Steve Buscemi and Alan Alda, was previously only available on for purchase.