CNN Doubles Down on Three Original Series

Series from Anthony Bourdain, Lisa Ling and Mike Rowe renewed for additional seasons

CNN continues to invest in its original series programming, announcing three renewals Thursday.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” has been renewed for a sixth season in 2015; “This is Life” with Lisa Ling had a second season green-lit and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” with Mike Rowe has been given a second season.

Ling and Rowe’s programs are still airing episodes from their respective first seasons, with Ling’s last episode airing Nov. 16 and Rowe’s on Dec. 10.

Rowe’s debut on Sept. 9 scored the highest 25-54 demo rating in CNN original series history. Ling has also had success, often ranking first in the demo on Sunday nights.

Other CNN original series that aired this year were “The Hunt” with John Walsh and  the mini-series “The Sixties.”

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