E! Entertainment has renewed its reality series Botched for a sixth season in advance of the show’s December fifth season premiere.
The series, which follows doctors who face complicated reconstructive surgeries, will launch its fifth season on Dec. 6. The show averaged 1.2 million viewers during the first half of season four on a Nielsen L+3 basis, according to network officials.
Botched currently ranks as one of E!’s top 5 original programs with adults 18-49 and consistently ranked across the Top 10 original programs on Sundays and Thursday in Primetime (8-11 pm) across ad-supported cable among key demos, said E!
Botched is an Evolution Media production with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Matt Westmore, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif serving as executive producers.
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