Welcome to your Monday (June 5) serving of Zap2it’s TV Snacks. We’ve got some interesting new show pickups, plus some old friends (and foes) return to TV.
Well, it’s a good thing for CMT that Bravo has announced there won’t be any more new “Real Housewives” series. CMT has swooped in and roped itself some “real housewives” with the new reality show, “Texas Women.” It follows four women who work in the rodeo and country music scene by day and party by night. [EW]
Fans of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” can stop doing just that as the show finally has a return date. OCD house-flipper and designer, Jeff Lewis, and his nutty team return for a fifth season on Wednesday, July 6. [Bravo]
Speaking of OCD, TLC has renewed its crazy (though fascinating) series about people who clip coupons obsessively, “Extreme Couponing.” The network has ordered 12 more episodes for Season 2, which have already begun production. [TLC]
“American Idol” success story Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem on Tuesday, June 7, before Game 4 of The NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The performance will air live on ABC in the U.S. and to a worldwide audience in 215 countries and territories beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. [ABC]
VH1’s reality show, “Famous Food,” which unites some “infamous” reality stars, such as Heidi Montag (“The Hills”), Danielle Staub (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”) and Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”) as they try to create a successful restaurant premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET. [VH1]
HBO has acquired the domestic rights to “The Union,” a documentary about and featuring Elton John and his career. Directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous,” “Jerry Maguire”), the documentary focuses on John’s creative process as he works on his album with his own idol, musician Leon Russell. The documentary will premiere in Jan. 2012. [HBO]