[04/12/12 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 12 Updates include: Dougray Scott in talks to star in Netflix's "Hemlock Grove"; A&E renews its three "Wars" series; and FOX, Seth MacFarlane put their "The Flintstones" revival on hold.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its seventh season on 4/29/15; has yet to be renewed for an eighth season
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, May 2014) A&E's original series "Shipping Wars," which follows independent truckers who make their living hauling unusual items traditional carriers won't touch, is back for a brand-new season. Season six kicks off Tuesday, June 3 with back-to-back premieres at 10 and 10:30PM ET/PT. "Shipping Wars" follows the high-stakes world of heavy-duty moving as independent truckers bid against one another for the opportunity to ship the unshippable. Each day, thousands of shipments, from oversized loads and bulky packages to the truly bizarre, are put up for auction. The trucker with the lowest bid wins the job. The trouble then is figuring out how to actually move it. Seasoned shippers Marc Springer, Jennifer Brennan and Jarret Joyce return to tackle new loads and the challenges that come with them. Joining these "Shipping Wars" veterans this season are new cast members Dusty Davies, Jessica Samko and Todd & Tamera Sturgis. Shipping since age 16, Davies comes from a big trucking family and now owns one of the largest heavy hauling trucking companies in the Midwest. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Samko founded her own trucking business and is willing to haul anything she can get her hands on. Shipping power couple Todd and Tamera Sturgis have been driving trucks together for 20 years and cross the country every other week hauling whatever their dispatcher throws at them.