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Colors to launch ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 8’ on 22nd & ‘Dev Anand’ on 29 July

MUMBAI: Hindi GEC Colors is all set to air the eighth season of its popular reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ from 22 July at 9 pm, every Saturday and Sunday.

Produced by Endemol Shine India, the new season is built on the theme of ‘Pain in Spain’ and marks the return of Bollywood director Rohit Shetty as the host of the show. He was absent from the earlier season, which featured Arjun Kapoor, due to his other commitments.

The new season will feature about 72 stunts, which will be performed by 12 contestants. The 20-episode season will be aired every weekend. Some of the stunts are said to be designed by Shetty himself. The 12 contestants to take part in the show are acclaimed wrestler Geeta Phogat, ‘Bigg Boss 10’ champion Manveer Gurjar, Shibani Dandekar, Lopamudra Raut, Monica Dogra, Nia Sharma, Ravi Dubey, Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Hina Khan, Shiny Doshi and Shantanu Maheshwari.

Colors made some more changes in its programming line-up by extending its weekend prime time to four hours.

On 29 July, Colors will add one more show, completing its weekend line-up with the crime thriller ‘Dev Anand’, which will air at 10 pm. Produced by Peninsula Pictures, the detective series will feature Ashish Chowdhry in the lead role.

From 22 July, the weekend prime time will start with an hour-long show ‘Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh’ at 7 pm. The show will replace ‘Sasural Simar Ka’. ‘Mahakaali’ will be followed by ‘Ek Mayavi Prem Ghaata: Chandrakanta’ at 8 pm, while ‘Khatron Ke Khilade 8’ will take the 9-pm slot.

Colors’ current weekend repertoire includes ‘Sasural Simar Ka’, ‘Ek Mayavi Prem Ghaata: Chandrakanta’ and ‘India Banega Manch’. The new weekend line-up will have three fiction shows and one non-fiction show.

Colors currently offer a total of 11 fiction shows. With the launch of ‘Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh’ and ‘Dev Anand’ on 22 July and 29 July, respectively, the number will increase to 13.