W Network Offers Two Sneak Peeks of Highly-Anticipated New Series Tessa & Scott

Premiere Episode Sneak Peek Clips:

American On-Ice Rivals & A Visit from Jean-Marc Généreux

Series premieres Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - W Network offers unparalleled access to Canadian sweethearts, World Figure Skating champions and Olympic Gold medallists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir with exclusive clips and interactive online content leading up to the premiere of the anticipated miniseries Tessa & Scott. With an in-depth look beyond their sports personas the miniseries delves into the physical and emotional pressure on two of Canada's most dynamic athletes. Premiering Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network, view the trailer here.

Sneak Peek Clips:
American On-Ice Rivals - The clip previews the close quarters that Tessa and Scott share at their training arena in Canton, Michigan with their biggest on-ice rivals.

A Visit from Jean-Marc Généreux - The clip shows the arrival of the team's secret Canadian weapon, Jean-Marc Généreux from So You Think You Can Dance.

Before the premiere on W Network, fans can visit WNetwork.com/TessaAndScott for access to exclusive videos of Tessa and Scott, featuring interviews with their family and friends who have influenced and supported their rise to being one of Canada's premiere skating duos. The website also features the Wall of Well Wishes, where fans can submit inspirational messages and photos for Tessa and Scott, contributing to a larger online community-based photo mosaic. The Tessa & Scott content on WNetwork.com is produced with the participation of The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund.

Tessa & Scott (7x30) goes behind closed doors and into the exhilarating non-stop lives of Canada's irresistible duo. As the series premieres the charismatic couple is faced with challenges they could have never imagined following their Olympic win in Vancouver in 2010. They are tasked with negotiating their insane schedules and staying connected with each other while fighting their way back to the top of the podium after placing second at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. From training in Canton, Michigan where they share a coach with their biggest on-ice rivals, to public appearances, to skating in competitions in Saint John, New Brunswick, Paris, France and Fukuoka, Japan, the series gives audiences a unique window into the stressful and highly competitive world of ice dancing.

The series also captures Tessa and Scott's unique personal relationship. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. The series accompanies them to costume fittings, skate camps, cocktail parties and coaching sessions. Audiences will meet Tessa and Scott's friends and family and witness the thrilling highs and devastating lows of their incredible journey as they strive to fulfill their dream.

Produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Tessa & Scott premieres Thursday, January 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

To view a trailer of Tessa & Scott, please click here. To download high-res image click here. For more information about the series, please click here.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.
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For further information:

Danielle Sefton 
W Network, Corus Entertainment  
416.479.6094
danielle.sefton@corusent.com

Alina Duviner
Unit Publicist, Tessa & Scott
416.574.1098
Alina@AlinaPublicity.com