Shaw Media Partners with Paperny Entertainment to Produce First Canadian
Edition of Hit US Series
National Casting Call Opens Today
Series to Premiere in Winter 2014 on Food Network Canada
For more information about Chopped Canada visit our media site at: www.shawmediatv.ca
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TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced today that the
popular competitive culinary format, Chopped, will be developed into a Canadian series exclusively for Food Network
Canada. Having inked a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive, the
network is partnering with award-winning Paperny Entertainment on
production of the series currently slated to premiere in winter 2014 on
Food Network. The national casting call for Chopped Canada begins today with information available at foodnetwork.ca/castingcall.
The original Chopped series has consistently been a top performing series on Food Network in
Canada since premiering in 2009, continually ranking as a top 10
program on the schedule. The Canadian edition promises to follow a
similar formula to the original series, featuring four chefs per
episode who must beat the clock to create a dish using a basket full of
mystery ingredients. The competition consists of three rounds,
challenging competitors to create an appetizer, an entrée and a
dessert. A panel of judges critique each chef's offering based on
presentation, taste and creativity, sending one chef home at the end of
each round until one is named victorious.
"Since its premiere, Chopped has firmly established its position on the Food Network schedule as one
of the channel's most-watched series," said Barb Williams, SVP Content,
Shaw Media. "We're delighted to bring this popular format to Canada and
give it its own local flavour."
"We are thrilled to produce the Canadian version of the hit series Chopped in collaboration with Shaw Media and Food Network," says Cal
Shumiatcher, Paperny Entertainment. "We're dedicated to finding
Canada's best chefs to go head-to-head in what will no doubt be a very
Chopped Canada is looking for Canadian professional chefs with a competitive edge.
Visit foodnetwork.ca/castingcall for more information on Chopped Canada's national casting call.
Chopped currently airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Food Network Canada.
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About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and
New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index
(Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw,
please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Paperny Entertainment
Paperny Entertainment Inc. is an independent, Vancouver and New
York-based production company run by partners David Paperny, Audrey
Mehler, and Cal Shumiatcher. It has garnered worldwide acclaim for its
provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming. From
groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle
programming, Paperny Entertainment excels in capturing the essence of
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