W Network Goes Coast-to-Coast This Summer with Majumder Manor Season 2 and New Series The Audience

  • Filmed in Shaun Majumder's hometown of Burlington, NL, Season 2 of Majumder Manor premieres Monday, July 21 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT #MajumderManor
  • Shot on location in Vancouver, BC, the new reality series The Audience premieres Wednesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT #TheAudience

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Just in time for summer, Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today the premieres of two original series Majumder Manor Season 2 and new series, The Audience. Majumder Manor (10x30) returns as one of Canada's most beloved comedic talents, Shaun Majumder, continues his monumental quest to put his tiny hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland on the map, literally. Season 2 premieres on Monday, July 21 with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The Audience (6x60), which premieres Wednesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, chronicles an individual facing a life-changing decision, and for an entire week, this person is followed around by a group of 50 strangers who, at the end of the week, will offer advice to help the protagonist make a decision regarding their dilemma.

"We're thrilled to see Shaun Majumder return to W Network. Shaun and Shelby may not have finished their lodge development, but this season sees a lot of changes as they prepare for their own wedding celebration in Newfoundland," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Women's and Family Television, Corus Entertainment. "With The Audience, our viewers experience the turmoil, drama and humour of trusting others with monumental life changing choices on a scale never done before – with 50 strangers."    

Majumder Manor follows Shaun Majumder, a Canadian comedic talent and three-time Gemini Award winner, as he attempts to give back to his tiny hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland. In Season 2, audiences catch up with Shaun and Shelby as they get ready to head back to Newfoundland for the summer – this time, as a newlywed couple. After a spontaneous ceremony and brief honeymoon in the El Capitan Canyon, the couple found inspiration in the romantic high-end tents and cabins, taking the Majumder Manor project in a whole new direction. The summer plan now has two clear objectives: "re-vitalize" Burlington with a fresh focus on lodging and plan their dream wedding reception with family and friends hosted at their little east coast paradise.

Can Shaun, Shelby and architect Peter Blackie build eco-lux tents in remote areas with a team of non-carpenters? What will tourists do when they come? Will Shelby's mom live up to her expectations as a wedding planner, or will there be a blonde-on-blonde throw down? Will the unpredictable Newfoundland weather leave everyone out in the cold? Majumder Manor is produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in association with W Network and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund (CMF). To view a trailer of Season 2, please click here.

The new social experiment reality series The Audience, explores the question: can the "wisdom of the crowd" change a person's life for the better? In each episode, one person facing a life-changing decision opens up their life to fifty strangers to decide their fate – Should I have a baby on my own? Should I live below the line to pursue my dream career? Should I seek out my birth parents? The fifty strangers, known as The Audience, scrutinize every aspect of the protagonist's life, following them for a week, to come up with the answer that could change their life forever.  But will it be the answer they are hoping for? Produced by Force Four Entertainment in association with W Network and based on a format created by The Garden and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Leading up to the series launch on July 16, viewers can visit wnetwork.com/TheAudience, where they will be encouraged to submit advice to an online protagonist in need of making a big life decision. Viewers can also weigh in on the series dilemmas as they unfold each week, and at the end of each episode, the site will reveal "where are they now" content. 

The Audience is produced in association with W Network and with the participation of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CAVCO), and film incentives provided by Province of British Columbia. The Audience content on WNetwork.com is produced with the participation of The Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.

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About W Network
Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and reality series. Its website, www.wnetwork.com offers in-depth show information featuring expert advice from hosts in addition to a popular games section and a rich online community. W has built a leadership position as "marketing to women experts" through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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For further information: Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6094, danielle.sefton@corusent.com; Cristina Mancini, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6334, cristina.mancini@corusent.com

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