Hit format Come Dine with Me comes to Canada

Series to be produced by Proper Television in association with W Network

Come Dine with Me Canada set to launch on W Network in fall 2010

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment announced today that a Canadian version of the hit international format Come Dine with Me is coming to W Network. Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on a format created by ITV Studios (UK), Come Dine with Me Canada is set to start filming this summer, targeting a launch on W Network in fall 2010.

"When we introduced Come Dine with Me (UK format) into the W Network schedule earlier this year, it quickly gained a strong and loyal audience following," said Joanna Webb, Vice President, Programming W Network. "We look forward to producing the Canadian version of this international hit with Proper Television, and know that our viewers will love following these Canadian amateur chefs as they attempt to out-cook and out-host their competition."

"I'm a huge fan of the show and so I'm delighted to have an opportunity to do a Canadian version. Come Dine with Me is that perfect blend of hit-and-miss cooking mixed with compelling characters in fierce competition with one another, and we're determined to give the UK version a run for its money," said Guy O'Sullivan, President, Proper Television.

Come Dine with Me follows five amateur chefs competing for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. Each night for a week these strangers take turns cooking up their idea of the perfect evening. Each competitor then rates the host's performance and the winner is rewarded with the 'ultimate dinner party host' title and a cash prize.

The Come Dine with Me format has established itself as one of the world's most successful television format exports, currently produced locally in 20 territories and featuring more than 4,000 episodes across eleven languages.

Come Dine with Me (UK) is currently airing on W Network on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. ET/PT.

Proper Television is currently casting for people in the Greater Toronto Area with a passion for cooking and entertaining. Interested participants can visit www.wnetwork.com/comedinewithmecanada.

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 lifestyle 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.

W Network is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Proper Television

Proper Television is fast emerging as one of Canada's strongest and most sought after suppliers of factual entertainment. Established in January 2005 by former BBC producer Guy O'Sullivan, Proper Television has over 62 hours of programming slated for 2010.

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: For further information: Lindsay Sutcliffe, Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-2228, lindsay.sutcliffe@corusent.com; or Danielle Sefton, Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416) 583-4124, danielle.sefton@corusent.com


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