W Network announces 2008 fall programming lineup



    
    -  W is looking for design divas, culinary creators and DIY gurus in the
       W Experts Search

    -  Putting cookbooks to the test in Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag

    -  Fashion goes global... Brit stylist Gok Wan takes a look at
       international trends in Gok's Fashion Fix

    -  To stay or to go... Homeowners decide in Love It or List It

    -  Double and triple your pleasure with back-to-back weekend movies and
       exclusive film premieres on Double Flix and Triple Flix

    -  Plus, more new series and new episodes from returning favourites
    

    TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today
highlights from its 2008 fall schedule. As the No. 1 specialty channel for
women, this fall W Network is adding more expert-based lifestyle programming,
more movies and a nation-wide talent search to a packed schedule of new series
and returning favourites.

    "W Network has really hit its stride, with a diverse schedule of drama,
movies and hosted shows that complement women's multi-faceted lives," said
Joanna Webb, Vice President, Programming, W Network. "When it comes to women's
entertainment, we've got it covered with programming that is tailored to their
interests and life stages on CosmoTV, W and the upcoming re-launch of the
newly acquired CLT."

    MORE EXPERT ADVICE

    This fall, W Network has packed every Tuesday to Thursday night from 8
p.m. to midnight with programming featuring W Network's experts offering
knowledge and advice on everything from home decor to personal finance. New
additions to the W Expert block this September are Anna and Kristina's Grocery
Bag, from the test-driving twosome behind the long running popular W Network
series The Shopping Bags, and Love It or List It, a new real estate series
that helps homeowners decide if they should stay and fix their home or leave
it for something new.

    CROSS-CANADA W EXPERTS SEARCH

    Complementing our block of expert programming is the first-ever W Experts
Search; an all-call for anyone with a special skill in a wide variety of
topics, from home and garden, to health and wellness and beauty and style to
food and nutrition. Starting in September, W Expert hopefuls will be able to
submit their videos online at wnetwork.com with the viewer-rated favourites
taking part in online challenges to determine the top individuals in various
expertises. The short list of expert entries will be part of programming
specials, which will be broadcast on W Network early next year.

    MORE HIT MOVIES

    W Network continues to be the destination for weekend blockbuster films,
airing back-to-back movies with Double Flix and Triple Flix all fall, with hit
titles that include: Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, The Break-Up, You,
Me & Dupree and The Lake House. The new fall schedule will see the addition of
a new theatrical movie block on Friday nights at 9 p.m. as well as Saturday
morning features at 10 a.m.

    NEW AND RETURNING PROGRAMS ON W NETWORK INCLUDE:

    Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag
    Premiere date: Wednesday, September 3 at 8 p.m.

    In Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag, the test-driving twosome narrow their
focus to the culinary arts and put cookbooks to the test - from the grocery
store to the dinner plate. Each episode has the amateur cooks testing recipes,
ingredients, appliances and food prep techniques to see if the average person
can re-create the delicious meals from the cookbook's picture-perfect, glossy
pages.

    Love It or List It
    Premiere date: Monday, September 8 at 9 p.m.

    When a house loses its lustre or doesn't seem to be the home it should
have been, homeowners are left with a big financial and emotional question:
Renovate or real estate? Love It Or List It helps homeowners who have fallen
out of love with their homes. With the encouragement and influence of the
hosts, realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Far, owners are shown the
two avenues they can take: David wants them to explore the housing market and
find their next dream home, while Hilary is keen to show how a little
investment can make any home a castle again.

    Gok's Fashion Fix
    Premiere date: Wednesday, September 3 at 10 p.m.

    First Gok Wan celebrated taking it all off on How To Look Good Naked. Now
the British style maven is jet-setting with former model Alexa Chung to get up
close and personal with some of the hottest designers and style trends on the
planet. Shot on glam locations around Europe and the UK, with a travelling
runway and special guests like Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld and Roberto
Cavalli, each episode shines a spotlight on the hottest looks of the season,
and features Gok's signature dish on the latest celebrity styles.

    How To Look Good Naked: Season 3
    Premiere date: Tuesday, September 2 at 10 p.m.

    Gok Wan returns for a third season of How to Look Good Naked, the fashion
and consumer series that shows women how to look great with their clothes on,
and off. Each week, Gok takes one woman on a journey from body loathing to
body loving... From confiscating the contents of her knicker drawer to a naked
photographic shoot, there'll be ups and downs along the way that will surprise
and challenge how they think about themselves.

    Other additions to the schedule include the British import Supersize vs
Superskinny, and Canadian originals Remedy Me and The Real Estate Adventures
of Sandy & Maryse. New episodes of returning series include the UK's Open
House and Coleen's Real Women, the second season of the US version of How To
Look Good Naked with Carson Kressley, and new seasons and episodes of W
Network original series including: Colour Confidential, Divine Design, He
Said, She Said with Ken and Mary Jo, Kim's Rude Awakening, Maxed Out, Save Us
From Our House!, Smart Cookies, Style By Jury and Take This House & Sell It!.

    W Network, the No. 1 women's specialty service in Canada, is watched by
over 10 million viewers in an average month. W's line-up 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.

    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 and digital
audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include
YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio
stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. 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 www.corusent.com

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For further information:

For further information: or for screeners or interview requests, please
contact Lindsay Sutcliffe, Manager, Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416)
530-2248, lindsay.sutcliffe@corusent.com or Sally Tindal, Director,
Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-5121,
sally.tindal@corusent.com


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