W Network Announces Fall 2010 Programming Lineup

  • Ty Pennington puts amateur designers to the test in Inside the Box with Ty Pennington
  • Cortney and Bob buy, transform and sell homes while trying to raise seven kids in 9 By Design
  • Strangers take turns hosting what they hope will be a perfect dinner party in Come Dine with Me Canada
  • Plus, more new series and new episodes from returning favourites

TORONTO, July 27 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today highlights from its 2010 fall schedule, featuring seven new series, new episodes of returning favourites, and hit blockbuster movie lineups. The new fall programming all focuses on the home, from renovations and real estate to redesigns, home mortgages and home entertaining, making W Network the go-to destination for everything lifestyle and home-related.

W NETWORK PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

9 BY DESIGN (8 x 60) - CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Tuesday, August 31 at 9 p.m.
9 By Design follows husband and wife design team Bob and Cortney Novogratz and their seven children as they navigate through large-scale design projects including a 24-room hotel on the New Jersey Shore and a 10,000 square foot glass house on Manhattan's West Side. New York City may not be the typical place to raise a large and growing family, but for the Novogratz family, there's no place they'd rather be. The clan has a full plate and busy lifestyle, but 9 By Design showcases that by working together, they can make anything happen.

RESTAURANT IN OUR LIVING ROOM (8 x 60) - CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Wednesday, September 1 at 9 p.m.
Restaurant in our Living Room is a fun, high-energy U.K. reality series where couples go head-to-head to create the ultimate dining experience in their own homes. In each episode, two couples are given three days and a strict budget to transform their homes into a fully-functioning restaurant. When the three days are up, each pair must open their doors to the public, letting the diners pay what they think their meal was worth. When the evening is over and the diners are gone, the couple who makes the most money will win a once in a lifetime opportunity to dine at one of the world's top restaurants.

INSIDE THE BOX WITH TY PENNINGTON (13 x 30) - WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Tuesday, September 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Ty Pennington
puts 'armchair designers' - people who think they know all about interior design - to the test, challenging two keen amateurs, who could be friends, relatives, neighbours or colleagues, to go head to head in an all-out design duel. They and their teams have two days to create a themed room in each of their homes - but there's a catch: they have to impress Ty by using everything inside the box. Design associate and celebrated Canadian designer Janette Ewen will also be on hand to check in on the rivaling design teams every step of the way. Produced by Cineflix (ITB) Inc. in association with W Network.

GRIN AND BUILD IT (13 x 30) - WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Thursday, September 9 at 10 p.m.
Every couple has a house project that constantly gets pushed to the wayside because the 'handy one' doesn't have time and the 'not-so-handy one' doesn't have the knowhow or confidence. Grin and Build It sets out to challenge these couples to step out of their comfort zones. Each episode takes the renovation clueless by surprise and only allows them to do the renovations, while the renovation-savvy is forced to watch off-site where they cannot interfere. The couples receive help from an expert designer and contractor, plus up to $20,000 worth of materials and supplies and, as long as they can accept their new roles, their dream plans will come true. Produced by Zone3 in association with W Network.

BURN MY MORTGAGE (13 x 30) - WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Tuesday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
Burn My Mortgage shows clueless homeowners that with a little bit of pain, there is a lot to gain when it comes to paying off one of life's biggest purchases. The price of real estate has gone sky high, and despite low mortgage rates, families are drowning in mortgage debt. Lead by financial expert Kelley Keehn and motivator Chad Bisch, Burn My Mortgage helps families shave years and tens of thousands of dollars off their mortgages in an engaging and entertaining format. Produced by RTR Media in association with W Network.

ALL FOR NOTHING? (13 x 60) - WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Thursday, October 7 at 9 p.m.
All For Nothing? follows two different homeowners hoping to sell their properties that are in need of some design improvements. Under the guidance of top selling realtor Paul Rushforth, and award winning designer Penny Southam, they are given two weeks and zero budget to transform their neglected properties into beautiful sale-ready homes. The seller who increases the value of their house the most at the end of the two weeks wins and receives the commission-free listing services of an expert real estate agent. Produced by Mountain Road Productions in association with W Network.

COME DINE WITH ME CANADA (13 x 30) - WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: November
Come Dine with Me Canada follows five amateur chefs competing for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. Each night for one week these strangers take turns cooking up their idea of the perfect evening - that includes the menu, cocktails, wine, entertainment and ambiance. After dinner, each competitor rates the host's performance and at the end of the week, the host with most votes is crowned the winner and rewarded with the 'ultimate dinner party host' title and a cash prize. Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on the format created by ITV Studios (UK).

RETURNING SERIES WITH NEW SEASONS:
New episodes of returning series also join the schedule this fall: Season 3 of Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m., new episodes of Colour Confidential begin on Tuesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. and new episodes of Love It or List It start on Monday, September 6 at 10 p.m.

MORE HIT MOVIES
W Network continues to be the #1 movie destination for woman, with hit movies and blockbuster premieres that include Sex and the City, Mamma Mia, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2, Baby Mama and Definitely, Maybe. The schedule will continue with back-to-back weekend movies and exclusive film premieres on Double Flix and Triple Flix.

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.

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