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
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
RESTAURANT IN OUR LIVING ROOM (8 x 60) - CANADIAN PREMIERE
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
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
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
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
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
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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