W Network Announces First Ever Season of The Bachelorette Canada and Open Casting for Eligible Bachelors

  • Apply to be one of the bachelors on The Bachelorette Canada or nominate someone you know at www.wnetwork.com/TheBacheloretteCanada 
  • Production starts March 2016
  • Series premieres Fall 2016 on W Network
  • #BacheloretteCA

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today that it is commissioning The Bachelorette Canada (11x90/1x60). The series from Good Human Productions Inc. is the first ever Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelorette franchise from Warner Horizon Television that originated on ABC in the U.S. The Bachelorette Canada commences casting for potential bachelors on Wednesday, November 18, and interested applicants can apply online or nominate someone they know here or by visiting the casting calls across Canada in January 2016. Canada's first ever Bachelorette will be announced in the coming months and The Bachelorette Canada will premiere next fall on W Network.

"The Bachelorette Canada is a perfect fit to join W Network's growing slate of marquee original series and international hits," said John MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women & Family, Corus Entertainment. "With the expertise of Good Human Productions we are excited to deliver all the romance, excitement and drama audiences' love about this franchise."

"We can't wait to introduce audiences to the most eligible men from across Canada," said Claire Freeland, Executive Producer, Good Human Productions Inc. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we encourage all Canadian bachelors looking for love to step forward for their chance at romance."

Canadians that nominate someone they know as a bachelor will be entered into W Network's online contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for 2 to Vancouver and VIP passes to the live tapings of The Bachelorette Canada: The Men Tell All and The Bachelorette Canada: After The Final Rose specials. Nominate someone you know here.

In the Canadian version of this smash-hit reality series, Canada's most eligible bachelorette is in search of the man of her dreams – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The Canadian Bachelorette will search for love as 20 men do whatever it takes to win her heart. The male suitors compete for the Bachelorette's affection via individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures. As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life. 

The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. From Good Human Productions, Claire Freeland serves as Executive Producer and Keely Booth is Showrunner. For Corus Entertainment, John MacDonald is the Executive Vice President of Television and Head of Women's and Family Television and Maria Farano is Director of Original Programming for Women's and Family Television. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

About Good Human Productions Inc.
Good Human is a Vancouver-based production company that delivers hit content for their broadcast and production partners. The company is built on strong relationships with talented artists, thinkers and top production personnel.  Good Humans have developed and supervised the production of 1000+ hours of quality prime-time original programming including The Bachelor Canada, original format, Mind Control and the upcoming documentary series, Cheer Stars for ABC Spark & ABC Family.  For more information, please visit www.goodhumanproductions.com and @Goodhumanprods and facebook.com/goodhumanproductions.

About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women delivering a range of compelling entertainment options from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. W Network's online offerings include WNetwork.com, W Dish and W View. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.

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For further information: Grace Park, Unit Publicist, 778.788.7323, gp@socialgracecommunications.com; Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6094, danielle.sefton@corusent.com; Owen McCorquodale, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6068, owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com


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