W Network announces new original series set for production



    Two new series go into production in Vancouver this summer

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network, Canada's No.1
specialty channel for women, announced today that it will be producing two new
series this summer. Working with Vancouver's Worldwide Bag Media, Anna &
Kristina's Style Bag (working title) will go into production this July and the
docu-soap The Cupcake Girls, from Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment,
will start production later this month.

    "We're excited about these two new western Canadian series that both stay
true to W's playful approach to real life. Anna & Kristina's Style Bag is a
natural extension of the formidable brand that Anna and Kristina have come to
represent on W Network, offering a winning combination of practical tips and
informative expertise paired with a fun and entertaining approach to style and
beauty," said Vibika Bianchi, Director, Original Productions, W Network.

    "The Cupcake Girls is a slightly new direction for us," continued
Bianchi. "It's a docu-soap series that follows two best friends and
entrepreneurs trying to take their successful Canadian cupcake business
international, complete with colourful characters and all the
behind-the-scenes drama, excitement, laughs and highs and lows associated with
attempting to summit the high stakes world of cupcakes."

    SERIES SYNOPSES:

    ANNA & KRISTINA'S STYLE BAG (working title)

    They have tested every product imaginable in The Shopping Bags and have
taught viewers the ins and outs of cookbooks in Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag,
and now Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic are ready to help viewers achieve
true beauty and great fashion on a budget.

    Episodes will include tips from designers and stylists on how to achieve
a timeless look for less, product tests to uncover whether those magic potions
and innovative procedures actually deliver, tricks on how to get trendy
clothing to fit any figure, and more. As always, Anna and Kristina will add to
the fun by putting themselves under the microscope. Armed with a fascination
for fashion, savvy shopping skills, and the invaluable advice from the best in
the business, consumer connoisseurs Anna and Kristina will get to the root and
results of great style. Produced by Worldwide Bag Media in association with  
W Network, Anna & Kristina's Style Bag (working title) goes into production
this summer and will premiere later this fall on W Network.

    THE CUPCAKE GIRLS

    Think running a bakery is a piece of cake? Well, try out this recipe: Two
best friends, one set of bickering parents, 50 young, unpredictable female
employees and a team of franchisees with differing opinions. Stir in a healthy
dose of high maintenance customers and a handful of miserable contractors, and
you've got a day in the life of The Cupcake Girls.

    A 13-episode docu-soap, The Cupcake Girls follows entrepreneurs and best
friends Heather White and Lori Joyce on a deliciously dysfunctional and often
hilarious journey to build a cupcake empire. Produced by Force Four
Entertainment in association with W Network, the series starts production this
June and will premiere in early 2010.

    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 Corus 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 services,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse,        
W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, 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 at www.corusent.com.





For further information:

For further information: images or interview requests, please contact:
Lindsay Sutcliffe, Manager, Communications, Corus Entertainment, (416)
530-2248, lindsay.sutcliffe@corusent.com; or Danielle Sefton, Communications
Assistant, Corus Entertainment (416) 534-1191, ext. 3717,
danielle.sefton@corusent.com


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