BANFF, AB, June 16 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network
announced today a slate of nine new original series that are currently
in production for the networks' upcoming fall and winter schedules.
Featuring many new talents and familiar faces including Candice Olson
and Ty Pennington, and series such as Come Dine with Me
Canada, based on the popular U.K. format, this lineup of new
shows covers all the bases when it comes to home programming.
"We are looking forward to working with our Canadian production partners
over the coming months on our biggest slate of original productions
yet," said Vibika Bianchi, Director, Original Productions, W Network.
"With this new lineup, we will give our viewers exactly what they've
asked us for - more home focused programming featuring all aspects of
the home, from renovation and design, to financing, buying, selling and
The nine new original series join three returning series with new
seasons: Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag, Colour Confidential and
Love It or List It.
ALL FOR NOTHING (13 x 60)
All For Nothing follows two
different homeowners hoping to sell their properties that are in need of
some design improvements. 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.
INSIDE THE BOX WITH TY PENNINGTON (13 x 30)
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.
BURN MY MORTGAGE (13 x 30)
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.
COME DINE WITH ME CANADA (13 x 30)
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).
GRIN AND BUILD IT! (13 x 30)
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.
CANDICE TELLS ALL (13 x 30)
Designer Candice Olson (Divine
Design) is on a mission to reveal the secrets of timeless design
principles in Candice Tells All. Candice will showcase a room's
true potential through her design transformations, giving advice on how
to achieve the same look at home. Candice will not only highlight design
concepts, but will take viewers on a journey demonstrating how she gets
her inspiration. Produced by Fusion Television in association with W
HOMEWRECKERS (13 x 30)
In each episode of Homewreckers,
expert contractor Kristi Hansen works with homeowners to uncover
unseen problems in order to save their homes. Kristi knows that home
repairs take a distant back seat to shiny appliances, kids' activities,
and tropical getaways for most people - until it's too late. As Kristi
works to repair and transform the homeowners' living space, she offers
viewers a survival guide of the what-not-to-ignore, and
what-must-be-done. Produced by Fusion Television in association with W
PROPERTY BROTHERS (13 x 60)
Real estate agent Drew Scott
and his contractor brother Jonathan Scott, set out to find
fixer-uppers to turn into buyers' dream homes - without busting their
budget - in this new real estate/home renovation series, Property
Brothers. With the help of CGI technology, the brothers show buyers
the underlying potential in two rundown properties. When the client
chooses the property they like the best, Drew begins negotiating the
purchase price while Jonathan starts planning the transformation.
Produced by Cineflix (Property Brothers) Inc. in association with W
SIBLING RIVALRY (Working title) (13 x 30)
Rivalry features confident and charismatic 30-something twins Dan and
Nikki Hall. Dan and Nikki have had an ongoing rivalry since
birth and now they've taken it to new heights in a friendly competition
to flip houses for profit. Dan has years of experience as a builder and
has just branched out on his own. Nikki on the other hand is a newbie
with the golden touch. The profit from her last project was almost
triple Dan's. So naturally, Dan's got something to prove for the next
one. Produced by Cream Productions in association with W Network.
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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