Launch of two new spin offs, Love It or List It Vancouver with hosts Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot;
Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers with Drew and Jonathan Scott
Come Date With Me takes the trend in group dating to a new level
Comedian Shaun Majumder gets personal in Newfoundland with Majumder Manor
Fan favourites Candice Tells All, Love It or List It and My House, Your Money are back with new episodes
Undercover Boss Canada returns with a new season of executives working the frontlines
Click here to see a preview of the Winter line up
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today a slate of new and returning original series launching
on its 2013 winter schedule, including: Love It or List It Vancouver, hosted by Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot, Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers, Majumder Manor starring Shaun Majumder and his fiancé Shelby Fenner, and the group dating series Come Date With Me. Also, viewer favourites Undercover Boss Canada, Candice Tells All and My House, Your Money are back with brand-new episodes.
"W Network's original series continue to generate impressive ratings for
the network in Canada and we are also pleased to see that these
programs and our engaging talent are gaining popularity and recognition
internationally as well," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Head of TV Programming & Production, Corus
Entertainment. "We look forward to continuing the momentum with our
impressive winter line up."
"This winter marks our biggest slate of original series to date -
featuring new talent, returning favourites and spin offs of our most
successful franchises," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual
Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. "This winter's offering is one of
our strongest yet, due, in no small part, to the stars of W Network and
the ongoing collaboration with our Canadian production partners."
W NETWORK WINTER PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
MAJUMDER MANOR - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning January 7 (30 minutes)
Shaun Majumder, one of Canada's most beloved comedic talents and three-time Gemini
Award winner has a dream to give something truly special back to his
modest hometown of Burlington, NL. From his beginnings in the tiny
community of 350 people, to travelling the world as a standup comic and
television star, Shaun has returned with the plan to build a 5-Star
eco-friendly lodge with a transcendent modern design and a spectacular
restaurant. The high-end destination he dreams of is a far cry from
the rustic camper trailer that he once lived in as a child in
Burlington. Majumder Manor is the hilarious and humbling story of one man's attempt to give back
to a community that's given him so much. The series is produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in association with W
LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning January 7 (60 minutes)
Love It or List It Vancouver showcases families in B.C.'s largest metropolitan city who are
struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It's up to
designer Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette Season V, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with
their list of "must-haves to love it" and a design she hopes will
persuade them to stay. Meanwhile, realtor Todd Talbot is determined to get homeowners to relocate by taking their list of
"must-haves to list it" and finding them new digs. Every episode will
take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as Jillian and Todd battle
it out for the homeowners' allegiance. The stakes are high as the
homeowners weigh in on the financial and emotional decisions of buying
a new home or staying in the renovated one. Love It or List It Vancouver is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network. For
more information about the series, please click here.
BUYING & SELLING WITH THE PROPERTY BROTHERS - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning January 8 (60 minutes)
Join Drew and Jonathan Scott on their brand-new property adventures as they help homeowners find
their dream home, then upgrade and sell their current home in the
all-new series Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers. Realtor Drew helps them find the right house, Contractor Jonathan
tackles the renovation of the family home in order to transform and
list it for top dollar. But as soon as Drew finds the right home, the
race is on to buy the dream house and sell their old house quickly
before breaking their budget with two mortgages. Viewers get an
intimate look at the realities of living through a renovation and
agonizing over which house to buy, as each family captures their
journey on diary cameras. This high-stakes series is full of the
anxiety, stress and all the real-estate drama that families face when
buying and selling their homes at the same time. Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers is produced by Cineflix Inc. in association with W Network. For more
information about the series, please click here.
COME DATE WITH ME - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Premieres as a sneak peek Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. and airs regularly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning February 20 (60 minutes)
Come Date With Me combines the cooking, criticizing and competition of Come Dine With Me and adds a hot new twist - romance. Four desirable competitors all vie
to win over the same eligible single with a fun afternoon
rendezvous, followed by a self-prepared romantic meal cooked in their
home. The catch? Instead of a one-on-one dinner time romance, the meal
must include all the fellow competitors. Our eligible single rates each
activity and dinner party and the highest rated will join her or him
on a $1000 dream date. The romantic rivalry comes to a boil in every
episode as each potential match balances seduction and sabotage in this
battle of the hearts - and stomachs. Based on ITV Studios'
international hit series Come Dine With Me, is produced by Proper Television in association with W Network. For more information about the series,
please click here.
NEW EPISODES OF RETURNING SERIES:
UNDERCOVER BOSS CANADA - SEASON 2
Season 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9 p.m. premiering January 17 (60 minutes)
Season 2 of the audience favourite Undercover Boss Canada follows executives as they leave the comfort of their top floor offices
to go undercover on the ground floor. The series from Alliance Films is
based on the format devised by Studio Lambert, part of the ALL3MEDIA
group of companies. For more information about the series, please click
LOVE IT OR LIST IT - NEW EPISODES
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. with new episodes in April (60 minutes)
When a house no longer feels like home, homeowners are left with a big
financial and emotional question: renovate or real estate? Each episode
of Love It or List It pits realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr against each other as they compete for the homeowners' final decision
to stay or go. David's insider's perspective on the real estate market
helps target listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined
to show homeowners that, within their budget, she can transform their
worn-out house into a castle they can love. Love It or List It is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network. For
more information about the series, please click here.
MY HOUSE, YOUR MONEY - NEW EPISODES
Airs: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 8 (30 minutes)
My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as prospective home
buyers turn to their extended family members for financial help in
order to acquire their dream home. Cameras catch all the drama and
high-stakes pressure of the classic generational tug-of-war as families
fight for their property pick and struggle to come to a compromise. My House, Your Money is produced by Cineflix (Mom & Dad) Inc. in association with W Network.
For more information about the series, please click here.
CANDICE TELLS ALL - NEW EPISODES
Airs: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 9 (30 minutes)
Produced by Fusion Television in association with W Network, Candice Tells All is a rollicking fun look at celebrated designer Candice Olson's fabulous signature makeovers. Viewers tag along as Candice - armed
with her trademark sense of humour and a double latte - meets with her
army of talented suppliers, sources unique furnishings and handles
unexpected renovation challenges along the way. As one of North
America's top designers, Candice dishes her best trade secrets while
juggling clients, multiple job sites and a personal life. From
inspiration, to execution, to completion - this half-hour series offers
an entertaining glimpse into Candice's world and her design process,
revealing the secrets of timeless design principles and where she finds
her inspiration. For more information about the series, please click here.
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. W has built a leadership
position as "marketing to women experts" through its various research
initiatives, including The Her Report.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment
company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio
with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting,
children's book publishing, children's animation and animation
software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV,
Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah
Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie
Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio
stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED,
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 Stock Exchange (CJR.B).
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