W Network sends the winter blues packing with the debut of three fresh new series



    
    -   Britain's domestic guru Kim Woodburn gives Canada's households a no-
        nonsense overhaul in Kim's Rude Awakenings
    -   Queer Eye's Carson Kressley shows North American women How to Look
        Good Naked
    -   An end to the cash crunch is at hand - start saving dough with Smart
        Cookies
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - W Network, Canada's No.1 specialty channel for
women, adds three smart new series designed to improve the home life, body
image and bank balances of Canadian women and families, with the premieres of
Kim's Rude Awakenings and How To Look Good Naked on Tuesday, March 4 at 9 p.m.
and 10 p.m. and the premiere of Smart Cookies Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30 p.m.

    Britain's domestic diva Kim Woodburn (How Clean Is Your House?) and her
feisty, no-nonsense manner infuse a sense of order and etiquette to families
desperately in need of a domestic overhaul in the original Canadian series
Kim's Rude Awakenings. Carson Kressley gives the call to bare arms - and legs,
and everything else - in How To Look Good Naked. The Canadian original series,
Smart Cookies, is a new money show that serves up recipes for smart saving
habits that give your buying power a capital boost and teaches you how to live
luxe for less.

    SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

    KIM'S RUDE AWAKENINGS

    Cleanliness is next to Kim-liness as Kim Woodburn (How Clean is Your
House?) invades homes across Canada to shape up the nation's manners, homes
and attitudes on Kim's Rude Awakenings. From sinks overflowing with moldy
dishes to families with no idea how to set a proper table, Kim is determined
to change Canada's ways - starting with the most ill-mannered families she can
find. With tough love, elbow grease, and a few big laughs, Kim and her trusted
assistant Mike Chalut won't quit until they make sure these makeovers will
stick. Offering information and inspiration that every family or busy
professional can use, Kim has a wealth of knowledge at her pristine
fingertips. Kim's Rude Awakenings is produced by Cineflix in association with
W Network and premieres Tuesday, March 4 at 9 p.m.

    HOW TO LOOK GOOD NAKED (U.S.)

    Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) brings the successful
British makeover show to the U.S. and encourages North Americans to flaunt
their figures and celebrate their shapes. Each episode reveals the sadly
widespread experiences of women who won't let their spouses see them naked and
their ritual negative self-talk in front of the mirror. Carson shows them the
path to better body image - without fad diets or extreme surgery - and debunks
the myth of perfection that causes these women such stress. Carson takes
self-esteem and body image issues and strips them bare and with laughs,
encouragement and a few trade secrets, shows women how to love their bodies
again. But can Carson get these women to bare all for the final photo shoot?
Carson champions curves when How To Look Good Naked premieres Tuesday, March 4
at 10 p.m.

    SMART COOKIES

    For most people, money - how much we spend, how much we make and how much
debt we have - is a taboo topic. The Smart Cookies are five Vancouver women
who formed the first Smart Cookies club so they could openly discuss their
cash crises. The idea spread and after being featured on Oprah's Debt Diet
series, in The New York Times and on ET Canada, they decided to encourage
women everywhere to start sharing both their money woes and dreams. From
online shopping to investing in stocks, Smart Cookies shows the sensible yet
sassy way to handle your dough, without feeling ashamed or deprived. Smart
Cookies is produced by Omni Lifestyle in association with W Network. Catch
Smart Cookies when it premieres Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30 p.m.

    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 W 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 and digital
audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include
YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, 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 www.corusent.com

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For further information:

For further information: Alex Chapple, Communications, Corus
Entertainment, (416) 530-2249, alex.chapple@corusent.com; or Owen
McCorquodale, Communications Assistant, Corus Entertainment, (416) 534-1191
ext. 3717, owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com


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