Record-Breaking Original Series Big Brother Canada, Vikings, Continuum, Top Chef Canada and Yukon Gold Return with New Seasons
Over 60 New Series Pack Impressive Star Power with Rob Lowe, Rebecca Romijn, Alan Thicke,
Holly Hunter, Julia Ormond, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emile Hirsch and Jenna
Over 600 Hours of Canadian Original Specialty Programming
New Channel - DTOUR™ - Takes Viewers Off the Beaten Path
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TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced today the outstanding slate of bold new series and returning
ratings hits that power its 2013/14 specialty schedule. The broadcaster
is coming off a year in which it dominated the program rankers,
including claiming the number one specialty drama, the number one specialty episode and the number one specialty reality series1. Heading into the fall, Shaw Media strengthens its already
industry-leading portfolio with over 60 new shows, over 90 returning series, over 600 hours of original content and the dynamic new channel DTOUR™.
"Shaw Media is celebrating a record year across multiple brands," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "With the biggest success stories in the industry this year, Shaw
Media's fall lineups across our specialty channels are poised to
further strengthen our stronghold on the specialty landscape."
Following a record breaking season on one of Canada's hottest
entertainment destinations, SliceTM has renewed Big Brother Canada, the number one specialty reality series of the year1, for a second season. Growing Pains' Alan Thicke stars in In the Thicke of It, following the hilarious and drama-filled daily lives of Alan's
unconventional family. From Lost and Sold, the unclaimed goods auction series, to tapping into the fascinating
world of collecting in Extreme Collectors, SliceTM brings viewers a range of new original series chock-full of drama,
comedy and the deliciously unexpected.
Showcase reigns as the top destination for hit cable dramas, offering thrilling
new series and a lineup of sizzling returning dramas. Starring Rebecca
Romijn (X-Men: First Class) and Jon Tenney (The Closer), King & Maxwell brings viewers a fresh perspective on the police drama. Coming in 2014
from the Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica is the most-anticipated sci-fi series of the year, Helix. Showcase is excited to announce that the channel's number one original series Continuum has been greenlit for a third season and the channel's current number one series Defiance is returning for a second season5. As well, the Canadian original crime drama Copper returns with a powerhouse lineup of guest stars, including Emmy® and
Golden Globe®-winning actress Alfre Woodward, Billy Baldwin and Donal
Logue. Viewers can also look forward to new seasons of Showcase's
top-rated original series Lost Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Haven, and the dramas Rizzoli & Isles and Covert Affairs.
In a year that saw it claim eight of the top 20 specialty entertainment programs2, HISTORY® upheld its position as Canada's number one specialty entertainment channel. This fall, Canadian Restorers introduces viewers to another group of larger-than-life Canadian
characters: the employees of The Guild. HISTORY recognizes the 20th anniversary of Canada's mission to Sarajevo with the insider
documentary Sector Sarajevo and also presents the must-see television event of the fall Martian War, which re-imagines WWI in a groundbreaking way. Returning in 2014 are Vikings, this year's number one specialty entertainment drama1, and Yukon Gold, HISTORY's number one Canadian documentary series this year2.
On the heels of another successful season of Top Chef Canada, Food Network Canada has announced the return of its number one series of all time for a fourth season4. Chopped Canada makes its highly anticipated debut to the network in 2014, bringing the
hugely popular US format to Canada with host Dean McDermott (winner of Rachael vs. Guy's Celebrity Cook-Off season two). Coming this fall are brand-new series Cutthroat Kitchen, taking the average cooking competition further than it's ever gone
before, and Guy & Rachael's Kids Cook-Off, starring Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray and the most adorable competitors
HGTV Canada's biggest celebrities are packing the schedule this fall with new
seasons of Holmes Makes It Right with Mike Holmes, Leave It To Bryan with Bryan Baeumler, Income Property with Scott McGillivray, and also brand-new series Real Potential with Sarah Richardson and Undercover Overhaul with the Cousins starring the hugely popular Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. The
channel's number one series two years running3, Canada's Handyman Challenge, returns with judges Bryan Baeumler, Scott McGillivray and Paul
Experiencing a year of incredible growth, National Geographic Canada landed as a top 15 specialty channel, achieving an all-time audience high and its best season ever1. This fall, Canadians can play along with Brain Games host Jason Silva as he delves deep into the human brain. And later in
the year Emmy® Award-winning Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin star in the
two-hour original docu-drama Killing Kennedy. In addition, viewers can look forward to the premiere of Legend of Mick Dodge, along with returning favourites Border Security and Wicked Tuna.
After the exciting launch of Lifetime in Canada last fall, the network that features a dazzling array of
Hollywood stars and charismatic real-life personalities heads into its
second year with the exclusive new series and returning hits that women
connect with. The channel's fall lineup sees the premiere of Witches of East End, starring Julia Ormond (Mad Men) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (American Horror Story), along with the return of fan-favourites Drop Dead Diva, Double Divas and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.
Later this year, Bonnie and Clyde premieres in a star-studded, cross-network event simulcast on HISTORY
and Lifetime, starring Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Holliday Grainger (The Borgias), Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winner Holly Hunter (The Piano) and Academy Award®-winner William Hurt (Damages).
Boasting a growth of 22 per cent year-over-year1, the high-octane digital service Action adds a brand-new series to its lineup of high-stakes programming.
Premiering this fall, Cash Dome Pawn, a new TruTV property, heads to Action, joining new seasons of the
channel's top 10 series Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick Towing and World's Dumbest.
DTOUR™ - Canada's newest lifestyle channel - diverges off the beaten path with
eye-opening programming that reveals the drama, entertainment and ideas
behind the everyday and the extraordinary. Led by the most engaging
personalities, the channel's exclusive content broadens horizons and
fulfills ongoing curiosity. This fall DTOUR™ introduces the young at
heart to big personalities and powerful experiences as classic rock
legend Bret Michaels creates miraculous mobile mansions in Rock My RV with Bret Michaels, a retired combat veteran and his wife test their relationship and
survival skills in Get Lost (WT) and Anthony Melchiorri whips hotels back into shape in Hotel Impossible.
Rock My RV with Bret Michaels (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Follow classic rock legend Bret Michaels as he transforms ordinary
recreational vehicles into the most miraculous mobile mansions on the
road. RV owners are dreaming up their ideal vacations, but they often
find their "home on wheels" isn't capable of making their dream trips
come true. That's where Bret and his design team come in - from
transforming a tired 1973 Winnebago family heirloom into a
state-of-the-art road warrior, to retrofitting a brand new RV to a
tailgating behemoth that blows every other vehicle off the road.
Hotel Impossible (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Competition is fierce in the hotel business, and online sites can kill a
business' reputation with one bad review. Staff are untrained, surly or
apathetic in a profession that lives or dies on service. So what's a
struggling hotel operator to do? Hire Anthony Melchiorri, one of the
most sought after hotel "fixers". His no-nonsense approach can turn any
establishment around in weeks, from updating the décor to managing the
debt - and he plans to do just that.
Get Lost (WT) (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
A Special Forces retired combat veteran and journalist husband and wife
duo are dropped somewhere unknown, in the middle of nowhere, and must
do whatever it takes to survive in the wild until they find their way
back to civilization.
Mysteries at the Museum (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Host Don Wildman scours local archives, storefront collections and the
hallowed halls of stately institutions to find extraordinary relics at
the heart of tales that shock and amaze. These objects and artifacts
reveal hidden secrets and celebrate the past.
Burger Land (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
In this docu-style series, host George Motz meets America's best
hamburger creators, tours their establishments and finds out what goes
into making their burger one of the best in the land. In each episode,
three of these burger classics George has encountered before, but the
fourth hamburger is a new burger experience for George - a burger he's
never tried before but that comes highly recommended by one of George's
local burger experts.
Airport 24/7: Miami (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
This is an all-access pass to the intense and dramatic world of Miami
International Airport, as told through larger than life characters
whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running
around the clock. MIA is considered a Category X airport, a prime
target for terrorist threats. With 38 million passengers a year, it's
an airport the size of a small city and something is always bound to
happen. Fuel fire, smuggling rings, medical emergencies, sting
operations, aircraft malfunctions and more - viewers may think they
know life in an airport, but they haven't seen anything yet!
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Chef, writer and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern gives viewers a taste
of the world's different cultures by serving up what the locals eat.
Andrew goes deeper into experiencing the unusual food practices that
even he never knew existed. He gets involved sourcing and preparing his
food, while encountering extreme climates, rough terrain and off the
beaten path locations. Andrew takes on personal journeys to find
meaningful connections to people and their cuisine, from the most
remote corners of the earth to locations right in his own backyard.
FOOD NETWORK CANADA
Guy & Rachael's Kids Cook-Off (WT) (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) SEPTEMBER 8
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri team up again, and this time they are
challenging the most impressive, determined and downright adorable
competitors ever - kids! In each episode they mentor and guide the
young chefs, who prove to themselves and viewers that you don't need a
driver's licence to be an amazing cook.
Cutthroat Kitchen (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money to
either help themselves or sabotage their competitors. Ingredients will
be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time lost when these chefs
compete to cook delicious dishes while plotting against the
competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is
out of bounds when money changes hands and viewers see just how far one
chef will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
Food Court Wars (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Food Court Wars pits two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs against one another as
they battle to win their own food court restaurant rent-free for a
year. Hosted by Tyler Florence, each episode features a mall in a
different city that is looking to open a new 'local' eatery in its food
court. Stakes are high as teams must test their concept, market their
brand and run their outlet for a full day of feeding hungry shoppers.
The team whose restaurant makes the most profit wins their eatery space
- a prize worth $100,000.
Partners in Crime (WT) (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Every day, more than $25 million worth of goods are stolen from
retailers - and food businesses top the list. In order to prevent this,
stores hire security experts like Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble.
Funny and fearless, cunning and comic, they can steal a store blind -
all in the service of showing the owner where the security flaws
are. Ultimately, they are making food businesses stronger, one heist at
The Shed (WT) (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Meet the First Family of Mississippi BBQ, the Orrisons. Their wildly
popular BBQ joints earned them fame, fortune, devoted fans and a lot of
big toys. But no matter how big their business grows, the boisterous,
fun loving clan insists on running the business as a family. Add in all
the colourful employees and regulars and it's obvious: this down home
joint is a real-life sitcom.
Restaurant Express (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Robert Irvine has gathered eight aspiring restaurateurs for a bus road
trip of a lifetime. Through a rigorous set of challenges, Robert will
be looking at every aspect of their business acumen and testing all the
skills needed to run their own restaurant. In the end, only one person
will remain on the bus, ultimately dropped-off at their final stop:
their very own restaurant.
Trisha's Southern Kitchen (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Music superstar and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood brings
her family-inspired recipes and food traditions to Food Network Canada
with Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Each themed show invites viewers into Trisha's kitchen for her
favourite meals, nostalgic stories and visits from family and friends,
giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look into Trisha's life, along with
unique how-to tips and techniques for creating down-home dishes.
Chopped Canada (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) WINTER 2014
Hosted by Dean McDermott (winner of Rachael vs. Guy's Celebrity Cook-Off season two), Chopped Canada is a high stakes culinary competition series where four chefs compete
before an all-star panel of expert judges, including Lynn Crawford (Pitchin' In), John Higgins (George Brown College), Chuck Hughes (Chuck's Week Off), Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters), Roger Mooking (Heat Seekers), Michael Smith (Chef Michael's Kitchen), Vikram Vij (Vij's) and Anne Yarymowich (formerly FRANK Restaurant).
Armed with skill and ingenuity, chefs race against the clock to turn
mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. Course by
course the chefs will be chopped from the competition until only one
remains. There's $10, 000 on the line in this cut-throat competition
and everybody wants to win. Who will survive the chopping block?
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Food Network Canada include Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-off, Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Giada At Home, Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course, The Great Food Truck Race, Halloween Wars, Mystery Diners, Paula's Best Dishes, Restaurant: Impossible, Restaurant Stakeout, Restaurant Takeover and Top Chef Canada.
Power Broker (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 26
In Power Broker, Mike Aubrey proves it's a buyer's market. Mike tours several homes
with his clients and shows them what to look for and how to decide
whether a home is ideal for them. In the tough and exciting negotiation
that follows, viewers will hang on to see which house they get and what
the price will be. Then a snap makeover shows how their new purchase
can turn into a home that looks like it is worth much more than what
Catastrophe Inc (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 27
When disaster strikes, it's the police, paramedics, firefighters and
other first responders that save the day, but the unsung heroes of
every catastrophe are those who clean it up. Long after the floods have
receded and fires have been extinguished, the crew from Catastrophe
Incorporated toils away in the muck and grime to change people's lives
by restoring their homes.
Real Potential (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) SEPTEMBER 19
Sarah Richardson shares the hidden potential of not-so-pretty houses by
touring through three homes with prospective buyers. Thanks to Sarah's
expert advice and innovative thinking, the buyers find the one best
suited to their family. What follows is a practical renovation or
design plan that will transform the house picked into a dream home!
Undercover Overhaul with the Cousins (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) OCTOBER 15
In each episode of Undercover Overhaul, a real neighbourhood hero will be whisked away while Anthony Carrino
and John Colaneri (the Kitchen Cousins) work their magic with new blueprints and a budget-friendly makeover.
Furiously paced and emotionally charged, the series will follow the duo
as they work feverishly, using any means necessary, to finish the job
before our hero returns home for the big reveal.
Timber Kings (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) WINTER 2014
Williams Lake, B.C. is home to the Timber Kings, a family-run business of master log smiths who build stunning
multi-million dollar log homes. Whether it's for celebrities or rich
billionaires who want and expect the best, the Timber Kings team makes dreams come true with custom built and unique homes.
Brand new seasons of returning series include: Property Virgins, House Hunters International, House Hunters, Leave It To Bryan, Holmes Makes It Right, You Live In What?, Extreme Homes, House Hunters Renovation, Income Property, Celebrities At Home, Rescue My Renovation and Hawaii Life.
Canadian Restorers (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) AUGUST 26
Welcome to The Guild: an oil-drenched, history-soaked, paint-splattered
garage where the dreams of lofty aficionados and greasemonkey
gear-heads meet. Car restoration and customization is a multibillion
dollar industry worldwide, and everybody who brings their car to The
Guild has the same dream. Whether it's a rare vintage Lancia in for a
complete restoration or a '67 Chevy booked for "go faster" stripes,
every driver wants to be behind that wheel as soon as possible and turn
every head on the road. Canadian Restorers is all about shop floor drama, gas fueled egos and millions of dollars
Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 27
To this day, the backwoods descendants of the Hatfields and the McCoys
continue to live in the remote and volatile hollows along the West
Virginia and Kentucky border. While their historic feud started over
100 years ago, locals know there is still no love lost between the
Hatfields and the McCoys; but now a new state law could actually change
everything. To aid a troubled economy, West Virginia recently legalized
the distilling and selling of moonshine. Seeing the potential for a hot
new brand and billion dollar profits, a St. Louis investor offers to
set the Hatfields and the McCoys up in business to make a completely
authentic "Hatfield & McCoy" moonshine. Hatfields and McCoys: White Lightning follows these two famous families as they try to put aside their
hateful history and come together to build this new life from the
Treasures Decoded (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) AUGUST 30
Using stunning documentary sequences, arresting science and filmic
dramatic reconstructions Treasures Decoded investigates five of the world's greatest treasures. Each episode sheds
new light on these objects and their role in history, including the
Shroud of Turin, the Viking Map, the Great Sphinx of Giza, El Dorado
and the Jesus Codex.
American Daredevils (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) OCTOBER 22
Daredevils have a long-held tradition in North American culture. Their
roots can be traced to the 1920s when the Barnstormers, returning
airmen from World War I, took to the skies and travelled across the
nation selling airplane rides and performing dangerous tricks for
people in small towns. Today, daredevils are a dying breed with only a
handful of men still touring the country performing stunt shows and
trying to scratch out a living in a business where the bigger the
stakes, the bigger the payday. American Daredevils follows the lives of three colourful, modern-day professional stuntmen
and their crews as they hit the road to embark on a season in which
they will compete for records, bragging rights and big venue paydays.
Sector Sarajevo (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Canada's peacekeeping mission to
Sarajevo. Now, for the first time, the stunning, inside story of
Canada's involvement in this operation is told in Sector Sarajevo.
Martian War (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
Presented as a suspenseful, moving documentary, Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of
1913 to 1917 - a four-year period which saw humankind battle a savage
alien invasion and become progressively enslaved by terrible machines
of war. With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, Martian War is a one-of-a-kind show.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on HISTORY include: Vikings, Yukon Gold, Canadian Pickers, Counting Cars, Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Mountain Men, American Pickers and Ice Pilots NWT.
Extreme Collectors (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
This new series follows host Andrew Zegers, a professional appraiser
with a sharp eye and 30 years of experience, as he travels in search of
truly incredible and unique collections. Part road trip, part treasure
hunt, the show features Andrew touring through meticulously cared-for
collections in homes all across North America. Tapping into the
fascinating world of collectors, Extreme Collectors is an entertaining ride as each episode showcases four amazing
collectors and their stunning collections.
Lost and Sold (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
Lost and Sold is an auction series about the thrill of finding value in lost and
unclaimed goods. The series features a hilarious group of quirky
dealers who attend a weekly misguided freight auction where they wheel
and deal in pursuit of lost items to flip for profit. From everyday
items to obscure and wacky one-offs, each week these dealers roll the
dice in hopes of scoring big.
Save Our Business (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Save Our Business is a transformational business-makeover series headlined by British
entrepreneur and millionaire, Peter Jones. Jones travels across America
on a mission - investing his time and expertise and putting his
reputation and even his own money on the line to save small businesses
in trouble. Each week, Jones assesses the major problems facing a
struggling company and designs a plan to help save it from collapsing.
Surviving Evil (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
Surviving Evil presents the real-life stories of how victims of violence fought back
against their attackers and, against the odds, survived. Told in their
own words, it's an empowering and inspiring look at true-crime stories
where the victim turns the tables on their assailant.
Strangers in the Home (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) FALL 2013
Each gripping episode of Strangers in the Home follows the evolution of strangers becoming friends as trust is built
and defenses are lowered. This docu-crime series traces the path where
strangers cross the line of intimacy and deceit, and penetrate the safe
walls of the home, leaving trusting victims in their wake.
Child Star (WT) (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) WINTER 2014
Child Star follows one of Hollywood's hottest talent scouts, Starr Andreeff, as
she searches for the next child superstars of music and film, while
wrangling the most outrageous and high-maintenance stage parents. An
inside look into the lives of child and teen performers, the series
reveals the outlandish antics of Los Angeles' most demanding parents.
At the centre of this world is Starr, a reformed child actor who made
the transition from acting to managing young Hollywood talent. A
rollercoaster ride through the emotional ups and downs of parenting
Hollywood's wee wannabes, Child Star is a cold dose of reality in a town built on make believe.
In the Thicke of It (World Broadcast Premiere, Canadian Original) WINTER 2014
You might think after playing the perfect father and husband on Growing Pains, Alan Thicke would have being a family man all figured out. While he
may have hung up his cardigans, his fiery, half-his-age Latina wife
Tanya and three children - too smart for his own good Carter, rock
star Robin and Brennan, who runs a marijuana dispensary - keep him on
his toes. In between jet-setting around the globe and relaxing at his
seven acre estate in Santa Barbara, Alan somehow finds time to write
for Hollywood studios, appear in the latest sitcoms, attend the
Kardashians' Christmas party and hang out at the Playboy mansion. In the Thicke of It follows the hilarious, action-packed and dramatic daily lives of Alan's
real life Modern Family.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Slice™ include: Big Brother Canada, Mob Wives, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Real Housewives of New York, Real Housewives of Miami, King of the Nerds, I'm Having Their Baby, Money Moron, The Undateables and Ex-Wives of Rock.
King & Maxwell (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
King & Maxwell features Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as bestselling author David Baldacci's popular characters Sean King and
Michelle Maxwell. These two aren't your typical private investigators.
Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills - not to
mention their razor-sharp chemistry - give them a leg up on
conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one step ahead
of the game and she's a fearless force to be reckoned with. King & Maxwell also stars Michael O'Keefe and Chris Butler as F.B.I. Special Agents
Rigby and Carter, who clash with King and Maxwell over their
Helix (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) COMING 2014
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for
Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the
Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find
themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds
the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation.
Cable premieres of hit movies on Showcase include: Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Showcase include: Continuum, Defiance, Copper, Covert Affairs, Beauty and the Beast, Lost Girl, Haven, Rizzoli & Isles and Game of Thrones.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Brain Games (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 2013
Brain Games gives viewers a truly engaging television experience with 12
mind-blowing episodes, each chock full of interactive games and
experiments designed to mess with the mind. Delving into topics like
focus, fear, persuasion, decision-making and neural fitness, Brain Games is a profoundly entertaining and revealing journey into the three and a
half pounds of tissue that makes up the human brain.
The Legend of Mick Dodge (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Appealing to aspiring survivalists, The Legend of Mick Dodge focuses on the quirky title character, whose unique brand of Zen comes
from living by his own code - off the land and off the grid.
Killing Kennedy (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, Killing Kennedy chronicles one of the most shocking events in American history,
following two men from very different backgrounds on a collision course
with fate. The two-hour docu-drama stars Emmy® Award-winning actor Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Ginnifer
Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) as Jacqueline Kennedy.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on National Geographic Channel
include: Border Security, Drugs Inc., Alaska State Troopers and Wicked Tuna.
Witches of East End (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, Witches of East End follows Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters
Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) whom, unbeknownst
to them, are their family's next generation of witches. Leading
ordinary modern day lives in Long Island's secluded seaside town of
East Haven, Freya becomes engaged to a wealthy newcomer, and a series
of events forces Joanna to admit to her daughters they are powerful and
immortal witches. Mädchen Amick stars as Joanna's mischievous witch
Bonnie & Clyde (World Broadcast Premiere, Simulcast on Lifetime and HISTORY) FALL 2013
Bonnie & Clyde follows Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and the rest of the notorious
Barrow Gang as they sweep through the central United States committing
small-time robberies and daring bank heists, leaving murdered police
officers and civilians in their wake.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Lifetime include: Drop Dead Diva, Double Divas and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.
Cash Dome Pawn (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 26
Cash Dome Pawn introduces viewers to one of the wildest and most outrageous pawn shops
in America, the Cash Dome, run by Josh "White Boy" Gallander. From
dealing with disruptive clientele to negotiating with housewives and
businessmen, White Boy, his brother Josh and their overwhelmed dad
certainly have their hands full.
Cable premieres of blockbuster movies on Action include: Green Lantern, Underworld: Awakening and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
New seasons of returning series on Action include: Hardcore Pawn, Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Lizard Lick Towing, Container Wars and World's Dumbest.
Garage Gold (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) OCTOBER 13
Garage Gold tracks the adventures of Kraig Bantle and his family business, Garage
Brothers. They offer to clear cluttered, dysfunctional garages, attics
and basements free of charge. But here's the rub: they keep everything
they remove and sell any buried treasures for profit.
Vanilla Ice Goes Amish (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Vanilla Ice, the rapper turned home construction expert from The Vanilla Ice Project, goes to live and learn from Amish builders.
Rescue Renovation (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Rescue Renovation host Kayleen McCabe saves project-challenged homeowners who are in over
their heads with their renovations. Kayleen points out exactly what
went wrong and formulates a seven-day action plan to turn awful
renovations into jaw-dropping rooms.
Returning series include Professional Grade, Renovation Realities, House Crashers, Kitchen
Crashers, Bath Crashers, Yard Crashers, I Hate My Yard, Man Caves, I Hate My Bath, I Want That, Bronson Pinchot Project and Rehab Addict.
NAT GEO WILD
Ultimate Animal Countdown (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Ultimate Animal Countdown is the definitive search for the most amazing animals on the
planet. Each episode explores one of the big issues in the natural
world: food or fighting, swarms or sex. It takes 20 of the most
extreme animal exponents and ranks them from wild to wildest, in a
rollercoaster ride to find the most extraordinary behaviour.
Jobs That Bite! (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) COMING 2014
Germophobes and scaredy-cats need not apply; these jobs are for the
unsung heroes who take on the beastly challenge of working with all
things that slither, grunt, growl and bite. Whether it's tagging
sharks, wrangling ostriches or farming eels, host Jeremy Brandt is
rolling up his sleeves to get his wild on — and the fur's gonna fly!
Brand-new seasons of returning series on Nat Geo WILD include: Caught in the Act, The Incredible Dr. Pol and Fish Tank Kings.
Haunted History (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 27
Each episode of Haunted History visits an eerie modern day location and reveals the story of peculiar
events that unfolded there. Using surveillance footage, verité, found
footage, infrared and hand-held cameras, Haunted History revisits some of North America's most mysterious locations, including
Alcatraz, Gettysburg Battlefield, the Devil's Promenade in Oklahoma,
and a prison opened in 1876 that is said to be America's most haunted
How Sex Changed the World (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 29
Food, water and shelter are all necessary to humankind's survival. But
there's another powerful need that has transformed history - sex. How Sex Changed the World spans thousands of years and sheds light on how sex has changed
history: from Genghis Khan using it to expand the Mongol Empire, to the
survival of harems for thousands of years and even how Hoover used it
to blackmail top-level politicians.
All You Can Eat (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 29
Hosted by a charismatic, competitive eater, every episode of All You Can Eat digs deeper into viewers' favourite foods, like eggs, burgers or bacon,
revealing the surprising history, technology and process behind every
Big History (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) NOVEMBER 3
Big History puts a scientific spin on history, linking iconic events to modern day
living. For example, the majority of people carry a legacy of the
Titanic in their pockets every day - every time a cell phone call is
placed, it uses radio wave lanes assigned after the Titanic's telegraph
rescue calls went unanswered. Every call is also connected to
explosions from the Big Bang, which created tantalum, a rare and
mysterious element used in trace amounts in every phone. Without
tantalum, phones would be 12 times larger.
New specials premiering on H2 include: Gold Fever, Target Earth, 101 Weapons that Changed the World, Giorgio's Ancient Aliens and Seven Deadly Sins.
Brand-new seasons of returning series on H2 include: Ancient Aliens, Modern Marvels, The Universe, America Unearthed, America's Book of Secrets and Mega Marvels Countdown.
House of Lies (Network Premiere) FALL 2013
A scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier
firm, House of Lies stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant
who is never above using any means necessary to get his way with and
for his clients. Jeannie Van Der Hooven (Kristen Bell) is a
razor-sharp, Ivy League graduate who works at Marty's firm. Marty's
life is further complicated by an acerbic ex-wife, a psychoanalyst
father and a young son.
Network premieres of hit films on IFC include: Colombiana, J. Edgar and Fright Night.
Brand-new seasons of returning series premiering on IFC include: Californication.
Big School (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 30
Set in a secondary school, this comedy about a dysfunctional staff room,
unrequited love and interactive white boards stars David Walliams (Little Britain) as 40-something chemistry teacher, Mr. Church, who has taught at
Greybridge School for years.
Top Gear Top 41 (Canadian Broadcast Premiere) FALL 2013
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and occasionally The Stig,
have created some of the most memorable moments on TV in the past 10
years. Top Gear Top 41 takes viewers on a journey through their favourite moments from the
past 19 seasons of the award-winning show.
Returning BBC CANADA hits include: The Graham Norton Show and Top Gear, including three fresh Top Gear specials.
New seasons and encore episodes of returning series on Mystery TV
include: Continuum, Rookie Blue, Copper, Beauty and the Beast, Haven and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Encore episodes of returning series on DejaView include: All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, M*A*S*H and Golden Girls.
Network premieres of blockbuster movies on MovieTime include: 21 Jump Street, Moneyball and War Horse.
Returning series on Twist TV include: Money Moron, Real Designing Women, Consumed, My Teenage Wedding and The Talk.
1Source: BBM Canada PPM data, Total Canada, 8/29/11-4/29/12; 8/27/12-4/28/13
2Source: BBM Canada Meter data, Total Canada, 8/27/12 - 4/28/13 (some data
3Source: Source: BBM Canada PPM data, 1/2/12-12/2/12 (all data confirmed); 4+
airings, Viewers 2+ and 12/31/12-5/26/13 (data confirmed to May 19th);
3+ airings, Viewers 2+
4Source: BBM Canada PPM data - Aug 31/09 onward; BBM-NMR meter data - up to Aug
5Source: BBM Canada PPM data, 8/27/12 - 8/9/12; 12/31/12 - 5/26/13
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