CMT announces exciting 2014 summer lineup including Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever, Mom's a Medium and Best In Chow

  • Buzzed-about Hollywood couple Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott explore the great outdoors in their hilarious summer series about life in Canada's cottage country in Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever starting June 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Alberta-based mom and psychic medium Carmel Baird channels the afterlife in Mom's a Medium, an original CMT reality series beginning June 20 at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Popular food adventure series, Best In Chow, returns for a second season with comedian Cris Nannarone continuing his quest to discover the best cuisine across North America, premiering June 30 at 8 p.m. ET.

TORONTO, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - This summer, Corus Entertainment's CMT (Canada) brings family adventures to a new level with two original series premiering on Friday, June 20. Experience the great outdoors with Hollywood couple Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as they take on Canada's cottage country in Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever beginning Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET. Then at 9 p.m. ET, embark on a journey of lifetime with Mom's a Medium, where Alberta-based mom and psychic medium Carmel Baird takes her family and her clients on an emotional and spiritual adventure with the afterlife. 

CMT is also serving up a brand new season of food wars in the newly titled Best In Chow (formerly known as Burger Wars, Pizza Wars and Taco Wars) with host Cris Nannarone, who continues to discover the best in local cuisine as he travels throughout North America. The summer adventure continues with network premieres of reality-series Shipping Wars, Billy The Exterminator and Top Shot along with three One 2 One specials featuring intimate interviews and live performances from Country music's chart toppers Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts.  

Friday at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 20 
Filmed in Orillia's idyllic cottage countryside, notable Hollywood couple Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott transform a lakeside cottage into their dream vacation getaway. For Dean, the move means coming home to Canada, but for the rest of the family it's uncharted territory. With their four kids in tow, the couple spend a hilarious summer exploring life in the great outdoors, all the while putting their DIY experience to work on their fabulous new property. The series is a Cineflix (T & D) Inc. Production in association with CMT Network. For a sneak peek visit,

Fridays at 9 p.mET beginning June 20
Different is the new normal in Mom's a Medium, a series that revolves around Carmel Baird as she takes clients on an emotional and spiritual adventure with the afterlife. From cheating spouses, to missing persons, to clients finding closure with recently departed loved ones, Carmel does it all while also navigating the demands of her husband and six children. Follow the show on Twitter @Momsamedium and @CMTCanada #momsamedium. For a sneak peek visit,

Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 30
Formerly known as Burger Wars, Taco Wars and Pizza Wars – Comedian/Host Cris Nannarone returns in the newly titled series Best In Chow. Taking us on a quest to discover the best foods across North America, Cris brings all out war on the city's best spots for burgers, pizza, tacos, hot dogs, BBQ, chicken wings and everything in between. In each episode, Cris meets three chefs with the same specialties and learns their secrets, before pitting them against each other in a final showdown where unbiased judges will crown a winner.

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET 
Shipping Wars follows independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes can be made by transporting items that traditional carriers won't touch. Each episode of Shipping Wars dives into the cutthroat world of these heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable. The competition begins with uShip, the world's largest online auction house for independent truckers. From oversized loads and bulky packages to the truly bizarre, these shippers will haul anything if the price is right.

Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET 
Follow Billy Bretherton and his family who make up Vexcon, one of Louisiana's busiest pest removal companies, as they balance family life with the drama of running a successful business together. The series follows the Vexcon team in their search and rescue efforts to rid clients of their most extreme pest cases, while also taking care to release as many animals as possible back into the wild. The company handles all types of removal and in the swamps of Louisiana that means big business. From colonies of ants to giant snakes, Billy and his team have seen it all.

Sundays at 10 p.m. ET 
This new reality competition show takes aim at legendary tales of marksmanship. From Annie Oakley to William Tell, Top Shot taps into amazing feats of sharp-shooting, where teams and individuals shoot it out for a $100,000 prize package. Contenders face challenges inspired by real events, from medieval crossbow contests to Wild West gun fights to modern-day sniper missions. Every episode reveals the weapons, technologies and tactics of a different era, while high-speed HD cameras capture each skillful execution with breathtaking precision. Top Shot is history in the making.

CMT captures intimate in-studio performances and exclusive interviews with Country music's brightest stars, hosted by Paul McGuire.   

Florida Georgia Line: One 2 One encore presentation Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. ET
Luke Bryan: One 2 One encore presentation Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. ET
Rascal Flatts: One 2 One premieres Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. ET    

About CMT Canada
Available in over 9.5 million homes, CMT is Canada's source for country music lifestyle programming. Exploring themes relevant to country music and country music fans, the network offers an exciting mix of comedy and dramatic series, movies and country music news, videos, concerts and specials. CMT's Video Advantage Program, established in 2000, supports the production of original music videos for Canadian artists. The station's website,, is Canada's number one website dedicated to country music.

About Corus Entertainment
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 37 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). Experience Corus on the web at

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