Viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of world ice
dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Series premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - This January, Corus Entertainment's W Network presents the premiere of the new six-part series following two-time
world ice dancing champions, Olympic Gold medalists and Canadian
sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada
Media Fund, Tessa & Scott premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.
To view a trailer of Tessa & Scott, please click here.
"With this series we are able to give W Network viewers an up close and
personal look at what it's really like to be world class athletes - on
and off the ice. It's a fascinating and complex world," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Women's and Family Television,
Corus Entertainment. "Audiences will find themselves completely
enamoured with this duo as we watch their personal and professional
struggles and triumphs throughout their season and into the final
months leading up to the Sochi Olympic games."
Tessa & Scott (6x30) goes behind closed doors and into the exhilarating day-to-day
lives of Canada's irresistible duo. As the series premieres the
charismatic couple is faced with challenges they could have never
imagined following their Olympic win in Vancouver in 2010. They are
tasked with negotiating their insane schedules and staying connected
with each other while fighting their way back to the top of the podium
after placing second at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. From training in Canton, Michigan where they share a coach with their
biggest on-ice rivals, to public appearances, to skating in
competitions in Saint John, New Brunswick and Paris, France, the series
gives audiences a unique window into the stressful and highly
competitive world of ice dancing.
The series also captures Tessa and Scott's unique personal relationship
off the ice. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection
on the ice has inspired millions of fans. The series accompanies them
on costume fittings, skate camps, cocktail parties and coaching
sessions. Audiences will meet Tessa and Scott's close friends and
family and witness the thrilling highs and devastating lows of their
incredible journey as they strive to fulfill their dream.
"We're thrilled to bring audiences Tessa and Scott's story in a year
that is so important to their careers and their lives." said Executive
Producer, Robert Cohen.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were paired as an ice dance couple at the
ages of seven and nine by Scott's aunt, their skating coach at the
time. Nine years later, they became the first Canadian ice dancers to
win the World Junior Figure Skating Championships and moved on to win
two World Championships. In 2010, they became the first North Americans
- and the youngest team in history - to win the Olympic Gold Medal for
Tessa & Scott is produced with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and
Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.
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), Cosmopolitan TV, 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).
Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc.
Toronto-based Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning
television, film and digital media production company co-founded in
1999 by Executive Producer Robert Cohen. Recognized for producing
popular and innovative programming for worldwide markets, the company's
slate includes factual, dramatic and children's programing. For more
information visit www.mediahqs.net.
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