Cooking sensation Christine Cushing teaches Canadians how to be Fearless in the Kitchen on VIVA

    New series premieres in the VIVA Cuisine block on Saturday, October 3 at
    7:30 P.M. ET

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - This October, VIVA, Canada's only television
destination dedicated to Boomer women, brings viewers Fearless in the Kitchen,
a new half-hour original series that transforms its participants from culinary
disasters into competent cooks with the help of celebrity chef Christine
Cushing. Produced by Fusion Television in association with VIVA, Fearless in
the Kitchen premieres Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    "We're thrilled to welcome Christine Cushing to the Corus Women's
networks with this fun new series which really showcases Christine's
charismatic style around the kitchen," said Vibika Bianchi, Director, Original
Productions, Corus Women's Networks. "In each episode of Fearless in the
Kitchen, viewers can experience the journey alongside Christine as she meets
some of the worst Canadian cooks and helps them overcome their culinary
trepidations with a tough love approach sprinkled with a healthy dash of

    Transforming terrible cooks into savvy, fearless chefs who can prepare
tasty meals for family and friends is what Fearless in the Kitchen is all
about. Using a light-hearted approach, each episode introduces viewers to a
new kitchen-challenged participant who will be guided through a series of
food-related tasks and experiences by Cushing in order to help them become
fearless in their own kitchen. In the end, the terrible cook will have to put
their new-found skills to the test and prove once and for all that they can
hold their own in the kitchen.

    In the first episode, premiering Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET, we
meet Susan, a busy career woman and mom. She is clueless when it comes to
cooking - having once garnished a ham with pineapples using nails instead of
toothpicks. Realizing that it's going to be a long road to making this cook
fearless, Christine starts Susan out with a few kitchen basics. Susan is then
thrown from the frying pan in to the fryer, cooking for hundreds of guests at
a high profile charity event. Later, she has to cook for her biggest critics -
her family and friends. Can Christine help Susan survive the stress...or will
everyone starve?

    Available in five million households, VIVA is the television destination
for women 35-64 who want entertainment that celebrates, inspires and guides
them. With a focus on intelligent dramas, critically acclaimed films and
contemporary lifestyle programming, VIVA is for women with an enthusiasm for
growth, learning and a passion for newfound interests. Visit the VIVA website

    VIVA 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 services,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation.
The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W
Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, 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 at

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For further information:

For further information: screeners or interview requests, please
contact: Susan Stafford, UNIT:PR, (416) 506-1238,; or
Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, (416) 583-4124,

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