In addition, Corus-owned series Mississippi Snake Grabbers, currently in production, premieres spring 2015 on CMT Canada
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of Corus Entertainment's content strategy, the company announced today a slate of new, original Corus-owned series currently in development for 2014/15. These projects build on the company's existing roster of original, unscripted and owned series, including Cash Mob (CMT Canada) and Mississippi Snake Grabbers, which premieres spring 2015 on CMT (Canada).
Corus' new reality-based series are being developed for the company's women and family networks, namely, W Network, CMT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV and ABC Spark, with a number of Canada's leading production companies, including Temple Street Productions, Tricon Films & Television and Our House Media.
"As part of Corus' growth strategy, we are committed to developing and owning more content, which will enable us to maximize the value of our programs across all platforms and territories," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women & Family, Corus Entertainment. "We are excited about the slate of unscripted reality series we are developing, which complement our current stable of hit series and will feed our audience's appetite for new, innovative programming."
Mississippi Snake Grabbers (CMT/Dockside Productions) – Follows the southern men of GrabUone Outfitters, who take groups of thrill seekers into the bayou for adrenaline-inducing snake hunting expeditions.
In development for 2014/15
Restaurant Revolution (Temple Street) - An hour long, food competition series that each week pits three different Chefs and Sous Chefs in a three-course meal cook off. Celebrity or guest diners will watch the cooking action in a dining room set with a revolving kitchen. The diners are the judges and decide the winner by paying however much they think each meal is worth.
Mad House (Tricon) - Ten couples offer up their own homes to enter a renovation game that could change their lives forever. In this competition, the last team standing will live their dream – total mortgage freedom.
Born in a Barn (Our House Media) - Each episode of this inspiring series will feature two sets of home owners who have gambled big on converting farm buildings, churches schoolhouses, and other unique rural structures into dream homes.
A Penthouse View (Our House Media) - Lavish and highly aspirational, this half hour format lets viewers follow one realtor and one buyer on the hunt to buy the perfect luxury penthouse property.
More House for your Buck (Our House Media) – In this series, couples trade up their current house for the home of their dreams – at no extra cost. Our dynamic realtor and contractor team will show them how to buy a new property and transform it into the perfect home – all for the money they get for their existing home.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com
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