My Baby's Having a Baby and Worst to First join Corus' growing distribution slate
TORONTO, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a leading integrated media and content company, announced today that it will be adding two new unscripted lifestyle series to its growing library of Women and Family content: the emotionally charged docu-series My Baby's Having a Baby, which follows moms as their teenage daughters face motherhood; and a home renovation series that turns delusion to desire in Worst to First.
"These two new series are further evidence of our commitment to develop, produce and distribute universally relatable stories — whether it be building a family or building a dream home," said John MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Television, Head of Women and Family, Corus Entertainment.
My Baby's Having a Baby (10 x 60') — IN PRODUCTION
Dramatic and emotionally charged, My Baby's Having a Baby is a new and unique multigenerational take on the life-changing experience of teenage motherhood told from the point of view of a new grandmother and teen mom. Over six months, audiences will follow five families from Canada and the United States as they deal with births, babies, relationships, finances and graduating high school. At the best of times, the relationship between a teen and her mom is bumpy — add pregnancy and motherhood to that relationship and you've got a combustible, emotionally charged situation underpinned by unconditional love. Produced by Our House Media.
Worst to First (10 x 60') — IN PRODUCTION
Every day is a new, fun adventure for expert contractors Mickey and Sebastian. Brothers-in-law, business partners and best friends, these two young studs are making a career out of transforming dumpy fixer uppers. Now they're on a mission — find the worst houses in the best neighbourhoods in one of the most desirable cities in the world — Vancouver — and turn them into their client's dream come true. In each episode, the contractors are introduced to a new couple and a new challenge. After seeing Mickey and Sebastian's plans and weighing in all of the pros and cons, the family chooses their favourite and makes the purchase. This means 'go time' to racing the clock to pull off ambitious renovations. Produced by Great Pacific Media.
These new series join a growing slate of Corus' original unscripted lifestyle content that includes Masters of Flip, Buying the View and Cheer Squad (formerly Cheer Stars). As commissioning broadcaster of Canadian series that have become international power houses like Property Brothers and Love It or List It, Corus brings its expertise in production and broadcast to a slate of series with significant international potential. Corus creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms including leading Women and Family networks; W Network, ABC Spark, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, CMT Canada and Cosmopolitan TV.
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers 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, live events, children's book publishing, children's animation, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus' television brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Disney Channel (Canada), Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Telelatino, TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+ and TÉLÉTOON. Its 39 radio brands include CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. The company also owns Nelvana, an internationally renowned animation production company, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and Quay Media Services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com
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