Coming in Early 2011
TORONTO, July 26 /CNW/ - Team building at work strikes a new chord…Canwest
Broadcasting announced today it will develop and broadcast an
all-new original production, Canada Sings! (working
title). The reality series will target budding talents within workplaces
nationwide, encouraging glee clubs to come together and perform in
Premiering on Global in early 2011, Canada Sings! is a
one-hour original series that will challenge ordinary Canadians to form
extraordinary glee clubs with their co-workers and compete in a
head-to-head battle against another workplace team. From firemen to
nurses, chefs to CEOs - gleeful Canadians are everywhere and Canada
Sings! is on the hunt.
"Canada Sings! will uncover the talent that is hiding in the
cubicle next to you. It will expose the big voice inside the colleague
you never thought could carry a tune," said Christine Shipton,
SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "The series
will take everyday people out of their comfort zones and onto the stage
for a high-voltage performance audiences won't soon forget."
Each week Canada Sings! will travel to two Canadian workplaces to
scout out talent for a glee club that will audition, rehearse and
ultimately perform in front of a live studio audience - all within a few
days. With the help of world class choreographers and vocal coaches,
each group will prepare for the musical performance of their lives and
battle each other in a high-stakes glee-off. A panel of celebrity judges
will award the winning glee club with a donation to the charity of their
choice. Canada Sings! will be produced expressly for Canwest
Broadcasting by Insight Productions.
"This is an original Insight format and it's always exciting for us to
break new ground," said John Brunton, President, Insight
Production Company Ltd. "With heartfelt storytelling, electric
performances and fierce competition, it's got all the elements we love
and we're looking forward to capturing the imaginations of Canadian
Complete details for Canada Sings! including the show host and
judging panel will be announced closer to broadcast.
Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.
About Canwest Broadcasting
Canwest Broadcasting operates
Global Television and 19 of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest
Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.
About Canwest Originals
Canwest is the proud home of the most
diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic,
Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the
Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best
of the country to audiences nationwide - including shows such as: Rookie
Blue, Family Restaurant, Holmes Inspection, Ice
Pilots: NWT, 16:9, Re-Vamped and Canada's most trusted
entertainment news show, Entertainment Tonight Canada.
About Canwest Media Inc.
Canwest Media Inc. is a subsidiary
of Canwest Global Communications Corp. ( href="http://www.canwest.com/">www.canwest.com)
(TSX-V; CGS and CGS.A), one of Canada's largest broadcasting companies.
In addition to owning the Global Television Network, Canwest operates 19
industry-leading specialty channels and more than 20 online properties.
About Canwest Global Communications Corp.
Communications Corp. ( href="http://www.canwest.com/">www.canwest.com),
(TSX-V: CGS and CGS.A) is Canada's largest media company. In addition to
owning the Global Television Network, operating 19 industry-leading
specialty channels and having ownership in five specialty channels,
Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of English language paid daily
newspapers and owns and operates more than 80 online properties.
About Insight Production Company Ltd
Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an
industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of
highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content
for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized
for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous
International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has
created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues
to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine
International claims that "When it comes to adapting formats for
Canadian audiences there is one producer who appears to have the Midas
touch." Recent hits include Insight's original new format Battle of the
Blades, Canadian Idol, Canada's homegrown version of the hugely
successful international format; THE JUNO AWARDS, which plays a key role
in the Canadian music industry; Project Runway Canada, hosted by
International Supermodel Iman; The Jon Dore Television Show, currently
airing on the Independent Film Channel, and Deal or No Deal Canada, the
hit primetime game show, which delivered The Global Television Network's
highest ratings of all time for a Canadian program.
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