W Network launches How to Look Good Naked Canada with Naked Night on Tuesday,
January 5 at 10 P.M.

    Hosted by Zain Meghji, this new series gets Canadian women feeling good
    about themselves, in the buff and all dressed up

TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - This January, Corus Entertainment's W Network presents the premiere of How to Look Good Naked Canada, a new series that aims to help women restore their body confidence - no surgery required. Based on the highly successful British series starring Gok Wan, the Canadian version features host Zain Meghji and launches during a night of special programming on Tuesday, January 5 at 10 p.m.

"We're proud to introduce a uniquely Canadian version of the How to Look Good Naked concept to our W viewers, who really embraced the U.K. version of this series," said Vibika Bianchi, Director, Original Productions, W Network. "It's refreshing to present a show that isn't about surgery or injections, but about changing women's attitudes about themselves. Zain has an innate ability to bring out the inner beauty and confidence in each of the women and enhance their assets naturally with tips and tricks that every woman will find helpful."

Produced by Insight Production Company Ltd., in association with W Network, this 13-episode, one-hour series features multi-talented host Zain Meghji and a team of fashion and lifestyle experts that are on a mission to restore body confidence in women everywhere.

"The incredible transformation we have seen in the women who have participated in our series has been truly inspiring and heart-warming." says Andrea Gabourie, Supervising Producer for Insight Production, "We can't wait to share their amazing stories with W's audience."

Each week, Zain works with a different woman who can't face herself in the mirror without seeing her flaws and tries to turn her from her own worst critic into her biggest fan. Zain then uses the woman's new found confidence to help her muster the courage to walk a runway in nothing but lingerie with hundreds watching. Combining his strong sense of style, love of fashion and compassion for others, Zain helps self-conscious women find their true beauty using styling, beauty tips and surprising stunts.

How to Look Good Naked Canada launches during Naked Night, a special programming event dedicated to the series. The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. with two back-to-back U.K. episodes of How to Look Good Naked hosted by Gok Wan, starting with a 30-minute version, followed by a one-hour episode. Then at 10 p.m. viewers can tune into episode 1 and episode 2 of How to Look Good Naked Canada.

Episode 1, premiering at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, January 5, follows Jillian Bathgate, a 5'3" British expatriate and sassy single mom who wants to nix that nagging negative voice in her head so she can love and embrace herself as she is.

Episode 2, premiering at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, January 5 introduces viewers to soulful songstress Jennifer Harvey, who is singing the blues about her belly and pretty much everything else in between her shoulders and her calves. Host Zain shows her how to ditch her men's jeans and start dressing like the foxy lady.

RDF Rights distributes How to Look Gook Naked internationally.

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. Its website, www.wnetwork.com offers in-depth show information featuring expert advice from hosts in addition to a popular games section and a rich online community. W has built a leadership position as "marketing to women experts" through its various research initiatives, including The Corus Her Report.

W Network 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 www.corusent.com.

About Insight Production Company Ltd:

Insight Production 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 in every genre. Since 1979, Insight has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide, including hits such as Battle of the Blades; The JUNO Awards, Canadian Idol, and Project Runway Canada. John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are Executive Producers on How To Look Good Naked Canada, Andrea Gabourie is Supervising Producer. For further information, visit www.insighttv.com

About RDF Rights:

RDFR is part of the RDF Media Group (http://www.rdfmedia.com) one of the UK's largest independent television producers and distributors that creates, acquires and distributes compelling television content. RDF Media Group's television production and distribution operations are based across the United Kingdom and the United States. Over the years RDFR has built a reputation for offering the very best and most bespoke service to both its producers and buyers.

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