It's Not a Sitcom, It's Not a Drama, It's Not a Reality Show - It's a Project

It's Not a Sitcom, It's Not a Drama, It's Not a Reality Show - It's a Project 
New Series Life Story Project Encourages Canadians to Share their Stories on 
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) 
Series premieres with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. and 
9:30 p.m. ET 
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network 
(Canada) announces, Life Story Project, a new series that explores the human 
condition through the real-life experiences of ordinary Canadians plucked off 
the street. The series shows that everyone has a story to tell - sometimes, 
all it takes is the right question. Produced by Dockside Productions in 
association with OWN (Canada), the series premieres with back-to-back episodes 
Wednesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET, and airs regularly on 
Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. 
"Life Story Project is a surprising television experience as you watch 
complete strangers share their biggest secrets and deepest feelings with our 
hosts, Andrea and Dale," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original 
Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. 
"Viewers will find themselves unexpectedly charmed and inspired by these 
intensely personal stories and crave more." 
Hosts Andrea Syrtash and Dale Curd show how we are all connected in our shared 
experiences in this emotionally-charged 10x30 documentary series. Filmed in 
public areas and on display, Dale and Andrea invite passersby to sit on their 
purple couch in the middle of a park or a busy street corner, and encourage 
them to share candid and deeply personal life stories on topics from love and 
regret; loyalty and betrayal; and examine the significance behind key events 
in their lives. 
In the first episode, which premieres Wednesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET, Dale 
and Andrea talk about falling in love and broken hearts and how intimate 
affairs of the heart have shaped identities, including a couple whose mixed 
cultural marriage of Irish and South Asian has lasted 43 years; a woman who 
lost her husband four years ago but followed through on his dying request for 
her; a man who recently tried to make a amends for losing the trust of his 
girlfriend; and friends who share a platonic relationship but only after he 
professed his love for her. 
Andrea Syrtash is a relationship expert, author and on-air personality.She 
has contributed to over a dozen relationship-advice books and is the editor 
ofHow to Survive the Real WorldandHow to Survive Your In-Laws. She is 
the author ofHe's Just Not Your Type (And That's a Good Thing)andCheat 
On Your Husband (With Your Husband). Syrtash is an advice columnist and 
contributor to numerous lifestyle sites, MSN and Yahoo!, 
and shefrequently appears on shows as a guest expert.A graduate of The 
Coaches Training Institute, Syrtash has worked with clients as a relationship 
coach since 2004. She regularly speaks about effective relationships at events 
and conferences and is passionate about helping people live authentically - in 
love and in life. 
Dale Curd is a trained psychotherapist specializing in Individual, Family and 
Group Psychotherapy as well as an experienced communicator reaching audiences 
across North America. Dale specializes in decoding men's issues and 
de-mystifying male behaviour. He's been dubbed the "go-to guy on men" for 
CBC's Steven and Chris, and hosted a weekly national call-in radio show called 
GuyTalk, on Toronto's Newstalk 1010. Curd authored a national advice column 
for the daily newspaper 24 Hours, and he is on the Advisory Board of North 
American health magazine, Maximum Fitness. Curd operates a private practice in 
Toronto and is Director of The Mens Program; a network of emotional support 
groups for men. He co-founded and launched Changebullying, an experiential 
workshop for students to reduce the frequency and severity of bullying in 
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. 
Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional 
assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, 
children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia 
entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, 
W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel 
(Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 
radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, 
Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment 
experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded 
company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience 
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