W Network Original Series Warms Up Winter with a Mix of Fan Favourites, New Series and Home-Grown Talent

W Network Original Series Warms Up Winter with a Mix of Fan Favourites, New 
Series and Home-Grown Talent 


    --  Launch of two new spin offs, Love It or List It Vancouver with
        hosts Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot;  
        Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers with Drew and
        Jonathan Scott
    --  Come Date With Me takes the trend in group dating to a new
        level
    --  Comedian Shaun Majumder gets personal in Newfoundland with
        Majumder Manor
    --  Fan favourites Candice Tells All, Love It or List It and My
        House, Your Money are back with new episodes
    --  Undercover Boss Canada returns with a new season of executives
        working the frontlines
    --  Click here
        to see a preview of the Winter line up

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's W Network announced today 
a slate of new and returning original series launching on its 2013 winter 
schedule, including: Love It or List It Vancouver, hosted by Jillian Harris 
and Todd Talbot, Buying & Selling with the Property Brothers, Majumder Manor 
starring Shaun Majumder and his fiancé Shelby Fenner, and the group dating 
series Come Date With Me. Also, viewer favourites Undercover Boss Canada, 
Candice Tells All and My House, Your Money are back with brand-new episodes.

"W Network's original series continue to generate impressive ratings for the 
network in Canada and we are also pleased to see that these programs and our 
engaging talent are gaining popularity and recognition internationally as 
well," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Head of TV Programming & 
Production, Corus Entertainment. "We look forward to continuing the momentum 
with our impressive winter line up."

"This winter marks our biggest slate of original series to date - featuring 
new talent, returning favourites and spin offs of our most successful 
franchises,"said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, 
Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. "This winter's 
offering is one of our strongest yet, due, in no small part, to the stars of W 
Network and the ongoing collaboration with our Canadian production partners."

W NETWORK WINTER PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

NEW SERIES:

MAJUMDER MANOR - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning January 7 (30 minutes)
Shaun Majumder, one of Canada's most beloved comedic talents and three-time 
Gemini Award winner has a dream to give something truly special back to his 
modest hometown of Burlington, NL. From his beginnings in the tiny community 
of 350 people, to travelling the world as a standup comic and television star, 
Shaun has returned with the plan to build a 5-Star eco-friendly lodge with a 
transcendent modern design and a spectacular restaurant. The high-end 
destination he dreams of is a far cry from the rustic camper trailer that he 
once lived in as a child in Burlington. Majumder Manor is the hilarious and 
humbling story of one man's attempt to give back to a community that's given 
him so much. The series is produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in 
association with W Network.

LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning January 7 (60 minutes)
Love It or List It Vancouver showcases families in B.C.'s largest metropolitan 
city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It's up to 
designer Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette Season V, Extreme Makeover: Home 
Edition) to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with 
their list of "must-haves to love it" and a design she hopes will persuade 
them to stay. Meanwhile, realtor Todd Talbot is determined to get homeowners 
to relocate by taking their list of "must-haves to list it" and finding them 
new digs. Every episode will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as 
Jillian and Todd battle it out for the homeowners' allegiance. The stakes are 
high as the homeowners weigh in on the financial and emotional decisions of 
buying a new home or staying in the renovated one. Love It or List It 
Vancouver is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network. 
For more information about the series, please click here.

BUYING & SELLING WITH THE PROPERTY BROTHERS - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning January 8 (60 minutes)
Join Drew and Jonathan Scott on their brand-new property adventures as they 
help homeowners find their dream home, then upgrade and sell their current 
home in the all-new series Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers. 
Realtor Drew helps them find the right house, Contractor Jonathan tackles the 
renovation of the family home in order to transform and list it for top 
dollar. But as soon as Drew finds the right home, the race is on to buy the 
dream house and sell their old house quickly before breaking their budget with 
two mortgages. Viewers get an intimate look at the realities of living through 
a renovation and agonizing over which house to buy, as each family captures 
their journey on diary cameras. This high-stakes series is full of the 
anxiety, stress and all the real-estate drama that families face when buying 
and selling their homes at the same time. Buying and Selling with the 
Property Brothers is produced by Cineflix Inc. in association with W Network. 
For more information about the series, please click here.

COME DATE WITH ME - SERIES PREMIERE
Airs: Premieres as a sneak peek Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m. and airs 
regularly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning February 20 (60 minutes) 
Come Date With Mecombines the cooking, criticizing and competition ofCome 
Dine With Meand adds a hotnew twist - romance. Four desirable competitors 
all vie to win over the same eligible single with a fun afternoon 
rendezvous,followed by a self-prepared romantic meal cooked in their 
home.The catch?Instead of a one-on-one dinner time romance, the meal 
must include all the fellow competitors. Our eligible single rates each 
activity and dinner party and the highest rated willjoin her or him ona 
$1000 dream date. The romantic rivalry comes to a boil in every episode as 
each potential match balances seduction and sabotage in this battle of the 
hearts - and stomachs. Based on ITV Studios' international hit series Come 
Dine With Me, is produced by Proper Television in association with W Network. 
For more information about the series, please click here.

NEW EPISODES OF RETURNING SERIES:

UNDERCOVER BOSS CANADA - SEASON 2 
Season 2 Airs: Thursdays at 9 p.m. premiering January 17 (60 minutes)
Season 2 of the audience favourite Undercover Boss Canada follows executives 
as they leave the comfort of their top floor offices to go undercover on the 
ground floor. The series from Alliance Films is based on the format devised by 
Studio Lambert, part of the ALL3MEDIA group of companies. For more information 
about the series, please click here.

LOVE IT OR LIST IT - NEW EPISODES 
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. with new episodes in April (60 minutes)
When a house no longer feels like home, homeowners are left with a big 
financial and emotional question: renovate or real estate? Each episode of 
Love It or List It pits realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr 
against each other as they compete for the homeowners' final decision to stay 
or go. David's insider's perspective on the real estate market helps target 
listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined to show homeowners 
that, within their budget, she can transform their worn-out house into a 
castle they can love. Love It or List It is produced by Big Coat Productions 
in association with W Network. For more information about the series, please 
click here.

MY HOUSE, YOUR MONEY - NEW EPISODES
Airs: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 8 (30 minutes)
My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as 
prospective home buyers turn to their extended family members for financial 
help in order to acquire their dream home. Cameras catch all the drama and 
high-stakes pressure of the classic generational tug-of-war as families fight 
for their property pick and struggle to come to a compromise. My House, Your 
Money is produced by Cineflix (Mom & Dad) Inc. in association with W Network. 
For more information about the series, please click here.

CANDICE TELLS ALL - NEW EPISODES
Airs: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning January 9 (30 minutes)
Produced by Fusion Television in association with W Network, Candice Tells All 
is a rollicking fun look at celebrated designer Candice Olson's fabulous 
signature makeovers. Viewers tag along as Candice - armed with her trademark 
sense of humour and a double latte - meets with her army of talented 
suppliers, sources unique furnishings and handles unexpected renovation 
challenges along the way. As one of North America's top designers, Candice 
dishes her best trade secrets while juggling clients, multiple job sites and a 
personal life. From inspiration, to execution, to completion - this half-hour 
series offers an entertaining glimpse into Candice's world and her design 
process, revealing the secrets of timeless design principles and where she 
finds her inspiration. For more information about the series, please click 
here.

About W Network
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. W has built a leadership position as "marketing 
to women experts" through its various research initiatives, including The Her 
Report.

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 
Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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