Shaw Media Partners with Paperny Entertainment to Produce First Canadian
Edition of Hit US Series
National Casting Call Opens Today
Series to Premiere in Winter 2014 on Food Network Canada
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TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced today that the popular
competitive culinary format, Chopped, will be developed into a Canadian series
exclusively for Food Network Canada. Having inked a deal with Scripps Networks
Interactive, the network is partnering with award-winning Paperny
Entertainment on production of the series currently slated to premiere in
winter 2014 on Food Network. The national casting call for Chopped Canada
begins today with information available at foodnetwork.ca/castingcall.
The original Chopped series has consistently been a top performing series on
Food Network in Canada since premiering in 2009, continually ranking as a top
10 program on the schedule. The Canadian edition promises to follow a similar
formula to the original series, featuring four chefs per episode who must beat
the clock to create a dish using a basket full of mystery ingredients. The
competition consists of three rounds, challenging competitors to create an
appetizer, an entrée and a dessert. A panel of judges critique each chef's
offering based on presentation, taste and creativity, sending one chef home at
the end of each round until one is named victorious.
"Since its premiere, Chopped has firmly established its position on the Food
Network schedule as one of the channel's most-watched series," said Barb
Williams, SVP Content, Shaw Media. "We're delighted to bring this popular
format to Canada and give it its own local flavour."
"We are thrilled to produce the Canadian version of the hit
seriesChoppedin collaboration with Shaw Media and Food Network," says Cal
Shumiatcher, Paperny Entertainment. "We're dedicated to finding Canada's best
chefs to go head-to-head in what will no doubt be a very compelling series."
Chopped Canada is looking for Canadian professional chefs with a competitive
edge. Visit foodnetwork.ca/castingcall for more information on Chopped
Canada's national casting call.
Chopped currently airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Food Network Canada.
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Food Network Canada is a Shaw Media Network
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers
with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone,
telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home
services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw
Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive
fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television
networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including
HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the
Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index
(Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please
About Paperny Entertainment
Paperny Entertainment Inc. is an independent, Vancouver and New York-based
production company run by partners David Paperny, Audrey Mehler, and Cal
Shumiatcher. It has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative,
innovative, and entertaining television programming. From groundbreaking
documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny
Entertainment excels in capturing the essence of human stories.
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Cathy Kurzbock Senior Publicist, Food Network Canada 416-966-7501
Sayurie Naidoo Publicity Coordinator, Lifestyle Channels 416-934-7077
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