Canada To Get 'Chopped'

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 
For more information about Chopped Canada visit our media site at: 
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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 
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 for more information on Chopped 
Canada's national casting call. 
Chopped currently airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Food Network Canada. 
Twitter: @FoodNetworkCA, #ChoppedCanada
Facebook: Food Network Canada 
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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For media inquiries, please contact: 
Cathy Kurzbock Senior Publicist, Food Network Canada 416-966-7501 @ShawMediaTV_PR 
Sayurie Naidoo Publicity Coordinator, Lifestyle Channels 416-934-7077 @ShawMediaTV_PR 
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