Get Rich or Die Buyin'! OLN Greenlights New Original Series Storage Wars Canada
- Start of production on 36, half-hour episodes slated for May; filming to
take place in locations across Ontario -
- Homegrown series produced by Proper Television -
-Storage Wars format is licensed globally by FremantleMedia -
TORONTO, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - It's time for Canada to go bid or go home as
the popular Storage Wars franchise arrives north of the border. OLN, Proper
Television, and FremantleMedia today announced that Storage Wars Canada (36 x
30 minutes) has been greenlit with production slated to begin May 2013, and
filming to take place in locations across Ontario. Additional production and
broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
Commissioned by OLN's original content team and produced by Proper Television,
Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt, as four professional buyers
use their knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned,
repossessed, and forgotten storage containers. With only a matter of minutes
to scan the contents of the locker using only the beam of a flashlight, the
high stakes fun begins when the buyers have to out-bid each other for the
locker, which could be full of trash…or treasure.
Storage Wars Canada is the latest original series commissioned by Rogers
Media, following the successful launch of Seed earlier this year, and
including the upcoming premieres of previously announced series Package Deal,
The Project, and Mother Up!. Storage Wars Canada is part of the Storage Wars
franchise from FremantleMedia's Original Productions. Storage Wars currently
airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET on OLN (check local listings).
"The hit Storage Wars franchise is perfectly in tune with the outrageous
characters and real-life stories that OLN's viewers look forward to every
night," said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media,
and Executive Producer of Storage Wars Canada. "Canada is filled with dynamic
treasure hunters and passionate collectors that will bring this homegrown
series to life, and we are excited to give Canadians this opportunity."
Storage Wars Canada is currently casting in Ontario for treasure hunters,
auctioneers, and appraisers for the original Canadian series. Interested
applicants can send a resume, photo, and brief description of themselves to:
"Storage Wars Canada will allow Canadians to take part in one of television's
most successful franchises and we are very happy to be working with OLN on
this amazing project," said Guy O'Sullivan, President, Proper Television.
"With OLN and Proper Television on-board to produce Storage Wars Canada, we
are confident that the new series will combine all of the entertainment and
characters to appeal to the Canadian audiences," said Lisa Honig, SVP, Program
Distribution, North America, FremantleMedia International.
Storage Wars Canada is an OLN original series produced by Proper Television
and based on a format created by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia
Company. Guy O'Sullivan (Come Dine with Me Canada) and Allison Grace (Holmes
Inspection) serve as executive producers, with Geoff Siskind (Canada's Worst
Driver) as a series producer. From Rogers Media, Claire Freeland is director
of original programming and executive producer of the series, Malcolm Dunlop
is executive vice-president, programming and operations, and Scott Moore is
president of broadcast.
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About Proper Television
Proper Television is a leading provider of factual entertainment, reality,
documentary and docu-dramas for Canadian, US and International markets.
Headed by former BBC director Guy O'Sullivan, Proper Television has earned a
distinguished reputation for creatingoriginal series and adapting
international formats including Canada's Worst Driver, Come Dine with Me
Canada, and Four Weddings Canada.Proper Television's shows and formats are
sold internationally by newly formed Proper Distribution.
About FremantleMedia and FremantleMedia Enterprises
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment
brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest
television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by
Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies.
FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the
world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and
factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand
extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing,
Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group
(which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES,
FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has
operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks,
creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60
formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of
the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and
globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions
in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and
the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family
Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten,
OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop
destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment. Larger
than life personalities take viewers on intense and rugged journeys across
Canada and the world in pursuit of knowledge, competition and prey. Original
Canadian reality, adventure, and travel series along with US acquired
programming provides viewers with different perspectives on the world around
them unearthing new and exhilarating adventures at every turn. OLN is a part
of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:
RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. For more information visit www.OLN.ca.
Media Contacts Meghan Hardy, OLN,firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-764-3197
Mary-Catherine Snelgrove, Proper Television,email@example.com,
SOURCE: Rogers Media
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