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    Corus Entertainment Specialty - NEWS and SCHEDULES - 2019-20

    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS 40 OUTSTANDING CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES FOR 2019-2020

    Corus Studios Delivers 11 Dynamic New Series Including Wall of Chefs, Junior Chef Showdown, Big Home Overhaul and Big Timber


    12 Hit Canadian Series Return to Corus’ Specialty Networks Including: Island of Bryan, Property Brothers, Vikings, Top Chef Canada, Home to Win, and More
    Nelvana and Corus’ Kids Networks Announce Seven New and Returning Animated Series Including Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe and The Remarkable Mr. King


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    For Immediate Release

    TORONTO, May 30, 2019 – Today, Corus Entertainment announced its 2019-2020 order of captivating new Canadian series and proven hits. This unrivaled slate features 40 newly-commissioned seasons and titles. With an increase in Canadian production year over year, Corus underscores its commitment to homegrown talent. The company’s diverse portfolio of networks is investing in premium original content across all genres in collaboration with award-winning creators across the country. In addition to the Canadian series being announced today, more scripted and lifestyle series will be unveiled in the coming months.

    This year, Corus’ acclaimed scripted slate grew with character-driven drama Nurses and Canada/UK co-production Departure starring Emmy® winner Archie Panjabi and Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer. Complementing those series, Corus orders returning seasons of detective drama Private Eyes and award-winning historical drama Vikings. As a trailblazer in unscripted lifestyle content, a new crop of original competitive, palate-pleasing series are introduced including Wall of Chefs, The Big Bake and kid cooking series Junior Chef Showdown. Leading home and renovation series, Big Home Overhaul and Hot Market complement recurring favourites with heavy-hitting Canadian talent such as Property Brothers, Island of Bryan and Home to Win. The company also brings audiences homegrown versions of prized franchises such as Big Brother Canada and Top Chef Canada with returning seasons this year, along with new episodes of Iron Chef Canada. Dominating the industry in children’s content and world-class animation, endearing pre-school series The Remarkable Mr. King joins Corus’ successful slate of animated content.

    Corus Entertainment further cements its position as a leader in stellar Canadian programming on an international scale through its Corus Studios content and its industry-leading kids content company, Nelvana. Corus Studios develops, produces and distributes programs across an array of genres, distributed globally in over 150 territories. This year, Corus Studios delivers 11 new series and confirms seven returning hits. As a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content, Nelvana’s content is broadcast across Corus’ collection of leading kids’ networks and is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide. For the 2019-2020 broadcast season, Nelvana creates two new series and a short film, along with a number of returning series across a slate of more than a dozen productions.

    “Corus’ roster of Canadian productions announced today underscores our commitment to creating premium content, supporting homegrown talent and working with our exemplary partners,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “We continue to expand our library of original content year over year across multiple genres, showcasing distinctive narratives and formats that resonate with our brand partners and distributors on a global scale.”

    “Our extremely talented team of artists at Nelvana, in collaboration with our phenomenal production partners, are the foundation for our longstanding success,” said Scott Dyer, President, Nelvana Enterprises. “Boasting the best in animation on an international stage, we are pleased to add new titles and returning series to our vast slate, featuring beautiful storytelling, matched with compelling characters.”

    Below is a breakdown of Corus Entertainment’s lineup of new and returning original series:

    LIFESTYLE


    Food Network Canada delivers a delectable menu of standout new series beginning with holiday-themed baking competition, The Big Bake this fall. To satisfy cravings this winter, a sweet competition series, Chocolate Masters joins the network. This spring, a foodie-friendly competition show debuts featuring the brightest kid cooks in Junior Chef Showdown and home cooks will strive to satisfy the country’s toughest palates in epic new culinary competition series, Wall of Chefs.

    The Big Bake (18×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Fall 2019)
    The Big Bake is a larger-than-life holiday baking competition series from Food Network Canada with themed Halloween, holiday and spring episodes. In each special self-contained episode, three professional baking teams have six hours to design, bake and decorate a grand-scale holiday-inspired cake based on a particular theme. These bakers need to go big or they’ll go home – blowing up their designs to gigantic proportions and thinking outside the (bakery) box for their holiday-inspired creations. The more ambitious and delicious the cake, the closer they are to victory…and each episode’s $10,000 prize. (Produced by Architect Films).

    Chocolate Masters (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Winter 2020)
    Chocolate Masters is a new ooey-gooey, decadent chocolate dessert competition series from Food Network Canada. In this sweet serialized competition, 10 home bakers go head-to-head in the indulgent world of chocolate, vying for the grand prize in a range of creative and exciting chocolate-based challenges. In order to survive the competition from week-to-week and avoid elimination, the chocaholic dessert-makers must dazzle our panel of world-renowned chocolatiers and food expert judges with their delicious, inventive creations. In the end, only one competitor makes it all the way to the end and is crowned the ultimate chocolate master. (Produced by Architect Films).

    Junior Chef Showdown (wt) (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020)
    The most buzz-worthy kid cooks gather in one spot to compete in this serialized cooking competition. These amazing wunderkid chefs live and breathe food and are ready to amaze and astound with their culinary creations. In Junior Chef Showdown, the best and brightest young cooks go head-to-head in challenges that test their skills and ingenuity in the kitchen, but only one pint-sized chef will be named the country’s best. (Produced by Proper Television).

    Wall of Chefs (20×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
    In Wall of Chefs, amateur cooks face off in cutthroat culinary challenges that are judged by twelve of Canada’s most renowned chefs, also known as ‘The Wall’. Each episode features four home cooks who compete in themed rounds with the ultimate goal of satisfying the palates of these highly respected industry pros. At the end of each devastatingly difficult but delicious round, the chef judges critique the dishes and the competitor who makes the worst dish must leave the Wall of Chefs kitchen. At the end, only one cook will be left standing, claiming $10,000 and the respect of the Wall of Chefs. (Produced by Insight Productions).

    Iron Chef Canada, Season 1B (10×60) – NEW EPISODES (Fall 2019)
    Based upon the popular Japanese sensation, Iron Chef Canada pits world-class chefs in intense culinary battles against the legendary Canadian Iron Chefs: Hugh Acheson, Amanda Cohen, Lynn Crawford, Rob Feenie, and Susur Lee. In every episode, a talented challenger goes head-to-head against one of Canada’s most iconic and legendary Iron Chefs in a one-hour, five-dish competition for culinary supremacy. (Produced by Proper Television. Based on the original ‘Iron Chef’ Series Produced by Fuji Television Network, Inc.).

    Carnival Eats, Season 7 (13×30) – NEW SEASON – (Fall 2019)
    Host Noah Cappe is back on the hunt for the most mouth-watering and outrageous foods famously found at fairs and amusement parks in Carnival Eats, giving audiences an inside look at the wacky characters who create them and the culinary thrill-seekers who devour and delight in them. (Produced by Alibi Entertainment).

    Fire Masters, Season 1B (15×60) Season 2 (15×60) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
    In each episode of Fire Masters, three chefs push their grilling talents to the limit as they do battle in fiery culinary challenges, cooking up creative, mouthwatering, flame-kissed dishes. One chef is eliminated in each of the first two rounds. The last chef standing then goes head-to-head with a Fire Masters judge in an epic third and final round, vying for $10,000 cash and the coveted title of Fire Masters Champion. (Produced by Architect Films).

    Big Food Bucket List, Season 2 (26×30) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020)
    Fan-favourite host and comedian John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!) returns for a second season, taking viewers on one-of-a-kind food adventures across North America, checking the most drool-worthy dishes and must-see culinary stops off his Big Food Bucket List. (Produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment).

    Top Chef Canada, Season 8 (8×60) – NEW SEASON – (Spring 2020)
    Canada’s most prestigious culinary competition is back with the best and brightest professional chefs competing for the title of Canada’s Top Chef. A Top 3 ranked series on Food Network Canada this spring*, Top Chef Canada returns for its eighth season with its expert panel of judges comprised of chef, restaurant co-owner and host, Eden Grinshpan, owner of The McEwan Group, head judge chef Mark McEwan along with resident judges: restaurateur Janet Zuccarini, food personality Mijune Pak and renowned food critic Chris Nuttall-Smith. (Produced by Insight Productions. Top Chef Canada is the homegrown version of the hit Emmy Award-winning NBCUniversal Series Top Chef).


    HGTV Canada
    brings home 12 new and returning series, welcoming new Canadian talent and featuring familiar fan-favourite personalities including a new season of Property Brothers this fall. New real estate series Hot Market reveals high stakes in the country’s largest city, while Big Home Overhaul transforms households for deserving families, set for spring 2020.

    Property Brothers: Forever Home (7×60) – NEW SERIES – (Summer 2019)
    Drew and Jonathan Scott are on a mission to help couples transform their houses into forever homes – a place where they can put down roots and spend their lives. Our homeowners aren’t looking to flip properties or make a quick buck, they know their house is “the one” and have plans to grow old together. They need Drew and Jonathan to unlock the full potential of their houses and renovate them into the homes of their dreams. (Produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment).

    Hot Market (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (2019/2020)
    Hot Market chronicles the behind-the-scenes stories of five top-selling real estate agents in Canada’s biggest city. This fresh new series follows the hustle to buy, sell and renovate homes for discerning clients in the high-stakes, high-end and highly competitive Toronto marketplace. Each episode opens the doors to an exclusive world of multi-million dollar properties, showcasing everything from trendy urban lofts and modern penthouses to jaw-dropping mansions and luxurious lakefront estates. These top agents stop at nothing to chase listings, prep homes for sale and find clients their ultimate dream home. (Produced by Architect Films).

    Big Home Overhaul (wt) (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020)
    Big Home Overhaul (wt) is HGTV Canada’s new feel-good renovation series that follows the network’s most talented contractors and designers as they come together to deliver whole-home renovations to incredibly deserving homeowners. In each episode, our dynamic host brings together a different HGTV Canada celebrity contractor-designer duo to plan and execute the worthy homeowner’s makeover, with the help of family, friends and the community. After the cathartic first swing of the sledgehammer that starts the demolition, the family leaves the home renovation in the hands of HGTV Canada’s best who work around the clock to give the family a complete home overhaul. (Produced by Proper TV).

    Home to Win: For the Holidays, Season 4 (8×60) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Fall 2019)
    The fourth season of the top-rated Canadian original series, which ranked in the Top 10 specialty entertainment programs during its original run**, offers viewers the opportunity to win their very own dream home, returns this fall. HGTV Canada’s celebrity builders, designers and real estate experts bring their extraordinary skill, creativity and reno know-how to completely restore this season’s home, a Victorian beauty in dire need of a modern makeover. New this year are holiday-themed design touches and DIY challenges with the home rewarded just in time for the warm-and-fuzzy holiday season. (Produced by Architect Films).

    Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Season 6 (8×60) – NEW SEASON – (Fall 2019)
    In Property Brothers: Buying and Selling, Jonathan and Drew Scott help homeowners take their next step up the real estate ladder. Jonathan renovates the family’s home for a successful sale, while Drew hunts down the best options for their next property and oversees the selling and buying. (Produced by Cineflix).

    Property Brothers, Season 7 (18×60) – NEW SEASON – (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020)
    Drew and Jonathan support couples across the Greater Toronto Area, Nashville as well as Calgary and Las Vegas to find, buy, and transform extreme fixer-uppers into incredible dream homes. First, real estate specialist Drew tracks down hidden gems with untapped potential, and then it’s up to identical twin brother and contractor Jonathan to expertly overhaul these ramshackle properties. (Produced by Cineflix).

    Island of Bryan, Season 2 (8×60) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Winter 2020)
    The most watched program on HGTV Canada in over 10 years*** and ranking #3 across all of Canadian specialty entertainment this spring*, Island of Bryan returns for a second season this winter. In Season 2, Bryan and Sarah have committed to six more months until the grand opening. With the budget maxed out and more at stake than ever, they need to keep their eyes on the prize: finishing their dream project. This season will bring an end to the epic family adventure; leaving viewers inspired, amazed, and relieved that they didn’t have to take on this build themselves. (Produced by Si Entertainment).

    $ave My Reno, Season 3 (14×30) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Winter 2020)
    In $ave My Reno Season 3, cash-conscious homeowners’ domestic dreams become a reality when Sebastian Clovis, the savvy builder with contagious energy, and Samantha Pynn, the celebrated ‘luxe-on-a-budget’ designer, grab hold of each project. Seb and Sam save through smart spends, upcycling, and spectacular DIY designs, encouraging homeowners to strap on a toolbelt and help with their renovation along the way. Together they transform these houses into showpiece homes – all on a budget that fits the bill. (Produced by Great Pacific Media).

    Backyard Builds – Season 3 (11×30) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020)
    Contractor Brian McCourt and design expert Sarah Keenleyside maximize a backyard’s potential by creating tailored, one-of-a-kind structures in Backyard Builds. Whether it’s a converted shipping container, cake studio, treehouse village or outdoor theatre – when indoor space isn’t enough, Brian and Sarah take it outside. (Produced by Frantic Films).

    Previously announced series include:

    Farmhouse Facelift (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Winter 2020)
    Old farmhouses are spacious, historic treasures with loads of potential, but restoring them to their former glory with modern amenities can be a massive undertaking. No one knows more about farmhouse living than renovation experts and siblings Billy Pearson and Carolyn Wilbrink. Billy (a contractor) and Carolyn (a designer) grew up on their family farm in rural Ontario. Now, they’re using their construction and design expertise to restore rustic and rundown farmhouses for their clients. (Produced by Sonar Entertainment).

    Make Your Move (wt) (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Winter/Spring 2020)
    In Make Your Move, Kortney and Dave Wilson help homeowners make strategic moves with their money by using their flipping expertise to turn a newly purchased fixer-upper into the home of their dreams – all while making smart investments into the biggest asset these families own. (Produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment).

    Vacation House Rules (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Spring 2020)
    You don’t need a million bucks to buy the vacation house of your dreams. Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray, with his years of smart real estate and renovating experience, can show you how. Scott shows homeowners how to take their vacation property purchase and unlock its full rental potential. Through Scott’s Vacation House Rules even the most neglected and unlivable of spaces can be transformed into unique and buzz-worthy pieces of paradise. (Produced by McGillivray Entertainment).


    HISTORY® debuts three new series, Big Timber, following a family of loggers in B.C., joining previously announced series Salvage Kings slated for fall and Breaking Wild for winter. The network also debuts a new season of historical drama and Top 5 entertainment specialty program*, Vikings, later this year.

    Big Timber (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (2020)
    In the forests of Vancouver Island, B.C. a family of loggers have bet it all on a valuable and isolated timber claim. But with treacherous weather and impossible terrain they must build their own roads and MacGyver their own machinery to get this timber out in the best condition possible – and they have a limited amount of time to get it done.(Produced by Big Timber Media).

    Holocaust – The Last Survivors (wt) (1×90) – REMEMBRANCE DAY SPECIAL – (Fall 2019)
    The personal experiences of children during the Holocaust told through first-hand accounts of the last survivors. Seventy-five years ago, they were witness to unspeakable horrors, but their stories of survival are often filled with moving examples of bravery, kindness and redemption. The survivors travel back to Europe – to hometowns and concentration camps where painful memories flood back, and where dramatic and emotional reunions unfold. As the last living links to the worst crime of the 20th century, they wonder, “when we are gone, will people remember? Will they believe it happened?” (Produced by Saloon Media).

    History Erased, Season 2 (4×60) – NEW SEASON – (Corus Studios) (Fall 2019)
    This innovative event series examines the butterfly effect of removing key individuals, ideas and inventions from a given nation’s history to highlight that country’s contributions to global culture and human history. In each episode, we imagine the world without a specific country as their game-changing leaders, innovators and social-political achievements are erased. What unfolds? Global catastrophe, societal upheaval and chaos! (Produced by Cream Productions).

    Vikings – Season 6A (10×60) – NEW SEASON – (Fall 2019)
    Award-winning historical drama and ranking as the #4 program across specialty entertainment last fall*, Vikings returns with the hotly anticipated first part of Season 6, the final season, coming this fall (Canada/Ireland co-production by Take 5 and TM Productions Limited).

    Previously announced series include:

    Salvage Kings (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Fall 2019)
    Meet the team at Priestly Demolition – a family business with a big heart and with over 250 jobs a year – there are countless treasures to be found before the wrecking ball moves in. Once the buildings are stripped and the last brick has fallen the salvage team embarks on the fun, fast and furious auctioning and sale of the items discovered and we soon learn that people will pay for the strangest things. (Produced by Media Headquarters).

    Breaking Wild(10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Corus Studios) (Winter 2020)
    A compelling real-life Western, this doc series follows the efforts of the fearless Xeni Gwet’in (pronounced Honey Gwet-teen) cowboys, transplanted American Naval Officer Michael Lares, and legendary horse trainer Mike Hawkridge, who work to ensure the survival of the wild Qayus horses and continue the legacy of cowboy culture in their title lands. Their home, B.C.’s Nemiah Valley, is a secluded and off the grid ‘shangra la’ – untouched for hundreds of years and fiercely protected by the Xeni Gwet’in. Against all odds, these horses survive despite the constant threat of predators, overpopulation, and precarious food supplies. But capturing and training them is no easy task – these horses are among the smartest, strongest and rarest on the planet and it will take the best being their best to harness the horses’ unbridled strength and spirit and transform them into trusty steeds owners are proud to own. (Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Bonterra Productions).

    KIDS


    Powerhouse network YTV welcomes Nelvana’s award-winning short film voiced by Whoopi Goldberg, The Most Magnificent Thing. The short film is set to make its broadcast debut this fall.

    The Most Magnificent Thing (1×30) – BROADCAST PREMIERE – (Nelvana) (Fall 2019)
    Hollywood icon Whoopi Goldberg and screen and stage star Alison Pill (Vice, Three Tall Women, The Newsroom) helm the voice cast for Nelvana’s first animated short film, The Most Magnificent Thing. Based on Ashley Spires’ bestselling picture book of the same name, published by Corus’ Kids Can Press in 2014, Goldberg stars as the film’s narrator, with a cast rounded out by Pill as “mom”, Lilly Bartlam (Total Drama Island, Dot.) as “the determined girl”, and Tony Daniels (Atomic Puppet, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) as her canine best friend. (Produced by Nelvana).

    Animation network TELETOON sees the return of Hotel Transylvania: The Series from Nelvana, featuring vampire teenager Mavis. Early next year, a new season of Total Dramarama is set to premiere.

    Hotel Transylvania: The Series, Season 2 (26×30) – NEW SEASON – (Nelvana) (Fall 2019)
    Hotel Transylvania: The Series features Mavis in her vampire teen years. Drac is still away but teenage Mavis and her pals Wendy, Pedro and Hank are back at Hotel Transylvania causing mayhem and mischief under the watchful eye of her Aunt Lydia. Follow their escapades as Mavis continues her mission to run Hotel Transylvania and make her Dad proud. (Produced by Nelvana in association with Sony Pictures Animation).

    Total Dramarama, Season 2 (26×30) – NEW SEASON – (Winter 2020)
    Total Dramarama goes back in time to re-introduce our favorite Total Drama Island cast members as four year olds in a daycare centre! They might be downsized, but their personalities aren’t. Inside these pint-sized bodies we’ll find the hilariously familiar characters we know and love, *spending the day together at Happy Tots Daycare Centre. And Total Drama Island’s scary but lovable Chef is now (barely) in charge of everything. (Produced by Fresh TV in association with Cartoon Network).

    Preschool network Treehouse welcomes three new series and a returning season of beloved series Esme & Roy. New animated pet series, Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe and The Remarkable Mr. King, featuring an endearing little lion, are both set to premiere this fall, while Pikwik is slated for 2020.

    Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe (26×30) – NEW SERIES – (Nelvana) (Fall 2019)
    Binky and his fellow P.U.R.S.T. agents (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) are on a mission to protect their human families from aliens, robots, and interstellar threats. It’s a pretty big job for these small pets, but this paw-some team is certified and ready for action. (Produced by Nelvana under the redknot banner, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery Kids Latin America).

    The Remarkable Mr. King (13×30) – NEW SERIES – (Nelvana) (Fall 2019)
    Mr. King is a well-meaning, short sighted little lion. He thinks he should know everything, but sometimes his ‘big think’ cause big snags and tangles. So if Mr. King tries and fails, he tries again to make things right. Mr. King shows us how to turn mistakes into wins for everyone to share. (Produced by Nelvana).

    Pikwik (26×30) – NEW SERIES – (Winter/Spring 2020)
    Pikwik follows the Pikwik Pack, team leader Suki the hedgehog, Axel the raccoon, Hazel the cat, and Tibor the hippo, as they work together to deliver magical packages to the colourful citizens of Pikwik Cove. (Produced by Guru Studio).

    Esme & Roy, Season 2 – (13×30) – NEW SEASON – (Nelvana) (Fall 2019)
    Esme and Roy are the best Monstersitters in Monsterdale. They’ve become experts at using creative games to solve little monsters’ big problems. With lovable characters who spark strong emotional connections, Esme & Roy inspires children to engage in new play patterns, which increase their creativity and learning. (Produced by Nelvana in association with Sesame Workshop).
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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT’S POWERFUL SPECIALTY PORTFOLIO ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 2019-2020 ORDERS


    Corus Specialty Networks Dominate, Claiming Five of the Top 10 Specialty Stations and the Top 5 Kids Channels

    W Network and Showcase Deliver Heavy-Hitting Dramas and Thrillers: Batwoman, Pearson, Nancy Drew, Katy Keene, Pennyworth, Party of Five and Swamp Thing

    Returning Seasons of Standout Scripted Hits Include:
    Supergirl, Charmed, Outlander, The Good Fight, The Sinner, Legacies and More


    Lifestyle Slate Boasts the Best in Unscripted Series:
    A Very Brady Renovation, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Christina on the Coast, Cupcake Championship and Holiday Wars


    Corus’ Leading Suite of Children’s Networks Introduce a Spin-Off of The Loud House: Los Casagrandes, New Series Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs, the Milestone 50th Season of Sesame Street and More


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    For Immediate Release

    TORONTO, May 30, 2018 Corus Entertainment announced today its vast lineup of gripping new titles and returning smash-hits for the 2019-2020 broadcast season. The indisputable frontrunner in Canada’s specialty landscape, Corus owns five of the Top 10 channels* including W Network, Showcase, HISTORY®, HGTV Canada and YTV – more than any other broadcaster. Since its launch earlier this spring, Adult Swim ranks in the Top 10 among male millennials****. Claiming the Top 5 kids channels*****, the company continues to be the prominent leader across its impressive suite of children’s networks as well. This announcement follows Corus’ unveiling of 40 new and returning Canadian original series earlier this morning.

    “As the authority in premium entertainment and family-friendly content, proudly owning half of the Top 10 networks and the Top 5 kids brands, our powerful roster of specialty programming entertains viewers across the country, bringing in massive audiences,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Specialty Networks, Corus Entertainment. “We look forward to continuing this momentum as we showcase buzz-worthy dramas with breakout stars, fascinating unscripted lifestyle series, fan-favourite hits and lively kids series this year.”

    Corus Entertainment presents its 2019-2020 slate of new series across its specialty networks below. A full list of returning programming is available here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjwy6ui2tj...mming.pdf?dl=0

    DRAMA
    W Network

    Ranked as the #1 entertainment specialty network for the second year in a row*******, W Network continues to bring in massive audiences, bolstered by its recent partnership with Hallmark Channel. This year, the network secures blockbuster series including ensemble drama Pearson, executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh, Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, iconic detective series Nancy Drew, and family drama Party of Five.

    The network also brings back new seasons of hits including the #1 entertainment specialty program with women 25-54 and the most-watched series on the network Outlander**, high-school football drama All American, as well as Charmed, ranking in the Top 5**, and The Good Fight, which ranks in the Top 20 this spring***.

    Hallmark
    Year-Round Seasonal Stunts – (2019/2020)
    To kick-off the channel partnership between W Network and Hallmark Channel, the “Countdown to Christmas” programming stunt launched and propelled the network to claim the spot of the #1 specialty network in Canada during its airing, and the #1 most watched network on weekends, surpassing conventional and sports******. The amazing success W Network has seen with Hallmark Channel content extends beyond Christmas and continues all year round to deliver movies every weekend and heartwarming, feel-good seasonal stunts.

    Pearson – NEW SERIES – (August 2019)
    Powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) leaves New York behind to take on the city of Chicago in this unique spinoff of the long-running hit legal drama, Suits. The former managing partner of Pearson Specter Litt is determined to make a difference in the Windy City as she navigates the corrupt and intimidating world of Chicago politics.

    Nancy Drew – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); A rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). In addition, Scott Wolf plays Carson Drew, Nancy’s father.

    Katy Keene (13×60) – NEW SERIES – (Winter/Spring 2020)
    A Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger, and “It Girl” Pepper Smith — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City together.

    Party of Five (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Winter/Spring 2020)
    Party of Five follows the five Acosta children – Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina and baby Rafael – as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico. The series stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.

    Showcase
    As one of Canada’s Top 5 specialty networks*, Showcase debuts a super heroine programming block with standout series Batwoman starring Ruby Rose, paired with fan-favourite Supergirl, and also introduces DC origin stories Pennyworth and from executive producer James Wan (Aquaman), Swamp Thing.

    Showcase also holds a number of Top 20 ranked entertainment specialty programs including The Sinner**, executive produced by Jessica Biel, Legacies***, Roswell, New Mexico***, Supergirl**, and The Magicians***, all returning for new seasons in addition to Marvel’s Runaways, and the final season of Mr. Robot.

    Batwoman (13×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, a highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before becoming Gotham’s new symbol of hope.

    Swamp Thing (10x60mins) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Swamp Thing
    follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe. Based on characters from DC created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.

    Pennyworth (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    This DC origin story follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London.

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi – MOVIE BROADCAST PREMIERE – (December 2019)Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

    ABC Spark
    ABC Spark, a millennial-focused network, anchors its schedule with two new series this winter/spring including drama Motherland: Fort Salem and half-hour comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay. Also joining the network this year are returning series Siren, The Bold Type, grown-ish and new episodes of Good Trouble.

    Motherland: Fort Salem (10×60) – NEW SERIES (Winter/Spring 2020)
    Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world – but with supernatural tactics and weapons. The series stars Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Taylor Hickson, Demetria McKinney and Amalia Holm.

    Everything’s Gonna Be Okay – (10×30) – NEW SERIES (Winter/Spring 2020)
    From Please Like Me creator, writer and star Josh Thomas, the half-hour comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic 25-year-old visiting his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. He hasn’t been particularly present in his siblings’ lives, but when their dad reveals that he is terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in and hold it all together.

    ADULT SWIM


    After a hugely successful launch this April, Adult Swim quickly became a Top 10 specialty station for male millennials and a Top 20 specialty station for A18-49****. The newly launched network delivers an exciting new series from the DC Universe, Harley Quinn, voiced by Kaley Cuoco this fall/winter.
    In addition, new seasons of fan-favourite animated adult series are scheduled this fall including Mr. Pickles, Bob’s Burgers, Emmy Award®-winning series Robot Chicken, Family Guy and the long-awaited season four of acclaimed series Rick and Morty, with voice cast: Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek).

    Harley Quinn – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019/Winter 2020)Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.

    LIFESTYLE


    HGTV Canada

    HGTV Canada leads home renovation, real estate, interior design and DIY programming with highly-anticipated, star-studded series including nostalgic new show A Very Brady Renovation. The series follows the restoration of the infamous Brady Bunch house featuring several of the original cast members. Joining the schedule this year, popular home renovation series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition returns with network stars overhauling a home for a family in need. HGTV Canada also delivers a new competition series, Rock the Block where four home renovation experts will each overhaul identical properties and transform them into custom dream homes.

    Home Town, the #2 program on HGTV Canada this spring*** returns, alongside the #1 show on HGTV Canada this fall, Flip or Flop**, and a new season of Hidden Potential.

    Christina on the Coast (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Summer 2019)
    Christina on the Coast highlights Christina as she gives clients luxe spaces filled with distinctive design elements and cool SoCal style. Christina starts each episode cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway in a top-down convertible, celebrating a new life that started with her engagement and wedding to Ant Anstead, star of the MotorTrend series Wheeler Dealers. The series also features the couple’s search to find a perfect home for their growing family. The season also includes a special episode where Christina and Ant give their pool a full makeover and transform their backyard into an outdoor paradise. A refreshing oasis with a tube water slide, outdoor kitchen, bar and hot tub is just the beginning of a spectacular outdoor haven.

    A Very Brady Renovation (4×60) – NEW SERIES – (September 2019)
    A Very Brady Renovation will feature a full-scale overhaul of the world-famous Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. HGTV will execute a show-stopping transformation by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint—all without compromising its instantly recognizable street view. The house will be replicated to include the floating staircase, the orange-and-green kitchen and the kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom.

    Rock the Block (4×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Four of HGTV’s brightest home renovation experts will square off in the network’s newest competition series, Rock the Block. With just four weeks and $150,000 each, Leanne Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential), Mina Starsiak (Good Bones) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) will take identical suburban properties—located side-by-side in the Greater Los Angeles Area—and morph them into extraordinary custom dream homes. Hosted by Property Brothers star and real estate expert Drew Scott, the series will spotlight the power reno professionals as they infuse the houses with their distinctive signature style. The HGTV star who adds the most value to her home will claim victory and bragging rights.

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (10×60) – NEW SERIES(Winter 2020)Television’s highest-rated home renovation series of all time—Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—is coming to HGTV. While it has not yet revealed the cast for the new episodes, HGTV will showcase its own superstar experts in the weekly race to complete a custom, whole home renovation for one deserving family.

    Food Network Canada

    The country’s premium destination for all things cuisine, Food Network Canada debuts competitive series Cupcake Championship hosted by Kardea Brown and adds new holiday-themed competition program Holiday Wars to complement its standout slate of over 100 hours of new holiday and Halloween programming this fall.

    Hit Halloween programming returning later this year includes Halloween Wars – the #1 program on the network last fall and ranking in the Top 15 entertainment specialty series**- hosted by Jonathan Bennett, and Halloween Baking Championship. After a highly successful run of Buddy vs. Duff this spring, ranking in the Top 10 specialty entertainment programs***, the network sees the return of famous cake creator Duff Goldman as co-host of a new season of Kids Baking Championship. This fall, Rachael Ray is back with a new season of 30 Minute Meals.

    Cupcake Championship (4×60) – NEW SERIES (Fall 2019)
    Hosted by Kardea Brown, the obsession with cupcake artistry reaches new heights as four of the best cupcake designers battle it out in two rounds for cupcake supremacy and a sweet $10,000 prize.

    Holiday Wars (4×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    It’s a brand-new holiday season competition packed with tons of holiday cheer! In Holiday Wars, three teams of master cake and sugar artists face off in two challenges to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious. At the end of the battle, one team will jingle all the way home with the grand prize.


    Slice

    Growing year-to-year among key demos including millennials********, Slice™ is the home of big personalities, luxurious living, and superior unscripted lifestyle programming, welcoming the exciting reboot of the ‘90s hit series Blind Date this fall.

    As the exclusive broadcaster for the top performing The Real Housewives franchise, and the destination where loyal fans can get this content first, The Real Housewives of Orange Country returns with new episodes. Fans can also expect new seasons of the hugely popular series Below Deck in 2019.

    Blind Date – NEW SERIES – (Coming Soon)
    Dating has always been an awkward, contentious, sexy, and hilarious adventure. However, the magic of a blind date has gone away, replaced by the algorithms of dating apps, which have eroded dating into a casual meet-up to exchange preconceived notions. Sometimes you’re better off just going in blind.


    HISTORY®

    One of the country’s Top 10 specialty channels for fall* and the go-to destination for factual content, HISTORY® delivers two new series including The Strongest Man in History, and the reboot of longstanding series Ax Men with Axmen Reborn coming early this fall.

    After the massively successful sixth season of The Curse of Oak Island affirmed it as the #1 series for all of specialty**, the series returns for a seventh season later this year. Also returning to the network this fall is a new season of premium scripted drama Project Bluebook, one of the Top 10 specialty entertainment programs this spring***.

    The Strongest Man in History (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Four of the strongest men in the world, Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst, and Nick Best, reach back through time – seeking out history’s most legendary strongmen, celebrating their feats of strength, and dispelling the mythology of their beloved sport. Each week, they will travel to a different destination, separating fact from fiction, evaluating the feasibility of these supposed legends, and then (whether they’re true or not), they will attempt to crush them.

    Axmen Reborn (10×60) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    The logging families of the Pacific Northwest have been torn apart since the long-running series Ax Men. Untimely deaths and a changing economic landscape have threatened family businesses. For this new generation of loggers, now is the time to start wielding the ax as the timber industry is on the upswing again and the old guard is looking for redemption.


    National Geographic

    National Geographic is Canada’s home to compelling, award-winning content and the network continues to push boundaries with premium travelogue series Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered this fall. The popular series Running Wild with Bear Grylls featuring celebrity guests such as Brie Larson and Kristen Bell finds a new home on National Geographic and debuts a new season of highly acclaimed series Genius: Aretha Franklin. Later this year, a reboot of fan-favourite series Brain Games with new host, Keegan-Michael Key joins the schedule.

    Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (6×60) – NEW SERIES – (August 2019)
    The world’s most charismatic Chef, Gordon Ramsay turns adventurer to travel the globe discovering the local cultures behind food. He’ll visit the out of the way places that tourists don’t find in locations lie Peru, Morocco, Laos, New Zealand, Hawaii and Alaska.

    Running Wild with Bear Grylls (6×60) – NEW SERIES – (November 2019)
    National Geographic is now the new home of the wildly popular hit series Running Wild with Bear Grylls, slated to premiere this fall. The new season, which includes a new celebrity lineup of adventurers, will transport viewers across remote locations in the U.S. and around the world, including the jagged cliffs of Sardinia, a massive glacier in Iceland, the deep jungles and remote islands of Panama, and the deserts and canyons of Arizona. Celebrities will push beyond their limits to see if they can endure the harsh landscapes in their high-octane, action-based, fear-tackling journeys. The intrepid cast members will face their deepest fears and confront everything from wild animals to rock repelling as they journey through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.

    Brain Games (8×60) – NEW SERIES – (December 2019)
    In Brain Games, new host Keegan-Michael Key (Friends From College) will investigate mind-bending questions with the help of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Joining Key on stage in front of the live studio audience, world-famous mentalist Lior Surchard will assist with brain games and challenges for the celebrity guests. Meanwhile, field correspondent and science communicator Cara Santa Maria will take the cerebral challenges on the road and put everyday people across America to the test. With insight from some of the world’s leading neuroscientists, engineers and brain experts, we explore the “why” behind the “wow.”


    KIDS
    YTV

    YTV, a Top 10 ranking specialty network for adults 25-54* and the #1 kids channel for K6-11***** debuts new series Los Casagrandes, a spinoff of hit The Loud House which is also returning for a new season. In addition, the revival of pop-culture sensation series All That, and competition series America’s Most Musical Family join the family-friendly schedule.

    Also coming this fall, YTV delivers new episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants and the 2D-animated series based on the popular ninja team, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Los Casagrandes (20×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    The Casagrandes, a spinoff of animated hit The Loud House, follows Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, living together in the big city and exploring the endless possibilities urban life has to offer.

    All That (13×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Pop-culture phenomenon All That is returning for a new generation of kids. The new weekly sketch-comedy series will showcase an all-new cast of kids, with original cast members such as Kel Mitchell, Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg making special appearances. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will be serving as executive producers.

    America’s Most Musical Family (wt) (12×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    This brand-new competition series, produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (So You Think You Can Dance), follows the nationwide search for the most talented family in America.


    TELETOON

    The destination for the best in animation, TELETOON, welcomes exciting new series Infinity Train, comedy series Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for fall 2019 and Thundercats Roar coming in 2020. Giving viewers a glimpse into the life of a teen superhero, new episodes of popular series Teen Titans Go! return to the programming slate as well as best friend series Apple & Onion.

    Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs (26×15) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Best friends Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are back in this quarter-hour animated comedy series, Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! Warner Bros. Animation takes you beyond Bedrock to The Crags, a vast land that is as dangerous and wild as the dinosaurs that inhabit it. Whenever they get the chance, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino head to the open wilderness, helping new friends, fighting new enemies and learning about life through their endless crazy adventures.

    Infinity Train – NEW SERIES – (2019)
    With a groundswell of fan support of the original short created through the Cartoon Network’s global Artist Program, this mystery adventure created by Owen Dennis follows a precocious young girl named Tulip who finds herself on a train full of infinite worlds and tries to find her way home. Infinity Train will debut this year.

    Thundercats Roar (52×15) – NEW SERIES – (2020)
    The iconic ThunderCats return in an all-new animated series with fresh designs, storytelling and all-new adventures on Third Earth.


    TREEHOUSE

    The country’s #1 preschool network, (K2-5)***** Treehouse brings back the much-loved puppy named Blue for the new interactive series Blue’s Clues & You!. Returning programming includes a new season of Thomas & Friends, on his global adventure visiting Italy and Brazil, and Sesame Street celebrates the milestone 50th season of the longstanding children’s program, featuring iconic characters viewers know and love like Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird.

    The channel also welcomes new episodes of live-action series Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, as well as the playful Peppa Pig, and Sunny Day.

    Blue’s Clues & You! – (20×30) – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    In Blue’s Clues & You!, beloved puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and the new live-action host, Broadway star Josh Dela Cruz, on a clue-led adventure to solve a daily puzzle. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspires viewers to interact with the action. Premiering this fall, the series features all-new CG animation and updates to favourite characters.


    DISNEY CHANNEL CANADA

    Disney Channel Canada highlights new series Gabby Duran and Unsittables this fall along with four returning series and episodes such as Coop and Cami Ask the World, Star Wars Resistance, Raven’s Home, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures, and coming 2020 new movie, Zombies 2.

    On Disney Junior, a new season of animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, featuring celebrated character Mickey Mouse, returns this fall along with six returning seasons and episodes of network hits including Puppy Dog Pals, T.O.T.S., Fancy Nancy, Muppet Babies, PJ Masks, and Vampirina.

    Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
    – NEW SERIES – (Fall 2019)
    Gabby Duran constantly feels like she’s living in the shadows of her uber-polished, successful mother and whip-smart younger sister. She finally finds her moment to shine when she inadvertently lands an out-of-this-world job to babysit an unruly group of very important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on earth with their families, disguised as everyday kids. Fearless and unapologetically bold, Gabby steps up to the challenge to protect these youngsters and their secret identities, and prove she’s the best babysitter in the galaxy.

    Zombies 2 – NEW MOVIE – (2020)
    Zombies introduced Zed, a zombie football player, and Addison, a human cheerleader, who united their respective communities in the town of Seabrook. Zombies 2 begins after last year’s groundbreaking semester at Seabrook High, as a new group of outsiders — mysterious werewolves — threaten the newfound unity and cause a rift between Zed and Addison.

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    I just wonder what Corus will ever do with Deja View...what was once such a great Retro Channel is anything but it anymore since they took it over and really screwed up their lineup. It would be nice if teletoon could at least add some retro Toons in their lineups. We hadn't had any of that since the demise of Teletoon Retro.

 

 

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