Corus Entertainment’s CosmoTV announced today highlights from its 2011 fall schedule, featuring fun, guilt-free pleasure programming, including new seasons of The Rachel Zoe Project and Oh So Cosmo, the new original series Love Trap and the critically acclaimed, Emmy®-winning drama series Friday Night Lights.
COSMOPOLITAN TV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
LOVE TRAP (30×30) – WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m.
In the new original series, Love Trap, hosted by Evan Starkman (The Real World/Road Rules Challenge), viewers can tune in to real-life love stories as they unfold. In each episode, a creative plan is devised to give one secret admirer the chance to trap the object of his or her affection in order to express their true feelings. Whether it be alone in an elevator, partnered up in a sushi-making class, or participating in a fake marketing survey, this planned opportunity won’t last forever, and there’s just enough time to make a connection and maybe even go in for a kiss. In the end, the crush will be let in on the scheme and will have to decide whether or not they want to give their potential flame a shot at a real date.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PARIS (8×60) – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Monday, September 5 at 10 p.m.
The World According to Paris, follows Paris Hilton and four important women in her life as they go through ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce and more. Viewers get to step behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood glamour, red carpets, photo shoots and fabulous parties to see Paris reveal herself as a strong woman determined to make a new life for herself. The show offers an unprecedented voyeuristic glimpse into Paris’ life as a model, singer, actress and entrepreneur running a successful fashion and style empire.
OH SO COSMO: SEASON 5 (36×30) – WORLD PREMIERE
Premieres: Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m.
CosmoTV’s flagship series Oh So Cosmo is back for a fifth season this fall. This half-hour magazine-style TV show offers fun, fearless females entertaining stories and segments celebrating the lifestyle of hip, urban women. Hosted by sexy, irreverent Cosmo girl Josie Dye, and featuring segments from hot male correspondent Wilder Weir, and reports from Jacqui Skeete from the Oh So Cosmo editorial team, Oh So Cosmo explores fashion, men, sex and relationships with a healthy dose of fun and style.
THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECT: SEASON 4 (8×60) – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m.
For a fourth season in a row, Rachel Zoe is inviting viewers into her fashion-filled life. This season, The Rachel Zoe Project is taking fashion and styling to a whole new level, capturing the incredible star power behind Zoe’s business, which is expanding to include her own exclusive clothing line. As her business continues to grow, so does Zoe’s family. In the fourth installment of this captivating series, Zoe goes bananas as she juggles and manages her new team, clothing line and celeb clients all while preparing for motherhood.
HOUSE OF GLAM (8×60) – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Monday, October 10 at 9 p.m.
B Lynn Group is one of the hottest image agencies in the entertainment business: agents to the top fashion stylists, makeup artists and hairstylists around – with Brandi Simpkins at the helm. House of Glam features her and her team as they specialize in cooking up original and unforgettable looks for some of the biggest names in music and fashion. This docu-series takes audiences behind-the-scenes of their magazine-glossy world and through the chaotic days of trying to please demanding clients. There’s no shortage of drama with a cast comprised of colleagues, best friends and fierce rivals.
JERSEYLICIOUS: SEASON 2 (21×60) – CANADIAN PREMIERE
Premieres: Wednesday, October 19 at 9 p.m.
Jerseylicious returns for a brand-new season of blowouts, spray tans and cat fights. The series continues to follow the staff of one of New Jersey’s premiere salons where business is hot and the “ex”-tensions are hotter. Season 2 is full of budding romances, growing friendships, bitter rivalries, plenty of Tracy vs. Olivia hair-raising feuds and even a new baby. The stylists include: mother/daughter management team Gayle and Christy; Anthony, an established stylist whose own salon has recently completed its own renovations; Gigi, a young hairdresser who wants nothing more than to find the one; Alexa, one of the top bridal make-up artists in the tri-state area; Olivia, a party girl who is trying to grow up and become a successful makeup artist; Olivia’s biggest rival, Tracy, an aggressive hair stylist who can work magic with a teasing comb; and Filippo, Anthony’s handsome intern who focuses more on getting phone numbers from beautiful women than working on his craft.
COMEDY AND DRAMA SERIES:
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (17×30) – NETWORK PREMIERE
Premieres: Tuesday, August 30 at Noon
Airs: Monday to Friday at Noon (r) 7 p.m.
Based on the bestselling memoir by Mary F. Pols, Accidently On Purpose is a comedy about newspaper film critic, Billie (Jenna Elfman), who finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand. While barely surviving a humiliating break-up with her boss, James (Grant Show), Billie has a fling with much younger boy toy Zack (Jon Foster). Once she finds out she’s accidently pregnant, the two agree to live together platonically. Billie’s party-girl best friend Olivia and conventional, younger married sister Abby eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own advice and encouragement. But soon, Zack and his freeloading friends start to turn her place into a frat house, leaving Billie unsure if she’s living with a boyfriend, a roommate or just has another child to raise.
DAWSON’S CREEK (Seasons 1-6/128X60) – NETWORK PREMIERE
Premieres: Monday, September 5 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Airs: Monday to Friday at 4 p.m.
Dawson’s Creek chronicles a group of young friends’ passage from adolescence to young adulthood in the small coastal town of Capeside, Massachusetts. The series focuses on fifteen-year-old Dawson, played by James Van Der Beek, an aspiring film-maker and his best friend, the ultimate girl-next-door Joey (Katie Holmes), as they try to cope with their changing friendship now that hormones have set in. Adding to the mix is their friend and trouble-maker Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and the new girl in town, Jen (Michelle Williams), which adds extra twists to the drama of their already turbulent lives. The first season marks the beginning of this unforgettable journey, as viewers can follow the characters of Dawson’s Creek as they explore the agony and ecstasy of growing up.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Seasons 1-5/76X60) – NETWORK PREMIERE
Premieres: Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m.
Airs: Monday to Friday at 5 p.m.
Expanding on the hit feature film and best-selling book Friday Night Lights, this award-winning series centers on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together – and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart. In Dillon, high school football is not merely a game, but a religion. The town’s team, the Panthers, may be headed for the top, but can their coach Eric Taylor (Emmy® nominee Kyle Chandler) and the players keep it together as the pressure of their personal lives threatens to knock them down? There are high points and low points, but the Panthers must come together as a team on their way to victory. Emmy® nominee Connie Britton stars as Eric’s wife, Tami; Scott Porter plays star Panther quarterback Jason Street; Minka Kelly is Jason’s cheerleader girlfriend, Lyla Garrity; Canadian Taylor Kitsch plays resident bad boy Tim Riggins; Gaius Charles is running back Brian “Smash” Williams; Zach Gilford is perennial benchwarmer Matt Saracen, forced by fate to take over as quarterback during the playoffs; Aimee Teegarden plays Julie Taylor, daughter of coach Eric and Tammi; and Adrianne Palicki is high school vamp Tyra Collette.
DIRTY SEXY MONEY (Seasons 1-2/23X60) – NETWORK PREMIERE
Premieres: Thursday, September 8 at 9 p.m.
In Dirty Sexy Money, Peter Krause (Parenthood) stars as Nick George, a straight-arrowed attorney who has spent his life in the shadows of the excessively rich Darling family, which his father is personal attorney to. After a suspicious accident leads to his father’s death, Nick takes over the Darling’s legal matters – a job that largely consists of keeping their names out of print, and family members out of prison…. Read more Though Nick wants to distance himself from the family drama, the handsome salary leaves him unable to resist. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan, as power, privilege and family money make a volatile cocktail.
Cosmopolitan TV showcases a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming, ranging from comedy and drama series to relationship and Red Hot Reality programming to blockbuster movies. Its website, www.cosmotv.ca, offers Cosmo girls everywhere a backstage pass to men, sex, and style: viewers can check out the latest programming info, contribute to the message boards and go behind the scenes at CosmoTV’s flagship magazine show Oh So Cosmo. Cosmopolitan TV is a partnership between Corus Entertainment Inc. and Hearst Corporation.