Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today highlights from its 2012 fall schedule, featuring returning favourites including Undercover Boss Canada, with 10 new disguised executives working incognito in their own organizations; dynamic twins Drew andJonathan Scott in Property Brothers; flagship series Love It or List It starring battling co-hostsHilary Farr and David Visentin; and the hit dinner party competition series Come Dine with Me Canada. This Fall W also continues to offer a robust non-stop blockbuster movie line-up. First run titles premiering this Fall include Date Night and Sex and the City 2.
W NETWORK PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
NEW EPISODES OF RETURNING SERIES:
MY HOUSE, YOUR MONEY
Airs: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning September 4 (30 minutes)
My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as prospective home buyers turn to their extended family members for financial help in order to acquire their dream home. Conflict is inevitable when mixing family and business. Season 2 of My House, Your Moneydelves even deeper into the family dynamics that inevitably bubble beneath the surface as the whole family tours prospective homes together. What could possibly go wrong when grown up kids want a beautiful home to live in but their parents have a financial stake in this major life decision? For more information about the series, please click here.
Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning September 4 (60 minutes)
Real estate agent Drew Scott and his twin brother, contractor Jonathan Scott return with brand-new episodes of the popular series Property Brothers this fall. This one-hour real estate/home renovation series sends buyers with limited resources on an expedition to find their ideal home among extreme fixer-uppers. Using CGI technology, deft negotiation skills and contracting muscle, Drew and Jonathan work with couples to find, buy and transform rundown real estate into the ultimate dream home. For more information about the series, please click here.
UNDERCOVER BOSS CANADA
Airs: Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning September 6 (60 minutes)
Back with 10 new episodes this fall, Undercover Boss Canada follows executives as they leave the comfort of their top floor offices to go undercover on the ground floor. The series from Alliance Films is based on the format devised by Studio Lambert, part of the ALL3MEDIA group of companies. Each episode of Undercover Boss Canada features an executive who is transformed into a frontline worker with a covert disguise and a convincing back story. Working alongside their employees, each “boss” embarks on an often emotional journey as they struggle to learn new skills not required at the CEO level and discover the effects their decisions have on others, the perception of the company, and who the unsung heroes of their workforce are. Most importantly, they learn how to apply what they have gained from the experience – both for their company and for themselves. For more information about the series, please click here.
COME DINE WITH ME CANADA
Airs: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning September 10 (30 minutes)
This fall, the international hit series, Come Dine with Me Canada returns for a third hilarious season of fierce dinner party competition among amateur chefs. Each night for one week, five strangers take turns cooking up their idea of the perfect evening – that includes the menu, cocktails, wine, entertainment and ambiance. After dinner, each competitor rates the host’s performance and at the end of the week, the host with most votes is crowned the winner and rewarded with the ‘ultimate dinner party host’ title and a cash prize. This season, there will be more cooking, more calamity and more crying. The competition will also cover new territory with dinner parties hosted in both Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on the format created by ITV Studios (UK). For more information about the series, please click here.
LOVE IT OR LIST IT
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning September 10 (60 minutes)
Season 5 of W Network’s hit series Love It or List It returns with new episodes this fall. Each episode pits realtor David Visentin against designer Hilary Farr as they compete for the homeowners’ final decision to stay or go. David’s insider’s perspective on the real estate market helps target listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined to show homeowners that, within their budget, she can transform their worn-out house into a castle they can love. For more information about the series, please click here.
Airs: Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 4 (30 minutes)
Golden Globe® Award nominated comedy series Scrubs follows fresh-faced medical intern John “JD” Dorian (Zach Braff) as he embarks on his career at a hospital full of unpredictable staffers and patients. Joining him in his new world are his college buddy, Chris Turk (Donald Faison), an intern with a more elite surgical group, and the beautiful and driven Elliott Reid (Sarah Chalke), JD’s fellow medical intern whom he instantly tries to pursue romantically. Keeping the new interns on their toes are: the chief of medicine Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins) who cares more about profits and his own well being; the abrasive, no-nonsense Dr. Perry Cox (John C. McGinley) who cares about his patients and protégés more than he lets on; and jaded nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes). For more information about the series, please click here.
Airs: Monday to Friday at Noon (r) 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 4 (30 minutes)
Cougar Town focuses on newly divorced mom, Jules Cobb (Courteney Cox). After spending her 20′s raising her son, a newly divorced, Jules tries to find the balance between having her 20′s in her 40′s, raising her son, dealing with her ex, running a business, and helping her friends. Egged on by her very married and very irreverent best friend Elle Torres (Christina Miller) and her determined assistant Laurie Keller (Busy Phillips), Jules reluctantly dips her toe back into the dating pool only to struggle with her ideas (and societies) about how to behave when you are 40 and single. This Golden Globe® Award nominated comedy comes from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and co-executive producer Courteney Cox. Viewers can catch a sneak peek of Cougar Town onMonday, September 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (r) 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about the series, please click here.
THE GOOD WIFE
Airs: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. beginning September 4 (60 minutes)
The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy® Award-winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. She lands a position as a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, but soon learns that she will have to battle with other 20-something recruits to land the one and only full-time associate position. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician’s scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the “good wife” and takes charge of her own destiny. For more information about the series, please click here.
MORE HIT MOVIES
W Network continues to be the #1 movie destination for woman, with hit movies and blockbuster premieres that include Sex and the City 2, Life as We Know It, Date Night, Going the Distance, All About Steve and The Switch.