Wedding season might be delayed, but as the world waits, CTV Life Channel cordially invites viewers to find entertainment and inspiration during a month-long, nationwide free preview beginning June 2, featuring a new, Tuesday-night line up of bingeable wedding series, movie marathons, and premium lifestyle programing.
Running until July 9, the CTV Life freeview also offers homebound homecooks some kitchen innovation with the series debut of DOUBLE YOUR DISH, Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET, beginning June 29. Produced by Bell Media Studios, the eight episode, half-hour, self-shot cooking series, a first of its kind in Canada, helps viewers make the most out of their meals by transforming one base recipe into two totally different dishes
“We’re thrilled to have the uniquely relevant and charming DOUBLE YOUR DISH alongside some of the finest lifestyle programming during CTV Life’s nationwide freeview,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “From WHERE TO I DO? to BRIDEZILLAS, CTV Life provides the escape Canadians are looking for by bringing viewers a virtual wedding season.”
- Viral ready BRIDEZILLAS (Seasons 9 -12) makes its Canadian debut, exposing over-the-top, havoc-wreaking, brides-to-be (June 9)
- The search for the perfect wedding venue continues with Season 3 of Canadian Screen Award-nominated Original Series WHERE TO I DO? (June 9)
- New to CTV Life, host Jessica Mulroney throws fabulous wedding redos for deserving couples in CTV original series I DO, REDO (June 9)
- Just head of barbeque season, viewers can catch new episodes of WATTS ON THE GRILL with fun-loving chef Spencer Watts, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET all month-long
- The nationwide freeview also delivers blockbuster wedding movie marathons throughout the month of June, including BRIDESMAIDS, WEDDING CRASHERS, and THE WEDDING SINGER (beginning June 6)
The CTV Life’s freeview is available through participating television service providers across the country, including but not limited to Bell, Bell Aliant, BellMTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, and participating members of the CCSA. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike can sample select CTV Life programming during the freeview on demand via set-top box with participating TV providers.
See below for premiere dates and full descriptions of new and returning CTV Life series available during CTV Life’s freeview. All dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, June 9
BRIDEZILLAS – Season 9 Canadian Premiere
Tuesdays at 6 – 9 p.m. ET and Season 12 at 10 p.m. ET
New series BRIDEZILLAS celebrates the craziest, most over-the-top brides wreaking wedding day hell with epic meltdowns, family feuds and social media wars. As they take the plunge to the altar, they vow no one will get in the way of their ‘perfect’ day.
WHERE TO I DO? – Season 3 Premiere
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET
For every couple getting married, big decisions have to be made. And the biggest decision of all is location, location, location! Taped before the pandemic Canadian property and design expert Tommy Smythe takes engaged couples on a journey to find their fantasy wedding venue in the third season of Canadian Screen Award-nominated WHERE TO I DO?. This season WHERE TO I DO? heads to Ireland as its first international destination outside of North America, before also visiting California, Montréal, New Orleans, and Toronto. While the world waits to return to normal and couples have their weddings on hold, the series hopes to inspire people to think outside the box when it comes to venue and location.
I DO, REDO – CTV Life Series Premiere
Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET
CTV’s I DO, REDO offers couples whose weddings were devastatingly ruined by circumstances beyond their control another chance to say “I do.” At the helm is host Jessica Mulroney who, together with design and floral expert Caspar Haydar, design and plan every redo wedding, while guiding each couple on a transformative journey beyond the extreme weather conditions, disapproving family members, and life-threatening illnesses that ruined their original nuptials.
Monday, June 29
DOUBLE YOUR DISH – Series Premiere
Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET
In this timely, self-shot cooking series, real-life couple Chef Rodney Bowers and radio and TV personality Meredith Shaw welcome viewers into their own home kitchen as they make the most out of recipes. Whether it’s a picky eater at home, a celebrity virtual double date night, or cooking up a meal for an essential worker, this innovative new series is all about transforming one base recipe into two totally different dishes. Meredith brings her signature sparkle by acting as Rodney’s sous-chef and learning kitchen skills along the way, while also as the interactive behind-the-scenes camera operator. As food is closely related to memories and nostalgia, the recipes selected will have personal stories and meaning behind them, while keeping it seasonal, simple, and readily available.
DOUBLE YOUR DISH is a production from Bell Media Studios. Jennifer Couke, John Simpson, and Michelle Crespi are Executive Producers. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
WEDDING MOVIE MARATHONS
Saturday, June 6
2 p.m. ET – BRIDESMAIDS (Encores at 9 p.m. ET and 3:30 a.m. ET)
4:45 p.m. ET – MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (Encores at 11:35 p.m. ET)
7 p.m. ET – TABLE 19 (Encores at 1:40 a.m. ET)
Saturday, June 13
2 p.m. ET – MY FAVORITE WEDDING (Encores at 4:10 a.m. ET)
3:50 p.m. ET – DESTINATION WEDDING (Encores at 2:15 a.m. ET)
5:45 p.m. ET – MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING (Encores at 10 p.m. ET)
8 p.m. ET – BRIDE WARS (Encores at 12:15 a.m. ET)
Saturday, June 20
2 p.m. ET – WEDDING CRASHERS (Encores at 9:30 p.m. ET)
4:30 p.m. ET – FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (Encores at 12 a.m. ET)
7 p.m. ET – THE BIRDCAGE (Encores at 2:30 a.m. ET)
Saturday, June 27
2 p.m. ET – ALL OF MY HEART: THE WEDDING (Encores at 4 a.m. ET)
4 p.m. ET – SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (Encores at 2 a.m. ET)
6 p.m. ET – THE WEDDING SINGER (Encores at 10 p.m. ET)
8 p.m. ET – 50 FIRST DATES (Encores at 12 a.m. ET)