Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today highlights from its 2013 fall schedule, featuring a lineup of entertaining, returning favourites and hit blockbuster movies. Viewers can look forward to new seasons of Property Brothers, Love It or List It Vancouver, Candice Tells All and Come Dine with Me Canada. In addition to a strong lineup of original Canadian series, the fall schedule will also feature new seasons of hit series The Good Wife and Undercover Boss. W Network also continues to be the #1 movie destination for women, with blockbuster premieres that include No Strings Attached, Lincoln Lawyer, Our Idiot Brother, Larry Crowne, Red and Secretariat.“W Network’s ratings success is built on our original W series that are huge hits with our viewers,” said John MacDonald, Vice President, Head of TV Programming & Production, Corus Entertainment. “This fall will be no exception, as W Network rolls out all new episodes of fan favourites, including Love It or List It Vancouver and Property Brothers – series that are not only wildly popular here in Canada, but resonate with international audiences as well.”
W NETWORK PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER (NEW EPISODES)
New episodes: Monday, September 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (60 minutes)
Love It or List It Vancouver showcases families in B.C.’s largest metropolitan city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It’s up to designer Jillian Harris to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with their list of “must-haves to love it” and a design she hopes will persuade them to stay. Meanwhile, realtor Todd Talbot is determined to get homeowners to relocate by taking their list of “must-haves to list it” and finding them new digs. Every episode will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as Jillian and Todd battle it out for the homeowners’ allegiance. With renovation there are always setbacks and sometimes it means the homeowners must lose one of their “must- haves” on their list to stay. On the realtor’s end, finding everything the homeowners want in their dream home can be more difficult than originally anticipated. The stakes are high as the homeowners weigh in on the financial and emotional decisions of buying a new home or staying in the renovated one. Love It or List It Vancouver is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network. For more information about the series, please click here.
PROPERTY BROTHERS (NEW SEASON)
New episodes: Tuesday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (60 minutes)
The boys are back with all new homes and amazing transformations. 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 gets buyers into their dream homes without busting their budget. The series follows Drew and Jonathan as they help couples find, buy and transform extreme fixer-uppers into the ultimate dream home. Each week, with the help of CGI technology, the brothers show buyers the underlying potential in two rundown properties. Once the clients choose the property they like best, Drew begins negotiating the purchase price while Jonathan starts planning the transformation. For more information about the series, please click here.
CANDICE TELLS ALL (FINAL SEASON)
New episodes: Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT (30 minutes)
Candice Olson goes all out with the most outstanding makeovers yet in this final fabulous season of Candice Tells All – spectacular kitchen transformations, luxurious romantic bedrooms and the biggest, most challenging, eye-popping basement renovation Candice has ever taken on. Viewers tag along as Candice – armed with her trademark sense of humour and a double latte – meets with her army of talented suppliers, sources unique furnishings and handles unexpected renovation challenges along the way. As one of North America’s top designers, Candice dishes her best trade secrets while juggling clients, multiple job sites and a personal life. From inspiration, to execution, to completion – this half-hour series offers an entertaining glimpse into Candice’s world and her design process, revealing the secrets of timeless design principles and where she finds her inspiration. For more information about the series, please click here.
UNDERCOVER BOSS (SEASON 4)
New episodes: Thursday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (60 minutes)
Undercover Boss is an Emmy® Award-winning reality series that follows high-level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own companies. Each week, a different executive will leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their corporation. For more information about the series, please click here.
THE GOOD WIFE (SEASON 4)
Premieres: Tuesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (60 minutes)
Emmy® Award-winner Julianna Margulies (ER) ignites the screen as Alicia Florrick, the political wife whose world is shattered when her husband (Chris Noth, Sex & the City, Law & Order) is caught in a sex and corruption scandal. Forced to support her family, Alicia returns to work at a Chicago law firm headed by Diane Lockhart (Emmy® and Tony® Award winner Christine Baranski) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles), a driven attorney with a passion for justice. A gripping blend of courtroom drama, politics and steamy personal relationships, The Good Wife features an A-List cast of regulars and guest stars like Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry and Rita Wilson. The series earned 14 Emmy® nominations in its first two seasons alone. For more information about the series, please click here.
UNDERCOVER BOSS CANADA (NEW EPISODES)
New episodes: Thursday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (60 minutes)
Undercover Boss Canada follows executives as they leave the comfort of their offices to go undercover as frontline employees. The series 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” takes an often emotional journey, discovering 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. The first episode in September will feature Food Banks Canada which feeds nearly a million struggling Canadians a month. Viewers can tune-in to see how the company will cope with the growing number of families on the breadline. For more information about the series, please click here.
COME DINE WITH ME CANADA (SEASON 4)
New episodes: Monday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT (30 minutes)
This fall the international hit series Come Dine with Me Canada kicks off the new season with a week devoted to BBQ Masters. 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. But the themed blocks don’t end with BBQ – we’ll also see an all Italian challenge, spend a week in Vancouver and honour Bacon like never before. 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.