“Corus is positioned to ship one of the crucial sought-after lineups of must-see TV this 12 months with our greatest slate of specialty sequence ever, all backed by the largest names in Hollywood in entrance of and behind the digicam,” mentioned Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President of Networks, Corus Leisure. “Thanks largely to firmly established relationships with our U.S. companions, we’re proud to unveil an unmatched providing of latest and returning hits throughout the spectrum of scripted and unscripted leisure.”
As an outlined chief in leisure, Corus claimed 5 of the High 10 specialty networks this 12 months,* greater than some other broadcaster,* and racked up 13 of the High 20 leisure specialty applications in fall and spring.** A protracted-time pioneer within the youngsters’ house, the corporate proudly held 20 of the High 20 youngsters applications final fall and 7 of the High 10 youngsters channels this 12 months.****
Corus Leisure presents its 2021/22 roster of acquired new and returning sequence throughout its specialty networks beneath. For extra particulars on all specialty programming, please click on here.
SCRIPTED DRAMA & COMEDY
Because the Canadian residence of marquee Peacock Authentic sequence in English Canada, the next can’t-miss content material full of main star energy will land on Corus’ prime drama networks, W Community and Showcase, along with STACKTV and the International TV App with full sequence, long-term stacking rights.
This fall, high-octane motion comedy MacGruber debuts, starring and govt produced by Will Forte, in addition to Dr. Loss of life, impressed by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and starring Canadian actor Joshua Jackson, Grace Gummer, AnnaSophia Robb with Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin. From web page to display screen, two sequence primarily based on best-selling novels be part of the lineup together with Dan Brown’s The Misplaced Image, primarily based on the third novel within the Da Vinci Code sequence, and Considered one of Us is Mendacity, primarily based on the novel of the identical title by Karen M. McManus, which tells the story about 5 excessive schoolers who stroll into detention and solely 4 make it out alive.
Corus specialty additionally provides new titles with contemporary takes on iconic sequence and retellings of true tales with Bel-Air, a dramatic and well timed replace of the 90’s sitcom The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air, with a notable govt producer staff of Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina, and Andy and Susan Borowitz. Additionally confirmed to premiere is Angelyne, starring Emmy Rossum, about the enigmatic billboard queen who was well-known for being well-known lengthy earlier than the rise of actuality TV celebrities and social media influencers. Further sequence embrace a vibrant reimagining of pioneering LGBTQ+ sequence Queer as Folks; ensemble comedy Bust Down govt produced by Lorne Michaels; and a 3rd film from the mystery-comedy franchise Pysch, titled Psych 3: That is Gus.
W Community and Showcase entice much more drama with new attention-getting pickups such because the slasher sequence Chucky starring Jennifer Tilly, then 4400, a sci-fi drama primarily based on the unique TV sequence, which follows the story of 4,400 neglected, undervalued, or in any other case marginalized individuals who vanished with out a hint and inexplicably, had been all returned straight away to Detroit, MI. New DC drama Naomi from Oscar®-nominee and Emmy® Award-winner Ava DuVernay follows a teen lady’s journey from her small northwestern city to the heights of the Multiverse.
Extra data, together with community and streaming particulars for these highly-anticipated sequence, can be introduced at a later date.
As W Community continues its reign as #1 specialty community with girls this 12 months,* Saved by the Bell returns after the inaugural season claimed a High 5 leisure specialty program spot final fall with adults and ladies** and household drama sequence A Million Little Issues joins the schedule. Viewers can even sit up for returning seasons of Nancy Drew and 5 Bedrooms, whereas two of the community’s most beloved sequence, Outlander and Charmed are again for brand new seasons this spring.
Showcase additionally sees standard hit sequence return together with: Batwoman, The Sinner, All American, Legacies, and A.P. Bio. Subsequent spring, sci-fi drama Roswell, New Mexico is again for its fourth season with extra extraterrestrial intrigue and thriller.
Two years after its arrival in Canada, Grownup Swim continues to carry out as a High 20 specialty community* delivering distinctive authentic animated comedies and live-action programming to a devoted fan base. This fall, Grownup Swim ushers in model new animated sequence Teenage Euthanasia, centering across the Fantasy household and their inland Florida funeral residence, Tender Endings, and Smiling Mates, an animated tackle self-help, during which Smiling Mates Inc. is there to lend a serving to hand to any metropolis inhabitant who calls their hotline with their troubling state of affairs. Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an anime sequence set on this planet of the Blade Runner movie franchise, can also be set to premiere this fall.
New seasons of Joe Pera Talks With You, Robotic Rooster, Squidbillies, Three Busy Debras, Archer, and Harley Quinn additionally return.
UNSCRIPTED AND REALITY
The complete slate of Peacock Authentic unscripted and actuality titles may also premiere on Corus-owned networks, together with the eagerly anticipated Actual Housewives Mash-Up (wt), which whisks away an all-star franchise forged from their respective cities to a superb locale the place fireworks will certainly ignite. Actuality TV lovers can even sit up for The Actual Housewives of Miami (in growth), the addition of Beneath Deck: Down Below, showcasing the upstairs/downstairs of an Australian-based super-yacht, and Ex Rated with Andy Cohen, a no-holds-barred sequence geared toward empowering singles with perception on how they will enhance their romantic experiences.
Foodies can sit up for two scrumptious new sequence positive to tickle their style buds. High Chef Household Type showcases exceptionally gifted younger cooks teaming up with an grownup member of the family companion to compete for an opportunity to be topped champions. Grammy® Award-winning international powerhouse Meghan Trainor will host the sequence and function a decide alongside acclaimed chef winner and best-selling cookbook writer Marcus Samuelsson and a listing of unusual and iconic visitor judges. Come the vacation season, occasion sequence Baking It from govt producer Amy Poehler will kick off with groups of two gifted residence bakers competing with their most delectable savory and candy edible creations.
Extra data and community particulars for these sequence can be introduced at a later date.
High 10 specialty community,* Meals Community Canada, the nation’s authority for masterful delicacies content material, sees a jam-packed lineup of latest and returning programming that includes well-known faces, revered culinary icons and heart-racing competitors sequence. Viewers can sit up for extensions of their favorite franchises Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle, starring the groups of the kings of cake Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman, and The Nice Meals Truck Race: All Stars, which sees seven profitable alumni groups return for an action-packed culinary journey to resolve which truck is the final word champion, hosted by Tyler Florence. Later this fall, baked-goods lovers are handled to essentially the most great time of the 12 months with a slate of spellbinding Halloween titles together with High 20 leisure specialty program final fall, Halloween Baking Championship,** a brand new season of Halloween Wars and a contemporary slate of festive vacation content material to return. Buddy vs. Duff,*** a High 20 leisure specialty program final spring, returns to the schedule alongside new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay and Man’s Grocery Video games.
Canada’s High 10* haven for design, renovation, and inspiration, HGTV Canada, strikes into the autumn with model new programming set to fulfill each fashion. Darling duo, Ben and Erin Napier, from HGTV Canada’s #2 sequence this spring, House City** lengthen their franchise with a spectacular whole-town makeover in House City Takeover. The six-episode occasion sequence will showcase 12 main renovations throughout Wetumpka, Ala., together with eating places, outlets, historic properties, public areas, a brand new farmers’ market — and even a whole downtown avenue — with the purpose that the influence will ripple by means of the group for generations to return. Then, the community introduces the Charleston, South Carolina-based sequence, Breaking Bland, with new designer Mary Welch Stasik, who breaks all design boundaries and encourages purchasers to eschew conventional appears to be like to create a really customized house. Additionally debuting is Curb Enchantment Xtreme, following a gifted trio of design consultants as they dramatically overhaul the entrance and backyards of properties in Nashville, Tenn., creating breathtaking out of doors residing areas. New seasons of returning favourites spotlight the schedule with one of many community’s prime sequence final fall, Assist! I Wrecked My Home,** plus Good Bones, My Lottery Dream House, and Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa.
Bringing historical past to life with skilled storytelling, compelling characters, and dramatic recreations, HISTORY® units a legendary lineup for the upcoming season. Academy Award®-winning actor Morgan Freeman joins the community in Nice Escapes with Morgan Freeman, and divulges intimately historical past’s best convict escapes from among the most infamous prisons on this planet. Further new sequence to affix the High 10 specialty community* embrace Machines That Constructed America, Trendy Marvels: Machines, and Man vs. Historical past, the place acclaimed storyteller and native historian Bil Lepp discovers the reality behind mysteries and legends of American historical past. Final fall’s greatest specialty leisure applications, #1 sequence The Curse of Oak Island** and #1 freshman sequence The Secret of Pores and skin Walker Ranch** come again with new seasons, together with Historical past’s Best Mysteries hosted by Emmy® Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne. New episodes of the fan-favourite exhibits Solid in Fireplace and Counting Automobiles additionally premiere early this fall.
Recognized for daring actuality programming and being the unique Canadian broadcast community for powerhouse franchises The Actual Housewives and Beneath Deck, Slice™ kicks off fall with Summer season Home: Winter Attraction. That includes a preferred forged of members from Summer season Home and Southern Attraction, in addition to their associates, the sequence follows their adventures throughout a two-week trip at a ski home in Vermont. Come early 2022, new sequence Beneath Deck Journey joins the slate, seeing rich thrill-seekers on the mega-yacht journey of a lifetime experiencing thrilling adventures and daredevil actions all towards among the world’s most stunning backdrops. New seasons of hotly anticipated sequence embrace Vanderpump Guidelines, and The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis.
HALLMARK CHANNEL ON W NETWORK
Yr-round Hallmark Channel programming on W Community continues to seize Canadians. With the huge success of its seasonal occasions and a passionate fan base that may’t get sufficient of Hallmark Channel’s signature heartwarming films, beginning in September Hallmark Channel on W Community will now embody weekdays from 6 a.m. ET/PT to 1 p.m. ET/PT and weekend programming will kick off Fridays and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Unique premieres proceed with W Community saying “I do” to the brand-new film trilogy, The Wedding ceremony Veil, starring Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, and Autumn Reeser, which follows three shut however far-flung school associates who, throughout one among their annual journeys collectively, uncover an enchanted vintage that adjustments every of their lives. Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas stays a prime viewers driver, as soon as once more inserting W Community because the #1 specialty station total with each adults and ladies through the programming occasion.***** This 12 months, the annual fan-favourite and most-watched vacation celebration, which runs all through November and December, is spreading much more vacation cheer with 40 new film premieres.
As Canada’s first devoted community for teenagers, YTV is a trailblazer in household leisure, making it the best-in-class vacation spot for all issues fun-expected. This fall, YTV makes a splash with CG-animated SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff and prequel, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Below Years, which follows 10-year-old SpongeBob and his buddies throughout summer time sleepaway camp and The Patrick Star Present, the second SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff, starring Patrick and his household. YTV delivers extra laughs with new sequence Middlemost Put up following a former rain cloud, a brawny mail provider and their magical pet walrus as they ship packages to the weird inhabitants of Mount Middlemost. The enjoyable continues with new live-action comedy sequence That Woman Lay Lay starring teen sensation and hip-hop artist Alaya “That Woman Lay Lay” Excessive as an avatar from a private affirmation app that magically involves life. This winter, a well-known basic will make its return as a reimagining of Nick’s ’90s hit Rugrats that can reunite members of the unique voice forged and comply with the enduring crew of toddlers. Returning to YTV for brand new seasons are Hazard Power and It is Pony.
TELETOON boasts hilarious comedies and edge-of-your-seat motion with dynamic sequence for teenagers and animation lovers. This fall, the first-rate animation station will see the premiere of two new HBO Max Authentic sequence, Jellystone and Tom and Jerry in New York. As well as, look out for the We Naked Bears spinoff sequence, We Child Bears, plus, new seasons of Teen Titans Go!, Animaniacs, DC Tremendous Hero Ladies, Victor and Valentino, and Craig of the Creek coming quickly.
Delivering kids and their households high-quality academic, imaginative, and entertaining applications, Treehouse is the #1 total youngsters specialty community welcoming Thomas and Mates: All Engines Go™, a brand new season of the Thomas & Mates sequence that includes vibrant 2D animation and new episodes of Child Shark’s Large Present. Returning sequence of preschooler favourites embrace Blue’s Clues & You! and Emma!.
Corus continues to completely provide the latest sequence, specials and Disney films on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD in Canada, day and date with the U.S, tapping into the world of youngsters and households by means of creativeness, laughter, and optimism. Disney Channel prepares for the spooktacular animated buddy comedy The Ghost and Molly McGee which follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a greater place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to unfold distress. The community creeps it actual with Below Wraps, a up to date comedic remake of the first-ever Disney Channel Authentic Film which follows three 12-year-old associates, Gilbert, Marshall and Amy, as they unintentionally revive a mummy they uncover in a neighbour’s basement a couple of days earlier than Halloween. This vacation season unwrap Christmas Once more, a humorous and heartwarming Disney Channel Authentic Film concerning the magic of Christmas and creating new traditions. Topping off the community’s lineup are new seasons of animated sequence Amphibia and Large Metropolis Greens.
Over on Disney Junior, partaking programming for youthful kids and their households continues with magical, musical and heartfelt tales. The community sees the debut of Marvel’s Spidey and his Wonderful Mates, Marvel’s first full-length sequence for preschoolers, and Mickey Mouse Funhouse, a whimsical animated sequence with Mickey Mouse and his buddies that introduces audiences to Humorous, an enchanted speaking playhouse who leads the Sensational Six on imaginative adventures. Additionally becoming a member of the lineup is the animated music-filled sequence Eureka!, which tells the story of a younger lady inventor residing in a fantastical prehistoric world.
Dan Brown’s The Misplaced Image, 4400, A Million Little Issues, Nancy Drew, and Charmed are all Distributed by ViacomCBS International Distribution Group.
Numeris PPM Information, Whole Canada, AMA(000), A25-54 except in any other case said
*Station ranker: BY20-21 YTD (Aug 31/20 – Apr 25/21), M-Su 2a-2a, CDN SPEC COM ENG, Adults=A25-54, Girls = F25-54
**Program Ranker: FL’20 (Aug 31/20 – Jan 3/21), SP’21 STD (Jan 4 – Apr 25/21), 3+ airings, CDN SPEC COM ENG excluding sports activities, Adults=A25-54, Girls = F25-54
***Program Ranker: SP’20 (Dec 30/19 – Could 31/20), 3+ airings, CDN SPEC COM ENG excluding sports activities
****Youngsters Rankers: Youngsters English Specialty Stations, K2-11//Station Ranker primarily based on BY20-21 YTD (Aug 31/20 – Apr 25/21), M-Su 2a-2a//Program ranker primarily based on FL’20 (Aug 31/20 – Jan 3/21) 3+ airings
*****Station Ranker: Countdown to Christmas dates (Nov 1/20 – Jan 1/21), CDN SPEC COM ENG, Adults=A25-54, Girls = F25-54
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About Corus Leisure Inc.
Corus Leisure Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a number one media and content material firm that develops and delivers prime quality manufacturers and content material throughout platforms for audiences world wide. Participating audiences since 1999, the corporate’s portfolio of multimedia choices embody 33 specialty tv companies, 39 radio stations, 15 typical tv stations, a set of digital and streaming belongings, animation software program, know-how and media companies. Corus is an internationally-renowned content material creator and distributor by means of Nelvana, a world class animation studio skilled in all codecs and Corus Studios, a globally acknowledged producer of hit scripted and unscripted content material. The corporate additionally owns progressive full-service social digital company so.da, life-style leisure firm Kin Canada, main 2D animation software program provider Toon Growth and kids’s e book publishing home, Youngsters Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium manufacturers contains International Tv, W Community, HGTV Canada, Meals Community Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Grownup Swim, Nationwide Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, International Information, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Nation 105, and CFOX, together with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the International TV App and Curiouscast. For extra data go to www.corusent.com.
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