Shaw’s Canadian specialty shows

From a media release:

Hot on the heels of a record-setting premiere, Food Network confirms that Top Chef Canada has been greenlit for season two. The channel also ushers in former NFL star, Bachelor and current ESPN/ABC and TSN analyst, Jesse Palmer with the launch of its new series Recipe To Riches.

Slice™ continues to indulge women with the ultimate roster of addictive, guilty pleasure series. This fall includes new seasons of the world’s number one hit lifestyle reality franchise Real Housewives. The channel has also announced that in the year ahead, the international smash hit will be crossing the border, treating Canadians to a version of their own with Real Housewives Vancouver. Slice™ also welcomes former Dragon’s Den star and highly regarded business man/philanthropist W. Brett Wilson to the channel with his new series Risky Business.

HGTV is the number one destination for entertaining home-related content that attracts strong female audiences. This fall, viewers can look forward to the return of their favourite shows such as House Hunters, House Hunters International and Holmes Inspection with Mike Holmes along with exciting new and original series including Consumed and Urban Suburban.

Specialty’s number one entertainment channel, almost doubling its audience over the last five years, History Television continues to be a driving force with new series and returning audience favourites such as Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Ice Pilots, and American Pickers, along with record-shattering phenomenon IRT: Deadliest Roads. History Television delves deep into name origins with the brand-new original series What’s In A Name.

Home to the top-rated cable dramas, Showcase most recently had its biggest fall in four years. This fall, viewers can rejoice with the return of the number one scripted original drama Lost Girl and the second season of the sleek spy series Covert Affairs.

Food Network

Recipe To Riches
(World Premiere) OCTOBER 19

In this new competitive reality series, everyday Canadians with extraordinary recipes battle for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their recipe chosen as the next President’s Choice® sensation. Hosted by former The Bachelor star Jesse Palmer, the competition is judged by a panel of experts including Laura Calder, host of French Food at Home; Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO of leading advertising agency Capital C; and Dana McCauley, Culinary Director at Janes Family Foods.

HGTV Consumed
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6

In this extreme home experiment, overwhelmed families drowning in their excessive amount of stuff are challenged by organizational expert Jill Pollack to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials. With their worldly possessions temporarily gone, Jill helps them confront their relationships with each other and the effect of clutter on their lives. At the end of it all, they will see their material possessions, homes, and each other in a completely different way. But can families who have been consumed by our consumer society actually change?

Urban Suburban
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7

Brother and sister realtors Phil DuMoulin and Sarah Daniels compete each week to find one family their dream home. Featuring a different Canadian city in each episode, Sarah will prove that the suburbs aren’t all cookie cutter houses and soccer moms, while Phil will prove that buying downtown doesn’t mean a huge mortgage and little living space. Tune in to find out if each family’s dream home is in the city or the suburbs!

History Television

What’s In A Name?
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12

What’s In A Name? looks at the history of names and where they originate. This series showcases the process of naming a diverse selection of products, and each story incorporates the facts that reveal the history of the product and lessons learned while choosing a name.

Canadian Made
(World Premiere) WINTER 2012

Guaranteed to amuse, surprise and instill pride, the series gives viewers a fresh look at the inventions, methods and ideas that make up Canadian towns, homes, and daily lives. Garbage bags, zippers, even Superman himself, were all made in Canada. We’ll tell you how they all came to be.


Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7

Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition is a cake competition series hosted by Canadian actress and comedian Caroline Rhea. Each one-hour episode features three Canadian cake designers as they compete for the chance to have their work showcased on the most important day in a couple’s life. The designers must create the couple’s dream wedding cake in a matter of hours. The stakes are high as they race against the clock to design and complete a uniquely beautiful cake. In the end, it’s up to the couple – and a panel of three expert judges – to decide who will take home the $5,000 prize and the chance to have their cake design featured at the couple’s wedding.

Shotgun Reno
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 8

Shotgun Reno tracks what happens when you take one of life’s most stressful moments – the renovation of a home – and add in a life-altering event like a wedding or the birth of a child. The results are bursting budgets, mountains of drywall dust and very real deadlines. It’s enough to stir anxiety in even the calmest of couples as they struggle to complete their renovation on budget and in time for the big event. Host Andrea Bain (Three Takes) and contractor Aaron Phyphers guide hapless homeowners through a renovation against the clock and the pocketbook. With two of the most nerve-racking life events converging, the Shotgun Reno team is there to help in the quest for a happy-ever-after.

Intervention Canada
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 9

Intervention Canada is a powerful and gripping television series in which people confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. The series follows the format of the multiple Emmy® award-nominated, ground-breaking US series. It profiles people whose dependencies on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behaviours have brought them to a point of personal crisis, to be faced with an intervention

Risky Business
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12

Risky Business takes couples on a financial and emotional rollercoaster as they choose between two unconventional ways to invest their life savings. In each episode, host W. Brett Wilson (Dragons’ Den) guides investors as they choose between two different opportunities, each looking for capital and offering a big return. The options will be unusual – such as investing in undervalued vintage wine labels or betting it all on a high-stakes one-night-only event. The duo will risk their life savings on one investment, and Brett will invest in the other. At the end of the episode we find out how each investment performed.

‘Til Debt Do Us Part: Baby Edition
(World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12

Much loved money expert, Gail Vaz-Oxlade saves families from the financial challenges of parenthood in a special baby-related season of ‘Til Debt Do Us Part. From preparing for a new addition to the family, to learning how to budget on a maternity leave income, to curbing the irresistible purchases of adorable clothing and toys, Gail helps families stay on track. Gail’s money savvy, no-nonsense approach to debt is exactly what these parents need to go from red to black, and have the means to provide the life they want for their children

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