W Network’s Jillian & Justin pulls back the curtain on Harris’ private life

She’s been a bachelorette and battled with Todd Talbot on Love It Or List It Vancouver. Now Jillian Harris is allowing W Network to track her newest life experience: mother.

Debuting Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network, the four-part Jillian & Justin pulls back the curtain on Harris’ personal life, something most haven’t seen on television (but get plenty of on her blog and Instagram) since her time on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Along for the experience is Justin Pasutto, a former professional snowboarder and small business owner who seems equally at home having a documentary camera track his every move as she does. Jillian & Justin is from Big Coat Media, the same folks who make Love It Or List It Vancouver and it’s obvious Harris trusts them. How else to explain why she and Pasutto would allow them to record the not-so-glamourous life of a couple building their own house in Kelowna, B.C., with a baby on the way while juggling day jobs?

Much of Episode 1 lays the groundwork for the rest of the series, setting up who Pasutto is and his personality. It also gives an interesting peek into life behind-the-scenes on Love It Or List It Vancouver, as Harris and co-host Todd Talbot discuss her pregnancy while eating popsicles in the production camper. Gone are the TV personas we see on that show and we’re left with two good friends discussing life-changing events. It’s pretty cool stuff.

If you’re not a fan of Harris, Jillian & Justin won’t be your cup of tea. But if following her on social media, getting email updates from her website and watching Love It Or List It Vancouver just isn’t enough, this four-parter will help sate your appetite.

Jillian & Justin airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

Image courtesy of Corus.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “W Network’s Jillian & Justin pulls back the curtain on Harris’ private life”

  1. Congratulations Jillian & Justin. I have been watching your special with your family and just finished the show when Justin proposed to you. Of coarse i was crying watching your reaction Jillian. You are one lucky lady for sure.
    I have watched your show Love it or List it Vancouver for a long time now and just realized from your family show that you and your fiance live in Kelowna, BC.
    I live in Armstrong, BC . I love you both and love all your shows.
    I was so emotional & crying so hard when you were talking to your mom about helping single mom’s when you were 7 years old, and when you helped that single mom with her two boys.
    The reason i was so emotional was because i was one of those mom’s. Me & my two girls felt so blessed to have some angel (like you) out their helping people like me and many others. I was thankful beyond words and to this day and for the rest of my life will be thankful to those who helped me (us) in our time of need. It was the best Christmas we had and i was so thankful & cried the whole time they brought in the food & gifts for us.

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