Everything about Bachelorette Canada, eh?

Corus announces Global and specialty schedules

The media releases from Corus today make me fear for their advanced caffeination levels and I can’t bring myself to print them verbatim but among the Canadian series news are these tidbits with the superlative adjectives edited out:

Global

Ransom – As announced yesterday, Global, together with TF1 France, green lit new original suspense drama Ransom, starring Luke Roberts (Black Sails, Game of Thrones), with CBS joining as a broadcast partner for the series. Production on Ransom will begin later this summer.

Mary Kills People – Also in production this summer, Global’s new original drama Mary Kills People has cast Caroline Dhavernas(Hannibal) as the series lead. The six-episode series follows Dr. Mary Harris (Dhavernas), a single mother and emergency doctor, who also moonlights as an underground angel of death – helping terminally ill patients who want to die slip away on their own terms. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar; but her double life gets complicated when the police start to close in, forcing Mary to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game.

Big Brother Canada – After its most successful season yet, with an average audience of almost 1.2 million viewers per episode (2+) – growing audiences with total viewers and key demos A18-49 and A25-54 versus Season 3, Big Brother Canada, returns for a fifth season of competing, scheming, and household chaos. Based on Endemol Shine Group’s worldwide franchise and commissioned by Corus Entertainment Inc., Season 5 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.

Specialty Top Chef Canada from Food Network Canada makes its return with an All-Stars edition slated for early 2017. Real Housewives of Toronto promises an intimate look at the luxurious lives of the city’s wealthiest women, from their extravagant day-to-day escapades in Toronto to grandiose getaways at their exclusive colossal cottages in Muskoka, Canada’s playground for the rich and famous. A different kind of haute couture continues in the new Slice™ original Style Factory with a behind-the-scenes look at how fashion and beauty products are made. W Network is set to launch the first ever version of The Bachelorette Canada this fall. Bryan Baeumler, Scott McGillivray, and Mike Holmes all return to HGTV Canadawith new series this fall. Bryan Inc., Moving the McGillivrays, and Holmes and Holmes each give a deeper look into the personal and professional lives of the network’s biggest stars.

HISTORY treks north to Edmonton International Airport in the new, original series Airport: Below Zero. The series takes Canadians behind-the-scenes at North America’s most northerly big city airport. Joining HISTORY in Spring 2017, a team of crack investigators search for billions of dollars worth of treasures stolen by the Nazis in Nazi Treasure Hunters. Finally, CMT (Canada) brings host Billy Bretherton north of the 49th parallel in the original series Billy Goes North. The series chronicles Billy’s adventure with Canadian pests, critters, and gnarly animals other exterminators can’t handle alone.

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Canada chooses first bachelor for W Network’s Bachelorette Canada

From a media release:

After a two-week campaign with fans voting across the country, today Corus Entertainment’s W Network reveals that Eddie, an Oilfield Logistics Coordinator of Saint John, New Brunswick has been chosen as Canada’s Crush for the first ever season of The Bachelorette Canada. Eddie and 19 other bachelors will vie for a rose in The Bachelorette Canada, premiering this fall on W Network.

Fighting for his chance at love, Eddie campaigned for Canada’s votes against bachelor hopefuls: Andrew, 29, General Contractor from Ottawa and Lachlan, 26, Physical Education Teacher from Exeter, Ontario.

All of his life, Eddie has worked hard and played harder. Starting out as a labourer in the lucrative (but highly competitive) oil patch, he divided his time between grueling stints on the rigs and serious party time on the ski slopes and beaches with his friends and family. Today, Eddie’s unwavering work ethic and positive attitude have paid off in a big way, landing him a spot at head office (where he is by far the youngest – and most handsome! – face around). But his ride to the top came at a price, leaving him little time to build lasting relationships and find true love.

In the Canadian version of this smash-hit reality series, Canada’s most eligible bachelorette is in search of the man of her dreams – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The Canadian Bachelorette will search for love as 20 men do whatever it takes to win her heart. The male suitors compete for the Bachelorette’s affection via individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures in exotic locations around the world. As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.

The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. From Good Human Productions, Claire Freeland serves as Executive Producer and Keely Booth is Showrunner. For Corus Entertainment, John MacDonald is the Executive Vice President of Television and Head of Women’s and Family Television and Maria Farano is Director of Original Programming for Women’s and Family Television. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

 

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W Network Wants You to Help us Cast One of Our 20 Bachelors for The Bachelorette Canada

From a media release:

Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today the Canada’s Crush contest for the first ever season of The Bachelorette Canada. Beginning February 11 through to February 25, fans can cast their votes for one of three potential bachelors at wnetwork.com/CanadasCrush. The winner will be announced on March 7 and will join the additional 19 bachelors as they vie for a rose in The Bachelorette Canada,premiering this fall on W Network.

The three Canada’s Crush bachelors are: Andrew, 29, General Contractor, from Ottawa, Ontario; Eddie, 32, Oilfield Logistics Coordinator, from Saint John, New Brunswick; and Lachlan, 26, Phys. Ed Teacher, from Exeter, Ontario. Beginning February 11, bios and videos of the three hopeful bachelors will be available at wnetwork.com/CanadasCrush.

A carpenter by trade, Andrew is definitely a hands-on kind of guy. Whether it’s in front of the camera as a model for major brands (including Nike) or on TV (as a handyman on W Network’s Homewreckers), Andrew is always confident and self-assured. Hardworking, driven and loyal, Andrew’s outlook on life and love was shaped at eight years old, when his father left the family. Their rocky, on-again-off-again relationship has taught him to take love and commitment very seriously. He wants a partner who will stand by his side for the long haul, because when he commits to that special someone it will be forever.

All of his life, Eddie has worked hard and played harder. Starting out as a labourer in the lucrative (but highly competitive) oil patch, he divided his time between grueling stints on the rigs and serious party time on the ski slopes and beaches with his friends and family. Today, Eddie’s unwavering work ethic and positive attitude have paid off in a big way, landing him a spot at head office (where he is by far the youngest – and most handsome! – face around). But his ride to the top came at a price, leaving him little time to build lasting relationships and find true love.

When people see drop-dead gorgeous Lachlan, they automatically assume he’s a “player”. What they don’t know is that growing up he suffered from Ugly Duckling Syndrome – complete with acne, glasses and a bad haircut. With guidance from his parents (his mom is a reverend for the United Church of Canada and his dad works for a non-profit organization), Lachlan was instilled with traditional family values. He takes offense to the “player” label, especially considering that respect and honesty are the two things he brings to the table in any relationship.

In the Canadian version of this smash-hit reality series, Canada’s most eligible bachelorette is in search of the man of her dreams – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The Canadian Bachelorette will search for love as 20 men do whatever it takes to win her heart. The male suitors compete for the Bachelorette’s affection via individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures. As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.

 The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. From Good Human Productions, Claire Freeland serves as Executive Producer and Keely Booth is Showrunner. For Corus Entertainment, John MacDonald is the Executive Vice President of Television and Head of Women’s and Family Television and Maria Farano is Director of Original Programming for Women’s and Family Television. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

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The Bachelorette Canada Launches National Casting Tour in Search of the Country’s Most Eligible Bachelors

From a media release:

W Network is on the hunt for Canada’s most eligible bachelors. Beginning Tuesday, January 19 through to Tuesday, January 26The Bachelorette Canada hits the road in search of charming, adventurous, charismatic men looking for true love that are up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Bachelorette Canada is travelling across the country, with open casting calls being held in Vancouver (January 19), Calgary (January 21), Winnipeg (January 22), Toronto (January 23 and 24), Montréal (January 25), and Halifax (January 26).

Casting is taking place at the following locations:

Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, January 19, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. PT
The Westin Grand, 433 Robson Street

Calgary, AB
Thursday, January 21, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. MT
The Delta Calgary Downtown, 209 4th Avenue SE

Winnipeg, MB
Friday, January 22, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CT
The Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue

Toronto, ON
Saturday, January 23, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 24, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
The Grand Hotel & Suites, 225 Jarvis Street

Montréal, QC
Monday, January 25, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Hotel 10 Montreal, 10 Sherbrooke Street West

Halifax, NS
Tuesday, January 26, 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. AT
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax, 1496 Hollis Street

How to Audition

To be eligible for The Bachelorette Canada, participants must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and over the age of majority. Applicants must bring valid photo ID (either of the following: (1) passport or (2) birth certificate, driver’s license, or government issued photo ID). Please bring originals only. Dress to impress and avoid wearing white, black, busy patterns and clothing with logos.

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The Bachelorette Canada looks for love … and eligible fellows

At long last, The Bachelorette Canada will be a reality. After two go-rounds of The Bachelor Canada with Brad Smith and Tim Warmels, it’s time for a lass to seek love out of 20 available men. And after two seasons airing on City, the franchise jumps to Corus’ W Network; a much better fit for the reality program.

“This is a show that the W Network had been hoping to bring to their service for a long time and we’re thrilled,” says Claire Freeland, executive producer and owner of Good Human Productions, Inc., the folks behind the Canadian franchise. “It’s long overdue and we’re excited for Canada to see all of the eligible men from across the country.” Those men will be chosen from an open casting call taking place online now and during an upcoming cross-country tour set for January.

As for who the Bachelorette will be, Freeland is keeping that—and the locations the production will visit—under wraps for now, though she revealed cameras roll in Vancouver in March before jetting to national and international locations and wrapping in May. Those locations, Freeland explains, are chosen dependant on being a short flight or drive away in order to maximize different scenarios—beach days, high-adrenaline dates and romantic interludes—and are interested in having the franchise film there. (Bachelor Canada host Tyler Harcott has moved on to other projects and a new host will be named soon.)

And, like the locations they choose, Freeland has a checklist for dudes looking to participate in The Bachelorette Canada.

“We want to get guys from across the country who are at a life stage where they’re prepared to get engaged or settle down with someone,” she says. “We’re looking for guys who are prepared to be open with us. You have to be willing to share and be expressive, prepared to go through this process and experience the adventure of travelling around the world on this quest for love.”

And, one assumes, there for the right reasons.

The Bachelorette Canada will air on W Network next fall.

 

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is looking for love and want to participate in The Bachelorette Canada? Head to W Network’s website to apply or nominate a buddy.

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