From a media release:
Shaw Media and Paperny Entertainment announced today that Brad Smith (The Bachelor Canada) will host the new season of Food Network Canada’s high-stakes culinary competition series, Chopped Canada. Brad Smith takes the helm as host for the third season of the wildly popular series, with production underway on 31 episodes jammed with new twists and supreme specials, including a Chopped Canada Teen Tournament, a food truck showdown, and the return of past season favourites aiming to redeem themselves in the kitchen arena. The third season of Chopped Canada will join the Food Network schedule later this year.
A seasoned CFL veteran, Smith made his move to television as the Bachelor for the opening season of The Bachelor Canada in 2012. After the show, Smith became an entertainment reporter, interviewing celebrities and keeping his finger on the fast pulse of Hollywood for viewers. Smith brings a loyal fan base to Chopped Canada with his larger-than-life personality, infectious smile, and a personal penchant for food.
Joining the judges’ table for season three is celebrity chef, author, and television personality Mark McEwan. Long considered one of Canada’s most respected chefs and restaurateurs, McEwan is no stranger to competitive culinary television, having been the Head Judge on Food Network’s Top Chef Canada for four seasons. He and returning Chopped Canada judges Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Antonio Park, Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan, Massimo Capra, Michael Smith, Susur Lee, and Roger Mooking will judge 120 competitors from every corner of Canada.
Each episode of Chopped Canada pits four chefs against the clock – and each other – for a chance to win $10,000. Cooking off in head-to-head challenges before a rotating panel of expert judges, the competitors put their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to turn baskets of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary, three-course meal within a limited amount of time. Course by course, the judges chop the chefs from the competition until only one remains.
Chopped Canada Season 3 will launch later this year.
From a media release:
Proper Rights announced today that they have entered into an exclusive multi-title distribution agreement with Canadian production company Boxing Cats Productions, which will see Proper representing three of Boxing Cats latest series for presales and international distribution.
Boxing Cats Productions (Canada’s Greatest Know It All, Patent Bending, And Go!) is an award winning Toronto based Production Company formed in 2006 by veteran producer/director Brad Brough, who specializes in reality, formats, factual entertainment and specialist factual television – BCP creates original, ambitious and entertaining series for audiences worldwide.
The three series are currently in development with major North American broadcasters, and include a unique character-led paranormal series, an authentic new survival expedition series set in the Yukon, and a fixed rig series that goes behind the scenes inside some of the biggest businesses in the country.
From a media release:
Uncensored, unfiltered, and unarguably funny: The Movie Network gets down and dirty on Monday nights this summer with the return of the original stand-up/sketch series FUNNY AS HELL, plus acclaimed titles from IFC including the third season of the deprecating comedy series MARON.
FUNNY AS HELL
Season 5 Premieres Monday, July 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET
In partnership with Just For Laughs Television and hosted by homegrown comic Jon Dore (THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW), FUNNY AS HELL returns for a six-episode fifth season. Featuring stand-up comedy, unique sketches, and cutting-edge digital shorts, each half-hour episode brings even more of the edgy, uncensored comedy that has kept audiences laughing year after year.
Comedians featured in Season 5 include: Pete Davidson (GUY CODE); Rachel Feinstein (LAST COMIC STANDING); Pete Holmes (THE PETE HOLMES SHOW); Streeter Seidell (PRANKED); Dan Levy (PREMIUM BLEND); Greg Proops (WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?); James Davis (REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD); Cameron Esposito (SIDE MULLET NATION); Ari Shaffir (The Skeptic Tank podcast); Brent Morin (UNDATEABLE); Jamie Lee (GIRL CODE); Owen Benjamin (SULLIVAN AND SON); Chris Gethard (THE OFFICE); Brooks Wheelan (ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY); Cardinal Burns; Mike Polk Jr. (THE MIKE POLK JR. SHOW); Matteo Lane; and Claudia O’Doherty (PROBLEMS).
From a media release:
Production has begun on Season 2 of Our House Media’s Paranormal Survivor and Backroad Bounty, Simon Lloyd, CEO of Our House Media, announced today. Docu-series Paranormal Survivor has officially begun production on Season 2 across Ontario and in select U.S. locations. The second season of Backroad Bounty has also gone into production, shooting in Muskoka, Owen Sound, and the Kawarthas, among other locations. Paranormal Survivor and Backroad Bounty are the first two series renewals for Our House Media.
Season 2 of Paranormal Survivor consists of 10, one-hour episodes and focuses on people who have had life-changing encounters with the paranormal. From poltergeists to battlefield ghosts, hotel spirits to ancestors back from the dead, the series follows the survivors every step of the way, as they recount their terrifying and life-changing experiences. Each episode of Paranormal Survivor explores stories of three survivors of paranormal experiences that are linked by a supernatural theme, while professionals in the field give expert testimony. Paranormal Survivor returns to T+E this fall. Season 1 of Paranormal Survivor is currently airing on Destination America in the U.S.
The one-hour, 13-episode season of Backroad Bounty follows Marty and Bam Bam as they travel the backroads of Canada in search of hidden treasures that have potential for resale while uncovering the item’s rich backstory. From antique furniture to time-aged tools, vintage signage, farm equipment, and antique boat parts, the expert duo must determine the current value. Marty and Bam Bam encounter owners who drive a hard bargain, while in other instances, the owners are shocked when the duo unearth inspiring but long overlooked finds. Backroad Bounty is set to air this fall on Cottage Life.
Our House Media recently announced that Million Dollar View has gone into production and is shooting in Miami, Muskoka, downtown Toronto, and New York City, among other locations.