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Season 3 of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan returns to OLN

From a media release:

Boasting some of the biggest names in the biz, FX, FXX, and OLN are ringing in the New Year right with a lineup of this season’s most anticipated new series and returning favourites. Follow Chip Baskets on his journey to become a French clown, and revisit the O.J. Simpson trial from the perspective of the lawyers with the series premieres of Baskets and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, respectively, on FX; unwind with new side-splitting seasons of hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Man Seeking Woman on FXX; and get up close and personal with some of the weirdest and wildest insects on the planet with a new season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on OLN.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 5

**OLN Original Series**

**Season 3 Premiere**

Exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe – Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, and the Philippines, just to name a few – the series follows actor Dominic Monaghan (LostLord of the Rings) as he takes viewers along on an intimate, action-packed quest to get up close and personal with some of the weirdest and wildest creatures alive. This season, Monaghan expands his quests to include some of the most rare and life-threatening creatures on the planet, including the Indian Cobra, the flying lizard, giant whale sharks, and the rare and very creepy Aye-aye of Madagascar.

W Network Announces First Ever Season of The Bachelorette Canada

From a media release:

Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today that it is commissioning The Bachelorette Canada (11×90/1×60). The series from Good Human Productions Inc. is the first ever Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelorette franchise from Warner Horizon Television that originated on ABC in the U.S. The Bachelorette Canada commences casting for potential bachelors on Wednesday, November 18, and interested applicants can apply online or nominate someone they know here or by visiting the casting calls across Canada in January 2016Canada’s first ever Bachelorette will be announced in the coming months and The Bachelorette Canada will premiere next fall on W Network.

Canadians that nominate someone they know as a bachelor will be entered into W Network’s online contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for 2 to Vancouver and VIP passes to the live tapings of The Bachelorette Canada: The Men Tell All and The Bachelorette Canada: After The Final Rose specials. Nominate someone you know here.

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 Freehand 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.

It’s House Hunting Envy as W Network Premieres Buying the View

From a media release:

From sprawling beaches in Miami to the glittering expanding skyline of Toronto to the majestic mountain ranges around the chalets of Whistler, W Network features the best views this January with the brand-new series, Buying the View. In each half-hour episode, viewers join realtors and potential buyers on the hunt for luxury real estate properties where the million dollar view always seals the deal. Produced by Our House Media in association with W Network, Buying the View premieres with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Buying the View explores high-end property listings from across North America including Miami, Manhattan, Toronto, Niagara, Muskoka, Vancouver and Whistler with views that will take your breath away. Realtors from the hottest real estate markets search for luxury homes for their clients, touring three very different properties where buyers see exactly what their budget gets them and what it doesn’t. Their journey gives an insight into the lives, tastes and personalities of those buying properties with a million dollar view.

In the premiere episode, a father-daughter duo look for a space with a killer view and room to party in Toronto’s downtown core. Real estate agent Jay Egan is confident he can find the perfect place with their $10 million budget that fulfils their every wish.

Executive Producers are Simon Lloyd and Joe Houlihan. Joanne Virgo serves as Series Producer and Jane Lloyd serves as VP of Production. For W Network, Maria Farano and Chris Bell are the Directors of Original Programming and John MacDonald is the Vice President of Television and Head of Women’s and Family Television for Corus Entertainment.

Chopped Canada launches Season 3 with Chopped Canada Teen Tournament

From a media release:

Food Network Canada today announced premiere dates for season three of its hit, high-stakes culinary competition series, Chopped Canada. Season three kicks off with its new host, Brad Smith, and the world premiere of Chopped Canada Teen Tournament  (5×60) on Saturday, November 28 at 9 pm ET/PT. Chopped Canada’s third season continues with all-new regular episodes premiering January 9 at 9pm ET/PT.

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament  pits 16 of Canada’s best teen chefs against each other, battling it out for a chance to win $20,000 in this five-part special. In each episode, four young chefs face the clock – and each other – putting their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to turn baskets of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. Competitors between the ages of 13 to17 from across Canada square off against each other, with the winner of each episode advancing to the finale. Course by course, the judges decide which teen chef Chopped Canada host Brad Smith will “chop” from the competition until only one remains. The last competitor standing collects the grand prize and will be crowned the first-ever Chopped Canada Teen Grand Champion. Competitor assets available at www.ShawMedia.ca/Media.

This season, celebrity chef, author, and television personality Mark McEwan joins Lynn Crawford, John Higgins, Antonio Park, Anne Yarymowich, Eden Grinshpan, Massimo Capra, Michael Smith, Susur Lee, and Roger Mooking at the rotating judges’ table, critiquing each meal and deciding which Chopped Canada contestants will be chopped.

Four young chefs pull out all the stops to impress the judges in the first ever Chopped Canada Teen Tournament as they take on the sous vide, a CO2 canister and the anti-griddle.  Tensions run high as a kitchen mishap jeopardizes one teen’s chance of making it to the finale.

It’s back to school in the second competition of the Teen Tournament with four teen chefs testing the classic snack favorite, “Ants on a Log”, in the appetizer round. Things quickly heat up and snap, crackle, and burn in the entrée round.

Season three of Chopped Canada continues with all-new, edge-of-your seat episodes on January 9 at 9PM ET/PT.

Link: Montreal producers living on the edge in CBC-TV series Interrupt This Program

From Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette:

Montreal producers living on the edge in CBC-TV series Interrupt This Program
Mehchi and Fiorito like to live on the edge. They took their probe to cities that have undergone all manner of disasters, be they initiated by war, economics or forces of nature. So, the guys, perhaps taking a cue from the Vice-TV gang, headed off to Beirut, Kyiv, Port-au-Prince, Medellin and Athens, and found both culture and adventure. And, doubtless, spent many a night sleeping with one eye open.

Daring, yes, but also highly illuminating — particularly for viewers who like to limit their sense of wanderlust to the tube. Continue reading.