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All-New Episodes of Love It or List It Vancouver Set to Air on W Network

From a media release:

Big Coat Productions is excited to announce that all-new episodes of Love It or List It Vancouver Season 3 are back and will start airing Monday, February 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network. The hit TV series, hosted by designer Jillian Harris and real estate expert Todd Talbot, returns with 13 all-new episodes, showcasing Vancouver homeowners faced with one of the biggest decisions of their life, can they stay in their existing home and learn to love it or should they pack it in and list it? Production on Season 4 is currently underway and is set to premiere in Fall of 2016 on W Network.

Every episode of Love It or List It Vancouver takes viewers on an emotional roller-coaster as homeowners across the lower mainland welcome the charismatic co-hosts into their homes to battle it out for bragging rights while the family decides whether to “love it” or “list it.” Jillian must catch the homeowners’ wandering eyes with a show-stopping renovation and Todd must woo them away into a dreamy house on the market in BC’s largest metropolitan city.

Love It or List It Vancouver is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network.

marblemedia gets cooking with chef Chuck Hughes

From a media release:

Awarding-winning content creator marblemedia and multi-talented celebrity chef Chuck Hughes (Chuck’s Eat the Street, Chef vs. Challenge) have partnered to develop a new prime time unscripted series ahead of Realscreen Summit.

In this new show Hughes goes back to basics to become an apprentice to the world’s best chefs. In each episode Hughes takes viewers on an intriguing journey into the mind of one master chef, revealing the unbelievable secrets of their extraordinary cooking style.

Star of Food Network Canada’s Chuck’s Day Off and Chuck’s Week Off, Hughes passion for entertaining translates into unforgettable food and captivating television. He is the youngest Canadian chef to win Iron Chef America, was a celebrity chef on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, an expert judge on Chopped Canada and has shows on the Cooking Channel (U.S.). Hughes is co-owner and executive chef of Montreal hot-spots, Garde Manger and Le Bremner, and has best-selling books (Garde Manger, Chuck’s Day Off). He is represented internationally by All Access Productions.

Saloon Media ready to unleash more Evil

From a media release:

Building on the record-breaking success of series one, UK independent production company Arrow Media and Canada’s Saloon Media have been commissioned for a second series of See No Evil (13×60’) by Investigation Discovery US and Bell Media’s French language broadcaster Canal D, in Canada .

The production companies have continued the innovation of using real closed-circuit television (CCTV) to reveal more shocking murder mysteries – one frame at a time. Fingerprints and DNA were once the smoking gun, but now video proves to be the most useful to authorities in helping to solve crime. What will it capture: a victim’s walk to their doom or a murderer hiding all-important evidence? Using actual CCTV footage, first person interviews with family, friends and investigators, along with in-the-moment style recreations, the ground-breaking series takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride through a timeline of a crime.

At the time of its debut in 2015, the first season of See No Evil was Investigation Discovery’s #1 series. Series two will premiere with the story of Amy Lord from Boston, who disappeared after failing to show up for a meeting at work. Viewers will witness Lord’s abduction, captured by CCTV and follow the investigation team as they piece together exactly how her murder was committed.

The Executive Producer for Arrow Media is Thomas Viner. Michael Kot is Executive Producer for Saloon Media. For Investigation Discovery US, the Executive Producer is Tim Baney, the SVP of Production is Sara Kozak, the General Manager is Kevin Bennett, and the Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel is Henry Schleiff. See No Evil is distributed internationally by eOne.

Discovery orders full season of How Hard Can It Be

Discovery announced today it has ordered a complete 10-episode season of ANDREW YOUNGHUSBAND’S HOW HARD CAN IT BE (working title) from Canadian independent producer Proper Television. Already in pre-production on Season 12 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER for Discovery, Younghusband is the star of this new documentary series that sees him tackling the hardest, weirdest, and most dangerous activities he can find in an attempt to beat the experts at their own respective games.

The second Discovery original Canadian series to be shot in ultra-vivid 4K UHD, each 30-minute episode of ANDREW YOUNGHUSBAND’S HOW HARD CAN IT BE finds the star bringing his unique comedic take to wildly different experiences as he puts himself in harm’s way to attempt tough jobs, weird pastimes, and bizarre passions. Whether it’s a roller derby dust-up or trying to keep up with his marathon-running mom, competitive professional eatering or demolition derby driving, Younghusband pushes himself to the limits of his physical and mental abilities.

Recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality /Competition Program or Series, casting for Season 12 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is still open! On the heels of an incredible Season 11, ranked in the Top 5 most-watched program on entertainment specialty television in Canada this past fall with an average audience of 625,000 viewers, fans can go online at http://www.canadasworstdriver.com and nominate a friend or family member.

Canadian Original Yukon Gold returns Wednesday Feb. 17 to History

From a media release:

This February, HISTORY’s fan-favourite Canadian docu-series Yukon Gold returns for a fortune-seeking fourth season where tempers are tested, time is ticking and the pressure to strike gold runs high. These miners have families to support and bills to pay, but the prospect of riches outweighs the risks. Miners returning with gold fever this season include “Big Al” McGregor as well as Karl Knutson, Ken Foy, Guillaume Brodeur, couple Nika Guilbault and Chris St. Jean, and Bernie Kreft. Produced by Canadian production company Paperny Entertainment in association with Shaw Media, the new, 11-epsiode season of Yukon Gold premieres Wednesday, February 17th at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY.

This season, all five mining camps are busier than ever. Some miners are juggling multiple roles in their personal and professional lives while others are tasked with opening up new mines. But all of them are on the hunt for gold. Big Al faced difficult health issues this past year, leaving him in a wheelchair, but his determination brought him back to the Yukon. With the help of his right-hand man, Hiro, he hopes to make a triumphant return and finally hit the jackpot this season. Chris and Nika return to Stowe Creek, now as a new family of five, with the addition of their six-month-old twins. With greater responsibilities to balance, Chris is under more stress to support their family and Nika must juggle her roles as both miner and mother.

Business partners Ken and Guillaume head to Atlin, B.C. hoping to hit it big after years of coming up short in the Yukon. As Ken struggles with endless permit delays and preparing to become a first-time father, the pressure falls on Guillaume to get the mine up and running. Second-generation miner Karl is taking a big step this season. Buying into the mine with his parents, he’s now a gold miner and business owner with more responsibility and a hefty 1000-ounce gold goal. Bernie tries his luck at a new site with sons Jarrett and Justin, but sometimes it’s hard to balance being both boss and father.