W Network announces 2 new original series

From a media release:


  • Two new series go into production in Vancouver this summer

Corus Entertainment’s W Network, Canada’s #1 specialty channel for women, announced today that it will be producing two new series this summer. Working with Vancouver’s Worldwide Bag Media, Anna & Kristina’s Style Bag (working title) will go into production this July and the docu-soap The Cupcake Girls, from Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment, will start production later this month.


ANNA & KRISTINA’S STYLE BAG (working title)

They have tested every product imaginable in The Shopping Bags and have taught viewers the ins and outs of cookbooks in Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and now Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic are ready to help viewers achieve true beauty and great fashion on a budget.

Episodes will include tips from designers and stylists on how to achieve a timeless look for less, product tests to uncover whether those magic potions and innovative procedures actually deliver, tricks on how to get trendy clothing to fit any figure, and more. As always, Anna and Kristina will add to the fun by putting themselves under the microscope. Armed with a fascination for fashion, savvy shopping skills, and the invaluable advice from the best in the business, consumer connoisseurs Anna and Kristina will get to the root and results of great style. Produced by Worldwide Bag Media in association with W Network, Anna & Kristina’s Style Bag (working title) goes into production this summer and will premiere later this fall on W Network.


Think running a bakery is a piece of cake? Well, try out this recipe: Two best friends, one set of bickering parents, 50 young, unpredictable female employees and a team of franchisees with differing opinions. Stir in a healthy dose of high maintenance customers and a handful of miserable contractors, and you’ve got a day in the life of The Cupcake Girls.

A 13-episode docu-soap, The Cupcake Girls follows entrepreneurs and best friends Heather White and Lori Joyce on a deliciously dysfunctional and often hilarious journey to build a cupcake empire. Produced by Force Four Entertainment in association with W Network, the series starts production this June and will premiere in early 2010.