Shaw announces renewals including Continuum, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada

From a media release:

Record-Breaking Original Series Big Brother Canada, Vikings, Continuum, Top Chef Canada and Yukon Gold Return with New Seasons

  • Over 600 Hours of Canadian Original Specialty Programming

Following a record breaking season on one of Canada’s hottest entertainment destinations, Slice has renewed Big Brother Canada, the number one specialty reality series of the year, for a second season.

From Lost and Sold, the unclaimed goods auction series, to tapping into the fascinating world of collecting in Extreme Collectors, Slice brings viewers a range of new original series chock-full of drama, comedy and the deliciously unexpected.

Showcase is excited to announce that the channel’s number one original series Continuum has been greenlit for a third season.

As well, the Canadian original crime drama Copper returns with a powerhouse lineup of guest stars, including Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning actress Alfre Woodward, Billy Baldwin and Donal Logue.

Viewers can also look forward to new seasons of Showcase’s top-rated original series Lost Girl, Beauty and the Beast and Haven.

In a year that saw it claim eight of the top 20 specialty entertainment programs2, HISTORY® upheld its position as Canada’s number one specialty entertainment channel. This fall, Canadian Restorers introduces viewers to another group of larger-than-life Canadian characters: the employees of The Guild. HISTORY recognizes the 20th anniversary of Canada’s mission to Sarajevo with the insider documentary Sector Sarajevo. Returning in 2014 are Vikings, this year’s number one specialty entertainment drama, and Yukon Gold, HISTORY’s number one Canadian documentary series this year.

On the heels of another successful season of Top Chef Canada, Food Network Canada has announced the return of its number one series of all time for a fourth season4. Chopped Canada makes its highly anticipated debut to the network in 2014, bringing the hugely popular US format to Canada with host Dean McDermott (winner of Rachael vs. Guy’s Celebrity Cook-Off season two). Coming this fall are brand-new series Cutthroat Kitchen, taking the average cooking competition further than it’s ever gone before, and Guy & Rachael’s Kids Cook-Off, starring Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray and the most adorable competitors ever!

HGTV Canada’s biggest celebrities are packing the schedule this fall with new seasons of Holmes Makes It Right with Mike Holmes, Leave It To Bryan with Bryan Baeumler, Income Property with Scott McGillivray, and also brand-new series Real Potential with Sarah Richardson and Undercover Overhaul with the Cousins starring the hugely popular Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri. The channel’s number one series two years running, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, returns with judges Bryan Baeumler, Scott McGillivray and Paul Lafrance.

Experiencing a year of incredible growth, National Geographic Canada landed as a top 15 specialty channel, achieving an all-time audience high and its best season ever1. This fall, Canadians can play along with Brain Games host Jason Silva as he delves deep into the human brain.


4 thoughts on “Shaw announces renewals including Continuum, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada”

  1. Im happy for Continuum, the second season is a lot better

    But…. no Ice Pilots NWT next year ? :(

  2. I did a bit of a quick slash job on this media release to only get the Canadian shows – I’m sure I chopped out some CanCon and left in some US imports :) I think they had a line about returning series that included Ice Pilots NWT with a bunch of others, Canadian and non, that I deleted.

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