W Network orders Tessa & Scott series

From a media release:

W Network Announces New Series About Canada’s Figure Skating Sweethearts Tessa & Scott

Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today that it is commissioning a new six-part series following Olympic Gold medal winners and Canadian sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. To be produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Tessa & Scott will go into production this summer and is scheduled to launch on January 2, 2014, leading up to the Sochi Olympic games.

Tessa & Scott (6×30) will go beyond closed doors and into the day-to-day lives of Canada’s irresistible duo. The series will follow the figure skating superstars on their quest for a second Olympic gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia and give audiences a window into the dramatic world of competitive ice dancing. In the face of fierce competition and pressure, Tessa and Scott will have to fight their way to the top of the podium while staying in sync with each other.

The series will also capture Tessa and Scott’s unique personal relationship. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. Interest in their close friendship follows them everywhere. Whether undergoing intense training, travelling to competitions around the world, or just trying to live the lives of 20-something year olds, audiences will be drawn inside the roller-coaster adventures of Tessa and Scott.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir caught the World’s attention in 2006 when they became the first Canadian Ice Dancers to win the Junior World Championships. Since then, the pair has consistently placed among the top of the pack at International competitions, including a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games and gold at the 2010 and 2012 World Figure Skating Championships. Virtue and Moir are also four-time Canadian National Champions, winning in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. At the 2009 Skate Canada, the pair received the first 10.0 awarded in dance in international competition. The pair have skated together since 1997, and are known for their intricate footwork and innovative lifts.