From a media release:
W Network Launches Highly Anticipated Series Tessa & Scott, Following Canada’s Figure Skating Sweethearts
- Viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of world ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
- Series premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network
This January, Corus Entertainment’s W Network presents the premiere of the new six-part series following two-time world ice dancing champions, Olympic Gold medalists and Canadian sweethearts Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Produced by Media Headquarters in association with W Network with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Tessa & Scott premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.
Tessa & Scott (6×30) goes behind closed doors and into the exhilarating day-to-day lives of Canada’s irresistible duo. As the series premieres the charismatic couple is faced with challenges they could have never imagined following their Olympic win in Vancouver in 2010. They are tasked with negotiating their insane schedules and staying connected with each other while fighting their way back to the top of the podium after placing second at the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®. From training in Canton, Michigan where they share a coach with their biggest on-ice rivals, to public appearances, to skating in competitions in Saint John, New Brunswick and Paris, France, the series gives audiences a unique window into the stressful and highly competitive world of ice dancing.
The series also captures Tessa and Scott’s unique personal relationship off the ice. Partners since primary school, their intimate connection on the ice has inspired millions of fans. The series accompanies them on costume fittings, skate camps, cocktail parties and coaching sessions. Audiences will meet Tessa and Scott’s close friends and family and witness the thrilling highs and devastating lows of their incredible journey as they strive to fulfill their dream.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were paired as an ice dance couple at the ages of seven and nine by Scott’s aunt, their skating coach at the time. Nine years later, they became the first Canadian ice dancers to win the World Junior Figure Skating Championships and moved on to win two World Championships. In 2010, they became the first North Americans – and the youngest team in history – to win the Olympic Gold Medal for ice dancing.