From a media release:
Full of recipes guaranteed to impress without the stress, CTV Life Channel announced today that its new original culinary series MARY MAKES IT EASY premieres Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 6. Hosted by Mary Berg, Canadaâ€™s culinary sweetheart and two-time Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Host, Lifestyle for CTV Original series MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH, the first batch of MARY MAKES IT EASY consists of 12 half-hour episodes.
Filmed on location in Toronto at her very own home kitchen, MARY MAKES IT EASY features Berg as she shares step-by-step recipes, tips, and tricks that leave viewers with a newfound confidence to overcome their own culinary challenges.
From ideas on what to make with a fridge full of leftovers, to lackluster chicken emergencies, Berg eliminates kitchen worries by offering up plenty of helpful takeaways as she guides viewers through each recipe. Filled with charm and wit, in the premiere episode of MARY MAKES IT EASY, â€œWhat Are Ya, Chicken?,â€ airing Monday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Life Channel, Berg offers four exciting and delightful ways to expand viewersâ€™ chicken repertoire so it will never be boring or dry again!
Viewers can get a second helping of MARY MAKES IT EASY with exclusive content available on CTV.ca, including fun behind-the-scenes video extras, a kitchen tour, interviews, a recipe hub outlining all the delicious details behind Bergâ€™s dishes, plus exclusive recipes not featured in the series. Recipes featured on the series will also be available in French on noovomoi.ca.
MARY MAKES IT EASY is available for streaming on CTV.ca, and the CTV app, with episodes encoring Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2 beginning Sept. 11. Leading up to the premiere, Bergâ€™s hit CTV series and two-time Canadian Screen Award-winner MARYâ€™s KITCHEN CRUSH is available now for streaming on CTV.ca and the CTV app with no subscription or sign-in required.
Joining MARY MAKES IT EASY as series partner is Stonemill Bakehouse, who will produce custom content around the show featuring Mary Berg. Stonemill Bakehouse breads will be included in several recipes throughout the season. The recipes will be shared across CTV Life Channelâ€™s social and digital platforms, and will also include targeted social promotion. In addition, Stonemill Bakehouse will receive curated media placement on broadcast and digital.
For the second consecutive year, Berg is the Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Host, Lifestyle for MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH, a CTV Original series. MARYâ€™S KITCHEN CRUSH is a two-time Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Lifestyle Program or Series, and the series is currently sold in more than 100 countries. Berg is the Season 3 winner of CTVâ€™s MASTERCHEF CANADA, as well as a cooking expert on YOUR MORNING, THE SOCIAL, and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW on CTV. Best-selling author of Kitchen Party: Effortless Recipes for Every Occasion, Bergâ€™s new book Well Seasoned: A Yearâ€™s Worth of Delicious Recipes is set to be released in October 2021.
MARY MAKES IT EASY is produced by Boat Rockerâ€™s Proper Television. Cathie James, Lesia Capone, and Allison Grace are Executive Producers, Mary Berg is Co-Executive Producer, and David Donohue is Series Producer.