DANCE WITH W
Feel the beat with a weekend of dance-inspired programming on W Network beginning Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. In anticipation of the new series Dirty Dancing: Living the Dream, W Network airs movies that will make you bust a move. The excitement begins with Loves Music, Loves to Dance, and continues throughout the weekend with Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Dying to Dance and the W Network premieres of Dirty Dancing and Shall We Dance.
W NETWORK SERIES PREMIERE DIRTY DANCING: LIVING THE DREAM Twenty years ago movie-goers around the world fell in love with Johnny and Baby in Dirty Dancing. Now join W Network in welcoming 30 dance hopefuls to reality TV in Dirty Dancing:Living the Dream, hosted by star choreographer Chris Judd. Over an emotionally charged and physically demanding eight weeks, Dirty Dancing pits contestants against each other as they compete for the opportunity to dance in the finale with their guy. The series begins with 30 hopefuls and quickly whittles its way down to 18 contestants. At a secluded dance camp in Southern California the girls meet six professional instructors who will each pick three finalists to train in their respective styles, ranging from hip hop to tango. The final six contestants will then compete for the grand prize: a professional dance contract and trip for two to the London premiere of Dirty Dancing: The Musical. Series consists of eight hour-long episodes premiering Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (r) Sundays at 1 p.m.
GIRLFRIEND’S WEEKEND Curl-up on the couch and invite your friends over; W Network is celebrating girlfriends with a weekend of relaxing movies and specials. The bonding begins with the premiere of The Amati Girls and continues throughout the weekend with back-to-back movies. The fun continues as W Network offers up a helping of Hollywood’s 10 Best, a mix of commentary and clips listing the top 10 in a number of categories. Girlfriend’s weekend kicks-off on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. and continues through to Sunday, May 6. Weekend line-up:
The Amati Girls (2001) premieres Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Best Friends (2005) airs Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
Hollywoods 10 Best Cat Fights airs Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
How to Make an American Quilt (1995) airs Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. (r) Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Autumn in New York (2000) airs Saturday, May 5 at 9 p.m.
Hollywoods 10 Best Girlfriend Movies airs Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 p.m. (r) Sunday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Beaches (1998) airs Sunday, May 6 at 1 p.m.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) airs Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
Hollywoods 10 Best Girls That Wanna Have Fun airs Sunday, May 6 at 10 p.m.
Hollywoods 10 Best Chicks with Attitude airs Sunday, May 6 at 10:30 p.m.
VICTORIA DAY Commemorate the Queen’s birthday with a special Monday afternoon edition of W Double Flix. Start the fireworks early this holiday with back-to-back Drew Barrymore classics, Ever After: A Cinderella Story and The Wedding Singer beginning Monday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.
DOUBLE FLIX This May, W continues to air two blockbuster titles every Saturday night. May W Double Flix include:
DANCE WITH W: Dirty Dancing (1987) premieres on Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. (r) Monday, May 14 at 9 p.m. Shall We Dance (2004) premieres on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. (r) Sunday, May 13 at 4 p.m.
BRITTANY MURPHY: Uptown Girl (2003) airs on Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Little Black Book (2004) airs on Saturday, May 19 at 9 p.m.
KATIE HOLMES: First Daughter (2004) premieres on Saturday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. (r) Sunday, May 27 at 4 p.m. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1998) premieres on Saturday, May 26 at 9 p.m.
MORE GREAT MOVIES COMING THIS MAY
Best Friends (2005) airs Tuesday, May 1 at 9 p.m. (r) Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m.
They Came Back (2007) airs Wednesday, May 2 at 9 p.m.
Adrift (1993) airs Wednesday, May 2 at 9 p.m.
Obsessed (2002) airs Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
Dying to Dance (1999) premieres Tuesday, May 8 at 9 p.m. (r) Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m.
Chasing Cain (2000) premieres Wednesday, May 9 at 9 p.m.
Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001) airs Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2006) airs Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. (r) Monday, May 21 at 9 p.m.
Family of Strangers (1992) premieresTuesday, May 15 at 9 p.m. (r) Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Hard Time: The David Milgaard Story (1999) airs Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m.
Partners ‘n Love (1992) airs Saturday, May 19 at 4 p.m.
Loving Evangeline (1998) airs Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.
The Very Thought of You (1999) premieres Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m.
The Morrison Murders (1996) airs Tuesday, May 22 at 9 p.m.
Still Small Voices (2006) premieres Wednesday, May 23 at 9 p.m. (r) Saturday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
Joanne Kilbourne Mysteries: Verdict in Blood (2002) airs Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m.
Diamond Girl (1998) airs Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
12 Hours to Live (2006) airs Tuesday, May 29 at 9 p.m.
Past Tense (2006) premieresWednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m.
Lindsay Smith Manager Communications Corus Entertainment (416) 530-2248