•  CMT adds three new unscripted series Almost Genius, Yukon For Sale and Ice Racer Showdown to its slate
  • Psychic medium Carmel Baird returns for a second season in Mom’s A Medium 

(Toronto, ON) – Corus Entertainment is thrilled to announce today, an exciting slate of new original reality programming to premiere on CMT (Canada) in the coming year. Beginning in spring 2015, CMT will introduce three new original series including Almost Genius, a sketch comedy show with a twist, Yukon For Sale, about northern real-estate hunters, and Ice Racer Showdown, an adrenaline-fuelled competition series. Additionally, Canada’s own psychic medium Carmel Baird, will return to the network for a second season of Mom’s A Medium.

“We’re excited to be commissioning a number of new original programs for CMT to continue to build momentum after successful spring and fall launches,” said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women and Family, Corus Entertainment. “We’re very pleased to be working with talented Canadian producers to create engaging series that will resonate with our audiences.”

New Series
Ice Racer Showdown – Spring 2015
Corkscrew Media
12 x 60 minutes, Reality Competition Series

Ice Racer Showdown is a driving competition that is taken to icy new levels as five drivers with diverse driving backgrounds go head to head through three demanding and intense courses to win a cash prize and the title of Ice Racer Showdown. In each adrenaline-fueled, one-hour episode, hockey moms and pizza delivery guys will face off tough talkin’ truckers and cab drivers as they battle each other and some of the coldest conditions on earth. 

Yukon for Sale – Spring 2015
Proper Television
13 x 30 minutes, Lifestyle Series

Yukon For Sale puts the “real” in real estate, as it follows hopeful home buyers embarking on an adventure of a lifetime, staking a claim in the Yukon. In each episode, we meet a new set of Yukoners looking for new digs with a new set of parameters. Whether it’s a young couple seeking an off-the-grid existence, hunters with their sights set on a backyard full of game, or urban professionals wanting a condo in the middle of town, finding the perfect pad is always an adventure in the Yukon.

Almost Genius – Fall 2015
Zone 3
20 x 30 minutes, Viral video sketch comedy series  

Almost Genius is a new and unique viral video sketch comedy series. The best viral videos from around the world are paired with talented comedians, who are inserted right into the action using innovative digital production techniques. The comedians become characters in the videos, adding an extra layer of fun to the proceedings – and the resulting clips are quirky, wacky, oddball…and always hilarious.

Returning Series
Mom’s A Medium Season 2 – Spring 2015
Lark Productions
10x 30 minutes, Character Driven Reality Series

Carmel Baird is a highly sought after spiritual medium who helps people communicate with the dead, while juggling her busy family life on a farm in Alberta. In Season Two of this hit series, life gets even more complicated as Carmel strives to help more and more people with her gift while the Baird family takes on new challenges, new adventures and even some new pets.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com

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For further information, please contact:

Catrina Jaricot
Corus Entertainment
Catrina.Jaricot@corusent.com
416.479.6397

Netta Rondinelli
Corus Entertainment
Netta.Rondinelli@corusent.com
416.479.6443

 


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