Popular series The Vampire Diaries makes its network debut

Bow-tied celebrity stylist Brad Goreski braves the world of fashion-styling without his mentor Rachel Zoe in the Canadian premiere of It’s a Brad, Brad World

Canadian original series Oh So Cosmo and Love Trap return with brand-new seasons

(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s CosmoTV announced today highlights from its 2012 fall schedule which features the hit drama series The Vampire Diaries and It’s a Brad, Brad World, a docu-series starring Canadian Brad Goreski. Viewers can also look forward to new seasons of the hidden camera dating show Love Trap and Oh So Cosmo where Josie Dye, Wilder Weir and Jacqui Skeete dish on how to live a fun and fearless cosmopolitan life.

COSMOPOLITAN TV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

COMEDY AND DRAMA SERIES:
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (SEASONS 1-3) NETWORK PREMIERE

Airs: Monday to Thursday at 7 p.m. (r) 11 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 4

The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same girl. In season one, Stefan (Paul Wesley, Fallen) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, Lost) returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons. Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert (Canadian Nina Dobrev, DeGrassi: The Next Generation), who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce (also played by Dobrev), the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved – in 1864. Damon, on the other hand, was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch’s spell all those years ago.Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith. For more information about the series, please click here.

UGLY BETTY (SEASONS 1-4)  NETWORK PREMIERE
Airs: Monday to Friday at Noon (r) 4 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 4
The hit U.S. series, Ugly Betty, is coming to CosmoTV this fall. In the superficial world of high fashion, image is everything. How can an ordinary girl – a slightly plump plain Jane from Queens – possibly fit in? Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) is smart, sweet and hard working. The only problem is that she’s not thin and beautiful like all her coworkers at Mode, the high-fashion magazine where she works. The only reason the publisher hired her to be his son’s secretary, is that he thought Betty was someone who Daniel would never sleep with. Betty’s hard work and determination earns Daniel’s respect, as she helps him find his way through the shark infested waters of the fashion industry. Ugly Betty is based on a Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea. For more information about the series, please click here.

REALITY SERIES:

IT’S A BRAD BRAD WORLD CANADIAN PREMIERE
Airs: Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning September 10
It’s a Brad, Brad World follows Brad Goreski (a Port Perry, Ontario native) through the excitement of embarking out on his own and making a name for himself in the glimmering, cutthroat world of fashion styling. No longer an assistant, Brad is in the limelight and ready to shine. But now all eyes are on him, and the pressure to succeed is as important as landing amazing designer gowns for his big celebrity clients. This docu-series is an all-access pass into the life of the small-town kid who loved theatre and fashion, and who followed his dreams. While Brad obsesses about getting his clients red-carpet ready, he struggles to balance work and his home life with long-term boyfriend, Gary. Experience all of the defining moments and milestones of Brad’s world, a world ready for the spotlight. For more information about the series, please click here.

LOVE TRAP (SEASON 2) WORLD PREMIERE
Airs: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. beginning September 5
In each episode of Love Trap, hosted by Evan Starkman, a creative plan is devised to give one secret admirer the chance to trap the object of his or her affection in order to express their true feelings. Whether it be trapped together for a tai chi lesson, partnered up in a sushi-making class, or participating in a fake marketing survey, this planned opportunity won’t last forever, and there’s just enough time to make a connection and maybe even go in for a kiss. Relationship experts Nicole McCance and Jen Kirsch join Evan for Season 2, offering tips and tricks on how to turn a crush into something more. In the end, the crush will be let in on the scheme and will have to decide whether or not they want to give their potential flame a shot at a real date. For more information about the series, please click here.

OH SO COSMO (SEASON 6) WORLD PREMIERE
Airs: Wednesdays at 9 p.m. beginning September 5
CosmoTV’s flagship show Oh So Cosmo is back for a sixth season this fall. This half-hour lifestyle magazine show offers the Cosmo girl insightful tips and entertaining stories celebrating the lifestyle of hip, urban women. Hosted by the ultimate Cosmo girl Josie Dye, her male counterpart Wilder Weir and the “oh-so in-the-know” girl about town, Jacqui Skeete, Oh So Cosmo covers everything viewers need to know about celebrities, fashion, sex and men and is always on top of the latest trends. For more information about the series, please click here.

JERSEYLICIOUS (SEASON 4) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Airs: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning September 19
Jerseylicious returns for a brand-new season of blowouts, spray tans and cat fights. It’s never business as usual when it comes to teased hair, tight-fitting animal prints and now, competing salons in Season 4. Olivia, Tracy and Gigi find themselves caught in the middle of Gayle and Anthony’s sensational salon turf war. The fourth season picks up with Anthony and his new business partner, Cathy Giove, clashing over contrasting creative visions for their joint venture and Gayle stepping up her marketing plans to corner the market before Anthony’s salon cuts into her business. Meanwhile, Olivia is thriving in her career and has become invaluable to Gayle as the revitalized Gatsby 2 Go is a booming success. With Filly’s departure, Gayle hires a hunky new guy to work in the salon which causes tongues to wag whenever he is around. And, love is in the air as Tracy finally has found ‘the one’ and more than one Jersey girl is expecting a bambino. For more information about the series, please click here.

Cosmopolitan TV showcases a mix of entertainment and lifestyle programming, ranging from comedy and drama series to relationship and Red Hot Reality programming to blockbuster movies. Its website, www.cosmotv.ca, offers Cosmo girls everywhere a backstage pass to men, sex, and style: viewers can check out the latest programming info, contribute to the message boards and go behind the scenes at CosmoTV’s flagship magazine show Oh So Cosmo. Cosmopolitan TV is a partnership between Corus Entertainment Inc. and Hearst Corporation.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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