• Dating game show Baggage, hosted by Jerry Springer and heated reality series Married to Medicine make their network debut
  • Popular series The Rachel Zoe Project and The Vampire Diaries return with new seasons
  • Bachelor Brad Smith goes on a journey to find love in the network premiere of The Bachelor Canada

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’s CosmoTV announced today highlights from its 2013 fall schedule which includes dating game show Baggage, hosted by Jerry Springer; reality series Married to Medicine; and The Bachelor Canada, the Canadian version of the successful The Bachelor franchise. Viewers also won’t want to miss new seasons of the docu-series The Rachel Zoe Project and popular drama series The Vampire Diaries.



Premieres: Wednesday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
The Bachelor Canada is the Canadian version of the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise. This nine-episode reality series features an all-Canadian cast including the host, bachelorettes and of course, the highly sought after bachelor, Brad Smith. The Bachelor Canada takes the cast on a series of romantic and adventurous journeys where the bachelor will get to know each of the bachelorettes, in the hopes of finding his soul mate. The dates range from group outings to individual rendezvous, from which the bachelor will choose the women to whom he feels the most attracted. At the end of each episode the bachelorettes learn their fate in the dramatic rose ceremony. As the bachelor’s journey comes to an end, he will have the opportunity to propose to one woman in the final rose ceremony of the season.

Premieres: Wednesday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET (30 minutes)
Everyone brings Baggage into a relationship – but only on this clever and humourous game show do they bring it all to the very first date! Host Jerry Springer guides the fun as one dater chooses among three possible love matches who reveal the intimate secrets and hidden flaws that are typically kept under wraps at the start of a relationship. The secrets vary from the small, quirky, and annoying, to the outright shocking, and the contestant must decide who has “too much baggage” to date. Check out a preview here:

Premieres: Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Married to Medicine follows the lives of six of Atlanta’s most dynamic and successful women, including doctors and wives of doctors, as they juggle bustling medical careers, family and social calendars. From baby deliveries to some of Atlanta’s largest charities, these women are united by medicine, but often struggle to maintain friendships in the face of their world’s rigid hierarchy. These passionate and dynamic women prove that in the capital of the South, and the world of medicine, image is everything and it’s not enough to be just any type of Doctor or Doctor’s wife.


Premieres: Tuesday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
The Rachel Zoe Project returns for Season 5 this fall. Now a stylist and designer, Zoe has expanded her empire to include a womenswear collection of clothing and accessories, a celebrity styling department, a digital media team and her newest venture -– a blow-dry salon. She has new offices, a new styling assistant, a slew of new employees in both Los Angeles and New York – and a fabulous life that she now shares with her toddler son, Skyler. With Skyler on her hip and her husband/business partner Rodger by her side, she’ll debut her latest line, design her next and take in shows such as designers Oscar De La Renta, Marc Jacobs, Brian Atwood and Karl Lagerfeld at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks – all while styling clients for music video and photo shoots for such fashionistas and fashionistos as actress Jaime King, singer Karmin, model/polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras. With so much at stake for Zoe, Season 5 proves that the fashion journey is never easy, but – as she would say – it is always maj.

Premieres: Monday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers who are obsessed with the same girl. In Season 1, 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 (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.

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. 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, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 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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