New CMT Original Series Premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
(TORONTO – Canada) – Career ups and downs, raising two young kids, adopting another and flipping houses – that is real life for Dave and Kortney Wilson. Corus Entertainment’s CMT follows this fun loving family through laughter and tears in Meet The Wilsons, premiering with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Sunday, September 20 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT.
Produced by Canada’s RGK One Shot Productions in association with CMT, this eight-part half-hour series documents this Canadian couple living in Nashville as they embark upon flipping their house, launching a music career and adopting a third child. With the help of their family and friends, one of whom is crashing with them temporarily, the Wilsons are determined to make all of their dreams come true.
“We are thrilled to bring audiences a series about celebrating the love, laughter and joys of life. Meet The Wilsons is reality programming at its best, said Ted Ellis, Vice President, Programming, CMT Canada. “From dealing with everyday at-home experiences, to launching a music career, audiences will not only connect with this family but want to root for them all the way.”
Kortney and Dave are parenting heroes!” said Ron Kitchener, Executive Producer, RGK One Shot Productions. “How do they manage to keep all these balls in the air, raise wonderful kids and still pursue success in one of the riskiest businesses imaginable? Well, watch and see.”
Meet The Wilsons will also have a strong web presence with behind-the-scenes extras and personal notes from the Wilsons themselves on CMT.ca. Supported by some of the best in the music biz, The Wilsons are signed to Open Road Recordings – home of such stars as Tara Oram, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid and The Road Hammers.
CMT Canada, available in over 9.5 million homes, is Canada’s source for country music lifestyle programming. Exploring themes relevant to country music and country music fans, the network offers an exciting mix of comedy and dramatic series, movies and country music news, videos, concerts and specials. CMT’s Video Advantage Program, established in 2000, supports the production of original music videos for Canadian artists. The station’s website, CMT.ca, is Canada’s #1 website dedicated to country music.
CMT is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Molly Ray, Publicist, Corus Entertainment, (416) 530-2247