Shaw Media Specialty Series Descriptions

SHAW MEDIA SPECIALTY 2015/2016

HISTORY
Curse of the Frozen Gold (6x60min)
September 2
Canadian Original, Canadian Broadcast Premiere
A band of adventurers and experts join forces to solve the legend of B.C.’s Lost Creek Mine. Allegedly worth billions, “Slumach’s Gold” has tantalized prospectors for over a century, and now a team of experienced gold hunters takes up the search – and the curse that goes with it. They only have three months to explore the vast and rugged wilderness of Pitt Lake before winter weather sets in. They set off on a challenging treasure hunt in B.C.’s mountains, but when fights break out they wonder if the team will even last the summer.

Battle Factory (14x30min)
September 4
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
In the “how it’s made” spirit of Food Factory and Home Factory, Battle Factory looks at all things military from ejection seats to submarine toilets and bomb disposal robots. Battle Factory goes inside the hidden world of military and frontline gear factories all over the world where raw materials become finished products. The series weaves incredible hero stories into each episodes plot. These stories share real-world events where the item was used to save lives or win battles.

Hunting Hitler (working title) (6x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In early 2014, the FBI declassified hundreds of confidential documents proving that top officials in the U.S. government not only believed Hitler escaped Germany, but were also secretly spending millions of dollars trying to track him down. With these newly released files as their guide, a team of Nazi hunters approach this investigation like a modern death claims case in hopes of solving the mystery surrounding one of the biggest criminals of all time. Armed with new clues and cutting-edge technology, they reopen the world’s most famous cold case.

Klondike Trappers (working title)(8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Original,World Broadcast Premiere
Klondike Trappers goes off the grid and into a thrilling subculture of modern-day bushmen who live deep in the wilds of the Yukon and Alaska. Tough, gritty and anything but conventional, they survive off the land in one of the most extreme environments on earth. As they battle weather and wild animals to make their yearly payday, these trappers reveal a fascinating way of life lived far beyond the bounds of civilization. 

Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Renowned underwater archeologist and adventurer Barry Clifford, along with a team of on-land explorers and experts, attempt to solve a mystery that dates back hundreds of years. Searching for the Knights Templar treasure that supposedly rests at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, the series provides exclusive access to an unprecedented discovery of five pirate ships. From exploring hidden caves and burial grounds to ancient stone structures and thick jungles, each discovery unearths clues to a fascinating puzzle.

Natural Born Outlaws (10x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
Natural Born Outlaws details the rise and fall of history’s most notorious criminals, including Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, and John Dillinger, through the heroic tales of the lawmen who brought them to justice. The series explores the true stories of iconic desperados and the epic manhunts that would eventually bring them down.

Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels (6x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels takes a deep look into the untold stories of the infamous biker gang through the words of George Christie. For over 35 years, Christie led the Ventura Hells Angels chapter and is ready to share untold experiences. Combining stylized interviews with Christie, along with archival footage and recreations, each episode of the six-part series tells a different tale that Christie has never before made public.

The Boneyard with Georges St-Pierre (1x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Follow UFC legend and dinosaur fanatic Georges St. Pierre in his quest to find the most amazing bones and fossils on dig sites, in private collections and in museums around the world.

Tree People (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
There are few places left in America that are truly wild, but a few brave souls have made the towering tree tops of the Pacific Northwest home. Highly skilled engineers and builders, these tree people have constructed complex tree dwellings that make any activity possible from 50 feet in the air. They face extreme danger in the form of forest fires, lightning storms, mudslides and predators. Every episode of Tree People will feature four character pods battling nature and building incredible tree structures.

Brand new seasons of returning series on HISTORY this fall include: American Pickers, American Restoration, Counting Cars, The Curse of Oak Island,Ice Road Truckers, Mountain Men, Pawn Stars,and War Junk III. Winter 2015 returning series include: Vikings and Yukon Gold.

Showcase
Mr. Robot (10x60min)
September 4
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Mr. Robot is a techno thriller that follows Elliot (Rami Malek, The Pacific), a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater, The Adderall Diaries) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. This contemporary and culturally resonant drama also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (13x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom, Robot Chicken) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, California (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic).

The Magicians (12x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year, Aquarius) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity. Also starring Stella Maeve (Chicago P.D.), Hale Appleman (Teeth), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Summer Bishil (Towelhead, Lucky 7).

Brand new seasons of returning series on Showcase this fall include: Continuum (September 4), Lost Girl (September 6),  and Haven (October).

HGTV Canada
America’s Most Desperate Kitchens (8x30min)
September 3
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri (Kitchen Cousins) return to transform embarrassing kitchens into stunning overhauls. In each episode of America’s Most Desperate Kitchens, Anthony and John select one homeowner from desperate video submissions to deliver them a spectacular renovation.

Unusually Thicke: Under Construction (14x30min)
September 3
Canadian Original,World Broadcast Premiere
The Thicke family is going through some major changes. America’s favourite TV dad  Alan Thicke is thinking of retiring so he can tackle some projects around the house, while Tanya thinks it is the perfect time for them to have their first child, and wants him to add a new nursery to his reno plans. Meanwhile, Carter is getting ready for the leap into manhood, also known as college.

Living Big Sky (14x30min)
September 4
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Living Big Sky explores country life in Big Sky, Montana as couples search for a new home. In a stunning setting with unique housing opportunities, featured home-seekers discover whether they’re ready to move to one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

Breakneck Builds (14x30min)
October 11
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
Waiting months for a delayed and expensive build to be finished is a thing of the past.  The house of the future is ingenious: durable, designer and done in a day.Breakneck Builds demonstrates the next generation of home construction for families who need a home in a hurry. The series follows construction crews as they build pre-fabricated homes before transporting and reassembling them on site for new homeowners in only two days.

Tiny House, Big Living (12x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Couples learn what it really means to downsize (to 180 square feet) when they take the plunge into the tiny house real estate market. Tiny House, Big Living follows clients as they meet with builders, or decide to build these tiny homes all by themselves, through the construction process until the house is complete.

The House That HGTV Built (10x60min)
Spring 2016
Canadian Original,World Broadcast Premiere
The House That HGTV Built is a revolutionary, new ten-part series that celebrates the Canadian HGTV experience as network celebrities all gather under one roof to renovate a home that will be ultimately be awarded to an HGTV viewer! From purchase to plan, design to reveal, fans across the country will follow the epic journey of The House That HGTV Built, all culminating in a live, one-hour challenge episode, hailing the home and its new owners.

Brand new seasons of returning series on HGTV Canada this fall include: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Custom Built, The Expandables,Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Hawaii Life, House of Bryan, House Hunters off the Grid, House Hunters Renovation, House Hunters: Where Are They Now?,Island Hunters, Island Life, Leave It To Bryan,Tiny House Hunters, Property Virgins,  and Vacation House for Free. Series returning later this year include: Ellen’s Design Challenge and Timber Kings.

Food Network Canada
Camp Cutthroat (5x60min)
August 30
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In this special series, Alton Brown invites the most elite Cutthroat Kitchen alumni to a secret location deep in the wilderness for an extreme culinary throwdown. Unencumbered by the restraints of a soundstage, Alton’s diabolical sabotages are aided by his camp counselors and hit new levels of mischief and mayhem as he is now free to deploy any fiendish obstacle his heart desires.

Chef in Your Ear (26x60min)
August 31
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
In Chef In Your Ear, two of the country’s hottest chefs swap their tools for an earpiece as they go head-to-head to see who can create the best restaurant quality dish without ever stepping foot into the kitchen. The catch? Two absolute kitchen rookies, with a long list of culinary disasters, will be doing all the cooking for them. Tensions run high as all participants are taken out of their comfort zones. With reputations on the line in this edge-of-your-seat culinary series, the winning chef decides the loser’s fate and the loser must oblige. Starring Jordan Andino(Harlow Sag Harbor), Devin Connell (Delica Kitchen), Craig Harding (Campagnolo), Rob Rossi (Bestellen), Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room), and Greg Komorowski.

Cake Wars (8x60min)
September 2
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In this new series all about cakes, four bakers compete against each other in two grueling rounds to determine who will get to take their magical cake creation to a big event and take a giant leap in their career as a baker. Each episode puts one cake artist on the map and stuffs their pockets with a cash prize. This is war so it will not be a pretty battle, but in the end, the cakes will be eye-popping and amazing. Not to mention yummy!

Craziest Restaurants in America (6x30min)
September 3
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Craziest Restaurants in America travels coast to coast to count down the most unique, most outrageous, most outstanding, and even the most bizarre food establishments that dish out delicious meals and memorable dining experiences. From an underwater café to a zombie-themed bistro, these are the restaurants that leave customers astonished.

Daphne Dishes (6x30min)
September 5
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Mom, wife, and home cook, Daphne Brogdon, brings a fresh, fun and humorous approach to feeding the family. Whether it is for a PTA meeting or a gals’ night in, Daphne cooks up a storm with simple recipes that will feed a crowd and bring the family together.

Guy’s Grocery Games: All Stars (5x60min)
September 5
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In this five-episode stunt event, some of the world’s biggest chefs take over the grocery store aisles for an all-star supermarket showdown. Host Guy Fieri throws in some curveballs when all-star chefs are paired up with sports stars in one episode, while in another Guy’s Grocery Games judges must go head-to-head. It will be a fight-to-the-finish as these culinary superstars compete to win up to $20,000 for their charity of choice.

Giada in Italy (13x30min)
September 6
Canadian Premiere
There are certain places on earth that tug at the heart and draw you back time and again, for Giada De Laurentiis that place is Italy. Rich in culture and character, Italy is the place that shaped Giada’s sensibility and sparked her culinary passion. Now, she embraces the future by reconnecting with the past, returning to where it all began. This series follows Giada back to her birthplace for an extended holiday, as she visits family, friends, and the flavors that inspired her life’s work.

Rachel Ray’s Kids Cookoff (6x60min)
September 6
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Host Rachael Ray is joined by a rotating panel of all-star guests in this special six-episode series where the challenges are big and the competitors are kids. Rachael and guests will mentor and guide these young competitors through a series of cooking challenges and obstacles as these junior chefs vie for their very own series on FoodNetwork.com and the title of Kids Cookoff champion.

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament (5x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
In this special five-part series, 16 talented teens battle it out to earn one of four spots in the grand finale episode and a chance to walk away with $20,000 and the title, Chopped Canada Teen Grand Champion.

Chopped: Impossible (4x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Restaurant: Impossible‘s Robert Irvine joins as a guest at the judges’ table, in this four episode stunt where the challenges and baskets are close to impossible! The chef competitors are in for the competition of a lifetime as the clock starts ticking in the Chopped kitchen. The impossible competition comes to a dramatic close as the winners of the first three episodes find themselves competing against Robert himself in their bid to be named Chopped Champion.

Food Network Canada’s Great Canadian Cookbook (4x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
Chef Lynn Crawford and Noah Cappe are heading across the nation and into Canadians’ homes and communities on a mission to define, document, and celebrate Canadian Cuisine.

Guy’s Grocery Games: Tournament of Champions (5x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
For the first time ever, Guy’s Grocery Games is going to crown a grand champion. Triple G is bringing back some of its most skilled, most memorable, and fiercest winners to return to the grocery store aisles for a champion-on-champion supermarket showdown. Host Guy Fieri deals out the challenges as only he can to keep these fierce competitors on their toes, as they shop, prepare, and plate three different dishes using whatever they pull off the shelves. The rules are simple: win an episode and earn a spot in the finale where the finalists will compete to become the grand champion.

The Incredible Food Race (working title) (6x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
In each episode, two different families battle it out in a super-charged race full of fun food challenges and a main event:  the family versus family cook-off in our ultimate outdoor stadium. One ticking clock, two eager families, and a kid-approved meal prepared in front of a live and hungry audience. The winning family takes all – groceries for an entire year!

Sugar Showdown  (14x30min)
Winter 2016
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Sugar Showdown is a fun and intense competition series that celebrates all things sweet and delicious. Cupcakes, pies, donuts, cookies, cakes, all together under one banner: Sugar Showdown.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Food Network Canada this fall include: Bake with Anna Olson, Beat Bobby Flay, Carnival Eats, Chopped Canada, Chopped: Teen Tournament, Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Farmhouse Rules, Food Factory, Great Food Truck Race, Guy’s Grocery Games, Halloween Wars, Holiday Baking Championship, Mystery Diners, Pioneer Woman, Top Chef, Southern at Heart,  and You Gotta Eat Here!.

Slice
Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco (8x60min)
August 31
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The fourth addition to the successful franchise, Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco follows the lives of three ambitious, hot shot real estate agents as they strive to outsell one another, listing some of the most expensive and architecturally diverse properties in the U.S. These brokers-by-the-bay are pushed to the limit by demanding clients, intense competition and complicated personal lives.

First Dates (14x30min)
September 1
Canadian Original, World Broadcast Premiere
First Dates documents hopeful singles in their quest for love. A restaurant is filled with real people on real first dates and the ensuing drama is captured on over thirty remote-controlled cameras. For some daters there is instant, and very apparent, attraction, but for others it’s clear that there is never going to be a happy ending. Each episode captures the hope, charm, awkwardness, heartfelt humour and potential spark of a first date with smiles, tears and everything in between. Each date is a mini-drama that plays out in front of the cameras before each couple is filmed side by side after the final course and reveal whether or not they are attracted to each other and if they want to meet again.

Untouchable (6x60min)
September 4
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Each episode of this compelling true crime series follows the cat and mouse chase and eventual capture of an authority figure who believed themselves to be above the law and abused their power before the net closed in.

Recipe for Deception (10x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
It is a battle of secrets and knives in this fast-paced and innovative self-contained cooking competition series where a chef’s cunning is almost as important as their culinary skill. In each stand-alone episode host Max Silvestri guides four new chefs through head-to-head elimination rounds in which they are tasked with creating a stunning dish featuring a main ingredient. The twist is that they have no idea what that ingredient is while cooking. Based on the popular parlor game Two Truths and a Lie, competing chefs ask each other three yes or no questions to determine what their mystery ingredient is, and their opponent answers strategically with two truthful answers and one outright lie. If you can’t stand deceit, get out of the kitchen.

Work Out New York  (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
It’s survival of the fittest for New York City’s hottest trainers who are competing for the same wealthy Manhattanites and famous celebrity clients.  If they can’t keep their romances, feuds and professional jealousies in check, things could get physical.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Slice this fall include: Million Dollar Listing: LA,Ladies of London, Manzo’d With Children,Don’t Be Tardy, Mob Wives, and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

Action
Six Degrees of Everything (10x30min)
September 2
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Six Degrees of Everything is a comedic, fast-paced show hosted by Benny and Rafi Fine (Kids React) who spend each week proving that anything in the world can be connected in six degrees. Using every tool in their belts, from sketch comedy and man-on-the-street interviews to original songs and reality segments, the guys uncover fascinating facts and connect the world in hilarious, unexpected ways.

Billy on the Street (10x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
This comedy game show follows host Billy Eichner on the streets of New York as he tests unsuspecting strangers on their knowledge of music and pop culture. Eichner gives contestants the chance to win cash by answering a series of hilarious and spontaneous questions. The only catch is the final round is subjective. If the contestant doesn’t agree with Billy, they lose.

Santas in the Barn (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Santas in the Barn is the ultimate Christmas countdown reality show competition. Ten Santas from across the country are brought to live in a barn and compete with each other in an array of Christmas-related challenges. These aspirant Kris Kringles have to vote out their peers over the course of eight episodes, all counting down to the grand finale where the last lone survivor will be crowned the ultimate Santa.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Action this fall include: Impractical Jokers, Friends of the People, The Carbonaro Effect, How to be a Grown Up,  and Hack My Life.

BBC CANADA
Border Force (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Border Force follows the U.K.’s Border and Immigration Agency as its team of dedicated immigration officers work around-the-clock to combat illegal immigration and secure Britain’s borders. As global population shifts become more complex and difficult to regulate, Border Force sheds light on the sophisticated methods of patrol employed across Britain’s borders. With captivating characters, exciting stories, and high drama climaxes, Border Force is a behind-the-scenes look at the U.K.’s immigration and customs teams as they battle to stem the tide of illegal entries into Britain.

Building Dream Homes (15x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Property is a national obsession in Britain. Houses are constantly remodelled, extended, converted and self-builds are no longer the preserve of the super rich. But behind every great house is a great architect. This series meets eight architectural firms working in different parts of the country and discovers what it takes to transform clients’ high hopes, big dreams and tight budgets into beautiful homes that are fit for purpose. It’s quite a juggling act – once they’ve perfected their plans, the architects must deal with builders, suppliers, contractors and master craftsmen, not to mention the clients themselves. From complex residential projects to loft conversions and kitchen extensions, this series is on the ground as the diggers arrive, the roof goes on, the cantilevered glass staircase is fitted, and the client walks through the door.

Crimes That Shook Australia (6x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Crimes That Shook Australia is a compelling documentary series that tells stories of the biggest crimes to hit the country, through the eyes of the people placed right at the heart of the tragedies. Featuring stories of the most brutal and shocking crimes, this series will explain the detailed events leading up to the crime, the crime itself and the aftermath. The stories include a man convicted of murdering 35 people, the ruthless murder of a nine-year-old girl, and the first Australian woman sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Through gripping interviews, dramatic reconstructions, and archive footage, this series pieces together the murders that shocked the nation.

Ramsay’s Costa del Nightmares (4x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Gordon Ramsay explores new territory visiting some of Europe’s holiday hotspots, meeting Brits abroad struggling with restaurants in crisis. In the aftermath of a crippling recession, countless Brits find themselves trapped in a living hell and facing financial ruin.

Shipping Wars UK (20x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
This series follows independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes can be made by transporting items that traditional carriers won’t touch. Each episode of Shipping Wars UKdives into the cutthroat world of these heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable.

Still Open All Hours (6x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Following the success of the one-off special, this warm-hearted sitcom updating Roy Clarke’s classic comedy Open All Hours is back with a full series and a mix of memorable new and returning characters. Still Open All Hours sees David Jason reprising his role as shopkeeper Granville, who has inherited the small corner shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright. Now running the business with his cheerful and good-looking son, Leroy – the result of a brief romantic encounter a couple of decades ago – Granville continues to serve the local community in his own inimitable fashion! With a keen eye on making a profit, Granville comes up with all kinds of harebrained schemes to encourage his customers to part with their money, but things rarely turn out as he expects. While Leroy has no shortage of female attention, Granville’s pursuit of old flame Mavis is repeatedly thwarted by her fiercely protective sister, Madge, and by the constant hovering presence of the Black Widow, who also seems to have her eye on Granville. Starring David Jason (Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost), James Baxter (Hebburn, Emmerdale), Lynda Baron (Fat Friends), Stephanie Cole (The Lady Vanishes, Doc Martin), Tim Healy (Benidorm, Auf Wiedersehen Pet), Johnny Vegas (Moone Boy, Ideal), Maggie Ollerenshaw (War Horse), Brigit Forsyth (Playing the Field, The Likely Lads), Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me, Bend it Like Beckham), Nina Wadia (EastEnders, Goodness Gracious Me).

The Boy in the Dress (1x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
A charming family comedy, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams (Gangsta Granny,Mr Stink) and featuring an all-star cast. It’s the story of Dennis, a 12-year-old boy who lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary street and dreams of being different. He plays football with his mates and lives with his dad and brother, but everything is grey – life has never really been the same since his mum left. However, transformation can happen when you least expect it, and in a local shop a fashion magazine seems to be calling Dennis – can it be that supermodel Kate Moss is really telling him that it’s okay for boys to like Vogue? Aided by Lisa, the coolest girl in the school, Dennis creates a whole new persona. But can a boy wear a dress – and how will his headmaster, his dad and his friends react when they find out?  Starring Billy Kennedy, Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Meera Syal(The Kumars), Steve Speirs (Stella), James Buckley (The Inbetweeners), Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge), David Walliams (Big School),  and Kate Moss.

The Interceptor (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as the UNIT. Keeping their quarries under ultra-tight surveillance, they take viewers into the real world inhabited by the criminals of today. O-T Fagbenle (Looking, Thorne, Walter’s War) leads the cast as Ash, whose dream of bringing down the biggest fish in the criminal underworld comes a step closer when he’s recruited to the UNIT. His knowledge of the street could be priceless, but with it comes an uncompromising way of doing things, and it ultimately forces Ash into a life-changing predicament: how far is he prepared to go to keep the streets safe for others at the risk of causing irreparable damage to his own life? Jo Joyner (EastEnders) plays Lorna, Ash’s feisty wife and mother to their two children, while Robert Lonsdale (From Here to Eternity) plays Tommy, his irreverent and adrenaline-loving partner and best mate.Anna Skellern (Heading Out, Lip Service), Charlie De Melo (Innocence), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field, The Selfish Giant) make up the UNIT. On the other side, Trevor Eve (Death Comes To Pemberley, Waking The Dead) stars as ruthless criminal Roach, Ash’s ultimate target, working alongside Docker and Xavier, played respectively by Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons, Inspector George Gently).

Brand new seasons of returning series on BBC CANADA this fall include: Countdown to Murder, Crimes That Shook Britain, Double Your House For Half the Money, The Graham Norton Show,A Place to Call Home, Scott & Bailey, Luther, and a Sherlock special.

Crime+Investigation
Escaping Polygamy (1x120min, 6x60min)
September 5
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Escaping Polygamy focuses on the dramatic work of four young women who escaped from the polygamous cult known as the Kingston Clan a few years ago. They now help other young men, women and children to escape and adjust to life on the outside.

Monster in My Family (6x60min)
September 5
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In each one-hour episode of the riveting new series Monster in My Family, the dual lives of notorious serious killers unfold. Family members and intimate friends reveal what was happening on the seemingly normal and non-criminal side of the killers, while they were carrying out their reign of terror. Monster in My Family grants viewers access to the killers’ lives behind closed doors and to family home videos, photos, letters, journals and the places where the killer lived and grew up.

I Escaped My Killer (3x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
I Escaped My Killer is the series that tells the true stories of would-be murder victims who escaped a serial killer’s grasp with the information needed to break the case. A true hybrid of storytelling, half the episode focuses on one woman’s struggles for survival against the ultimate evil, while the other half is the story of a killer on the loose and the detective’s attempts to track him down.

They Took Our Child, We Got Him/Her Back (7x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Each year 58,200 children are abducted by dangerous strangers. If they are not found in the first three hours, 76 per cent will never be found alive. These are the stories of families and children that never gave up and beat the odds. In each episode, the parents and the (now older) child recount their own harrowing journey of how their child was kidnapped, and what it took to get him or her back safely. The story culminates in a reunion between the parents, child and the key person who helped recover the child.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Crime+Investigation this fall include: Killer Kids and The Haunting Of.

DIY Network Canada
American Rehab: Virginia (10x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Mount Airy has been in Tayloe Emery’s family for 10 generations and some of its rooms haven’t been touched since the home was built more than 250 years ago. With their two young boys and their dogs in tow, Emery and his wife Catherine are tackling a full restoration of the Virginia estate. With layers of generations buried in its walls, this couple will work hard to preserve its beauty and history.

Attic Gold (6x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
A spin-off of the hit series Garage Gold, Attic Gold features Eric and Michelle Meyers, a pair of junk pickers who clean out people’s attics looking for treasure. Once they’ve emptied out the attic, they transform it into a bright, new space the whole family can enjoy.

Building Belushi (6x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Building Belushi follows actor, comedian and musician Jim Belushi and his team of experts as they build a riverfront retreat cabin in Eagle Point, Oregon. Belushi is a home renovation enthusiast and he’s ready for this challenge on the Rogue River. In each episode, Belushi learns to craft his vision to fit within the nature of the river country life, including the often unpredictable realities and set-backs of home building and renovation.

I Pity the Tool (60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Weekend warriors get the ultimate surprise when Mr. T shows up at their house armed with a sledgehammer and a team of design experts. Together, they will demolish and build an amazing space for the awestruck homeowners in just three days. From demo, to renovation and inspiration, the TV legend’s keen eye for design will blow homeowners away in I Pity the Tool.

Miami Flip (13x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Carolina Sullivan heats up Miami as she buys, renovates and flips homes in the sunshine state. Using her expert eye to find and flip homes in need of a major facelift, Carolina pulls no punches when it comes to completing a renovation on time and on budget.

The Treehouse Guys (11x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The Treehouse Guys follows a dream team of builders who create extraordinary treetop structures in some of the most scenic locations in America. Bound together by a mutual love for creating treehouse magic, visionary B’fer Roth and his wingman Ka-V come together to design, construct and dream up some of the most challenging builds in the world. Each episode is stacked with a fun cast of characters, great DIY tips, and a jaw-dropping reveal.

West End Salvage (13x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
West End Salvage follows Don Short and his team of pickers, carpenters and designers as they find and create amazing one-of-a-kind pieces out of salvaged treasures. Whether they’re prying unusual details off the sides of old buildings or competing with quirky Midwest pickers for the ultimate find, they take their haul back to Don’s 50,000-square-foot warehouse to spin gold out of straw.

Brand new seasons of returning series on DIY Network Canada this fall include: Barnwood Builders, Bath Crasher, Building Alaska, Garage Gold,House Crashers, I Hate My Kitchen, Income Property,Leave it to Bryan, Man Caves, Renovation Realities,Salvage Dawgs, Texas Flip and Move,  and Timber Kings.

DTOUR
America. The Beautiful(8x30min)
September 1
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
America. The Beautiful soars across the United States and features awe-inspiring and internationally renowned natural wonders. The series features truly immersive experiences in beloved parks like Yosemite, Canyonlands, Virgin Islands, Crater Lake, and Yellowstone. Through first-person exploration and adrenaline-pumping adventure, this series showcases the country’s most beloved parks live they’ve never been shown before.

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (13x30min)
September 6
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations digs into the not-to-be-missed legendary foods that define a location. Whether it’s crêpes in Paris, Peking duck in Beijing, or stuffed grape leaves in Greece, writer and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern offers a glimpse into different cultures by serving up what locals eat. Zimmern takes a personal journey to find meaningful connections to people and their cuisine, from the most remote corners of the earth to locations right in his own backyard.

Brand new seasons of returning series on DTOUR this fall include: Border Patrol, Brew Dogs, Booze Traveler, Border Security Australia, The Dead Files,  and Ghost Adventures.

FYI
Bride & Prejudice (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Three couples – all madly in love – decide to make a life-long commitment and get married in the face of staunch opposition from their family and/or friends. Can they overcome prejudices born out of differences in race, religion, class or sexual preference? Over the series, the couples will plan their weddings while they attempt to bring their divided loved ones together. Will the couples go through with the weddings? Will their families and friends show up? And if they show up, will anyone speak now – or will they forever hold their peace?

Couples Unleashed (6x60min, 2x120min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Seven years marks a point in many marriages when couples find themselves restless and dissatisfied; and some even wonder what it would be like if they had picked a different spouse. In The Seven Year Switch, four couples at a crossroads in their relationship will get the chance to live with a stranger for two weeks, in an experimental marriage, to help determine what traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. The eight episode series follows four couples who have switched partners, as they put their marriages on the line, and eat, sleep and live with a total stranger. Two relationship experts will help guide the couples through the process, as they adjust to living with their experimental spouse. At the end of the month-long experiment, each of the married couples will reunite and make the decision: to either part ways and divorce, or reaffirm their commitment and renew their vows.

Food Porn (14x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In each 30-minute episode, restaurateur Michael Chernow hits the road to find the best of the best, the most buzzed about, the most liked and the most inventive food being made today. Each episode will feature foods from different cities across the nation. He’ll get inside the kitchens and the minds of today’s food trailblazers, tastemakers and trendsetters to find out what they’re creating. Which dishes generated the most social media chatter, and why. This credible host guides viewers through America’s most delectable food destinations.

Man Vs. Child (14x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Man Vs. Child is a fast-paced cooking competition that puts seasoned chefs on the hot seat competing against child cooking prodigies to make the most inspired dishes. In three dynamic cooking rounds, the adult will face off against a different one of five recurring child cooks, the series regulars. Each round tests the cooks’ overall aptitude and areas of expertise as they’re challenged to create a different dish. A panel of judges tastes each dish blindly to determine which cook – the adult or the child – created the most composed, delicious, and elevated dish.  A cross-between Cutthroat Kitchen and Masterchef Jr., Man Vs. Child will leave the most experienced chefs questioning their manhood. The children are bold, brash, and daring when it comes to the kitchen. Their palates are less worn – giving them a unique advantage – and their raw talent and ingenuity can rival even the most proficient cooks. But will the experience and training of the adults win out over natural ability? Or, will they go home having lost to children.

Tiny House World (16x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Every day more and more are people are connecting with the principles and culture of small house living across the globe. Tiny House World is a new series that celebrates the tiny house movement of extreme downsizing in countries as diverse as Australia, the U.K., Canada, and South East Asia. Each 30-minute episode follows real prospective homebuyers on a quest to find their mini-international dream home. But even though these homes are small in stature, and often big on ingenuity and design, the challenges of finding the perfect home in another country are as big as any real estate hunt. With three homes to choose from in each episode, the buyers will have a tough choice deciding which small space to go for because picking the right one is their next big decision.

Unplugged Nation (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
As most Americans grind away in the office and on the road, many of us daydream about what it would be like to drop off the grid and live a simpler life. In this breakthrough series, we are going to follow ordinary families who want to leave their city life behind and take the leap into off-grid living. In each episode one family will view three off-grid properties in the area they want to live in. Some will be beautiful, stylish, modern homes – others will be more rough and ready. All of them will require the family to do a lot more in their domestic lives than they currently do – no more TV dinners or hours on the iPad – they are going to have to learn to grow their own food, run their own electricity, and fend for themselves.  As the reality of this lifestyle sets in, the family are invited to road-test one of the properties for a weekend. They’ll have to run the home together – making sure they watch out for bears scratching at their back door. In a unique twist, we’re going to capture all of the action with cameras rigged around the property. There’ll be fights, frustrations and family dramas, as they learn to cope off-grid, but by the end of the weekend – will they want to stay? Or will they turn and run back to the city?

Zombie House Hunting (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
This self-contained home flipping format follows millennial flipper Justin Stamper and his badass team of renovators. They are the Robin Hoods of Real Estate in Orlando, Florida: buying and fixing up dilapidated, bank-owned “zombie houses” and returning neighbourhoods to their former glory. Justin’s team includes: property scout and realtor extraordinaire Ashlee, construction king Keith, renegade remodeler Duke, and last but not least, Marley, Justin’s loveable black lab. Ashlee and Justin (and Marley, too!) drive across Orlando, touring decrepit properties and determining their resale value. Once Justin picks a property, he hands it over to the dueling makeover masters: Keith and Duke. Keith will literally raise the roof when necessary. After the dust settles, Ashlee lists the reanimated property and makes a killing. The next day, it’s time for another zombie hunt.

Brand new seasons of returning series on FYI this fall include: Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunting, Late Nite Chef Fight,  and Married at First Sight.

H2
Genius Answers to Stupid Questions (10x30min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
It takes a special kind of genius to ask a stupid question, but it takes a real genius to answer one. Genius Answers to Stupid Questions takes real people’s seemingly stupid questions and challenges the smartest people on the planet to answer them in the most interesting way. What follows is a fun and fantastic journey down the brainiac wormhole through history and knowledge.

How 2 Win (6x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
History is filled with winners and losers and How 2 Win provides practical information and real tools that can help turn losers into winners. From wearing something red to a job interview to using unfamiliar fonts to help with memory, this new series reveals useful advice and even delves into Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac and survival skills from our ancient ancestors.

Human Calculator (4x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Scott Flansburg was born with an extremely rare neurological ability that makes him superhuman. He is the Human Calculator. He sees numbers and patterns everywhere, allowing him to visually see advanced mathematical calculations instantly. Each episode follows Flansburg as he actively investigates the secret codes and patterns that are hidden in plain sight. Some of the investigations will include mysteries such as the Fibonacci sequence, The Golden Ratio, and even the secret numbers found in social security numbers and driver’s licenses.

Missing in Alaska (13x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
In an area of northwest Alaska, covering 300,000 square miles, over 20,000 people have mysteriously vanished. The majority of these disappearances have occurred in an area locals call the Missing in Alaska. Some people are lost to the rugged landscape, others disappeared by plane. In all these cases, the bodies are rarely discovered. Who or what’s behind these cases is unknown. In this series, a team of investigators will seek answers to these troubling mysteries. They’ll explore local legends and scientific theory in hopes of understanding the powerful mystery that is the Alaska Triangle.

Monument Guys (5x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Mark Palmerton and his brother, Steve, are loud, crazy guys who have a passion for turning two thousand degree molten bronze into some of America’s most powerful statues and monuments for parks, museums, universities, and even Ground Zero. This show follows the brothers as they research, design and mount new projects, and restore those in need of a facelift. Every statue allows them to dive into the history of their subject, peeling back the layers to uncover surprising and insightful historical details that will bring authenticity to their subjects.

Brand new seasons of returning series on H2 this fall include: Ancient Aliens and Modern Marvels.

IFC Canada
Brand new seasons of returning series on IFC Canada this fall include: Californication,Episodes, House of Lies, and Justified.

Lifetime
Jump! (4x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Double Dutch jump rope is a classic school yard favourite but today, Double Dutch is an international competitive sport that is filled with tricks, turns, tears and triumphs. Jump! focus on the coaches, moms and kids from FloydLittle’s, one of the hottest and best jump roping teams in the country. The series follows as coaches and best friends Quani Floyd and Laila Little whip their students, ranging from eight to eighteen years old, into shape as they work to uphold their national titles. For this team, second place is the first loser and they will stop at nothing to win.

Sing It! (8x60min)
2015-2016 Season
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Bring It! meets Pitch Perfect in this new series which follows all-star acapella coach Diana Preisler as she trains an extremely talented high school acapella group with dreams of national glory. The only thing standing in her way is rival coach and acapella king, Deke Sharon. The series follows as these two heavyweights go head to head in aca-competition and see if the naturally gifted underdog can topple the polished reigning champ.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Lifetime this fall include: Bring It! and Little Women: LA.

Nat Geo WILD
United States of Animals (12x30min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
United States of Animals offers an all-inclusive digital field guide to amazing animals doing incredible things all over the country. This field guide will showcase the best and most accessible wildlife around.  Along the way, the series reveals the secrets behind all the fascinating things that animals do to show nature’s most dazzling displays.

Brand new seasons of returning series on Nat Geo WILD this fall include: Animals Gone Wild,Animal Fight Night, and The Incredible Dr. Pol.

National Geographic Channel
Port Protection (1x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
On a remote Alaskan Island, 65 people have left normal society behind to choose an off-the-grid, isolated lifestyle. The stakes are high, the land is rugged, and the weather is unforgiving. With no roads or government, Port Protection needs the community to survive.

Rocky Mountain Law (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Sheriff Deputies in the counties of Boulder, Eagle and Grand, Colorado fight crime in America’s most rugged terrain: The Rocky Mountains. National Geographic crews follow officers as they protect and serve both the residents and the majestic mountains. Rocky Mountain Law follows the deputies as they conduct manhunts by foot, skis and snowmobiles,  attempting to solve complex murders and drug running mysteries all while trying to keep the Rockies one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The 2000s: A New Reality (2x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
The 2000s: A New Reality revisits the key events of the decade through first-person interviews with the unexpected game changers, news makers, world leaders and entertainers who left their marks on history. In original interviews with the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Richard Hatch, and Penn Jillette, combined with unforgettable footage and a familiar soundtrack, the series puts a new lens on the familiar and alters what you think you know.

Yukon River Run (8x60min)
Fall 2015
Canadian Broadcast Premiere
Long before railroads and big rigs crisscrossed the Alaskan tundra, fur trappers and loggers traversed Alaska’s treacherous rivers and coastline using massive log rafts. Along a remote stretch of the Yukon River, there are a few eccentrically rugged folks who continue this dangerous practice. They’re holding tightly to the traditions of generations past, even if those traditions could very easily cost them their lives.

Brand new seasons of returning series on National Geographic Channel this fall include: Brain Games, Drugs Inc., Science of Stupid, Southern Justice, Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks II, and Underworld Inc.