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August 28, 2023


Catch a Killer with Based on a True Story Starring Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina, and Tom Bateman, Premiering September 11

Plus, New Seasons of Long-Standing Dramas, Five Bedrooms, When Calls the Heart, and Chesapeake Shores Return

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TORONTO, August 28, 2023 Corus Entertainment‘s destination for premium dramas and heartwarming movies, W Network, announced today its fall lineup of new and returning series and Hallmark Channel’s biggest holiday movie marathons of the year – all streaming live and on-demand with STACKTV.

The fall schedule opens with the fourth season of Australian comedy-drama series, Five Bedrooms premiering Thursday, August 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In Season 4, the newly forged sextet navigate their way through a surprise financial windfall, two graduations, two milestone birthdays, a catastrophic loss, and an abrupt funeral. They will emerge very different people… will the ties between them hold?

Home is where the heart is on W Network this fall, with the Season 7 return of When Calls the Heart – Hallmark Channel’s longest-running, most-watched primetime series to date. Premiering on Sunday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, more surprises and challenges are in store for the residents of Hope Valley. Elizabeth’s friendships with Nathan and Lucas continue to deepen, Lee and Rosemary experience joy in being a part of Elizabeth’s son life, Faith and Carson must make choices about their future, and the whole town joins in the excitement as Jesse and Clara plan their wedding.

Plus, a new season of the multi-generational family drama, Chesapeake Shores, is back for Season 4 on Sunday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of When Calls the Heart. In the new season, Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) returns from tour, determined to get back to the life he had in Chesapeake Shores with Abby (Meghan Ory), but finds it might not be possible to go back to the way things were. As he settles back in at The Bridge, a talented, but stage-shy waitress-songwriter (Lanie McAuley) catches his attention. Abby faces an ethical dilemma involving an important new client. When doing the right thing puts her job on the line, she reevaluates her work-life balance and meets an intriguing new man (Greyston Holt). Mick (Treat Williams) faces his own professional peril, when it’s revealed that a once trusted vendor has been cutting corners and he implicates Mick. As he and Megan (Barbara Niven) explore their connection, while trying to avoid the mistakes of the past, his legal distractions threaten to pull him back into old habits.

True crime never looked so good in the new dark comedic thriller Based on a True Story premiering Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows a realtor (Emmy® Award nominee Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant), a former tennis star, (Chris Messina, AIR), and a plumber, (Tom Bateman, Thirteen Lives), whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America’s obsession with true crime and murder.

Beginning Saturday, September 2, celebrate sweater weather with Hallmark’s Fall Into Love event on W Network, which will put a smile on audiences’ faces all season long with heartfelt new movie premieres including: ·       Saturday, September 2: Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance·       Sunday, September 3: Sweet As Pie (W Network exclusive)·       Friday, September 8: Guiding Emily (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original)·       Saturday, September 9: Fourth Down and Love ·       Friday, September 15: Come Fly with Me (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original)·       Saturday, September 16: Notes of Autumn ·       Friday, September 22: Why Can’t I be Molly Ringwald? (W Network exclusive)·       Saturday, September 23: Retreat to You ·       Friday, September 29: Making Scents of Love (W Network exclusive)·       Saturday, September 30: A Very Venice Romance  Then, this November get ready to unwrap an early holiday gift with the biggest event of the year, Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas, kicking off a non-stop slate of new and familiar holiday classics on W Network.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc. 
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming platforms, and technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

About W Network
Watched by over 8 million viewers on average monthly, W Network is the home of exceptional storytelling, compelling characters and meaningful relationships. Through premium dramatic series, exclusive Hallmark Channel seasonal stunts and movies, W celebrates courageous journeys, fearless determination and the special moments that bring people together, to provide a welcome escape from the every day. To learn more, visit www.wnetwork.com.

STACKTV is Corus Entertainment’s premium multi-channel television streaming service that offers thousands of hours of exclusive hit content from 16 of Canada’s top TV networks, all on one platform. All series, movies and specials that air on Global Television, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, The HISTORY® Channel, Adult Swim, Slice, Showcase, National Geographic, Lifetime, Cartoon Network, Treehouse, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior are available to stream on STACKTV live and on demand with new content added daily. STACKTV is available via Amazon Prime Video Channels, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite Streaming. For more information, visit stacktv.ca.

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