Big personalities join W Network with the addition of Roseanne Barr, Rocco DiSpirito and Callie Thorne(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today highlights from its 2011 fall schedule, featuring a line-up of entertaining, new reality series with big personalities, returning favourites and hit blockbuster movies. After a 12-year absence from television, Canadian viewers will see the return of Emmy®-winning actress, comedienne and best-selling author Roseanne Barr with her new docu-series Roseanne’s Nuts – which debuted to record ratings in the U.S.; also the charming Chef Rocco DiSpirito in his new series Rocco’s Dinner Party and Callie Thorne (Rescue Me) in the new drama series Necessary Roughness.Viewers can also look forward to new seasons and episodes of Candice Tells All, Come Dine with Me Canada, Love it or List and Property Brothers. New original series premiering include Sibling Rivalry, following a brother-and-sister duo as they battle for home design supremacy and My House, Your Money, where new home buyers turn to mom and dad for help in buying their first home.W NETWORK PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:NEW SERIES:SIBLING RIVALRY (13×30) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Tuesday, August 30 at 8 p.m. with back-to-back episodesSibling Rivalry pits confident and charismatic twins Dan and Nikki Hall against one another in a challenge of wills that sees each of them buy properties and demolish the houses on the lot to make way for their own dream homes. Dan, a builder with years of experience will be going head-to-head with his sister – a relative newbie with a golden touch – as they build their deluxe homes from the ground up. Will experience triumph over enthusiasm in this quest for home sweet home?ROCCO’S DINNER PARTY (10×60) – CANADIAN PREMIEREPremieres: Monday, September 5 at 10 p.m.In Rocco’s Dinner Party, three highly skilled chefs compete to craft the perfect evening for celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito and his handpicked celebrity guests including Liza Minnelli, Padma Lakshmi, Raven Symone, Sandra Bernhard and Bryan Batt, to name a few. Each week, three new chefs have one shot at impressing DiSpirito by cooking their signature dish. Only two will advance to the next round, where they are challenged to develop a full menu for competing dinner parties. Adding more heat to the competition, the chefs must also design a unique party concept, as décor and ambiance will be judged alongside their food. The competitors are from all walks of life – from self-taught foodies to full-time restaurateurs – and are vying to win bragging rights and a cash prize.PICKER SISTERS (7×60) – CANADIAN PREMIEREPremieres: Tuesday, September 6 at 10 p.m.In Picker Sisters, Tanya McQueen and Tracy Huston (Extreme Home Makeover) criss-cross the country looking in every nook and cranny for great bargains and cool items to fill their new home store. They’re going to beg, borrow, and buy their way across America finding furniture and antiques that their customers will die for.ROSEANNE’S NUTS (16×30) – CANADIAN PREMIEREPremieres: Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. with back-to-back episodesThe half-hour docu-series, Roseanne’s Nuts, follows Roseanne Barr on her newest endeavour, managing a fully functional 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm in Hawaii. Joining Roseanne on her new adventure is long-time boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. Never one to back down from any challenge, she uses her take-no-prisoners approach to life in shaping a more utopian dream for herself and her loved ones as only Roseanne Barr can. The series is a funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at the adventures of one of television’s greatest stars transitioning into a new life that is a far cry from Los Angeles.NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (12×60) – CANADIAN PREMIEREPremieres: Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Regular timeslot, 8 p.m.The drama series Necessary Roughness focuses on psychotherapist and Long Island divorcee Dr. Dani Santino, played by Callie Thorne (Rescue Me), as she re-energizes her professional career. Santino is enlisted to rehabilitate a bad boy professional football player, played by Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), whose antics threaten his career and the team franchise. Santino’s career flourishes once she gains success with her new client and she becomes the most sought-after therapist for high-profile clients. Though her career is moving up, it takes a toll on her personal life, and as a newly minted single mom of two teenagers, Santino attempts to strike a balance between her two worlds.MY HOUSE, YOUR MONEY (26×30) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as prospective home buyers turn to their extended family members for financial help in order to acquire their dream home. Mixing family and business is never simple and when it’s a case of “our house, their money”, conflict is inevitable. In My House, Your Money, all family members with a financial stake will tour homes with the prospective home buyers, and the final decision won’t be easy. What could possibly go wrong when the grown up kids want a beautiful home to live in and the parents want a safe place to invest their money?RETURNING SERIES:CANDICE TELLS ALL (NEW EPISODES) (Season 1/26×30) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m.Celebrated designer and W Network personality Candice Olson is back with brand-new episodes of Candice Tells All. In this half-hour series, Candice takes viewers through the ins-and-outs of her signature makeovers while exploring a key design principle in each episode. The audience is able to see first-hand where Candice draws her design inspiration from and they join her as she travels the city in exploration of how these principles work in other mediums and art forms. Candice also gets the scoop from design industry insiders and will meet up with professionals and artists doing inspiring and fabulous things beyond the world of interior design.CASH & CARI: SEASON 2 (13×30) – CANADIAN PREMIEREPremieres: Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m.Treasure broker extraordinaire, Cari Cucksey, is back for Season 2 of Cash & Cari, as she and her wacky team continue on their quest for hidden treasures among everyday clutter to restore and sell. With her razor sharp business sense and an eye for spotting valuable items, Cari combs through her clients’ basements, attics and garages in search of diamonds in the rough that will yield a high return. Then she holds an estate sale right on the premises, drawing in unique visitors and getting top dollar for her clients.  From families moving, liquidating or downsizing, it’s up to Cari to realize the potential lurking within. She also refurbishes and transforms old furniture into chic one-of-a kind pieces to feature in her store.LOVE IT OR LIST IT (NEW EPISODES) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Wednesday, September 7 at 9 p.m.Hilary Farr and David Visentin are back with new episodes of Love It or List It, as they continue to help fed-up homeowners answer the question – renovate or real estate? In each episode, realtor David and interior designer Hilary compete for the homeowners’ final decision to stay or go. David’s insider perspective on the real estate market helps target listings to prospective buyers, but Hilary is determined to show homeowners that, within their budget, she can transform their worn-out house into a castle they can love. Produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network.COME DINE WITH ME CANADA: SEASON 2 (80×30) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. with back-to-back episodesThis fall, the international hit series, Come Dine with Me Canada returns for a brand new season of fierce competition among amateur chefs. Each night for one week, five strangers take turns cooking up their idea of the perfect evening – that includes the menu, cocktails, wine, entertainment and ambiance. After dinner, each competitor rates the host’s performance and at the end of the week, the host with most votes is crowned the winner and rewarded with the ‘ultimate dinner party host’ title and a cash prize. This season, the competition is hotter than ever with even bigger personalities going head-to-head, more elaborate dinner parties and more drama. Viewers will also be treated to some big surprises including a Thanksgiving Monday “redemption” series of episodes that will pit some of Season 1’s most notorious losers against each other, and for the first time, Come Dine with Me Canada will have a special holiday block in December featuring an all out battle of the best holiday dinner party. Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on the format created by ITV Studios (UK).PROPERTY BROTHERS: SEASON 2 (26×60) – WORLD PREMIEREPremieres: Thursday, October 6 at 9 p.m.Real estate agent Drew Scott and his twin brother, contractor Jonathan Scott return for Season 2 of the popular series Property Brothers this fall. This one-hour real estate/home renovation series gets buyers into their dream homes without busting their budget. The series follows Drew and Jonathan, as they help couples find, buy and transform extreme fixer-uppers into the ultimate dream home. Each week, with the help of CGI technology, the brothers show buyers the underlying potential in two rundown properties. Once the clients choose the property they like best, Drew begins negotiating the purchase price while Jonathan starts planning the transformation.MORE HIT MOVIESW Network continues to be the #1 movie destination for woman, with hit movies and blockbuster premieres that include The Proposal, 17 Again, Julie & Julia, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Bride Wars and the breast cancer awareness documentary, About Her.About W NetworkWatched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and lifestyle series. Its website, www.wnetwork.com offers in-depth show information featuring expert advice from hosts in addition to a popular games section and a rich online community. W has built a leadership position as “marketing to women experts” through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.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), 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). 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