Oct. 12, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
The original dinner party competition series premieres Monday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT with 5 back-to-back episodes
TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - This November, Corus Entertainment's W Network presents the premiere of Come Dine with Me Canada, the international hit series which follows five amateur chefs competing for the cash prize and title of the ultimate dinner party host. Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on a format created by ITV Studios (UK), Come Dine with Me Canada premieres Monday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. with 5 back-to-back episodes, and airs Mondays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"The UK version of Come Dine with Me has found such an enthusiastic and loyal following with the W Network audience. We are thrilled to finally be able to serve up a Canadian version, where our viewers will be surprised to see the lengths their fellow Canadian's are willing to go to in an attempt to put their best entertaining foot forward in this fun and cheeky series," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment.
Each week on Come Dine with Me a new group of five diverse strangers compete to out-cook and out-entertain one another. Over five consecutive nights they each host a dinner party in their own home and score one another in secret. The host with the highest score wins bragging rights and a $1000 cash prize. With biting narration by radio personality Jamie Carr, viewers can find out whose recipe for the ultimate dinner party goes down best.
The first set of competitors include Lawyer Holly, photographer David, foodie James, tartan wearing Jennifer and PR princess Marsha. Each host has their own unique style and tastes - one host cooks the entire meal with just a toaster oven and a hot plate, while another opts to serve dessert on cat grass. Competitors also rummage through each other's closets, trying on clothes and digging up old and embarrassing photos. With menus that range from fresh sea bass, to haggis, to an NYC-themed Soho cheesecake, audiences won't want to miss the first set of amateur chefs compete for the title of the ultimate dinner party host.
Viewers can catch a sneak preview of the first episode online at www.wnetwork.com/ComeDineWithMeCanada.
About W Network
Watched 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.
W Network 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, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Proper Television
Proper Television is fast emerging as one of Canada's strongest and most sought after suppliers of factual entertainment. Established in January 2005 by former BBC producer Guy O'Sullivan, Proper Television has over 62 hours of programming slated for 2010.
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