Bitchin’ Kitchen, House of Bryan and Love Incorporated are among the titles that Canadian media company Canwest will be rolling out across its three specialty lifestyle channels this winter and into 2010.
Food Network will be premiering the irreverent Bitchin’ Kitchen (6 X 30 minutes). The series, produced by Tricon Films and Television and hosted by chef-comedienne Nadia G, already boasts a dedicated following through its online series and cookbook. Also currently in production are Fearless Chef (w/t), produced by Red Apple and featuring the exploits of chef Lynn Crawford as she travels high and low in search of the freshest ingredients, and Chef Off (w/t), a culinary challenge show produced by Planetworks and hosted by Kevin Brauch (Thirsty Traveler, Iron Chef America). Returning series include The Heat, Glutton for Punishment and Wild Chef.
HGTV will carry the world broadcast premiere of House of Bryan (13 x 30 minutes, produced by Sharper Image Film and Video Productions Inc.). The show features contractor Bryan Baeumler (Disaster DIY, pictured), who will be attempting to build the ‘house of his dreams’ for himself and his wife Sarah as they expand their family. Returning series to HGTV include Sarah’s House, Home to Flip and Marriage Under Construction.
Slice will debut Love Incorporated (produced by Summerhill Entertainment, 13 x 30 minutes), the story of two real-life ‘dating experts,’ Annabelle and Justin, that also happen to be newlyweds. The series follows the couple as they negotiate balancing the operation of their matchmaking business, FastLife, with their own domestic hopes and dreams. Returning series for Slice include At the End of My Leash and Party Mamas.