Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications is launching a raft of newly acquired series at MIPTV in Cannes, including two titles from Firvalley Productions, Handyman Superstar Challenge (pictured) and The Real Designing Women.
BuzzTaxi represents two seasons of Handyman Superstar Challenge, the 7 x 60-minutes series where 10 contests must demonstrate their abilities to expert judges, including Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes.
The Real Designing Women, meanwhile, is a 13 x 30-minutes series following four successful female interior designers, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace from Toronto, Lori Dennis from LA, and Jennifer Flanders and Nina Freudenberger, both New York City-based, as they explore everything design-related.
Both Firvalley series were produced for HGTV Canada. BuzzTaxi will also launch Survivorman: Ten Days from Les Stroud Productions for OLN. In the 4 x 60-minutes series, presenter Les Stroud becomes Survivorman yet again, this time for 10 consecutive days.
Les Stroud also narrates 100 Days, a Midnight Sun-produced hour-long doc for OLN that follows Brett Rogers’ 100-day expedition down the Yukon River on a raft – a journey that includes an Indian chief’s burial, an attempted mutiny and a dead body.
Also debuting to the international marketplace are Broil Productions’ La Cucina Di Sabrina, a 26 x 30-minutes Italian cookery series; The Age of Anxiety, a 60-minute special from Associated Producers exploring the modern disease of anxiety; and My Big Fat Diet, a one-off from Mystique Films on a First Nation’s town in British Columbia, giving up sugar and junk food in order to return to a traditional style of eating for a year, to fight obesity and diabetes.