OWN Canada to get close to Canadians with “Life Story Project”

Dockside Productions and Corus Entertainment's OWN Canada will invite random passersby in public areas to delve deep into their personal stories in Life Story Project, slated to premiere January 2.
November 9, 2012

Dockside Productions and Corus Entertainment’s OWN Canada are inviting Canadians to sit on a big purple couch to unload their trouble.

That is the premise of new doc series Life Story Project, produced by Dockside and slated to premiere on OWN Canada on January 2.

Hosted by relationship expert and author Andrea Syrtash and Toronto-based psychotherapist Dale Curd, passersby in public areas like parks or busy street corners will be invited to share their personal stories and examine the significance behind some key events in their lives.

Life Story Project is a surprising television experience as you watch complete strangers share their biggest secrets and deepest feelings with our hosts, Andrea and Dale. Viewers will find themselves unexpectedly charmed and inspired by these intensely personal stories and crave more,” said Vibika Bianchi, Corus Entertainment VP of original programming for lifestyle, reality and factual entertainment, in a statement.

The 10-episode, half-hour series will premiere with back-to-back episodes starting at 9 p.m. on January 2.

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