Corus Entertainment has unveiled its specialty channel slate for the upcoming 2018-2019 television season, revealing the new programming coming to such Canadian channels as Showcase, W Network, HGTV Canada, History, Food Network Canada and more.
“Corus’ suite of specialty networks remain the undeniable industry leader delivering rich content that resonates with audiences of all ages,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Specialty Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Our programming delivers a dynamic slate of compelling new dramas, premium unscripted series, returning smash hits and phenomenal family-friendly kids programs.”
Check out the new series heading to these Corus channels:
“All American” — This new drama follows Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a rising high school football player and “A” student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs, “Private Practice”) recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighbourhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.
“Charmed” — In the anticipated reboot of the supernatural, Melanie “Mel” Vera (Melonie Diaz, “The Breaks”) and her sister Maggie (Vancouver native Sarah Jeffery, “Descendants”) lose their mother in a horrifying accident, it shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond. Then they get another huge shock: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock, “The Tomorrow People”), whom their mother kept a secret all these years. With the emotions of the newly reunited sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans, “The Man in the High Castle”) when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother.
“Roswell, New Mexico” — This reboot of “Roswell” finds Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanie Mason, “Grey’s Anatomy”) returning to the town she left behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa, in order to take care of her ailing father. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons, “The Originals”), her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael.
“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” — Fans of “Pretty Little Liars” have a new mystery to solve, and this time it involves a murder in the college town of Beacon Heights, where everything is not as perfect as it seems. Featuring the return of series stars Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, the series tells the story of a town of overachievers who are under an intense amount of pressure to succeed. When their high-stakes college environment pushes them to a breaking point, someone snaps. And kills someone. As they work together to solve the murder mystery, it soon becomes clear that behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie — and a needed alibi.
“Legacies” — Debuting this fall on Showcase, new supernatural teen soap “Legacies” continues the story of the iconic heroes and villains of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”. “Legacies” follows the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell, “The Originals”); Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant, “Criminal Minds”); and other young adults — including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi) — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… in spite of their worst impulses.
“Baked in Vermont” — Cookbook author, baker and teacher Gesine Prado shares her pro baking tips and know-how while serving up delectable sweets and savoury meals at her Vermont farmhouse.
“Girl Meets Farm” — Molly Yeh, cookbook author and food blogger with a big personality, embraces country life in her cozy farmhouse kitchen as she’s transplanted from city to farm and brings her own spin on classic comfort food.
“Big City Charm” — Leading the fall schedule, new series “Big City Charm” follows house-flipping couple Mark and Elizabeth Perez as they discover the potential in a rundown properties, transform them into the treasure on the block and sell to first-time home owners in Chicago, IL.
“Hidden Potential” — Coming later this year, new series “Hidden Potential” features new personality, builder and designer Jasmine Roth as she transforms basic houses into custom dream homes by giving them features that stand out from the crowd and revamps them into custom dream homes.
“Rustic Rehab” — The best in home and design programming is rounded out with real estate and home experts David and Chenoa Rivera as they transform outdated properties into stunning family homes.”
“Thom and Carson Project” (Working Title) — In this new series, Thom Filicia takes Carson Kressley under his wing to teach him interior design by channeling Carson’s impeccable sense for fashion. The formidable duo will create breathtaking and affordable home redesigns for their lucky clients using expert skills mixed with their signature endearing charm fans fell in love with during “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”.
“Sweet Home” — This new reality design series follows Jennifer Welch and her design business as she and her team take on residential and commercial clients in Oklahoma City, with always-in-style hijinks.
“Unanchored” (Working Title) — This docu-series gives viewers a rare glimpse into the life of young, elite professionals as they embark on an exclusive yacht festival in the Bahamas.
“In Search Of” — Hosted and executive produced by Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek”), “In Search Of” is a reboot of the classic Leonard Nimoy-hosted 1970s television show, examining unexplained phenomena and a wide range of topics spanning from around the world.
More information on the new shows that Canadian viewers will be enjoying on Corus channels in the fall can be found right here.