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What happens when 11 outspoken nerds move in to a fantasy filled mansion to compete in geek testing challenges for their chance at $100,000?

It’s a battle of wit, intellect, ingenuity and Rubik’s cubes and only one will win eternal bragging rights and be crowned King of the Nerds.

Premiering exclusively on Slice on January 23rd at 10pm ET/PT, the new series King of the Nerds is hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, best known for their roles in the timeless classic films Revenge of the Nerds. Continue reading »

Slice has announced that three new wives will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Vancouver for its second season.

Robin Reichman, Ioulia Reynolds and Amanda Hansen will join Jody Claman, Mary Zilba and Ronnie Negus in the all-new second run of the reality series, which kicks off on February 5th.

“Season One of The Real Housewives of Vancouver was a massive hit on SliceTM. Adding three new wives to our existing roster of fabulous stars is going to turn the series on its head, tripling the potential for new relationships, drama and spectacle,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. Continue reading »

Slice is unleashing its hottest season on record with some of the most highly anticipated reality series of 2013 on the horizon.

Today the network released premiere dates and coveted details for The Real Housewives of Vancouver Season Two, Big Brother Canada and the newly announced, Big Brother Canada After Dark, all set to debut in February exclusively on Slice.

“Slice is embarking on its biggest season to date with two Canadian adaptations of the world’s biggest franchises joining our winter slate,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The record-breaking success of The Real Housewives of Vancouver’s first season and the huge amount of excitement for Big Brother Canada to date reflect viewers’ fascination and passion for these series and we can’t wait to deliver!” Continue reading »

Shaw Media and Insight Productions will begin the national casting tour for the first Canadian edition of Endemol’s international hit franchise, Big Brother Canada, in Vancouver on September 23rd.

Premiering exclusively on Slice winter 2013, Big Brother Canada will hand pick a diverse group of contestants to live in the Big Brother house outfitted with cameras and microphones to capture their every move.

Each week the house guests will compete in a series of challenges and vote each other out until one remains to claim the grand prize. Continue reading »

Popular Kleinfeld’s bridal consultant Keasha Rigsby (Say Yes To The Dress) is heading north of the border to open her own exclusive Canadian bridal boutique in the brand new original series, Keasha’s Perfect Dress, premiering exclusively on Slice Tuesday, October 2 at 9pm ET/PT.

With a passion for fashion and her trademark sass, Keasha is beginning an exciting new chapter in her quest for bridal perfection by opening her very own bridal boutique in the heart of Toronto. Taking audiences inside her bustling bridal salon, each episode follows the ups and downs of the search for a dream gown; sharing tales of fittings, alterations, high hopes and big decisions. Continue reading »

Ex-Wives Of Rock chronicles the highs and lows of the sometimes glamorous lives of four L.A. women who have led the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll life and have survived to try to reinvent themselves.

Produced by Tricon Films “Ex-Wives Of Rock” (14 x 30’) premieres Fri., Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SLICE™ with back-to-back episodes.

Narrated by Canadian Shannon Tweed (wife of KISS bassist Gene Simmons), “Ex –Wives Of Rock” follows the lives and close friendships of video vixen Susan Dixon (ex-wife of Warrant bassist Jerry Dixon), rock goddess Bobbie Brown (once engaged to Tommy Lee; ex-wife of Warrant frontman Jani Lane), drummer and Tommy Lee’s sister, Athena Lee (ex-wife of Scorpions drummer James Kottak) and Sharise Neil (ex-wife of Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil) as they all struggle and succeed as mothers, business women, friends and spouses. Continue reading »

The brand new original series The Mistress, premiering Wednesday, August 29 at 8pm ET/PT on Slice, exposes the realities of the secretive world of infidelity.

Breaking all of the preconceived myths of the so called glamourous lifestyle of the other woman, this provocative and controversial new series offers a unique perspective on the unspoken issue of infidelity, something that touches many people’s lives.

The Mistress provides a fascinating look at the other woman’s struggle to get out of a relationship with a married man. Starring Sarah Symonds, author and self proclaimed former mistress to Chef Gordon Ramsay and Lord Jeffrey Archer, each episode follows Sarah on her mission to rescue a woman caught in the despair of an extra marital affair. Continue reading »

The wildly successful first season of The Real Housewives of Vancouver wraps up on June 20th at 10:00pm ET/PT with a drama-packed, explosive season finale.

Drawing the record breaking first season to a close and offering Christina, Jody, Mary, Reiko and Ronnie a final chance to set the record straight, Slice™ will be airing a two-part reunion show on June 27th and July 4th at 10:00pm ET/PT.

Hosted by Senior Director of The Real Housewives of Vancouver, Mike Bickerton, the two-part reunion show brings the emotional intensity of the first season to a whole new level as each cast member fights to make their voice heard. The conversation heats up quickly in part one as confrontations fly and the tension rises. Continue reading »

Slice is cranking up the heat this summer with four brand new Canadian pilot series.

The new dating series Love Hunters sends single women on a whirlwind, one week search for the perfect love connection while the ultra-competitive Wedding Dress Wars sees designers go thread-to-thread to create one bride’s dream gown.

The outrageous My Teenage Wedding takes viewers into the lives of teens who will stop at nothing to walk down the aisle and Make Me Over, Make Me Under, the new series rescuing victims from both extremes of a fashion crisis, will have audiences wishing for more.

The hot new summer pilots debut May 10th through June 14th exclusively on Slice.

 

Four brand new Canadian pilot series to premiere this summer on SliceTM include:

 

Love Hunters

Four Back-to-back episodes Thursday, May 10 beginning at 9pm ET/PT

(Encore presentation May 24 beginning at 9pm ET/PT)

Every woman in the world has experienced the highs and lows of the unpredictable and sometimes discouraging world of dating. Still looking for love? Have no fear, Love Hunters is here! Taking a look at today’s diverse dating scene, Love Hunters takes you on an entertaining ride as a thirty-something who’s single and ready to mingle, steps outside of her regular dating routine in an amusing attempt to find her prince charming. Each episode follows our “love hunter” as she is sent to sample three different approaches to dating including internet dating, speed dating and the oldest trick in the book – being set-up. In a bid for a second date, three lucky guys try to woo our girl by planning the perfect romantic encounter. Who will win our love hunter’s heart?

 

Wedding Dress Wars

Two back-to-back episodes Thursday, May 17 beginning at 9pm ET/PT

(Encore presentation June 7 beginning at 9pm ET/PT)

All brides want their wedding dress to steal the show. In this brand new competitive series three talented designers compete to create the perfect dress for an enthusiastic and demanding bride. The emotional stakes are high as the designers face challenges, stressful fittings and brutally honest critiques from the bride’s closest friends and family. Hosted by fashion expert Len Henry and featuring a different selection of top designers each week, Wedding Dress Wars will take the audience on a suspenseful ride that ends with a one-of-a-kind, custom-made gown that most brides can only dream about. With three beautiful dresses and one tough decision to make, which gown will take her down the aisle?

 

My Teenage Wedding

Four back-to-back episodes Thursday, May 31 beginning at 9pm ET/PT

(Encore presentation June 21 beginning at 9pm ET/PT)

Everyone thinks they’re too young to get married, but they don’t care! Convinced that their love is the forever kind, these teens will stop at nothing to walk down the aisle. My Teenage Wedding goes behind the scenes of Canada’s teen weddings, following teenage couples as they leap headfirst into a very adult world of matrimony. But as the big day approaches, viewers watch as the teen brides-and-grooms-to-be realize that marriage isn’t as simple as saying “I do”. The series follows their journey from teenage romance to grown up commitment as they experience what life is really like. From touching moments, to outrageous meltdowns, getting to the altar has never been so complicated.

 

Make Me Over, Make Me Under:

Two back-to-back episodes Thursday, June 14 beginning at 9pm ET/PT

(Encore presentation June 28 beginning at 9pm ET/PT)

One’s a head turner, but for all the wrong reasons!  The other is simply invisible. But one thing’s for sure, both women are in need of a serious new look. Watch as Make Me Over, Make Me Under comes to their fashion rescue! Each episode brings together two fashion extremes. For one, it’s an obsessive and time consuming love affair with spray tans, break neck heels, tight skirts, big hair and even bigger acrylic nails. While the other is perfectly happy in mom jeans, scrunchies, sweat suits, and sensible shoes. For her comfort is king and glamour equals “way too much work!” So what happens when professional stylists, David Clemmer and Nicole Manek, take this odd couple in hand for a hair, wardrobe and make-up intervention? It’s a fascinating transformation that drastically challenges the way these polar opposites see themselves. Watch as they get pushed out of their comfort zones toward a stylishly beautiful middle ground!

Slice’s most highly anticipated lifestyle reality series The Real Housewives of Vancouver has officially stolen the spotlight with a record breaking premiere.

The hugely buzzed about two-hour event captured the country’s attention, achieving an unprecedented audience of 109,000 amongst A25-54, making it the highest-rated premiere in Slice’s history.*  

The first Canadian edition also trumps all other Real Housewives series premieres to date on Slice. Last night 1.2 million viewers tuned in (ind. 2+) to meet Canada’s hottest new house wives.**

Conversation ignited on Twitter throughout the two-hour premiere event with “RHOV” and “Real Housewives of Vancouver” trending both nationally and globally during the legendary Canadian debut.*** Yesterday, Slice.ca doubled in user traffic with 144,409 site visits – half of which came solely from The Real Housewives of Vancouver show site.****

The Real Housewives of Vancouver takes viewers on a wild ride into the extravagant lives of five of Vancouver’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous women. The must-see first season introduces the Christina, Jody, Mary, Reiko and Ronnie and reveals intimate and often outrageous details about their relationships, career triumphs and pitfalls, sex lives and family drama.

Viewers can continue to watch The Real Housewives of Vancouver on SliceTM Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/ PT with encore presentations Fridays at 9:00pm ET/PT and Saturdays at 10:00pm ET/PT or online at www.slice.ca .

 

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* BBM Canada PPM overnight data

** BBM Canada PPM data 6/26/2011