Corus Entertainment announced today that a Canadian version of the hit international format Come Dine with Me is coming to W Network.
Produced by Proper Television in association with W Network and based on a format created by ITV Studios (UK), Come Dine with Me Canada is set to start filming this summer, targeting a launch on W Network in fall 2010.
“When we introduced Come Dine with Me (UK format) into the W Network schedule earlier this year, it quickly gained a strong and loyal audience following,” said Joanna Webb, Vice President, Programming W Network. “We look forward to producing the Canadian version of this international hit with Proper Television, and know that our viewers will love following these Canadian amateur chefs as they attempt to out-cook and out-host their competition.”
“I’m a huge fan of the show and so I’m delighted to have an opportunity to do a Canadian version. Come Dine with Me is that perfect blend of hit-and-miss cooking mixed with compelling characters in fierce competition with one another, and we’re determined to give the UK version a run for its money,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television.
Come Dine with Me follows five amateur chefs competing for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. Each night for a week these strangers take turns cooking up their idea of the perfect evening. Each competitor then rates the host’s performance and the winner is rewarded with the ‘ultimate dinner party host’ title and a cash prize.
The Come Dine with Me format has established itself as one of the world’s most successful television format exports, currently produced locally in 20 territories and featuring more than 4,000 episodes across eleven languages.
Come Dine with Me (UK) is currently airing on W Network on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. ET/PT
Proper Television is currently casting for people in the Greater Toronto Area with a passion for cooking and entertaining. Interested participants can visit www.wnetwork.com/comedinewithmecanada.