Drop Dead Diva

Not even a recurring guest turn from Kim Kardashian could save Drop Dead Diva from getting the axe after four seasons.

The Lifetime series will not be renewed for a fifth season despite the fact ratings for the fourth season finale reached a series high.

The series, which features Brooke Elliot, Margaret Cho,April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Jackson Hurst, Josh Stamberg, Lex Medlin and Carter MacIntyre, centred on an aspiring model who was killed in a car crash and brought back to life in the body of a lawyer. Continue reading »

Shaw Media is cranking up the heat bringing one of the hottest female focused cable channels in the U.S. to Canada.

Launching August 27th, Lifetime is home to the most talked-about series that women connect with. With a fall schedule that includes a number of critically-acclaimed scripted series and exclusive hit reality shows and movies never before aired in Canada, the channel features top Hollywood stars and captivating real-life personalities.

At launch, Lifetime. will be available on a three-month free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country. Continue reading »

Get ready for a big season on SliceTM. The impressive fall lineup is overflowing with star power, a range of addictive new series, returning ratings-breaking audience favourites, and a stellar back-to-back movie block every Sunday. SliceTM launches its big fall schedule the week of September 5.

“This is SliceTM’s biggest season yet. Not only are we offering the must-watch reality series our viewers crave, we are also introducing a diversity to the schedule that SliceTM has never seen,” says Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “With comedic drama and bigger blockbuster titles enhancing the lineup, as well as an exceptional roster of Canadian and international talent, viewers can anticipate an exciting fall on SliceTM.”

The fall schedule marks a big new SliceTM as internationally recognized comedian Caroline Rhea returns to Canada to host the brand new original series Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition.

One of Canada’s most successful investors and iconic entrepreneurs, W. Brett Wilson debuts his newest television venture, Risky Business.

Viewers get an inside look at mob life from a woman’s perspective in the hit reality series, Mob Wives, while the exclusive Season 3 premiere of fan-favourite Drop Dead Diva adds comedic drama to the robust slate of reality content.

Following the format of the Emmy Award-winning A+E series, the inaugural season of Intervention Canada sheds light on how Canadian families cope in the face of addiction.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return with a new season of the Emmy Award-winning series Project Runway, featuring 20 hot new designers and celebrity guest judges Christina Ricci, Zoe Saldana and Malin Ackerman. The world’s number one lifestyle reality franchise, The Real Housewives, brings hotly-anticipated new seasons from the wives of New Jersey (Season 3) and New York City (Season 4).

Back-to-back movie blocks every Sunday are brimming with Hollywood hits like 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Mid-season premieres of The Blind Side, Valentine’s Day and Duplicity promise to keep viewers coming back for more.

 

Big new series premiering this fall include:

 

Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition (13x60min) (World Premiere)

Wednesdays at 9pm ET beginning September 7 

Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition is a cake design competition series hosted by Canadian actress and comedian Caroline Rhea. In each episode, Canadian cake designers race against the clock to create a dream wedding cake for one lucky couple. A panel of three expert judges (Alexandria Pellegrino, Gordon Bailey, David MacCarfrae) helps to determine which designer will win the opportunity to have his or her cake featured at the couple’s wedding and a sweet cash prize of $5,000.

 

 

Shotgun Reno (13x30min) (World Premiere)

Thursdays at 9pm ET beginning September 8 

Shotgun Reno tracks what happens when you take one of life’s most stressful moments – the renovation of a home – and add in a life-altering event like a wedding or the birth of a child. Host Andrea Bain (Three Takes) and contractor Aaron Phyphers guide hapless homeowners through a renovation against the clock and the pocketbook in the quest for a happy-ever-after.

 

Dance Moms (6x60min) (Canadian Premiere)

Thursdays at 10pm ET beginning September 8

Set in Pittsburgh’s renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, this reality series goes inside the competitive world of dance where pushy mothers force their daughters to perform, and try to live their own dreams vicariously through them

 

Intervention Canada (13x60min) (World Premiere)

Fridays back-to-back at 8pm ET & 9pm ET beginning September 9

Intervention Canada is a powerful and gripping series in which people confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. Following the format of the Emmy award-winning, ground-breaking US series, it profiles people whose dependencies on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behaviours have brought them to a point of personal crisis to be faced with an Intervention.

 

Mob Wives (10x60min) (Canadian Premiere) 

Fridays at 10pm ET beginning September 9 

Mob Wives is a reality series that follows the lives of four women at a crossroads, picking up the pieces and carrying on while their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities. They are struggling with their identities, their families and their futures. From The Godfather to The Sopranos to My Cousin Vinny, these women are sick and tired of the lies and stereotypes that exist about their lives and are determined to finally set the record straight.

 

Drop Dead Diva, Season 3 (13x60min) (Canadian Premiere)

Sunday at 10pm ET beginning September 11

Praised by critics and loved by fans, this comedic drama tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane (Brooke Elliott, Wicked, Taboo). In the Season 3 opener, Paula Abdul reprises her role as Jane’s voice of reason to give her some sage advice about her relationship with Grayson (Jackson Hurst, The Tree of Life). The premiere also guest stars Mario Lopez and features a musical dream sequence with the cast of Drop Dead Diva, choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Keith “Tyce” Diorio. LeAnn Rimes guest stars this season as the estranged soon-to-be ex-wife to a hard-partying celebrity who is on trial for a hit-and-run case that Jane takes on.

 

Risky Business (13x30min) (World Premiere)

Monday at 9pm ET beginning September 12

Risky Business takes couples on a financial and emotional rollercoaster as they choose between two unconventional ways to invest their life savings. In each episode, host W. Brett Wilson guides investors as they choose between two unusual opportunities – such as investing in undervalued vintage wine labels or betting it all on a high stakes one-night-only event. The duo will stake their life savings on one investment – and Brett will invest in the other. At the end of the episode we find out how each investment performed. 

 

‘Til Debt Do Us Part: Baby Edition (7x30min) (World Premiere)

Mondays at 9:30pm ET beginning September 12 

Much-loved money expert, Gail Vaz-Oxlade saves families from the financial challenges of parenthood in a special baby-related season of ‘Til Debt Do Us Part. From preparing for a new addition to the family, to learning how to budget on a maternity leave income, to curbing the irresistible purchases of adorable clothing and toys.

 

 

New seasons of returning favourites include:

 

The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 4 (Canadian Premiere)

Tuesdays at 10pm ET beginning September 6

 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Season 3 (Canadian Premiere)

Wednesdays at 10pm ET beginning September 7

 

Project Runway, Season 9 (Canadian Premiere)

Mondays at 10pm ET beginning September 12

 

Princess, Season 2 (World Premiere)

Mondays at 8pm ET beginning October 17