Corus unveils new slate of specialty programs, including ‘Pitch Perfect’ series, Pete Davidson’s ‘Bupkis’ and more

By Brent Furdyk.

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Corus is ready for the fall, unveiling an ambitious list of the most wanted series premiering on its specialty networks and streaming platforms.

On Wednesday, June 8, the Canadian media company held its initial presentation, revealing the new series coming to specialty networks such as Showcase, W Network, HGTV Canada and more.

In addition to the previously announced slate of revamped and lit Canadian Originals for its specialty portfolio, Corus also announced a number of new series coming for the 2022-23 television season.

“With new, long-standing partnerships, beloved brands that viewers love, great talent and always fresh content, Corus continues to be Canada’s leader in specialty entertainment and children’s programming. As Canada’s exclusive home to the most coveted content, Corus is proud to deliver year after year the most sought-after lineup of must-watch TV programming,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment. “By bringing all of our best premium shows live and on-demand to our streaming platforms, including STACKTV, we continue to generate new audiences and increase the reach of our content. This year on STACKTV, audiences grew by 80% and continue to grow as we expand our distribution. »


Several new Peacock series will be coming to Showcase or W Network, Corus’ major drama networks, including: ‘Pitch Perfect’, with Adam DeVine reprising his beloved character Bumper Allen from the blockbuster film franchise as he moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes famous in Berlin; “A Friend of the Family,” starring Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace and Hendrix Yancey in a limited series telling the heartbreaking true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped several once over a period of years by a charismatic and obsessed family friend; and “The Resort,” a new comedy-drama about a multigenerational exploration of love, marriage, and family vacations, set amid one of the Riviera Maya’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries.

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Also to come: “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, reuniting the original cast of the film including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau nearly 25 years after the film premiered in theaters; and “Vampire Academy,” based on popular young adult fiction novels; “Bupkis”, featuring Pete Davidson in an augmented, fictionalized version of his real life with Edie Falco playing his mother.

Some of the more premium scripted dramas include: “The Lazarus Project,” a gripping action-thriller; “Irreverent, fish-out-of-water crime drama; and The Midwich Cuckoos,” a modern reimagining of the classic sci-fi novel helmed by the incomparable Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley.

Upcoming drama series include: “The Undeclared War”, which is set in the world of cybersecurity and stars Hannah Khalique-Brown, Simon Pegg, Maisie
Richardson-Sellers, Edward Holcroft, Adrian Lester, Alex Jennings, German Segal, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Hattie Morahan, Ed Stoppard, Kerry Godliman, and Mark Rylance; and “Funny Woman,” starring Gemma Arterton as a young woman who finds her voice in the male-dominated world of the 1960s sitcom.

Corus Drama Networks will also see: ‘Tom Swift’, a gripping action-adventure mystery starring Tian Richards and Ashleigh Murray and based on the Tom Swift book series.

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Also coming this fall is “Walker: Independence,” a Wild West origin story.
to The CW’s “Walker” in the late 1800s, and later this year, DC comics fans can look up “Gotham Knights,” a new superhero series featuring a team of mismatched fugitives who must unite to become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.

Adult Swim, a Top 20 specialty network, continues to deliver the best in original animation and live-action programming to its huge, loyal young adult fanbase. Adult swimming fans can look forward to “Housing Complex C,” which revolves around Kimi living in a small, low-cost housing complex in the seaside town of Kurosaki, where trouble seems to follow her everywhere. where she goes and horrible incidents start happening. occur. Two new animated series will also be available soon on Adult Swim in Canada: “Royal Crackers”, which follows two brothers who live in a coma in their father’s house waiting for him to die (he never does) so that they can inherit his cracker empire; and “Uzumaki,” a four-episode miniseries based on the manga “Shogakukan” by legendary author Junji Ito. Additionally, fans can get excited for an animated spinoff of the Emmy-winning series, “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” which will also be coming to the network.


Food Network Canada will present: “Bobby and Sophie on the Coast,” with Bobby Flay and his daughter Sophie embarking on an incredible foodie tour through California’s sunny coast; “Guy’s Ultimate Game Night”, in which Guy Fieri hosts Hollywood celebrities and their closest friends and family for an evening of food, drink and off the hook games.

Magnolia Network Canada will add: “Silos Baking Competition”, in which talented home bakers compete to $25,000 and the chance to get their winning dessert on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ silo menu Bakery Baking Co.; “In With the Old, follow the designers, builders and enthusiasts of old houses passionate about transform abandoned structures; and “Making Modern with Brooke & Brice”, featuring a married couple starting a home improvement business that flips the traditional house script renovation roles considering Brooke as the builder and Brice as the designer.

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Joining HGTV Canada will be a new series: “Christina in the Country,” following Christina Hall, star of the hit series “Flip or Flop” and Christina on the Coast, on her next adventure growing her design business through the country and putting down roots on his Tennessee farm as a second home.

National Geographic will premiere the highly anticipated new series “Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin,” from Oscar-winning executive producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, taking audiences inside the minds of elite adventure athletes through transformative stories of facing fear, devastating personal loss and Mother Nature at her hardest.

Slice viewers can expect a slate of new series worth watching, including: “Below Deck Adventure,” featuring the inaugural season set in the glacial fjords of Norway where wealthy thrill seekers will experience dramatic adventures on their mega-yacht voyage of a lifetime; “Real Girlfriends in Paris,” with six daring American women in their twenties who pack their bags for the City of Lights where they reunite, meet for a romantic date or two, and embrace the spontaneity that comes with life in an exciting new city.

History will add two new additions to the “Alone” franchise, “Alone: Frozen” and “Alone: ​​Skills Challenge”. In the fall, new series “The greatest robberies in history with Pierce Brosnan “goes inside the most incredible and elaborate real-life heists of all time, and”History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning,” which will see the former star quarterback counting down the best students of all time in all categories. “More Power”, with Tim, also arrives in History. Allen alongside his “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn and DIY expert April Wilkerson, as they ask three of the best and brightest creators from each episode to create mind-blowing builds for a chance to win $5,000.

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