W Network’s Top Rated Series Love It or List It Expands to Vancouver: Designer Jillian Harris to Co-Host
(Banff, Alberta) — Corus Entertainment’s W Network announced today that interior designer and TV personality, Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette Season V, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) will co-host Love It or List It Vancouver. Harris’ co-host will be announced at a later date. Produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network, the west coast spin-off of W Network’s hit series Love It or List It starring Hilary Farr and David Visentin has been greenlit and is scheduled to launch in winter 2013.
"Love It or List It is a long standing flagship series show for W Network," said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. "With Season 5 now well underway, the time is right to bring the winning formula to Vancouver’s hot real estate market."
Love It or List It Vancouver will showcase families in B.C.’s largest metropolitan city who are struggling with homes that no longer suit their needs. It’s up to Jillian to put a stop to the wandering eyes of our homeowners, armed with a list of “must-haves” and a design she hopes will persuade them to stay. Meanwhile, the realtor is determined to get homeowners to relocate by taking the homeowners list of “must-haves” and finding them new digs.
Set in one of Canada’s largest real estate markets, the beautiful Pacific west coast, every episode will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster as Jillian and her soon–to-be announced co-host implement their plans to battle it out for the homeowners’ allegiance. With renovation there are always setbacks and sometimes it means the homeowners must lose one of their “must- haves” on their list to stay. On the realtor’s end, finding everything the homeowners want in their dream home can be more difficult than originally anticipated. The stakes are high as the homeowners weigh in on the financial and emotional decisions of buying a new home or staying in the renovated one.
"Love It or List It has been a huge success for us and we are thrilled to be taking this amazing show to the west coast," said Maria Armstrong, Executive Producer.
"We are thrilled to be working with the very entertaining and engaging Jillian Harris. Jillian's design background and great on-camera presence are a perfect fit for Love It or List It Vancouver. Her friendly yet feisty personality will bring an exciting energy into our Vancouver production," said Catherine Fogarty, Executive Producer.
TV Personality Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humour and emotional honesty on ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. She will now have the chance to share her wealth of experience in the design industry as co-host for W Network’s series, Love It or List It Vancouver.
About W Network
Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and reality series. Its website, www.wnetwork.com offers in-depth show information featuring expert advice from hosts in addition to a popular games section and a rich online community. W has built a leadership position as “marketing to women experts” through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About Big Coat Productions
Big Coat Productions is a Gemini Award winning production company located in Toronto, Canada. It was established in 2000 by Executive Producers Catherine Fogarty and Maria Armstrong. Big Coat Productions specializes in reality and documentary programming. They have built a solid reputation in these genres due to a hands-on approach to the research, development and delivery of innovative, high-quality programming. The company’s continued success is based on strong, well-established relationships with many of North America’s leading broadcasters. Bringing together some of the industry’s most creative and talented minds, Big Coat Productions prides itself on being a great place to work and play. The company is committed to providing entertaining, innovative programming with unique interactive support initiatives that will continue to meet the needs of a diverse and ever changing audience.