Chopped Canada

Press Release: CHOPPED CANADA LAUNCHES SEASON THREE WITH FIRST-EVER CHOPPED CANADA TEEN TOURNAMENT

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TORONTO, November 5, 2015 Food Network Canada today announced premiere dates for season three of its hit, high-stakes culinary competition series, Chopped Canada. Season three kicks off with its new host, Brad Smith, and the world premiere of Chopped Canada Teen Tournament (5×60) on Saturday, November 28 at 9 pm ET/PT. Chopped Canada’s third season continues with all-new regular episodes premiering January 9 at 9pm ET/PT.

Chopped Canada, the channel’s number one Canadian original series of the year, is back with a new batch of hopeful competitors and all the heart-pumping competition our audiences love,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “This season opens with a new twist – our first-ever teen edition featuring 16 hand-picked culinary prodigies. The level of talent, energy, and competitiveness amongst this young group is edge-of-your-seat entertainment.”

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament  pits 16 of Canada’s best teen chefs against each other, battling it out for a chance to win $20,000 in this five-part special. In each episode, four young chefs face the clock – and each other – putting their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to turn baskets of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. Competitors between the ages of 13 to17 from across Canada square off against each other, with the winner of each episode advancing to the finale. Course by course, the judges decide which teen chef Chopped Canada host Brad Smith will “chop” from the competition until only one remains. The last competitor standing collects the grand prize and will be crowned the first-ever Chopped Canada Teen Grand Champion.

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Press Release: SHAW MEDIA’S UNRIVALED SPECIALTY PORTFOLIO STEALS THE SHOW WITH ITS 2015/16 PROGRAMMING LINEUP

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TORONTO, June 1, 2015 – Today Shaw Media announced its slate of new and returning hit shows anchoring the specialty channels’ 2015/16 broadcast lineup. With more top 10 specialty networks than any other Canadian broadcaster, Shaw Media continues to dominate Specialty and shows no signs of slowing down with this new fall lineup in place. The broadcaster celebrates another stellar broadcast year with HISTORY® and Showcase taking the #1 and #2 spots, respectively, of all entertainment specialty channels in Canada. In addition to HISTORY and Showcase, the powerhouse portfolio is helmed by fan favourite brands including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, and Slice™.

“Shaw Media continues to dominate the Canadian specialty television landscape, bolstered by our commitment to high-quality, homegrown talent and content,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Our series are consistently smashing records and with our 2015/16 slate of exciting new and record-breaking returning hit series, we’re set to uphold our position as the number one provider of specialty entertainment in Canada.” Continue reading

Press Release: SHAW MEDIA GREEN LIGHTS A THIRD SEASON OF FOOD NETWORK CANADA’S CHOPPED CANADA

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TORONTO, March 9, 2015– Shaw Media announced today that it has green lit a third season of Food Network Canada’s high-stakes culinary competition series, Chopped Canada. Season three promises to be filled with scrumptious surprises, including a Chopped Canada Teen Tournament. Sixteen of Canada’s best teen chefs will battle it out in the professional kitchen during the five-episode teen series in hopes of winning a $20,000 grand prize. The national casting call is now open for both professional and teen chefs at www.choppedcanadacasting.ca. The submission deadline is March 30, 2015 at 12:00am ET.

Shaw Media will once again partner with Canadian production company, Paperny Entertainment, for the third season premiering in 2016, exclusively on Food Network Canada. The first season of Chopped Canada debuted to record-breaking numbers for Food Network Canada scoring and average audience for a single play of 477,500 (2+)*, making it the highest-premiere in Food Network Canada’s history.

“Canada has an appetite for more Chopped Canada and we’re thrilled to be working with Paperny Entertainment on a third season of this hugely successful franchise,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The return of the series promises to up the ante with new additions including the teen tournament, which we know will keep viewers of all ages on the edge of their seats and hungry for more.”

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Press Release: FOOD NETWORK CANADA DISHES OUT A SECOND SERVING OF HIT SERIES CHOPPED CANADA ON JANUARY 10

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TORONTO, November 26, 2014 – The mystery baskets are restocked, the knives are sharpened and the chopping block is ready for the savoury second season premiere of Chopped Canada on January 10 at 9pm ET/PT. After a record-breaking series premiere with the highest audience in the network’s history*, season two returns to Food Network Canada with 13 mouth-watering episodes. Culinary experts Eden Grinshpan (Eden Eats), Toronto’s Massimo  Capra (Restaurant Takeover), and Montreal’s Antonio Park (PARK Restaurant) join the rotating panel of all-star judges. Celebrity chefs Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Roger Mooking, John Higgins and Anne Yarymowich return to the judging panel while Dean McDermott reprises his role as host.

Chopped Canada’s sophomore season features a hearty new batch of Canadian competitors representing British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. The competitors have to be quick on their feet—and even quicker with their hands—if they want to plate a dish using the mystery ingredients to impress the all-star judging panel. Each episode begins with four ambitious chefs. Course-by-course, one competitor is chopped from the competition until only one remains and walks away with $10,000 and the title of Chopped Canada champion. For a full list of chefs competing in the first 13 episodes, including biographical information, please visit choppedcanada.ca. The second half of the season returns in fall 2015 with more of Canada’s culinary talent taking on the Chopped Canada kitchen.

“After a massively successful first season, we can’t wait to bring Canadians a heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping second helping of Chopped Canada,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “Boasting the most impressive lineup of all-star culinary experts Food Network Canada has ever seen, season two delivers nail-biting reviews, agonizing eliminations, and glorious victories that will have viewers at the edge of their seats.”

New this season are special themed episodes peppered throughout the schedule, including the viewers’ choice episode airing February 7 at 9pm ET/PT. Fans were invited to weigh in with their ideas through the Chopped Canada Twitter and Facebook pages. Viewers showed no mercy suggesting ingredient combinations that are more difficult than ever. From the Canadian staple ketchup chips to the outright daring prairie oysters, the four competing chefs will have to be on their A-game to survive.

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Press Release: SHAW MEDIA DOMINATES SPECIALTY TELEVISION WITH MASSIVE NEW SERIES AND RECORD-BREAKING RETURNING HITS IN 2014/15 PROGRAMMING LINEUP

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TORONTO, June 4, 2014 – Shaw Media today announced its powerful lineup of colossal premieres and returning hits anchoring its 2014/2015 schedule. This past broadcast year, Shaw Media owned four of the Top 10 and seven of the Top 20 specialty channels*, more than any other Canadian broadcaster. After claiming 14 of the top 20 specialty program spots** this year, Shaw Media solidifies its position as the leading specialty content provider with an aggressive slate of original content and blockbuster premieres, adding over 50 new series, over 90 returning series, and two new channel brands to the powerhouse portfolio.

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Press Release: CHOPPED CANADA BACK FOR SECONDS ON FOOD NETWORK CANADA

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TORONTO, May 8, 2014 – Let the feasting frenzy continue! Shaw Media today announced the renewal of Food Network Canada’s #1 series of 2014*, Chopped Canada, for a second season. Hosted by Dean McDermott, this high-stakes culinary competition series features four chefs competing before a rotating panel of expert judges, including renowned chefs Susur Lee, Lynn Crawford, Michael Smith, Roger Mooking, John Higgins, and Anne Yarymowich who return for a sophomore season. Joining the panel of celebrity judges are Toronto’s Massimo Capra (Restaurant Takeover), Montreal’s Antonio Park (PARK Restaurant) and Eden Grinshpan (Eden Eats).

 The first Canadian edition of the popular culinary series Chopped premiered earlier this year to record-breaking audience numbers for a single play with 477,500 (2+)**, making it the highest-rated Canadian original premiere in Food Network Canada’s history. Shaw Media once again partners with renowned Canadian production company, Paperny Entertainment, for the second season, which premieres in 2015 exclusively on Food Network Canada.

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Press Release: FOOD NETWORK CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW BATCH OF CHEFS CRAVING CHOPPED CANADA VICTORY

TORONTO, March 27, 2014 – Food Network Canada and Paperny Entertainment are cooking up another 13 episodes of the adrenaline-pumping hit Chopped Canada. The highest rated premiere in Food Network Canada’s history*, Chopped Canada is a high-stakes culinary competition series hosted by Dean McDermott (Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off) where four chefs compete before an all-star panel of expert judges. Episodes continue to air Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada, with fresh mystery ingredients, celebrity judges, and new competitors hungry for a win.

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